Having originally trained as a ballet dancer, movement has always been a part of my life. However following a back injury it was suggested that I try Pilates. I was hooked from day one, so when I was made redundant nearly 10years ago I realised it was my chance to retrain and help others experience the many benefits of Pilates that had helped me recover.
I carefully selected the best Pilates training methods initially with Stott Pilates for mat work and then Polestar Pilates for my studio certification. A thorough understanding of anatomy is a fundamental part of the training, thus enabling me to know how the body is designed to move and why it sometimes becomes imbalanced creating pain and discomfort. With the aid of small props or the use of the studio equipment poor movement patterns can be redressed and pain free movement restored.
I continue to explore the world of movement whether it is a Feldenkrais or Franklin method workshop or studying with Anatomy in Motion. As a result classes are always varied whether in a group mat class or in the Tunbridge Wells studio on the equipment. With the use of some interesting analogies we often have a giggle too! That’s perhaps why many of my clients have been with me for years.
I’m passionate about Pilates because it worked for me. I practice regularly and enjoy enthusing my clients with that same desire to improve their mobility, strength and balance all vital as we age.
“My pilates with Carol has become an essential part of my routine. Always open to adapting to her clients needs, Carol continues to incorporate new moves and techniques keeping lessons fresh and progressive.” – Justine
“I could not recommend Carol’s classes enough. She is all you could ask for in a Pilates instructor – empathetic, clear, attentive and always aware of what you are doing to correct you physically and verbally. She is still constantly advancing her knowledge which is passed on through her classes and ensures variety and challenge.” – Roni