Our Pilates Instructors

Sarah Ratcliffe

Pilates Co-ordinator

+ Level 3 Advanced Body Control Pilates Instructor
+ Level 4 Lower Back Pain Specialist
+ Level 3 Bone Health (Osteoporosis) Specialist
+ Level 2 YMCA Exercise to Music Instructor
+ Level 2 Gym Instructor
+ Specialised training in Pre and Post Natal Pilates, Scoliosis, Hip Replacements
+ Pilates For Golf
+ Body Control Pilates Supervising Teacher
+ Comprehensively trained in small equipment including Foam rollers, Small balls, Fitballs, Magic circles, Bands
+ Cranfield University Bioenergetics / Lightning Process Graduate

Bio

Sarah qualified as a Pilates Instructor with Body Control in 2009 having worked part time in the fitness industry for over 25 years. Initially teaching Step Aerobics and Exercise to Music in the 90’s whilst following a career in Business and then relocating to Hampshire and training as a Pilates Instructor. Sarah is passionate about the benefits of Pilates, experiencing them within her own body and supporting client’s development, particularly those with back pain. In recent years, Sarah has developed a deeper interest in Mindful Movement and is pursuing continued personal development around the neuroscience of pain and illness.

Dominique Dean

Pilates Instructor

+ Level 3 Advanced Body Control Pilates Instructor
+ Reformer and studio equipment trained
+ Level 3 Bone Health (Osteoporosis) Specialist
+ Specialised training in Pre and Post Natal Pilates and Scoliosis
+ Comprehensively trained in small equipment including Foam rollers, Small balls, Fitballs, Magic circles, Bands
+ Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Teacher

Bio

Dominique has practiced Pilates since 2003, first encountering it through ballet training.  This developed her interest in how Pilates could be used to rehabilitate from injuries, learn better body awareness, movement patterns and focus.  She is passionate about passing this knowledge of functional movement to a wider audience, working with both children and adults, and also having particular interest in restorative teaching.  Currently she is undergoing more training on working with amputees and clients with scoliosis.

Hannah Plom

Pilates Instructor

+ Level 3 Advanced Body Control Pilates Instructor
+ Level 3 Bone Health (Osteoporosis) Specialist
+ Reformer Qualified
+ Specialised training in Pre and Post Natal Pilates, Older Population, Scoliosis, Hip Replacements, Low Back Pain
+ Comprehensively trained in small equipment, including Foam Rollers, Fitballs, Small Balls, Magic Circle, Bands

Bio

Hannah trained as a Pilates Teacher with Body Control Pilates in 2010.

Hannah realised the magic of Pilates after experiencing lower back pain while working as a Children’s Librarian, and has more recently experienced its power aiding her recovery from hip surgery. Her decision to train as a teacher came from her desire to share the benefits – and her love – of the method.

Hannah is now focussing her training on the large Pilates Studio equipment, and is also working towards a Level 4 qualification – the Certificate in Instructing Applied Pilates Mat Work. This qualification is currently only available to Body Control Pilates Teachers and is the highest level of achievement within the health and fitness industry. It demonstrates the advanced knowledge and skills to teach Pilates across a very broad spectrum of clients, including special population groups and those involved in specific activities. The qualification is endorsed by Ofqual and Active IQ.

Karen Sanchez

Pilates Instructor

+ Bachelor of Education degree
+ Level 3 Advanced Body Control Pilates Instructor
+ Pilates for the Older Person
+ Osteoporosis and Pilates; bone safe movement
+ Pre and post hip replacement exercise
+ Pilates for pregnancy, and post-natal
+ Pilates props and small equipment

Bio

After over 20 years of primary school teaching Karen changed careers after experiencing the benefits of Pilates. She enjoys the holistic approach to movement; the functional benefits and the way that the Pilates Method really compliments all aspects of movement.

Karen gained my Level 3 qualification with ‘Body Control Pilates’ in 2001 and has been teaching in the Romsey and Southampton area ever since.

Exercises to promote ‘active aging’ and bone safe movement are of particular interest as she teaches many active retired people. Karen has Osteoporosis and Pilates based movement has enabled her to remain strong and continue an active lifestyle.

She has a busy timetable of classes, and is fortunate to have a loyal client base, many of whom have been with me for over 14 years.

She is constantly inspired by the positive attitude and ability of her clients and the way in which Pilates helps to maintain strength and flexibility.

Sigrid Swanzy

Pilates Instructor

+ Level 3 Advanced Body Control Pilates Instructor
+ REPS (Registered Exercise Professionals)
+ Level 3 Bone Health (Osteoporosis) Specialist

Bio

Sigrid is a Level 3 Matwork Pilates Instructor through the method of Body Control Pilates. She qualified in July 2016 and has since gone on to attend Pilates for Bone Health course and understanding medical conditions. Sigrid discovered Pilates through ballet and immediately realised the benefits. Sigrid is now working towards her Level 4 qualification.