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Hi I’m Louise
I’m a Pilates Institute Instructor and running enthusiast. I’m 56 and still run when I want and for as long as I want thanks to my regular Pilates practice! I’ve passed the APPI Pilates for Runners Course and the American College of Sports medicine qualification, Oh and I’m also a Canicross Instructor (running with dogs) I’ve had my share of injuries and I’ve felt the power of Pilates to help me heal and stop it happening again.
Just 10 minutes a day (or 3-4 times a week) will improve your running technique, strength & flexibility. Little and often is better than one long session a week. This is great because if you want to keep on running, you only need to find 10 minutes in your day! You can do that so you can keep running, can’t you?
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I am fairly new to running (2+ years), I wanted to do something that was specifically focused on running. Pilates for Runners was a great option for me as the exercises are short, memorable and I can do them whenever I want (i.e. even when brushing my teeth). I also wanted to avoid getting injured. I love taking the sessions online with Louise as I could join from outside of the UK (I’m based in the Netherlands). Louise is an exceptional teacher – she explains every exercise so clearly and gives you feedback on your technique too.
Louise’s Pilates for Runners membership is a must for runners. The first class I did left me exhausted, but in a good way. I felt like I had experienced a thorough stretch (which I confess I rarely do after a run) and spending the class focusing on my pelvic alignment and my core muscles took such intense concentration but crucial to efficient running when you consider that running is essentially a series of one-legged movements.
I remember feeling incredibly calm and relaxed afterward, and I had a brilliant night’s sleep too!
I love the fact that the classes are live, so Louise can closely monitor my technique to ensure I’m getting the most out of the movements. I’m really happy that Pilates is now part of my regular routine, and I feel much stronger for it.
I’ve been part of the Pilates for runners’ membership for a couple of years and it has helped so much with my running, it means I stretch properly every week and it’s helped with my many niggles.
Louise is a total pro but loads of fun too, and cares so much about her clients and building a warm and friendly community.
Honestly, she sees everything and can correct you despite watching others through a screen, she is like a HAWK!
The membership has become part of my routine and I absolutely love how she runs the classes.
If you’re thinking of working with Louise, please don’t be put off by the online, honestly, it is brilliant to have the sessions to use whenever you like and the live calls.
She gives so much and it’s brilliant to be a part of it.