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What is Pilates?
Pilates is the fastest growing exercise in the world, in fact, it has been around for over 80 years. Its founder Joseph Hubertus Pilates was determined to overcome his health problems, he had rickets, asthma, rheumatic fever. He studied and developed an exercise programme that assisted in restoring him to optimal health.
The 34 mat exercises were popular with dancers, gymnasts and athletes who realised the benefits of his programme of mental and physical conditioning which gave them strength, flexibility and all the important links between mind and body.
Today Pilates has become very popular with the general public of all ages and levels of fitness. The adapted and modified versions of the exercises are also used widely by personal trainers, physiotherapists and osteopaths. They will often advise their patients to try Pilates to improve their core musculature and therefore help their clients to manage the issue, preventing their pain from getting any worse.
My name is Valerie, I am a French native and I moved to the UK over twenty years ago. I have well-established classes in Bushey and Elstree. I teach classes, small groups and one-to-one sessions. Pilates came to me at a time where I was not happy in my life. I noticed that practising Pilates on a regular basis made me happier and happier so I wanted to learn more. I worked and studied very hard and I am now proud to be a fully qualified L3 Mat pilates instructor and to be able to help people to achieve their goals.