Qualifications: Polestar Pilates matwork
After battling with chronic back pain for 10 years, Helen found that regular Pilates practice since 2013 helped her to understand the source of pain in the body and gave her a big step towards being able to treat it. Following her own journey of discovery, Helen became passionate about Pilates, and in 2019, she trained with Polestar Pilates UK, and is now a certified Mat Pilates Practitioner.
Working in an office for many years, Helen understands well what parts of the body become tense, underused and, for many, a source of constant pain. In her classes, Helen focuses on undoing the ‘desk body’ and works on improving posture. Helen has re-energised her fellow office workers with her regular after-work sessions.
By building awareness of postural habits and doing exercises to combat this, Helen helps her clients feel a real sense of achievement after every class. During lockdown periods starting in 2020, Helen has quickly adapted to teaching online, especially to older adults who have been delighted by their feeling of improved mobility and balance.
In her spare time, Helen enjoys swimming, is fast becoming a wine expert, and is a keen experimenter with vegetarian cookery. For several years, she has practiced Salsa dancing and has even performed in public at a major venue!