About me

 

I came to Pilates in an unconventional way. Like for many of my colleagues,  Pilates is not my first profession, not even the second  - but it seems to be my calling. Having spent some 20 years in the City of London, commuting, unreasonable demands on my time and distorted work / life balance took their toll and made me look for an alternative career, one that I could be more in control of.

 

I first stumbled across Pilates in 1997, when after a particularly stressful time in my life, my back simply "went". Pilates was still in its infancy in the UK, but I was lucky that the physiotherapist who I saw for my back heard about it and recommended to give it a try.

 

I was a convert from the first lesson. What an inspiration! The back heeled soon enough, I regained the full movement and was able to carry on with other forms of exercise, even high impact like running, without worry that my back may go again.

 

I decided to train as a teacher in 2001 and I haven't looked back since. My initial training was with Body Control Pilates, known for its rigorous approach to teacher training. I am a member of Body Control Pilates Association whose members are required to work to a strict Code of Practice governing teaching standards, professional ethics and continuing education.

 

Since my initial training I've upgraded my qualifications to include:

  • Body Control Pilates (BCP) Basic and Intermediate Mat Certification
  • BCP Reformer Intermediate and Advanced certification
  • Comprehensive Studio Certification
  • Level 4 Advanced Exercise Instructor (Back Care)
  • Back4Good Certification
  • Polestar Rehabilitation Certification
  • Therapeutic Pilates Certification
  • Level 3 - Exercise for Older Adults Certification


For the past thirteen years now, I have been working as an independent Pilates teacher. I enjoy every minute of it and the freedom of being my own boss. I can already look back on many happy hours during which I was able to help my clients reach the goals they had set for themselves and in particular when get free of debilitating back or neck aches.

Contact me:

 

Lidia Webb

Pilates SW19

 

07789 435 875

 

lidia.webb@pilatessw19.co.uk

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