I have been doing Pilates with Sue for a year. I started after a back operation fused two discs, my goal was to return to playing tennis and sport, which I have achieved, and I am now pain free.
One-to-one tuition with Sue has built up my core strength and taught me how to move without straining my back.
Mike - back problems
40 years old
As an office worker I spend hours crouched over a computer.
I become round shouldered and had a constant headache and neck pain.
Sue helped me to improve my sitting posture and the headaches went.
Sandra - sedentary worker
38 years old
Meetings, travel and driving for hours as a manager it took its toll and my back was constantly aching, since I started Pilates I feel like a different person.
I would recommend it for all sedentary workers.
David - sedentary worker
50 years old
I wanted a gentle form of exercise to keep me mobile and help with my arthritis. I did a lot of walking but no other form of exercise.
I was worried I would not pick it up, but Sue is very clear and patient and at no point did I feel I was out of my depth.
A year on, I surprise myself at what I can now do on the equipment. I can also walk up stairs carrying things, whereas before I had to use the banister. My balance and co-ordination are also better.
Galena - arthritis
70 years old
After my second baby I felt I had no control over my abdominals, so I wanted to tone and tighten my mid section, which was very weak.
The equipment allowed me to build up strength safely. I was impressed by how quickly changes happened.
Sue’s excellent tuition improved my body awareness.
I also attend a weekly mat class
Naomi - post-natal recovery
35 years old