Article by Diane Clark 12.02.16
I’m Diane Clark the owner of Pilates with Diane. I’ve been practising Pilates for 10 years. I started attending Pilates classes at my local Leisure Centre as well as working out in the Gym and going swimming. After only a few sessions I was “hooked” on Pilates and haven’t looked back since.
I left the Corporate world as a PA at a National Utility Company HQ six years ago to retrain as a Pilates Instructor. After completing a Pilates Foundation course at a dedicated Pilates Studio, I then completed my Teaching Qualification – CYQ Level 3 in Teaching Mat Pilates – at Warwickshire College in 2010. The following year I also qualified as a Gym Instructor. I’m a member of. Also fully insured with Public Liability Insurance which is updated annually and I hold a current First Aid Certificate. To keep up to date I regularly attend workshops or training courses.
I include adaptations of the original Pilates exercises with Resistance Bands, Pilates Balls and Foam Rollers in my classes. Resistance bands are used for strength: Pilates balls to work on balance and coordination and Foam Rollers for back and pelvic stability work.
How can Pilates with Diane help you?
Pilates improves core strength which in turn will help your posture. It tones all parts of the body and is especially good for easing low level back pain. Not only does it work your body but as you are concentrating on the lateral breathing pattern and what movements you are doing it is also working your mind. Many clients have said although they know they have worked out after a class they feel relaxed and stretched out too.
“I now have improved mobility in my shoulder” – Southam College Class Client
“Diane is an excellent tutor & the classes are varied” – Ufton Class
“I like the feeling of wellbeing after the sessions..” – Client of 4 years
Each week I’ll be bringing you a new exercise to help you improve your fitness, posture and mobility.
Hope you enjoy the series and see you next week!