What better time to write my first blog than in Coeliac Awareness Week (8-14 May). It was only after fracturing my left hip, whilst running my first half marathon, that led me to be diagnosed with Coeliacs disease and also resulted in me finding Pilates. This helped me recuperate from my injury and has made me stronger and more flexible than I ever was.
I was so impressed with my results, that I wanted to understand more about how Pilates worked. I decided to take my interest further by becoming a qualified instructor
Coeliac is a lifelong autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten. It stops you absorbing vitamins and nutrients and as a result I had developed brittle bones. These had weakened from lots of running, ultimately leading to my hip fracture.
Fortunately my physiotherapist recommended Pilates as part of my recovery and I found that Pilates not only helped me to get back on my feet quickly, but it also improved my strength, posture and flexibility.
I was so impressed with my results, that I wanted to understand more about how Pilates worked. I decided to take my interest further by becoming a qualified instructor. I qualified with STOTT PILATES® which is regarded as one of the world’s leaders in the Pilates field.
Because of my injury and my experience with my clients, I can see firsthand how people of any age and fitness level can benefit from Pilates; from teenagers, to the sedentary office worker, professional athletes to older people.
During a class you will mobilise your joints whilst making your muscles stronger and/or more efficient. This is why it works so brilliantly to manage pain and posture. There are also lots of modifications for each exercise making it adaptable for all.