|18th May 2013|
Pilates Classes in Reading & Henley on Thames with Deborah RichardsonFollow @@debpilates4me
Specializing in Rehabilitation, Pre/Post Natal Pilates and Pilates for Horse Riders
Deborah's approach to teaching Pilates is holistic and unique as she is a qualified sports massage therapist, muscle activation therapist and Pilates teacher. She combines her knowledge of the body and how it works to tailor Pilates exercises to ensure she works with the client to meet their individual needs whilst keeping the client safe. Deborah is a fully qualified equipment and mat work Pilates Teacher trained by Alan Herdman at his studios in Central London. Alan Herdman is a world renowned Pilates expert, who brought Pilates to the UK in 1971 and holds the title of 'Master Teacher', only one of a handful of teachers in the world to achieve this status.
Deborah teaches Pilates using Pilates equipment such as the Reformer, Trapeze Table, Arc and Spine Corrector at her studio in Sonning which is conveniently located for Reading, Woodley and Henley on Thames. Pilates practiced on equipment provides a more challenging exercise program where they find pleasing results are quickly achieved.
Deborah's clients come from all walks of life and use their time in the studio to achieve a more toned, healthier body or to relieve stiffness and tightness from everyday life. Some come to improve their posture and balance whilst others come to the studio to rehabilitate from an injury or operation.
Deborah is a graduate of the prestigious London School of Sports Massage with a BTEC Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage. She is a qualified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner. Where appropriate, she uses NLP to counsel patients to help them to relax, overcome any anxiety they may be experiencing and to help them achieve their goals. She has attended a Be-Activated course given by Douglas Heel a Physiotherapist who works with the South African Rugby team, LA Galaxy and famous golfers. Be-Activated identifies patterns in the body that are not functioning correctly and by activating allows the body to find balance and correct body sequence.
Deborah regularly attends courses to keep up to date with the constantly evolving Pilates exercises. Courses attended this year include Be Activated with Douglas Heel, Pilates and the Arc Barrel, Pilates for the Horse Rider and Pilates for the Shoulder.
As a former county hockey player, accomplished horsewomen and cricket player, Deborah has a strong appreciation of the physical demands for sports performance. This keen knowledge is fundamental to Deborah’s holistic approach to tailor programmes to an individual's needs.
The Pilates4me studio is easily accessible to the local area including Sonning, Reading, Henley on Thames, Woodley, Wokingham, Twyford, Caversham, Lower Earley, Earley, Maidenhead, Shiplake, Peppard and everywhere in between!
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