CORE strength, fitness and exercise should give you the capacity to do what you want and need to do with your body in your work, recreation and self expression. My approach to teaching in the Pilates studio is informed by a love of movement as medicine, movement as an expressive and creative tool and movement performance.
I have a background as a dance performer, teacher and therapeutic movement practitioner. I love creating a challenge for clients to improve posture, CORE strength, functional global strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness.
I work with imagery and fluidity from my dance background, (Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Mary Bond, Eric Franklin, Feldenkrais). I use Myofascial Release techniques (from Tom Myers) and Muscle Balance Analysis (Al Schrobisch) to bring together my approach to working with strength, freedom and stability in movement and pain relief.
I am a certified Pregnancy and Post-Natal Pilates Specialist – trained with Carolyn Anthony, The Centre for Women’s Fitness, USA
APMA Senior Instructor, Member: LI2-16005
Leigh runs our last remaining Online class. You can let us know if you are interested in online classes. We may be able to schedule more. There are currently no vacancies.
Leigh is fascinated by the workings of the human body and how it functions when affected by injury or disease. She has postgraduate qualifications in the field of molecular biology and likes to understand how the body works at a cellular level as well as how components like bones, muscles and fascia interact functionally in normal or adapted movement. She entered the world of Pilates due to a musculoskeletal problem she developed and now enjoys working with a wide range of people to improve their health and well being. In her spare time Leigh enjoys walking, reading and photography.
APMA Senior Instructor, APMA Member:
Jenny has a long history of teaching fitness and Pilates. Her classes are a real pleasure to experience online and in studio. She has a particular flow to her workouts that comes from having more than 2o years teaching experience. She has recently qualified as a Yoga teacher so brings that wealth of knowledge to her work as well.