Testimonials

“Change happens through movement and movement heals”

–  Joseph Pilates

Andrea did one to one Pilates sessions with me. These started with a full posture and background assessment so that the training was focused on my specific issues. The sessions were fun and incredibly effective. Andrea explains and demonstrates the exercises in a clear and supportive style. I felt challenged but comfortable in trying different methods and levels of training. Andrea created a safe, interesting and friendly environment. She is totally professional and very knowledgeable.

Ultimately having suffered from very painful sciatica the improvement has been fantastic. I now also have a range of exercises I can practice myself to keep me pain free. I was really impressed by what Andrea was able to do for me and cannot recommend her highly enough.’

I had a fairly large operation and had been going to Andrea prior to this for Personal Training and then for Pilates . I can honestly say that by attending these sessions both before and after my surgery my body was better able to equip with my recovery period. I felt more energy, my body was in much better shape and my core strength better than it had ever been during this time. I find Andrea makes these sessions fun, challenging but she wants to always strive to get the best out of her pupils which she has definitely done with me with fantastic results.

I am in my 60’s and have not exercised for years.
As a beginner  I chose 1- 1 Pilates in order to understand the technique required and gain confidence in my ability to move forward with Pilates.
Andrea is an excellent coach, very patient with a willingness to help me understand the techniques involved. The first session involved a body scan in order that Andrea could work out an individual  plan for my needs.
I have had four sessions and not only am I finding it very rewarding, I can feel an improvement in my core muscles, my legs feel stronger and my posture is improving.
I hope to continue with 1-1 and hope to eventually join Andrea in her group session.

I was first introduced to Pilates back in 2000 following major back surgery.  Unfortunately, I was unable to practice consistently due to high demands at work and at home.

I have recently retired and this has given me the opportunity to rediscover (Stott) Pilates with Andrea.  At the outset, Andrea sat down with me and explained how she worked and asked me what my goals and objectives were and designed a very thoughtful and productive course to meet my personal needs.

My sessions with Andrea have concentrated on strengthening my core muscles, providing improved balance and an overall greater sense of wellness and I’m really beginning to notice a significant improvement in my mobility. I’m holding myself differently and as a consequence, my nagging backaches are at last, diminishing.

Andrea is very personable and insists on precision but will adjust exercises to match my ability before moving forward to challenge those abilities. Our sessions fly past and are thoroughly enjoyable.  I can’t imagine my life now without doing it. 

I have just completed 10 private sessions with Andrea and have enjoyed every single session.  Andrea is very personable and puts you at ease straight away. She structured the sessions around my various health issues and kept them interesting by developing and introducing new things every week.  We had a lot of fun while working hard.  She explained why we were doing each move and in very simple terms talked me through each.  I have attended Pilates classes before but never have I had such a good understanding of what it is I should be doing and what each move is designed to achieve.  Work commitments prevent me from continuing with these sessions otherwise I would definitely would carry on.