Name: Joanna – Pilates Altrincham
Position: Pilates Instructor
Qualifications: BA (hons). YMCA Level 3 Diploma in teaching Pilates. Units include Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health. Principles of exercises fitness and health. How to support clients that take part in exercise and physical activity. Health safety and welfare in an exercise environment. Delivering a pilates teaching session and programming a Pilates teaching session. Completed Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer Training. Mama Pilates Prenatal and Postnatal Instructor Training Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work. Stott Pilates Matwork Flow with Weights. Stott Pilates Matwork Strengthen and Mobility Stott Pilates Foam Roller Level One Stott Pilates Certified Instructor for Matwork Level One. Completed Stott Pilates Intensive Matwork Training. Fitpro public liability insurance.
Information: I am a highly motivated individual, who enjoys teaching people of all abilities and can adapt my teaching to meet the needs of all individuals. An enthusiastic instructor that can keep my clients interested in my classes by challenging their abilities and supporting them with any medical issues that they may have. Have been able to part my knowledge onto clients through the use of effective modelling, cueing or direct corrections. Maintain a professional relationship with my clients and offer them extra advice at the end of a class if required. Have been teaching now for nearly two years (May 2016) in a couple of different studios through groups, 1:1’s or semi- private sessions. Try us in and Pilates Altrincham and Manchester in general.
Information: After having my second child, I found that I had been left with an extremely weak core and needed to strengthen it again to be able to partake in other forms of exercise. I turned to Pilates, which I had been practising for many years but really began to feel the real benefits as it helped to strengthen my core, improve my posture and lengthen my muscles rather than bulk.
This inspired me to want to help others to experience the benefits of Pilates and be able to improve their bodies. So I decided to train with Stott Pilates and haven’t looked back since. It helped to incorporate all of the skills I had gained with my dancing background and use these abilities to enhance my teaching of the Pilates repertoire.
After teaching Matwork for two years, this summer I decided to extend my practice and started my training on the Pilates Reformer with Stott Pilates again. This opened my eyes to how Pilates can help to heal the body further, help to strengthen the muscles around the joint and prevent injury. I am also a qualified Primary School Teacher and got a 2:1 in Childhood Studies (BA HONS).
Areas Covered: Joanna provides home, work and outdoor based Pilates instruction in and around Manchester. Try us now with 2 pay as you go tester sessions. Click here for the contact page or call Michael anytime.