ABOUT


Welcome to Pilates with Precision

Please read on to find out a bit more about your teacher Michelle Elliott, my qualifications and my passion for improving both the mind and body through pilates.

I qualified in 2008 as a Level 3 pilates teacher with the Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA), widely seen as Europe's foremost professional body for Pilates teachers.

Members of the association must work to a strict Code of Practice governing teaching standards, professional ethics and continuing education.

Following a whiplash injury and prolonged periods working in office environments, I discovered pilates to be a great complement for treatment of my neck and back pain. This experience and years of suffering from lower back pain as a teenager inspired me to train as a pilates teacher with the BCPA and later in 2012 to become a Back4Good® Practitioner and a Level 4 lower back pain advanced exercise instructor. All Back4Good® Practitioners are registered with BackCare, the charity for healthier backs.

In 2018, I began my training to become a Level 4 pilates instructor which is the highest level of training in contemporary pilates, this may take some time... I also regularly attend matwork and pilates equipment classes in the classical pilates method so my education in Joe Pilates orginial method also continues.

In the past, I have enjoyed a wide range of sporting activities including skiing, snowboarding, running, cycling, surfing and horseriding - generally anything outdoors. I strongly believe pilates has improved my core stability, flexibility and strength in all of these sporting activities.

In recent years, I have been kept busy with the demands of two young children and I practised pilates during both my pregnancies and post-natal periods. This experience taught me a lot and has led to an increased understanding in the changes to a woman's body during and after childbirth and how pilates can improve pelvic health in men and women.

I currently offer a selection of matwork and small equipment classes and private lessons for beginners, improvers and intermediates.

If you are interested in training on the pilates equipment, I can offer classes on the cadillac and reformer in my home studio.

Michelle in a pilates posture

 

2008 - Level 3 pilates teacher qualification

2009 -  Intermediate matwork teacher course

2009 - Matwork certification update

2010 - Conchita Del Campo's Balls Workshop

2011 - Pilates  with the band

2011 - Toning circle with Conchita Del Campo

2012 - Level 4 lower back pain advanced exercise instructor

2015 - Reformer 1, chair 1 and cadillac 1 courses

2015 - Kendra Pilates Franklin method: Relax your neck, liberate your shoulders

2016 - Feldenkrais method: Healthy computing

2016 - Kendra Pilates Franklin method: Imagery for a healthy spine

2016 - Bone Health qualification - level 3 award in designing pilates programmes for bone health (osteoperosis and osteopenia)

2016 - Reformer qualification - can teach to advanced level on the reformer and other equipment

2017 - Psoas clever guy of the pelvis

2018 - Level 4 pilates teacher 2 day workshop: Movement