Qualifications: CSP associate practitioner, Polestar Pilates mat work certified, Polestar Pilates comprehensive rehabilitation
Hi, my name is Helen and after battling with chronic back pain for over 10 years, in 2013, I found that regular Pilates practice helped me to understand the source of pain in my body and gave me a big step towards being able to treat it.
Following my own journey of discovery, I became passionate about Pilates, and in 2019, trained with Polestar Pilates UK so that I could further my knowledge and understand why this was helping me so much. Since then, I have also gone on to complete my Polestar Pilates comprehensive training and have used these skills to teach with Complete’s on demand subscription programme.
Working in an office for many years, I completely understand which parts of the body become tense, underused and, for many, a source of constant pain. In my group classes, I love to focus on undoing the ‘desk body’ and improve posture. Because of this, I have also re-energised my fellow office workers with my regular after-work sessions. Seeing the positive aspects that Pilates can give people, I have since changed career and am now working full time in the wellness industry.
By building awareness of postural habits and doing exercises to combat this, I love to help my clients feel a real sense of achievement after every class. During lockdown periods starting in 2020, I quickly adapted to teaching online, especially to older adults who have been delighted by their feelings of improved mobility and balance.
In my spare time, I love swimming, is fast becoming a wine expert, and is a keen experimenter with vegetarian cookery. For several years, I have practiced Salsa dancing and have even performed in public at a major venue!