Ruth Reid APPI FFHT
Pilates Exercise Instructor
Learning the Pilates method truly complemented my background originating in sports and massage therapy. Having worked in the health and fitness industry for many years alongside differing healthcare professionals I now mainly specialise in my Pilates exercise work. Passionate about it as both a mind and body combined exercise methodology I truly believe that Pilates can be absolutely for everyone!
I currently teach 1:1, Pilates apparatus, Small Groups, run local classes, provide seated exercise in care homes, run specialist exercise classes for Older Adults and also people with MS (multiple sclerosis).
Some of my past experience includes; Work in a Health Spa, Pilates Studio, multi-disciplinary clinic work alongside Chiropractors, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists and also Neurological Physiotherapists at a centre for people with MS.
Apart from having helped many people throughout my career, some highlights have been;
the opportunity to have worked with a couple of the Paralympic teams whom competed in London 2012, to have taught in a new fitness centre and clients abroad and also working with the MS Society nationally and locally to promote Pilates exercise awareness.
Pilates exercise is a mind body technique which teaches you and emphasises all movement to commence from your centre core stability. Utilising the body’s own strength, muscle flexibility, co-ordination and by bringing and creating a focused mind and body awareness throughout all the exercises. As a regular exercise it can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility as well as relieve stress and tension.