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 comfortable 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. Mats and cushions are provided and any other equipment which may be included in a session.
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!
Karen Coupland is a fully qualified Specialist Pilates instructor who is registered with the Register of Exercise Professionals UK since 2006 membership no. R0061826. I've been teaching pilates for eight years now and I teach small groups as well as one to one sessions from my private studio based in Loanhead Midlothian near Straiton I work with a wide range of people of varying ages and with different back grounds, some of them have been referred by Physio, GP, Chiropractor or Osteopath and others have recognised for themselves that they would benefit from taking up Pilates. I believe it's the differences in people however subtle or pronounced which fans my enthusiasim and passion for teaching and I've noticed how often people seem to wrongly worry that they won't be able to manage something like Pilates because of their age or because they have a disability or chronic illness.
One of the most rewarding areas of my work definitely has to be 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!
I first qualified as a Level 2 Pilates instructor with the Energywise Academy back in 2006, this followed in 2007 with a certificate in Fitness Pilates. In 2009 I advanced to a Level 3 Pilates instructor and during the same year received an Award for Adapting Physical Activity for Ante/Postnatal clients also with the Energywise Academy which is recognised by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In 2011, I received an Award for Chair Based Exercise for the Frail and Elderly with AMAC, as well as Pilates on the Ball with APPI. Within this same year I advanced to a Level 4 Specialist Instructor with Premier Training in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain.
In 2013 I received a Level 3 Award for Older Adults Specialist, in Adapting Exercise for Older Adults, with Lifetime. All of the above qualifications are fully accredited and meet with the Physical Activity and Health National Occupational Standards UK.