Ruth Reid FFHT APPI

My Pilates journey started in 2009. 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 teach Pilates  specialising in neurological and older adult exercise. Passionate about it as both a mind and body combined exercise methodology, I truly believe that Pilates can be absolutely for everyone!

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 two Paralympic teams whom competed in London 2012, to have worked abroad in a new 'ladies only' fitness centre teaching clients and training staff. More recently working with the MS Society locally and nationally to promote Pilates exercise awareness.

I currently teach 1:1 & Small Groups, run local classes, Pilates apparatus, provide seated exercise in care homes, run specialist exercise classes for Older Adults and also for people with MS (multiple sclerosis).  Classes and my teaching approach are designed from my clinical training and experience rather than just purely fitness based so are therefore more specific and corrective in achieving your personal requirements and outcomes.  

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.

All the exercises have been developed and originate from Joseph Pilates exercise method known as 'Contrology'. A programme of exercises can be tailored specifically to an individual's requirements. For elite athletes Pilates can complement their training by developing whole body strength, flexibility and help reduce the risk of injury. Emphasis is on the quality of the movement and not the quantity of repetitions.
 
Many healthcare professionals are recommending Pilates exercise now and there is some evidence that Pilates can provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain. Pilates really does have something to offer everyone of all ages, levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes.
 
Before starting any exercise programme it is advisable to seek advice from your GP or health professional especially if you have any health concerns or injuries.
 
I am continually updating my professional development within the industry, fully insured and a Fellow member of the FHT. 
RlR Therapy
RlR Therapy
RlR Therapy
Locations

Padbury
Winslow
Milton Keynes

Contacts

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Phone: 07736 438443

About Us

RLR Therapy
Ruth Reid APPI FFHT
Qualified Clinical Pilates Instructor & Exercise Therapist

Services we provide:
Pilates Classes,
1:1 and Small Group Exercise,
Pilates Reformer and Chair Exercise,
Seated Exercise in Care Homes,
Older Adults and Dementia,
Exercise for Neurological Conditions (Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis and Stroke) Specialist Seated and Mat Exercise classes for MS