MEET THE SPEAR PILATES TEAM
At SPEAR Sports Injury and Physiotherapy we specialise in sports injuries and neurological rehabilitation and our Physiotherapists rehabilitate clients using exercise therapy every day, so we are perfectly placed to teach Pilates classes.
Our expert knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and training with the APPI allow us to modify exercises to suit the individual client within a class, which ensures that every client is working at a level appropriate to them. Pilates classes run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at both Westhill clinic and Aberdeen Sports Village and you can read more about the benefits of physio-led pilates here:
Aberdeen Sports Village
Thursday 5.45pm – 6.45pm and 8pm – 9pm
Westhill SPEAR clinic
Thursday 10am – 11am, 6pm – 7pm and 7pm – 8pm
Meet the SPEAR Pilates team
“I am an APPI Certified Matwork Pilates Instructor and is our Pilates Coordinator. Her role involves overseeing our Pilates service. Although based in London, she returns regularly to Aberdeen to lead the Pilates inservice programme.
I also love the sense of community that builds within a class. I work you hard, but we all get to know each other so that the class is not a chore, but fun at the same time. I love how my clients (and me!) leave feeling like we’ve done something really beneficial for our bodies.
My favourite exercise is probably shoulder bridge because it provides so many benefits: stronger glutes and hamstrings as well as increased flexibility. There are also a huge number of variations that we can use when we teach, and so it almost never feels like the same exercise twice.”
“I started my APPI Matwork journey in 2015 after realising how much I would be able to use Pilates within the day-to-day practice for a variety of patients and I wanted to take it further than that and go into teaching. Since completing the series of courses I grew more passionate about Pilates and started attending classes, quickly noticing a difference in my core strength, balance and mobility.
My favourite exercise is a side kick as I can really feel the burn in glutes when doing this exercise. I like to use the magic circles in class for a bit of a challenge and some variety on the exercises. I started covering SPEAR classes in January this year and now take the Tuesday morning class in the Aberdeen Sports Village.”
“I got into Pilates after having a sore back myself and realising how mobile my back was and how little core strength I had to support myself! After attending classes for a year, and feeling the benefits, I completed my matwork 1 and 2 courses and started teaching classes in September 2016.
I really enjoy teaching and recently completed my matwork 3 to learn further progressions for the exercises and I look forward to using these in my classes during the next block. My favourite pilates exercise is scissors as I feel my core gets a really good work out!”
“One of the reasons I started Pilates was due to my long standing lower back and hip pain. I am now pain free in my lower back and have greatly improved my lower body and core strength which helps me self manage my hip injury. I also wanted to help educate others so they can experience the benefits from Pilates themselves and I initially started Pilates for my own learning to assist with my clinical practice after qualifying as a Physiotherapist.
My passion for Pilates inspired me to go on and complete my class instructors course. I completed my APPI Matwork Level 1 in October 2016 and Level 2 Class Instructor course in May 2017. My favourite exercise is the scissors because it really challenges your lower abdominal muscles and there are a number of variations that can be done with or without equipment to keep you on your toes and always challenge you when think you’ve reached your limit!”
SPEAR Pilates is available in 8 week blocks, please contact Hayley on 01224 900102 to book your sessions #teamSPEAR