In 2005 I trained with Body Control Pilates Academy. I chose Body Control because they have a wealth of experience and expertise. They pride themselves on taking their teachers through vigorous training methods, looking closely at anatomy, and sitting an anatomy exam approved by Cambridge University along with a theory paper on the Pilates method. Once fully qualified, teachers, including teacher trainers, must continue their training throughout the year. Constantly developing and improving new skills. 

Lea’s continued development and training:

  • Level 3 certified mat work
  • Level 4 training (first year university level)
  • Reformer certified
  • Large studio equipment
  • Small studio equipment
  • Posture analysis 
  • Functional movement
  • Pre and post pregnancy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Neurological conditions (stroke, Parkinson’s and MS)
  • Foot and gait health
  • Fascia release using small equipment
  • Online classes and video’s

UK National Standard

In 2005, the UK became the first country to introduce a National Standard. This governs and ensures that Pilates teachers have the relevant skills and knowledge to teach matwork classes. Skills Active and the Register of Exercise Professionals endorse this Standard and are recognised by the European Health and Fitness Association.

Body Control, the largest facilitator of Pilates in Europe, was the first association and provider of Pilates to be approved against the standard.