- Pilates Foundation UK Matwork Teacher
- 500hr Yoga Teacher Training Yoga, Alliance UK
- Pre and Post- natal Pilates with Pilates Foundation UK
- National Diploma Sports and Remedial Massage
- BA Honours Dance Science
A little bit about me
I started out as a dancer studying Performing Arts at college and going on to receive a BA Hons in Dance, specialising in Dance Science at Middlesex University. At university I practiced Pilates as part of my dance training and found it increased the awareness of my body, corrected my posture, prevented injuries and strengthened my dance technique. It also helped me rehab from an ankle injury.
Pilates made me think in detail about how I was moving and positioning my body not only in dance but everyday tasks to minimise stresses and strains on my body. Also during university, I had a sports massage on an ongoing hamstring injury.
After 3 deep and I have to say painful treatments I never had a problem with it again. From this point I decided to specialise in Dance Science studying Pilates in more depth and biomechanics of the human body. I graduated in 2006 and went on to study Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy at NLSSM graduating in 2007.
Meanwhile I worked as a dancer and dance teacher until 2008 when I started working for Inline Heath based at The Sweatshop Running Store, Newnham Court that I now own and run. I trained as a Pilates Matwork teacher in 2009 with Pilates Foundation UK gaining my qualification in July 2010.
Yoga has always been a hobby in the background and I always said if I was going to teach it I would trai to do it in India. So In 2014 I went out to India to train with Lalit Kumar at the Himalaya Yoga Valley in Goa. It was the best decision of my life. I fell in love with Yoga more than I ever thought I would. Due to my anatomical background I went into it with an anatomy head and then realized the other effects beyond physical that this practice can give you and I now strive to share and pass on all those benefits to others.
- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
- Matwork Level 2
- Pilates Matwork level 1 Foundation
- Acupuncture Course
- McKenzie Part A and B (Lumbar spine and Cervical Spine)
- Mobilisation of the Nervous System
A little bit about me
My two keen interests at school were sports and science. It therefore seemed only natural to combine the two and study physiotherapy at university. I graduated Southampton university in 2004 and soon went into the world of physiotherapy, where I realised my passion was for treating people with musculoskeletal problems in an outpatient environment; in other words, getting people up-and-running again as soon as possible. After cutting my teeth at Basildon hospital in Essex, I moved on to Ashford and then Maidstone hospitals, focusing and increasing my level of expertise along the way. Simultaneously I have worked with several sports people and teams, treating sports injuries. I have worked with Rugby and Football teams and treated all kinds of athletes, keeping my skills sharp and relevant.
I take a holistic approach to my work and do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. I have therefore furthered my studies since graduation by studying Pilates, Acupuncture and other courses, so I can offer my clients the appropriate treatment.
I am a keen netball player, swimmer, and practice pole fitness, all on a weekly basis. I also try to dive whenever I can, which is not often enough!
A little bit about me
Russell has been teaching Pilates for 5 years and loves both teaching and participating in classes. He can teach to an intermediate level for mat work and has also completed the Bodycontrol Pilates for Golfers course.
Russell started doing Pilates classes himself for back pain and after seeing the benefits that Pilates has to offer; he wanted to share that with others. He is friendly and passionate about helping people develop the fundamental principles of Pilates, which can increase physical and mental health.
Pilates exercises help develop core strength, flexibility of muscles and joints, concentration, relaxation and body awareness.
Russell’s classes are fun and challenging and the aim of the classes are to exercise in a low impact and safe environment, but also the challenge the strength of each participant.