I am very proud of my certification with body control Pilates, a very highly esteemed training provider. I found Pilates at a time in my life where I was in almost constant pain, which was later diagnosed as Hypermobility Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I was a regular at the osteopath, and forever looking to be fixed. I wish I had found Pilates even before this. Fortunately my childhood was full of movement and sport and it wasn't until my early 20's when I went to university and didn't take as much care of my body that the impact of this genetic condition was really apparent. At this time I was a regular at the Osteopath, and sought for others to fix me... ... I am very proud that through my own self belief, will power, intelligence and having developed a very deep love of Pilates, I now have the tools to fix myself, to help others and, very importantly, to pass on to my children. I have never looked back....
It is a discipline, you cannot rely on others, when you find Pilates it is your own journey, your own dedication from which you will benefit. I am extremely proud I never have pain, despite my genetic make-up, my training really helps me manage symptoms of Asthma (due to Mast cell activation) and dysautonomia. My regular practice and dedication to Pilates is essential to keeping me feeling well, and my own determination to ensure my children feel well, they now have regular physiotherapy in school, and I teach them pilates and truly believe they will benefit greatly, and all children should learn these skills. Illness is not just physical, it can be a mind set. With a predisposition to HEDS, MCAS and POTS, it would be easy to feel disabled, but with the knowledge I have about these conditions. a team of amazing specialists and my own knowledge about my body, I stay well, and I am more able now than ever, and I want to share this with YOU!
Born in Monchengladbach, Germany, Joseph Pilates had a number of childhood illnesses including rickets, asthma, and rheumatic fever. Its clear from his life story that he had and developed the grit and determination, self awareness, and belief that he did not have to live blighted by these conditions, but that he could do something about it, and its with thanks to him for doing so that we have his wonderful method from which so many people benefit today. Indeed, it was through experimenting with a number of different health and fitness approaches that he managed to rebuild his body strength to a fine physique. Elements of the methods he used - yoga, martial arts, gymnastics, skiing, self-defence, dance, circus training and weight training - can be recognised in Josephs early teaching. Bye selecting what he found were the most effective aspects of each, he developed a system, a method based upon perfect balance of strength and flexibility which at the time he called "C
Loved and respected by his clients, Joseph never doubted that one day his method of exerc ise would be loved and become popular worldwide.
"Health is a Duty. Not only is health a normal condition, but it is our duty to not only attain it, but to maintain it"