Movement is life
Pilates Teacher specializing in working with conditions such as scoliosis, back pain, shoulder and neck injuries. Private lessons are recommended where you will be written a personal program. You then have the option to join the semi private lessons to complete your program, sharing the room with a maximum of 4 people. These classes are also recommended for people who have dedicated training goals.
I started teaching over 15 years ago starting as a gym floor instructor for Virgin Active UK, then as a gym floor manager and Pilates teacher. I became interested in the Pilates method as I was continually suffering from injuries from my personal training routine. Pilates helped me retrain my body movements so I could move more effectively.
I became a self- employed Personal Trainer and left Virgin Active. I also wanted to deepen my Pilates knowledge and embarked on a course with the Pilates Foundation. This was a 2 and half year course studying movement, anatomy and the Pilates Method with the renowned Anne-Marie Zulkahari . I retrained on the Matwork and learnt how to use the Pilates Equipment. The course was a huge personal challenge which involved lectures and regular hours assisting in the studio. It taught me how to look after my own body and my clients. I started working as a Pilates teacher in studios across London and Surrey. I really appreciate the fact studios offer small classes and the full Pilates Equipment experience.
Being in a car accident helped me to understand the importance of rehab work. I had a lucky escape with just whiplash but I had to learn and understand how to look after my body properly. If I don’t take care of myself my neck soon lets me know! My classes reflect my personal training background but also my passion for rehab work.
I decided to move the Netherlands to expand my horizons. I love living here and particularly love the cycling culture.
After teaching classes locally then I became the proud owner of Huis Van Pilates in January 2021.
Looking forward to meeting you in the studio soon!