My Experience - Rosy Clark Pilates
After a serious back injury, it was Pilates that made me able to regain strength and learn how to control my muscles to prevent relapse...
In my late teens I was a student at Trinity Laban for Music and Dance training to become a contemporary dancer. This is where I was introduced to Pilates, I attended weekly mat work Pilates classes which were invaluable. I was able focus on technique and gain a deeper understanding of how the body works. Pilates exercises helped to maintain strength and mobility needed to dance and would speed up recovery from injuries. I loved this method of exercise and it became a daily routine along with stretching exercises I did to enhance my dance training.
After performing, choreographing and teaching dance for 10 years I had a serious back injury which left me unable to walk for months and in a lot of pain. Surgery followed in 2003 and quickly got back to practicing Pilates. I had to stop dancing and now I do Pilates most days. It is without doubt that I would not have recovered from my surgery as quickly as I did without the knowledge of certain exercises and understanding what to do and how to do it correctly. I have an ongoing back problem which is controlled by Pilates. I am pain free most of the time, but more importantly I know what to do and how to help myself. This is why I teach Pilates, it has helped me and I can now pass my knowledge and expertise on to others and use my experience to help them.
Many years ago I moved to Leicestershire and I have been teaching Pilates in Leicester and the surrounding areas for over 5 years.
Pilates isn't just a set of exercises to copy, it goes way beyond that. It is about changing your body and understanding how it works. There is no end to what you can learn, I am still learning and have been doing Pilates for 24 years.
I am a qualified Body Control Pilates instructor and have been teaching Pilates for 15 years. I have taught every age and ability from complete beginners to professional dancers/golfers/musicians/teachers and more. I have taught privately, in gyms, at peoples homes, at Pilates Studios and in Church halls. I have years of experience, not only teaching Pilates, but Dance. I hold a Personal Trainer qualification and I regularly attend courses to update my teaching skills and learn new material/equipment to teach.
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