Frequently Asked Questions
What will I do in my free class?
You will be taken through the basic Body Control Pilates Principles, so that you have a better understanding of the exercises and how to get the most from the sessions.
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Before attending the free session I was conscious of stiffness in my right
hip. I enjoyed the 1-1 session and enjoyed the attention that focused on me
and my abilities and weaknesses. The session helped as it enabled me to
recognise that I can do simple movements to increase my movement and
flexibility pain free
Where will I find you?
I work at the Novotel London West Hotel. I run the gym that is on the 1st floor, opposite reception.
What should I wear?
Trainers and comfortable clothes, but not too baggy as I will be assessing your posture.
Who are your clients, exactly?
Within my scope of Biokinetics I work with people who want to
- prevent injury
- maintain and improve their current exercise situation
- Those that are injured or who are recovering from an operation.
- Those in the workplace who are time-poor and need to combat the demanding corporate environment that can be detrimental to the spine and body, in order to be 100% productive and focused on the work demands placed on them
Who will Movement for Life work for?
Anyone who wants to invest in themselves to Prevent, Maintain and Recover.
I want to give you a no risk opportunity to discover the benefits of specialist and appropriate exercises to achieve your specific goals and so…
My personal ‘no risk’ guarantee means that, if you sign up for a package or attend one exercise session and you don’t feel you have made the right choice, I will give you a full refund after that first session.
What makes you different from other Pilates Teachers?
I am certified as a mat work and reformer teacher with Body Control Pilates, which is one of Europe’s foremost Pilates organisations, based in London, UK.
Also, my Degree in Biokinetics enables me to really identify and understand the problems in people’s bodies, especially if they have faulty movement patterns.
My experience and knowledge have garnered me a huge repertoire of appropriate exercises to choose from, to help you reach your goals.
What makes you different from other Personal Trainers?
As a Biokineticist I am expert in prescribing appropriate and holistic exercise programmes that are individually designed to assist you as a treatment to
- prevent injures,
- maintain good physical ability and
- Assist in final phase rehabilitation after injury or surgery.
All with the aim to get you to achieve functional movement.
What makes you different from a physiotherapist?
My degree in Biokientics is recognised and registered with the Healthcare Professionals Council of South Africa, which is where I come from.
I am associated with the third phase of soft issue injuries, the 1st being orthopaedic surgeons, the 2nd physiotherapists and 3rd Biokineticists.
My job is to work closely with physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons to ensure that, once the patient is no longer in pain and inflammation has decreased, the patient is provided with appropriate holistic exercise programmes to improve core strength, range of motion, strength, flexibility, balance, posture and proprioception (unconscious body awareness), ranging from basic to challenging, depending on the client’s needs. My job is to get the patient’s body back to strength for the demands daily living as quickly as possible. With me, you will gain an understanding of how your body works, and the exercises you will learn to make it strong will be with you for life.
Can I use the reformer if I’ve never done Pilates before?
Yes, of course. I will go through the basic concepts of what Pilates is and how it will affect your movements when exercising.
How can I practice the reformer exercises if I don’t have a machine?
Most of the exercises done on the reformer can be related to mat work Pilates, general exercise or daily-living activities. I will tell you all about that.
Will I learn mat work Pilates?
I know I am interested, but I have some questions: may I contact you?
Of course! There is no such thing as a bad question. I will do anything I can to help you.
Do I need to bring anything?
No. Water and towels are provided
How much does it cost?
There are different packages, designed to help you get the results you want. I am happy to discuss this further with you, at your free session.
Is there parking nearby?
Yes. There is paid street parking, or you can pay to park underneath the Novotel London West Hotel.
Are you close to the tube station?
Yes. The Novotel London West Hotel is a 7 minute walk from the Hammersmith & City, Piccadilly and District line tube stations.
What type of person do I need to be to make this work?
You just need to be willing to learn and willing to commit to starting your journey. You have nothing to lose and everything to learn. Embrace the changes and you really can’t fail.