Pilates is the training that holds together everything else I do. The demands of being a dancer and marathon runner, means I need to really take care of my body, and Pilates on the reformer really allows me to do that. I love sharing the benefits I get from my training on reformer with others, whether it be helping to improve posture, support for sport performance or just to get a really great toning workout.
What's your favorite exercise on the reformer and why?
Sideline Leg Sequence, especially the tiny circles at the end. I love the way it targets gluteus medius muscles, in a way I have never found on any other equipment. I attribute all compliments on my butt to this exercise.
In your quest for health and fitness what other habits complement your Pilates practice.
I believe in holistic fitness so my training program is really varied. I train in pole fitness and callisthenics, so although I am small I can do pretty cool things when the strength work is body weight. My cardio comes from dancing (Ballroom/Latin) and running, which also do wonders for my mental health.
Can you give us one tip for better living?
Ask yourself the question ‘is this sustainable?’. There is no point doing a 6 week program of fitness or nutrition and then completely stopping. Find things you enjoy and make it a lifetime of better living!
Can you tell us something about you that most people wouldn't know?
I have a Masters Degree in Mathematics.