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.