What made you decide to study physiotherapy?
Since leaving school I’ve always loved working with people and wanted to help people. I fell in love with Pilates in 2013, and after 2 years of attending classes I decided to get my certification to teach. After I began teaching I realised I loved the aspects of rehabbing and helping people which inspired me to go on to do my Masters in Physiotherapy. I like that every patient is so different and there’s no one recipe to treat someone. Treating someone as a whole person and finding their individual needs means that I have to think outside the box. I get to challenge and help each person, and love seeing when they reach and achieve their goals.
What’s your favourite part of teaching Pilates?
Having to find new ways to challenge clients is so much fun. Whether they’re injured or an elite athlete, seeing them progress each week to more and more complex exercises makes me so happy! People come in tired and walk out feeling energised and happy with a smile on their face. It’s a feel good job!
What’s the biggest myth that people believe about Pilates?
That it’s like yoga! While they share some similar movements, they’re actually quite different. People often think that it’s going to be a lovely gentle form of movement, but it can be a really intense workout if you want! Just let me know - I'm more than happy to give you the challenge you're looking for!
If you could give one piece of advice to all of your clients, what would it be?
Be patient, trust in the process and trust your body. If you put the work in you’ll be surprised how much you can actually achieve! Pilates is a series of very small exercises sometimes, but when we put them all together it can sometimes make huge differences to the way we move.
Find out when Ellie is teaching on our Pilates Timetable and book in for a class by calling 07 3706 3407 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!