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You can read about me or watch my you tube channelFrom a very young age, I have always been upside down, climbing trees, doing handstands, cartwheels and contorting myself into different positions. I remember starting off doing gymnastics when I got into the infants and really enjoyed that. Then at the age of twelve, I got into yoga. This was very unusual back in the early eighties as yoga was seen a weird thing for aging hippies. I just remember being given a yoga book from my aunty that she picked up form a jumble sale and thought it might interested me.
The lady in the book had a number of brown and green all in one leotards, which did not really leave anything to the imagination, very eighties and very retro. I am an only child and spent a lot of time on my own in my bedroom. So I looked at the book and was amazed at the postures that his lady got into and started to do some yoga every night. I started to get very toned and flexible and like the way it made me feel.
Then Mad Lizzie and the Green Goddess came onto the scene and lots of people started to do regular exercise in the morning before work and school. Then Mr Motivator came bursting onto the scene. My friends where laughing at me recently as I am now doing aerobics as part of my course and got one of his old workout videos to get some ideas for my workouts. Then a month late Mr Motivator was back. More dodgy leotards, but it became his trademark.
I keep going back to Yoga at different stages in my life and it has helped me to get through some very tough times. It brings back my sense of self and grounds me. I will always have yoga as part of my life. I am now a Pilates teacher and really love teaching Pilates and incorporate yoga in all of my classes as it is so much of a big part of me.
Many people have asked me why I have not become a yoga teacher and I feel at this present moment in time that it has always been something that helps me to connect with myself and keeps me grounded.
Yoga and Pilates is not about getting flexible and getting the body beautiful, but getting touch with your inner self and learning to get to that quiet space. It is something that has to be tried to understand what I mean.
I have now created a unique way of exercising and educating people on how to keep supple and healthy well into old age. I was not blessed with good health years ago and suffered a few blows to my body and back. I could not even lift my legs a few inches from the ground after a car crash and years of heavy manual labour.
I have been restored back to optimum health with the help of some great teachers using a combination of Pilates, Yoga, Chi Gung, Martial arts and Reiki. It has been a slow process and a lifelong commitment, but has been worth it to have optimum health and vitality.
I am now living my passion of helping others to be free from pain and learn how to live a healthy and fulfilling life. I teach a combination of classes ranging from chair based classes, Pilates, Weight Management, Legs Bums and Tums, Torso training and much more. I incorporate all that I have learned.
Diploma in Health and Social Welfare Dip/HSW (open)
Member of Register of Exercise Professionals
Pilates teacher Beginner, Improver and Advanced levels.
Reiki Practitioner level 11 and Course Organiser.
Nutrition and Weight Management Advisor.
Chair based Exercise Instructor Level 11 Reps
Advanced Personal Trainer 111 Reps
GP Referal Level 111 Reps
Pre and Post Natal Fitness Level 111 Reps
Gym Instructor Level 11
Torso and Core Stability Training