the perfectly pilates
We’re highly trained, experienced & fully-qualified, and we fell in love with Pilates. Having trained extensively with the world-reknowned Michael King, who brought Pilates to the UK with Alan Herdman, and was key to establishing the UK Pilates qualifications and standards we have today, we are Pilates & movement medicine geeks and you’re in safe hands!
It’s not about you getting your bikini body (although that happens too), it’s about you being better in your body & mind holistically – mentally, physically & emotionally, and Pilates addresses all aspects.
We are friendly, welcoming & passionate Pilates Teachers who are highly trained, experienced & fully-qualified. As naturally adventurous & active people who love nothing more than being outdoors and staying active, Pilates is the perfect way to take good care of our physical, mental and spiritual health.
The Pilates Method helps people of all abilities, fitness levels & ages to get out of pain, get stronger, fitter and have a far better quality of life than ever before.
For us, it’s not about you getting your bikini body (although that happens too), it’s about you being better mentally, physically & emotionally. Pilates addresses all aspects. It’s one of the most mindful movement methods, requiring deep concentration, focus & control.
We’ve trained extensively with the World-Renowned Michael King, who brought Pilates to the UK with Alan Herdman, and was key to establishing the UK Pilates qualifications and standards we have today. Continually learning, studying & absorbing new information about Pilates, other movement methods including the latest in bio-mechanics enables us to teach the human body to stay sharp, fresh and bring more & more benefit and value to our students & clients. It’s safe to say, we are Pilates & movement medicine geeks!
Sarah is the owner & online Coach at Perfectly Pilates. She has a busy diary of one-to-one personal training clients online to help with their well-being, mobility, pain-management, nutrition and lifestyle goals. She also provides Pilates induction one-to-ones online to help get people started in Pilates or a refresher for those returning after a break.
She has a background of 17 years in customer & media communications, customer experience & regulation. She found her passion for Pilates & functional movement in 2009 when looking for a regular exercise routine she could stick with and not get bored with quickly. She found it in Pilates and left her corporate work life to train and qualify as a Level 3 Pilates Teacher and launched Perfectly Pilates in January 2017.
Sarah and her clients & students know she’s found her ‘calling’. Her passion is to help people achieve a better quality of life, meaning less pain and tension in their bodies, less stress & anxiety and the ability to live a more full, free life. Sarah specialises in back and joint pain & injury, as well as joint-replacement prevention & rehabilitation.
She loves seeing people achieve things they never thought their body was capable of – for some people that’s holding a really tricky position in class, sometimes it’s when they tell her that they can now put their shoes on and fasten them without having sit down or, Sarah’s favourite, being able to get down on the floor to play with their grandchildren! Now, that’s what we mean by a better quality of life.
Over the last few years, Sarah has helped so many people to manage improve their breathing capability, to get out of back & shoulder pain & teach people the tools and techniques to manage their pain, their spasms etc. when pain does happen and how to make sure it happens with less frequency and doesn’t cause as much disruption to their lives.
Her clients say there is no ailment, ache or injury that she hasn’t been able to help sort out or give advice on and when a student has an injury or problem in class, we all learn from her advice.
Sarah learns & plays with movement techniques to find ways to get the most out of a movement and to combine movements for better, challenging & more efficient results. She is known for her vast wealth of knowledge and seemingly encyclopaedic well of information on the human body and mind.
“Pilates is so simple and effective for whole-body strength yet it’s not easy, not if you’re doing it right anyway. It’s also such a wonderful practice and release for your mind as well”, says Sarah. She loves helping people to understand how well the can really become and how we are all so much more in charge of our own wellness & pain than often we realise
Glenn teaches our North East classes in Houghton-le-Spring. North-East born & bred, he lives in Seaham, on the coast of County Durham, and is fortunate that he lives within five minutes’ walk of the beach and the North Sea.
In his earlier working life, he was a police officer in the Met and then worked in the Youth Offending Service; and later qualified as a Secondary School Teacher in History & P.E. He’s always had a keen interest in physical fitness & high-intensity sports; and discovering Pilates was a game-changer for him. He says this opened his eyes to a completely different way of maintaining strength, mobility, flexibility & mobility without impacting his joints, as well as really improving overall wellbeing & mental health. He believes Pilates is a vital component of taking care of ourselves as we get older.
He’s a perfect fit (pardon the pun) for Perfectly Pilates, as he’s always seeking to learn new & different perspectives and ways of teaching a movement to provide a deeper understanding and more benefit from the movements, ensuring our students get the best results from their classes with us.
Glenn has been practising Pilates since 2006 and teaching since 2018. He’s a very active teacher and doesn’t miss a thing, as our students know very well. His classes are extremely effective and his has such a gift for seeing the potential in everyone and finding ways to help them achieve what they didn’t think they could. His teaching is precise and his fun style is so loved by our clients.
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