Let us introduce you to Angela who first trained with us back in 2018 and has gone on to complete other Modern Pilates workshops with us. Since qualifying as a Pilates teacher, Angela has started her own Pilates classes as well as being able to teach for us within our Pilates studio, The Studio in Menston.
“I first encountered Pilates 10 years ago following a riding accident that resulted in a fractured sacrum and pelvis. About 6 months following the accident I sought out private physio as my pelvis was unstable and causing pain, mainly the left SI joint. My mobility wasn’t great, and due to non weight bearing I’d loss strength and muscle tone.
The physio treatment helped, and it was at this point Pilates was recommended to me. I joined a weekly class and also did some home practice, and in time my recovery improved. I was hooked, and have never looked back!
I really believe in the benefits of Pilates, but from an early stage understood it was not a quick fix but more of an ongoing management of my particular injury.
I became interested in training to teach myself, and made enquiries with my Pilates instructor who recommended Modern Pilates and PFE (Professional Fitness & Education). Four years after my initial enquiries the time was right in my life to pursue this new adventure. I entered the training with a view this was something to do for myself that’d take me out of my comfort zone (and it certainly did!). However, I really enjoyed the course and the actual teaching aspect in particular and began teaching in May 2019.
My preference is to teach small groups or on a 1-2-1 basis, although for experience I have also taught larger gym classes too. I have my own clients that I teach in small groups, plus my case study volunteer who decided to continue with me on a 1-2-1 basis after I qualified. I’ve also been embraced by Christine and the team and do some cover work at The Studio. I find teaching so rewarding, and love to see clients improve and feel the benefits. I’ve also met lots of lovely people in such a short period of teaching. The Pilates community are very welcoming and willing to share knowledge and skills.
I intend to continue and build on my skills, enhance my knowledge and share the ‘Power of Pilates’ !!”
In The Studio (Pilates studio) we have many clients who come to us having been recommended Pilates from a Physiotherapist as a form of exercise. Furthermore we have many students who come to Modern Pilates to train to become a Pilates teacher themselves because they have a love of Pilates and have been inspired to start a new career.
If you have been inspired and would like to become a Pilates teacher why not take a look at the next course we have available starting in September. Modern Pilates is one of the UK’s leading training providers and our YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma In Teaching Pilates course is led by Physiotherapists and practicing Pilates teachers who will help you become a successful clinical Pilates teacher.