Director, principal instructor, Polestar Pilates mentor
I first encountered Pilates in 2004 while studying for my diploma in Sports and Fitness Therapy and began teaching Pilates mat classes in 2006 during my BSc at Oxford Brookes University. I continued to develop my Pilates teaching skills throughout my studies for my MSc in Neurological Rehabilitation, which led me to specialise in Pilates for rehabilitation.
I took on The Oxford Pilates Studio from Diana Sullivan in 2013 and have been growing the business ever since at the new premises in Summertown which I share with TOPS (The Oxford Physiotherapy Service).
I am passionate about my work and helping my clients achieve better movement through the use of Pilates. I am continually developing my knowledge and understanding of Pilates and frequently attend conferences and advanced classes for this. Through the years, my understanding of movement has evolved as a result of studying various methods and disciplines such as Franklin method, Feldenckrais, KMI and Somatic movement.
In my free time I like travelling and learning languages. I enjoy spending time outdoors, volunteering on various environmental and wildlife projects in the UK and around the world.
I am also up for a challenge every now and then (if it is for a good cause) so have taken part in many running and triathlon races of all distances and have completed both the Snowdonia Marathon and Challenge Henley (an ironman distance triathlon race).