Hello. You don't want to know too much about me, but I would like to say a couple of things...I have had so much fun and enjoyed so many benefits since I became a pilates instructor a little over 12 years ago and I hope this website will reflect that to you. I have learned so much about my body, how to recognize its needs, how to use it properly and how to look after it. The site is based on the experiences I've had and what I have learned - which I would love to share with you.
Can I tell you how it all started by telling you a story - a story of my own big green ball.....
A Love Affair with a big green Ball
People you love aside, when you are asked to name something you cannot live without, what do you say? For me it’s my big green ball. It lovingly sits on the back seat of my car trying to convince me that it's my child. My love affair began years ago when I started pilates. Gym memberships were wasted on me, but right from the start, pilates exercises captured my “stickability” and the pilates ball exercises were my favourite.
My commitment rolled on to becoming a qualified pilates instructor – and so did the years. I’m stronger now than I was in my 30’s with a better posture (I didn't want to develop the stoop that mum did later in her life). I have a stronger back, more toned body and certainly a lot more flexibility. Pilates has always given me a "good to be alive" feeling.
I am now 64 years of age and it took me many long years to feel “passionate” about what I do. My original degree is Psychology, and I worked as a Careers Counsellor. Time and time again, I tried and failed, to launch a project that I believed in completely. That project involved helping people discover exactly what career was right for them – one they could feel passionate about and never be bored!
But the universe works in mysterious ways, when I started teaching Pilates, I found my own passion. I now teach Pilates to people only over the age of 50 and love it still. But, what did surprised me was an opportunity that I would never have imagined would present me with yet another “passion”. That was, my Pilates website. I never dreamed that I would become interested in technological stuff. But I am – and I luv it!!
I attended a seminar on building a website which was presented by a friend of mine, more to support her than any interest I had in doing such a thing. But, for a reason unknown to me, I wanted to do it. I found that I loved writing (it’s a bit like writing a book really). In fact, I have written an instructional E-Book about Resistance Band Exercises. But I also realized that I am a bit of a media “tart”, because I loved producing, first of all my 2 minute videos on the website, then more recently the series of DVD’s.