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Neil Smith, Pilates Instructor at Ruislip Pilates

Neil Smith, Pilates Instructor at Ruislip Pilates

Pilates Instructor: Neil Smith

It was after my second spinal operation, my physiotherapist recommended that I try a course of Pilates to improve my long standing back condition. Within a short space of time, plenty of hard work and dedication, my back pain had gone and I was moving without discomfort for the first time.

This prompted me to look at a career change and I decided to become a Pilates Instructor. I studied with Michael King at the Pilates Institute to gain my initial qualifications and I am fully certified in Pilates Institute Matwork and Equipment CYQ Level 3. I went on to become a teacher trainer for the Pilates Institute which is widely used and taught by Physios today.

Looking to further my knowledge of the Pilates technique I have studied the Classical or Original system for the last 2 years with second generation teacher Karin Locher at her school CPM Education. Karin has worked with many first generation teachers Mary Bowen, Lolita San Miguel and the late Kathy Grant who were taught directly by the great man himself Joseph Pilates.

I am fully qualified as an instructor with CPM Education which is the only PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) registered school in the UK.

As well as teaching Pilates here at Ruislip Physio I also work for the NHS at the Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea where I teach Pilates to all staff to improve posture and long term injuries.