About Pilates

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Body Works work closely in conjunction with Viva Pilates.

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Viva Pilates wants you to find the strength of body and mind that pilates can bring.

Pilates can be gentle, demanding, rehabilitating and can suit all levels of fitness and ability. Come and experience the benefits that pilates can bring to your life at Viva Pilates.

Helen Barness

Pilates Instructor

Helen Barness, Pilates Teacher in Grays, Thurrock, Essex

Helen has been working in the fitness industry over the last decade, predominantly teaching exercise to music within a studio setting for Impulse Leisure – Blackshots, but has continued her personal fitness qualifications by obtaining her YMCA Personal Trainer award and GP Referral, Pre and Post Natal Certificates.

Over the last three years, Helen wanted to improve her understanding of strengthening the body from the inside out and looked to gain a qualification in Pilates. Helen felt that the STOTT PILATES method offered her a career path that would challenge and enhance her fitness industry skills.

Helen recently qualified as a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor, and is continuing to develop her skills in this area. Helen strongly believes that STOTT PILATES provide a safe and effective method of teaching Pilates that can be adapted and modified to suit everyone’s needs, and is particularly useful in rehabilitation as exercises can be designed to prevent as well as rehabilitate injuries. Helen is also REPS level 3 qualified (Register of Exercise Professionals).

You can see Helen's pilates website and blog here...