About

Movement For Wellness

I am passionate about teaching movement and believe it can help improve both physical and mental wellbeing; our bodies and minds are positively responsive to physical exercise - it needn’t be massively time consuming or always intense, just regular and varied.

A running injury brought me to Pilates and inspired me to further my existing Personal Trainer qualification to teach the many benefits of this method of movement. I continue to enjoy running, (injury free, with the help of Pilates and Yoga) and participate in 5k,10k and Half-Marathon races.

My teaching style comes from a desire to motivate, educate and empower my clients with energising, fun and uplifting classes, as part of a healthy & balanced lifestyle.

I offer small group, mat based Pilates classes in and around Dulwich and 1:1 Reformer Pilates from my boutique studio in Herne Hill/North Dulwich.

I also offer specialist instruction for Ante and Post Natal Pilates and Pilates for Runners.

I am delighted to also offer Pilates and Yoga Wellness Weekends at Tilton House, in the beautiful South Downs National Park in Sussex - the next one taking place is 11-13 October 2019 - absolutely no experience of Pilates or Yoga is necessary.

My qualifications have been gained through Body Control Pilates Association as well as other world renowned training organisations. Please see further details below.

I am a member of Register of Exercise Professionals- Advanced Level and Independent Yoga Network and hold current public liability insurance and first aid/CPR certificate.

Karen Meek Pilates Teacher
Karen is an extremely professional teacher. She really knows her stuff, and clearly explains the benefits of each Pilates movement we do, as well as showing us what not to do, and why. The classes are very enjoyable and beneficial.
— Cherry
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Training & Qualifications

In addition to the the qualifications below, I am committed to CPD (continuing professional development) & attend ongoing workshops and further training.

Body Control Pilates - London

Matwork teacher training (level 3)
Pilates for osteoporosis
Pilates for low back pain (level 4)
Pilates on the physio ball
Pilates on the foam roller
Pilates on the small ball & toning circle

Movement & adaptations (level 4)

Studio equipment qualifications - Reformer, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel & Spine Corrector

The Centre for Women’s Fitness - London

Exercises for diastasis recti/pubis symphysis and c-sections

APPI

Performance Pilates For Runners

Lisa B Pilates - Academy for Teachers

High Intensity Power Pilates (HIP Pilates)

Art of Motion/Anatomy Trains

Slings Myofascial Training for Movement Therapists

Sally Parkes Yoga - London

200hr RYT - Yoga Teacher Training

YMCAfit - London

Fitness Assessment & Exercise Counselling
Nutrition & Weight Management (level 3)
Ante & Post Natal Exercise (level 3)
Exercise to Music

University of East London

Human Movement in Sport & Exercise

 
Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.
— Joseph Pilates  
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About Pilates

The aim of Pilates, is to enable complete co-ordination of body, mind and spirit and restoring normal and natural movement of the body.

Natural, normal movement requires a focus on a combination of good joint and muscle activity, to enable good posture, balance, strength and flexibility.

Enhanced breathing, together with concentration, centring, control, flowing movement and precision are the principles used in the Pilates method to enhance natural and better movement patterns and good posture as well as providing a ‘feel good factor.’ 

The comprehensive anatomical Pilates training is recognised by physiotherapists and osteopaths, working with patients experiencing musculoskeletal conditions.

Pilates uses mat based exercises and studio equipment, both of which are suitable for all levels of fitness and Pilates experience.