Lou is passionate about the power of Pilates to make everyone feel better. She is keen to encourage people who wouldn't normally go near an exercise class to try Pilates. Her classes include people of all sizes, shapes and ages - including people who haven't done much exercise for a while! She ensures that the exercises are doable yet gently challenging - so that everyone can progress at their own rate.
Karen trained with Carolyn Bailey at Tula Training to gain a level 3 Pilates mat work qualification in 2016, Karen has been practicing Pilates since 2003, when an osteopath suggested that Pilates may help her congenital hip dysplasia. Regular Pilates classes not only helped to strengthen her weakened hips, but also reversed the postural problems which had manifested as a result, leading to reduced pain and full mobility. Karen has come to Pilates teaching from many years of supporting individuals with disability, autism and mental health, this brings an empathic approach to her classes along with a willingness to listen and tailor her teaching to individual need.