Thanks to the friendly, patient and well trained personal attention I’ve received from Elisabeth since having surgery to remove a disc, I no longer have pain in my lower back and the weakness is improving with each session. Pilates is a lot easier than you think and the movements are gauged to your own personal strengths/weaknesses. I’m extremely glad I took the plunge as it has made an enormous difference to the way I walk and my general energy levels which I believe increase with each lesson.
Elisabeth trained as a professional ballet dancer in France, and performed for a number of years with the Nice Opera Ballet Company and the London City Ballet.
She has taught ballet to children and also participated in the development of social activities within the ex-pat communities while living abroad, primarily through choreographing and performing for amateur shows.
During her time working in these fields, Elisabeth developed a strong interest in the fitness industry. She returned to France in 1993 and trained as a fitness instructor, whilst obtaining a French National Diploma in gymnastics and associated sports (BEEGDA). This led to an active involvement in sports tuition, youth gymnastics and low-impact fitness aerobics.
After the birth of her third child, whilst living in Brazil, Elisabeth discovered a passion for the philosophy of Pilates.
Combining her extensive knowledge within the ballet, fitness and gymnastics industries, Elisabeth continued her studies with the U.K. Pilates Institute in Paris for a further two years. In 2004 she gained her qualification as a Certified EREPS Fitness & Pilates instructor. This enabled her to teach basic and advanced mat Pilates, along with the use of equipment. It also certified her to cater for special needs requirements, such as seniors, pre-natal and post-natal rehabilitation.
Experiencing an overwhelming success locally, Elisabeth introduced her classes into a number of well-being centres across Paris.
Elisabeth acquired the UK Level 3 Pilates qualification, allowing her to teach in the United Kingdom and is continuing her studies of rehabilitation via advanced anatomy and physiology courses.
Now located in the idyllic location of Farnham, Surrey, Elisabeth owns an Allegro Tower System Reformer, along with other equipment.
Reasons To choose Elisabeth
What People Say About Elisabeth
My Chiropractor recommended I start some 1-1 Pilates sessions with Elisabeth to help with a stiff lower back, difficulty in moving/bending and pain from years of sleeping on a very soft mattress. I now feel stronger and am moving much better. Elisabeth is fun to work with but also has a serious and informative approach too. She is very knowledgeable and shares this freely, enabling me to understand the exercises and how to use them in my other activities. I like the 1-1 attention as it is geared to my specific issues and has enabled me to be more conscious of my body/movements and what I can do to improve. it looks simple but is actually hard work and enables you to develop more strength and endurance.
Seeking help to relieve general stiffness and pain in the illiopsoas, I began Pilates with Elisabeth and have noticed a general improvement in my health.
Even though I did some gym work over the years, I lacked flexibility and had occasional back pain. Thanks to Elisabeth’s individual instruction I feel stronger and healthier. Just do it, you’ll feel the difference!
Working with Elisabeth has not only improved my bad posture and associated symptoms, but has also given me an overall feeling of well-being”. Try it!