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MEET THE TEAM

SAM RIDINGS

Studio Owner and Pilates Instructor

I have been a physical education teacher for over 24 years I have always had a strong passion within the field of physiology, posture and performance. In 2015 I completed Level 3 diploma in teaching Pilates, ‘Modern Pilates’, with Cherry Baker. This form of Pilates offers clinical forms of exercise that work on developing balance throughout the body and building strong stable muscles that are also flexible and correctly aligned.
More recently I trained with Stott Pilates Reformer intermediate Level and thoroughly enjoy teaching using Pilates equipment. I have also completed workshops specialising in ‘specialist Pilates -Hip and knee’, ‘ Neuro-Lates -working with MS clients and clients that suffer from Parkinson’s disease.’​I recently completed my training to teach Barre Pilates. The Barre Pilates Method combines basic Ballet Barre exercises with Pilates, body conditioning moves and stretches. It offers a full body workout that overloads the muscles through full range of movement as well as smaller end range concentric and eccentric contractions.

ANITA MCCARTHY

Pilates Instructor

After an accident resulting in a painful back injury I came across Pilates here at Natural Balance.  I had attended many Physio/Chiro and Osteopath appointments but unfortunately nothing seemed to take the pain away.  
I decided I needed to take control back over my injury. After doing a series of one to one sessions I then started the Mat classes three times a week plus extra practice at home.  It was hard work but the commitment paid off.  
I was encouraged to become a Pilates Teacher and I went on to complete my training with Stott Pilates and qualify as a Pilates Mat Teacher in 2015. 
Since then I have completed many different courses and workshops including Barre Pilates, Mobility and Movement.
I have taught in various Gyms and Studios but now I am back where it all started here at Natural Balance Pilates.
Most important things I have learned:
Commitment is Key. Movement is medicine!

SARAH DANIELLE

Yoga Instructor

I started Yoga when i was 23 as another branch to my 'Fitness Tree', thankfully I attended a studio that explored all aspects of Yoga and thats when I realised there was more to learn!Yoga has helped me gain mental clarity over the years and enabled me to manage way more than my fitness and thats what I love about it. Its also why I decided to do my 200 hour Hatha YTT in 2017. I have benefited so much from this versatile practice I wanted to share it with everyone!Since completing my 200 hour YTT, I have taught in gyms and holistic centres. I am excited to be a part of Natural Balance Pilates and look forward to seeing you in a class soon.

MIKE FAIRCLOUGH

Massage Therapist

I am a qualified Level 4, REPS & SIMSA certified Sports Massage and Remedial Massage Therapist. I have been a SMT for two and a half years, and in the wellness and fitness industry for several years. From working in a professional clinic to high-end businesses being a mobile masseuse, I've worked with a variety of people from professional athletes to the everyday person.     My aim is to show just how amazing massage can be for both the body and mind.  I want to treat and improve the lives of every person I see, and allow them to truly live their best life.  I am hoping to show that massage really is for everyone and I am excited to be on board at Natural Balance Pilates. I am looking forward to seeing you all soon.

KAREN MELHUISH

Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist

Founder of Mynd Hypnotherapy Karen Melhuish is a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist.   By using the best available resources Karen will help you achieve a measured outcome for each session which will help you to accomplish your personal goals.  Solution focused hypnotherapy is a great way to enable you to make positive changes, that can naturally lead to you living your preferred life and getting you back to the real you again. Karen holds an enhanced DBS and is fully insured to work with both adults and children.  She is registered with the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) and The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH).  

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