"I have not needed my osteopath since finding London Pilates Studio"
“I discovered Vanessa Pearce and London Pilates Studio soon after it opened and immediately loved it. That was about three years ago. The classes are smalln and the space is clean and light. It is also more affordable than other Pilates classes, which is appealing.
Prior to this I had been seeing an osteopath for back pain, until one day he said, ‘If you do Pilates you won’t have to see me anymore.’ I had joined an local gym but was unhappy with the lack of supervision, especially in the classes. Plus I found it a bit mindless. But Vanessa keeps a close eye onn you in the class and always tailors the exercises accordingly. My osteopath was right: I have not needed treatment for three years and my back feelsn stronger than ever.
After six months of going to Vanessa’s classes I realised my core strength had increased a great deal. I noticed many changes in my day-to-day life. Forn example, being able to walk – sometimes run – all the way up tube escalators without passing out at the top.
Being fit and in shape plays a part in mental strength and the benefits filter into other areas of your life. I’m an artist specialising in environmentaln art and the work can be quite physical. I definitely don’t get as tired as I used to. Feeling strong and inhabiting your body more confidently, whichn Pilates develops, is fantastic.
Vanessa is a great teacher and pushes you without intimidating you. You’re never in danger of being neglected, becausen the class numbers are small. In larger classes I’ve found you’re not supervised properly and this can lead to injuries. I’ve recommended her to quiten a few others and dread the day she gives up or moves away.
I’ve also tried several other classes at the Studio, including the Cardio Tramp and the Reformer. It’s good to experiment withn the different instructors as each has their own way of teaching and there’s always a new technique to discover. Pilates is surprisingly effective andn more importantly, really enjoyable.”
Michèle Noach, Artist. www.michelenoach.com