“In 2003 I was struggling with chronic back pain due to scoliosis, when my physiotherapist suggested Pilates. By 2012 I was really enjoying the benefits of attending regular classes, so I took voluntary redundancy from my desk-based job, to try a complete change of career! At the end of 2013 I became a qualified Body Control Pilates teacher.”
Julie enjoys teaching small group classes and working with individuals, and still loves to learn Pilates herself. Regularly attending courses at the Body Control Pilates Centre in London has taught her that everyone can benefit from Pilates: from beginners learning the principles of matwork, to more advanced clients on the Reformer, Arc and Cadillac, mums to-be and new mums, performers and runners, through to those living with osteopenia, osteoporosis, chronic low back pain, POTS and more recently clients with long Covid.
“Pilates continues to help manage my spinal problems, and is my favourite way to spend some ‘me time’. Discovering Pilates was a life-changing experience for me, because it helped me build the strength that I needed, and also increase the flexibility I had lost.”