Dalby Pilates

Training philosophy

My philosophy is simple; fitness is about how your body feels on a daily basis – not just when you’re working out at the gym. Movement is inextricably entwined with emotion, so when you strengthen and create freedom of movement in your body, the same will surely happen to your mind and soul.

Now isn’t that something worth striving for?

In my own dance training I was exposed to the benefits of somatic practices – don’t be alarmed, it’s not as painful as it sounds! Somatic body tuning practices encompass “holistic body-centred approaches that help people integrate and transform (themselves) through movement and awareness practices that promote psycho-physical well-being“.

Drawing on natural and organic ways of moving, they can transform your body from the inside out. Considering the benefits I have personally experienced through adopting these methods, it is little wonder that this practice has been instrumental in shaping my attitude towards health, well-being and fitness.

Pilates matwork, Pilates reformer, fascial release, the Franklin Method and Yoga are all examples of somatic techniques which inspire the workouts I build. By fusing these with more traditional fitness training methods such as 321 Training Method, BOSU™, therabands and swissball training, I can create innovative and effective exercises, whatever your goals maybe.

It is this fusion of fitness and dance-inspired training which crafts a beautifully performing, healthy and balanced body. My holistic and creative approach (whilst rooted in science) means that the training is both realistic and sustainable for you to continue employing throughout your entire life.