Karen

 

Karen

EDINBURGH PILATES - Pilates Just For You

Here you can expect to find the Pilates class with a difference!

Have you ever felt lost and bewildered at the back of a class unable to see clearly what it is you are expected to do? You think you might be doing the movement correctly ...

Edinburgh Pilates is designed to give you a more personal and improved quality of class. With classes held in a beautiful and relaxed environment and with small groups of between two and four you can expect to receive warm and friendly yet detailed and precise instruction and guidance throughout each class.

All Pilates movements are given with clear step by step instruction and sometimes hands on assistance -correcting and assisting the way an individual is standing, sitting or lying so that help can be given in learning how to perform the exercise movement in the correct postural alignment!

At Edinburgh Pilates one of the most rewarding areas of work definitely has to be in helping people discover and create their ideal programme, allowing each person to tune into their own physical needs and becoming aware of their body. Getting rid of old habits and feeling healthier and happier, all of this combined brings about exceptional results for that person, it is life changing! Karen believes it's the differences in people however subtle or pronounced which fans her enthusiasim and passion for teaching.

Karen Coupland is the Founder and Managing Director of Edinbiurgh Pilates Just For You, where she has been teaching for nine years. She is a fully qualified Specialist Pilates Instructor who is registered with the Register of Exercise Professionals UK since 2006 membership No-R0061826.

Teaching from her private studio based in Loanhead Midlothian near Straiton, just off the city by-pass, she first qualified as a Level 2 Pilates Instructor back in 2006 this followed in 2007 with an award in Fitness Pilates. In 2009 she advanced to a Level 3 Pilates Instructor and during the same year received an award for Adapting Physical Activity for Ante/Post Natal clients. In 2011 she received an award for Chair Based Exercise for the Frail and Elderly as well as Pilates on the Ball with APPI. Within this same year Karen advanced to a Level 4 Specialist Instructor in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain and in 2014 received a Level 3 award in Adapting Exercise for Older Adults.                                                                                               All of the above qualifications are fully accredited and meet with the Physical Activity and Health National Occupational Standards UK.