Everybody Pilates
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Amy Kellow

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What Does Pilates Mean to You?
Pilates has and always will be my go to exercise. It allows me to stay strong and connected to my body no matter what I put it through (or whatever it puts me through!) It makes me challenge myself and pushes me to achieve more.
What is your favourite form of Pilates workout?
This can change week to week depending on what I am working on but I love a reformer workout followed by a quick blast on the wunda chair. 
How do your fit Pilates into your routine?
I do pilates everyday in one way or another - I use what I know about the way pilates makes me feel in a lot of what I do. Physically I try and do a couple of workouts a week and every fortnight I keep in touch with my fellow teachers around the world by taking a skype lesson.
How have you benefited from doing Pilates?
There have been many ways that pilates has helped support my body - I always had a bad back as a teenager and adult and now down to the way pilates makes me use my body I am pain free. The body likes to challenge you though and I experienced nerve damage after a surgery a few years ago but again pilates made me aware of my body and helped me re-habilitate myself.
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Kerry Courtnell

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What Does Pilates Mean to You?
Pilates is a structured method that aims to lengthen, strengthen and align. It’s a full body workout for me. I get hot and sweaty and feel great!
What is your favourite form of Pilates workout?
I like both Reformer and Mat. If I want to find something specific then of course the whole system!! And Cadillac for all the upside down fun!!
How do your fit Pilates into your routine?
I try to attend 2 classes a week – reformer and mat and some personal mat workouts at home when I can.
How have you benefited from doing Pilates?
It helped me to lose weight and change my body shape in time for my wedding two years ago – and it still is! I definitely have more energy now.
Mike Speakman

Mike Speakman

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What Does Pilates Mean to You?
Strength and control. It is a continuous development process - there is always something to work on, no matter how long you have been practising! I love seeing how clients develop both technically and physically and seeing their reactions as they ‘get’ an exercise for the first time.
What is your favourite form of Pilates workout?
I like the flow and 'purity' of a mat session. It is all about the body, nothing else. You can also do it anywhere!
How do your fit Pilates into your routine?
I will try to do a workout before or after class about 4-5 times a week. I switch between the equipment and the mat and if I am away I will do a quick mat routine wherever I can find space.
How have you benefited from doing Pilates?
Both my posture and flexibility has improved greatly since taking up Pilates. I have also developed an awareness of many more parts of my body and how they are connected. I now feel muscles working in my body that I have never felt before. 
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Anna Page

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What Does Pilates Mean to You?
Pilates was initially a way for me to exercise in keeping with the principle that followed from my gymnastics background. I love the fact that every workout you discover new things about your body and your body grows with Pilates. I love when clients have the 'light bulb' moment and a connection or exercise suddenly makes sense and seeing the satisfaction that brings them.
What is your favourite form of Pilates workout?
I love to work out on the mat work and the Cadillac. Plenty of stretching and extension. 
How do your fit Pilates into your routine?
I am constantly working on my posture especially chasing round after my baby. It is very easy for mothers to have bad posture, stiff backs, shoulders and necks from cradling, cuddling, carrying and all other mummy duties. Pilates has definitely been a focus on a day to day basis even if it just thinking about my posture. I try to do 2-3 workout a week.
How have you benefited from doing Pilates?
It helped me to keep strong after not being active anymore after university then to aid my weight loss leading up to my wedding. It continues to help me stay strong after injuring my back.