Lesley is fully certified with Stott Pilates in both mat work and equipment (Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels). She first encountered Pilates while studying for her diploma in Personal Training and Sport Therapy at Premier Training in Nottingham. She furthered her training with Helga Fisher in Brighton and Stott Pilates in Oxford. Lesley has continued to update her knowledge with workshops and courses and gained further expertise with Kelly Kane in New York and Stott Pilates in Toronto. She teaches Pilates Classes and offers One to One Pilates Training.
What is Pilates
Pilates is a unique form of exercise that helps to develop body awareness. Through practising pilates on a regular basis the exercises help to improve the body’s posture and alignment habits and increases strength, flexibility and ease of movement.
"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young."Joseph Hubertus Pilates 1880 – 1967
Benefits of Pilates
General fitness and body awareness
Improved co ordination
Improved strength, tone and flexibility
Promotes good breathing techniques
Helps joint stability
Addresses muscle imbalance
Relieves stress and tension
Practising pilates on a regular basis will not only maintain a healthy body that is both flexible and strong, but will enhance all of your daily activities.
The individual tailored sessions I have with Leslie have been a key ingredient to my success as an athlete. The cross training work and work on the reformer has developed my strength and technique as a runner. This has been very influential to me progressing without any niggles and pains that can so often be incurred from such intense training.
County Cross Country Champion 08
5 km county champ 07
North Midland Senior Ladies Cross Country Winner 07 and 08
Selected to represent North of England 08
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