07733 307475 amandapilates@btinternet.com

About Me

After many years in a high-pressure career I decided to change my lifestyle and wanted to do something that would benefit others in a meaningful way.  I selected Pilates as I had been doing classes for some time and found them very beneficial in improving my posture and to de-stress!

With my years of corporate training experience, I retrained to teach Pilates with the Pilates Foundation.

Each year I continue to develop my knowledge and expertise by attending workshops and events held by the world’s foremost Pilates Teachers.

I am rewarded by the fact that my clients improve their posture and body alignment to achieve their personal objectives in attending my Pilates classes.

I follow a strict code of ethics and code of conduct as laid down by the Pilates Foundation I am fully insured and have a current first aid certificate.

I am a member of:

Amanda Pilates

Ongoing Development

I am passionate about furthering my learning and regularly attend training courses and workshops. Listed below are workshops that I have attended with experts in their field.

  • Anatomy Trains Body Reading 101 and 103 | Tom Myers
  • Chronic Low back pain | Wright Foundation
  • Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer | Stott Pilates
  • Pilates Matrix | Concepts of Core Stability | Warrick McNeill MCSP
  • Ron Fletcher Pilates | Ron Fletcher
  • Teaching strategies for Postural patterns | Deborah Lesson
  • Pilates for the Mature client | Alan Herdman
  • Challenges of teaching a group Mat work class | Jillian Hessel
  • Re work Re view Pilates Mat work | Tisha Harrington
  • Core Motivations | Marie Jose Blom
  • Fascia Works | Marie Jose Blom
  • Intriguing Mat work skills | Jennifer Stacey
  • Kinetic Precision | Tanya Thompson
  • Anatomy of stress Somatic movement | Kat Hesse
  • Auxiliary equipment | Annabelle Forde
  • Extension in the Pilates Method | Dianne Miller
  • Effective Spinal articulation and extension | Hana Jones
  • Seeing with your hands | Hana Jones
  • Let’s get back to our feet | Hana Jones
  • Hip and Knee Rehab | Mary Thornton
  • A Closer look at Sacro Iliac problems | Dominique Jansen
  • Pilates and the Hyper mobile client | Josephine Halsall / Georgie Ferraro
  • Understanding the Shoulder | Warrick McNeill MCSP
  • Pre and Post pregnancy | Rachel Rafiefar
  • Pelvic Girdle pain | Sarah Fishburn
  • 8 week mindfulness course | Cambridge Buddhist centre
  • Introduction to Alexander technique | Gerda Druks-kok 
  • JEMS | Jennifer Elphinstone 
  • Proprioception a seventh sense | Gotz Lehle
  • Pilates and Neurology | Michael Gale
  • Golf and Pilates | Ingrid Lootvoet 
  • Introduction to Somatic Movements  | Georgie Ferraro 
  • Somatic Movement Part 1  | Tanya Fitzpatrick 
  • Stretch by Stealth  | Hana Jones 
  • The Distal Core; our relationship from the extremities to the centre | Sarah Doherty

Master Teacher Profiles

Over the past 15 years I have been fortunate enough to train with some of the most highly respected pilates teachers in the world.

  • Alan Herdman studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance and was working as a teacher and dancer when, in the late 1960s, he was invited to New York to learn about the Joseph Pilates Method. There he worked ...
  • Deborah Lessen is an acknowledged leader in the Pilates field. A former professional dancer and teacher, she was trained to teach the Pilates method by Joseph Pilates' first protege, Carola Trier. Ms Lessen founded  ...
  • Hana Jones was first introduced to Pilates in 1977 and began her teaching apprenticeship with Gordon Thompson in 1982. She has trained many teachers throughout her career and is currently involved in various training ...
  • Marie Jose Blom specialises in deep core strengthening, pelvic work and work for the spine and is widely know for her work in Conditioning Techniques for dance and dance injuries. In 1991 ...

“I have been attending Amanda's Pilates classes for the last three years. I thoroughly enjoy the classes and feel that I am more flexible and fitter as a result of attending them. Amanda is a very enthusiastic, energetic and  empathetic teacher who adapts the exercises to take into account any health issues of class members. She is very knowledgeable about anatomy and I appreciate that she explains clearly what the impact of each exercise will be on the part of the body that is being worked on. The classes are fun and varied and I have great confidence in Amanda's ability as a teacher.” - Clare

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