Lesley Batten - your instructor
The importance of professional tuition
Pilates is widely acknowledged to confer tremendous benefits if practiced according to its carefully-developed regime of exercises and movements. But we are not all alike and the principles need to be applied intelligently, with the right adjustments for individuals' particular physiology and condition. For this reason, it is important to place one's trust in the guidance of an instructor with thorough and comprehensive training in the genuine Pilates technique.
I am a Pilates Institute Level 3 Advanced Instructor - the highlest level of qualification in Pilates mat-work. I trained at the Pilates Institute in London with Michael King, Malcolm Muirhead and Nuala Coombs, all respected authorities in Pilates and authors of seminal books on the subject.
My Level 3 status qualifies me to teach matwork Pilates at all levels, to conduct one-to-one training sessions (including postural assessments) and to work professionally with specific groups such as expectant mothers and more senior clients.
I have been running successful couses in Bath since 2006.
With any discipline, it is essential to maintain currency with ongoing developments in the field through continuous professional development and regular networking with other active professionals. For this reason, I regularly participate in workshops and other events organised by official Pilates bodies in London and elsewhere.
Pilates Institute Matwork Diploma including the following elements:
Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) UK
Continuing Professional Development (recent courses)
I also have:
In addition, I have worked as a fitness instructor and have relevant qualifications in:
In order to realise the full potential of Pilates, it is important to work through a sructured and progressive programme devised sequentially to address the spectrum of muscular and postural developments embraced by the technique, tailored where necessary to suit any specific needs of individual clients.
I am absolitely dedicated to ensuring that my clients gain the maximum benefit from my classes. For this reason, my approach is based on three key principles: