Personal Pilates/fitness trainer?


#1

Hi, hoping for some recommendations. I’ve had back trouble for a long time and know it’s because I have a weak core - I have had some really good advice from the folks at the Honor Oak Wellness Rooms, but think it would be really helpful to get some 1:1 Pilates instruction and potentially some specific physio advice/exercises. Any recommendations? Love the lady that does my class but I don’t think she does private classes.


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#2

Speak to Adam at Twist Studios on Dartmouth Road.

He does personal training & is very highly rated in these circles.

If he can’t help I’m sure ha can point you in the right direction of someone that can.

Pop by my shop & I’ll take you up there to meet him if you like.


#3

Also if acupuncture is of interest to you for your back “Andrew Fung” is amazing and local & I can dig out his details for you if you like :slight_smile:


#4

Aww thanks Pauline - Andrew sounds like a great suggestion, I’ve not been to the Dartmouth Road place. We’re away this weekend but will pop by soon!


#5

I’ll dig out Andrews details for you :slight_smile:


#6

One place tops the rest in SE23, IMHO: http://studioone-pilates.com/. Ask for Iovana (@iovana on this site).


#7

Hi Irmani. Snap! Sorry to hear about it - I’ve have a bad back too, on and off for years. Have you thought about yoga? Local teacher Amanda is terrific. I booked her last week for a one to one, back specific session which has worked wonders. Pilates is good; I love it too, however it focuses more on abs than backs. Just a thought. You can find her at www.suntreecircle.wordpress.com.


#8

Actually Pilates works your core, which is not the same as your abs. You can have a rock solid core from Pilates without gaining so much as a hint of a six-pack. The core lies deeper and supports the back. I think whether or not it helps your back depends on the cause of the pain and/or injury. Pilates certainly sorted out my back issues which were related to me having hyper-mobility (which is not a good thing!)


#9

Fair point Rachael; I’m happy to stand corrected (nice and tall, with shoulders down and imagining a piece of string pulling the top of my head to the ceiling…).
I’ve done and love both yoga and Pilates, and notice a difference in what each one achieves. I gues with the right teacher, either discipline will certainly be most beneficial in managing back issues, as you and I, thankfully, seem to have found.


#10

Thanks for all the recommendations everyone - I will get in touch with a few trainers and see who I click with!