Mandy

Class Instructor, Personal Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer

A bit about Mandy

I have worked in the Health and Fitness Industry since the age of 18, teaching Dance and Exercise, and working as a Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer. Alongside this career, I am a classically trained Dancer and I danced professionally worldwide for 10 years.  

I currently teach Pilates and Dance in group classes and on a one to one basis. My clients range in age from mid-20s to 81 and most have been with me for years - a testament to my teaching ability and their commitment to me.

I am passionate about teaching “functional” Pilates and movement for everyday. I aim to improve my clients’ posture, increase body awareness, realign the body by strengthening the weak muscles, and improve flexibility in the tight areas, thereby enabling each client to live their life to the fullest - whether they are a professional footballer or a retiree who loves to play golf twice a week and cycle (this is my 81 year old client!).

Qualifications

Pilates Institute “Matwork Instructor” ·      

Pilates Institute “Pilates in the Gym” ·     

Royal Society of Arts “Exercise to Music” ·     

Fitness for Industry “Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer” ·     

British Amateur Weightlifting Association “Gym Instructor” ·     

Appointed Persons “First Aid” ·  

Associate of Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing ·     

United Kingdom Alliance Qualified Salsa Teacher ·    

“Officer Safety Trainer” Metropolitan Police Service ·  

“Occasional Trainer” Metropolitan Police Service

Favourite Quote
"Get fit in the gym. Lose weight in the kitchen."
Interests

Dancing is, and always will be, my first love and I dance West Coast Swing, Salsa or Argentine Tango at weekends, as well as choreograph, perform and teach whenever the opportunities arise.

I attend Pilates, Ballet, Jazz, Yoga and the above dance classes/workshops to keep myself fit and maintain my skill level. I have a passion for eating healthy food and a keen interest in nutrition. I feel it is very important to lead by example with a healthy, strong, flexible body.

I also enjoy being outdoors with my two Hungarian Vizslas – either at the beach or in the beautiful New Forest as well as taking them to Agility and Gun-Dog Training.

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