Dalby Pilates

My story

Having trained as a dancer and driven by my love of dance and movement, I began to focus my career on the areas of health, fitness and holistic well-being around 20 years ago. I trained as a personal trainer and fitness class instructor, and while studying for my BA in Dance and Sport at Manchester Metropolitan University I started to see how my two great passions, dance and fitness, could be combined to offer total harmony of the body and mind.

I continued to work in the dance and fitness industry whilst studying for my MSc in Dance Science at the world renowned Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. My main research focus was investigating physical responses during dance; conducting my fieldwork really opened my eyes to the incredibly high levels of fitness that dancers require to stay strong and remain at the peak of their physical ability. It was not only this, however, that remained  with me as I concluded my research, but rather, having observed and worked with the dancers over a long period of time, I saw how dancing can truly offer freedom of movement and expression.

Now living with my two sons and husband in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, I am a Pilates and Hypopressives teacher. I feel privileged to be investing my knowledge and expertise into such a hugely diverse clientèle. My clients range from London and New York based celebrities to professional ballet dancers, desk bound city workers and mothers of new-borns to the gracefully retired. I enjoy the rewards and challenges of working with each and every one. On my journey as a trainer I have presented in a variety of arenas including the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). I have written for magazines such as Fitness Professionals, PT Magazine and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing’s publication; DANCE magazine. I was a Healthier Dancer Speaker for Dance UK,  fitness writer for Halo Wipes and Hip and Healthy luxury online magazine. I also collaborated with Astute Radio where I interviewed the leading ladies in the Health and Fitness industry in a short series. Most recently I became the physiology lecturer for the MSc Dance science course at the University of Bedfordshire.