Hi, I'm Aimée, a Level 3 Pilates teacher, based in Winchester, Hampshire, UK, and a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).
I was first introduced to Pilates by my physiotherapist whilst at university to help with a rowing- related bad back. Experiencing first-hand the benefits Pilates had on my rowing, as well as my running, cycling and skiing, I have been a fan ever since.
Following university I became a Publisher and saw how regular Pilates practice helped keep me physically and mentally strong. Pilates helped me counter the effects of modern life – sitting for long periods of time, working at a computer, and carrying heavy bags.
Keen to deepen my knowledge of Pilates and share my passion with others, I qualified as a Level 3 Pilates teacher in 2015. Having spent a couple of years teaching part-time around my full-time work commitments I decide to focus full-time on teaching Pilates and set Pilates with Aimée up in early 2017.
As well as teaching small group and private matwork classes as well as 1:1s I have gained further qualifications in teaching Gravity Pilates (similar to Reformer Pilates), ante and postnatal Pilates, and Pilates for over 65s.
During this time I have developed a deep passion for rehabilitation and functional fitness enabling my clients to return to pain-free movement.
I teach a range of matwork classes, private classes and 1:1s in and around Winchester, the Itchen Valley and Alresford, as well as matwork classes and Gravity Pilates classes and 1:1s at New Energy Fitness in Winchester. 1:1s can be arranged at a time to suit you at New Energy Fitness, a venue of your choice, or in the comfort of your own home.
I look forward to meeting you soon and helping you to build a healthy, happy body.
Pilates is an exercise method that builds core strength from the inside. Created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, Pilates aims to strengthen both the mind and the body. Working through a series of exercises, tailored to suit the individual, emphasis is placed on the quality and precision of movement as opposed to the quantity of repetitions.
Benefits from regular Pilates practice can include:
• Increased muscle strength and flexibility;
• Improved posture, balance, coordination, body alignment and joint mobility;
• A reduction in back pain;
• Greater body awareness;
• A reduction in levels of stress;
• An increased sense of general wellbeing.
Pilates is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, including those returning to exercise following injury or illness. The advice of your GP or health professional should always be sought prior to undertaking any new exercise programme.
If you have any questions regarding Pilates and whether it is a suitable form of exercise for you please don’t hesitate to ask. I would be happy to arrange a 1:1 assessment for anyone new to, or returning, to Pilates.