Clare first discovered Pilates in her 20’s as a remedy for chronic back, hip and shoulder problems caused by a childhood accident. She began practicing Pilates at the renowned Alan Herdman studio in London where she learned how to move in a way that enhanced spinal function, managed the old injuries, plus improved her overall strength and mood.
After qualifying as a Personal Trainer in Sydney it became evident to Clare that Pilates was the missing link to improving movement, managing or avoiding injuries and creating a challenging workout in a safe environment.
Clare’s sessions work both the body and the mind in a format aimed at strengthening the core muscles to tone the body, whilst improving posture and mobility. Her teaching style leaves the client with a sound understanding of why they are performing the exercises plus a feeling of achievement after each session! Intensity levels (load, exercise complexity and time under tension) are adjusted according to a client’s needs and current ability. This makes Pilates equally applicable to athletes and those who train more traditional strength using weights as it is to someone who has a more sedentary lifestyle or rehabilitating an injury.
Clare incorporates a variety of exercises ranging from more traditional Pilates through to the modern field of Integrated Functional Movement, and includes the use of various equipment to create the ultimate environment for learning and development…enhanced by a healthy dose of fun!