17 years experience in Personal Training & Pilates Training
Following the serendipitous discovery by Milena of Elaine's Professional profile at the gym where she was mainly based, Milena and Will approached her and asked to join their small team of Pilates trainers. Elaine has been a staple with Platinum Pilates since 2010.
Elaine's career in Pilates evolved quite organically. Beginning almost 20 years ago as a Gym Instruction & Personal Trainer. Elaine has been teaching Pilates since 2003, originally offering it to her clients as an add-on to her personal training service and an alternative way to improve their core strength and general mobility. Nowadays, Pilates is Elaine's full-time career, into which she integrates shades of her Personal Training experience. She really has gone full circle!
Elaine's passion now lies with educating herself in ways to best utilize Pilates to enhance wellness and support better movement, especially in Women's Health-related issues - Pregnancy, Postpartum, Mid-Life Health, Bone Health, Pelvic Health Dysfunctions. We see Elaine's role in Platinum Pilates as one which offers clinical support to our Platinum Physiotherapy team, whilst continuing to feature as one of our Group Reformer trainers.
Elaine's style of teaching tends to lean toward the energetic side of the spectrum, with a inclination to be quite technical where and when the technicality is needed! She loves to offer full body workouts, whether she is teaching Level 1 or Level 4 clients, so that everyone leaves class having enjoyed a well-rounded movement experience. Having witnessed the rise in the popularity of Pilates here over the years, Elaine particularly loves how the perception of Pilates has changed from one of middle-aged women stretching on mats, to being one of a workout that can be as dynamically athletic as it can be a mindfully soothing and stretch-focused workout.
Away from the Studio, Elaine has a young family (a 5 year old girl and 2 year old boy), so a lot of their interests determine her extra-curricular interests, Moms and Dads, you know how it is! Elaine loves hitting the gym for a class or a buddy training session; taking mini-holidays by herself for work-related workshops; watching psychological thrillers, autobiographical or real-life crime documentaries (the interest in which her husband just does not understand) and occasionally hitting up a couple of club nights with her girlfriends for drinks, dancing and seeing life outside the house!
Pilates helps me to slow down! The thing I love most is the connection you feel with yourself during it - that purposeful & controlled movement of your body, and the mental focus required to get each exercise Just Right."
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Quick, inexpensive and so healthy. Gluten free, dairy free, nut free and high in plant based protein, This soup is ideal for vegans and vegetarians too.
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The concept of logging the personal journey to a healthier, trimmer and more mobile body, that our clients could draw some inspiration or new knowledge from.
I eat healthily probably about 75% of Christmas, because I just can’t bear how yuck I feel when I overdo it!I will enjoy all the trimmings for 2-3 days but then clean up my diet.
Super nutritious soup that will help keep you satisfied as you try to lose the last few pounds.
Sometimes all it takes is some new trainers to get you going and spur you on…