About SAM

I have always been interested in health and fitness, and after years of injuries, I made Pilates the centrepiece of my training. This has helped me achieve far greater awareness of my own body, maintain my tone, sharpen my focus, avoid injury and improve my overall performance.

Pilates, through the Body Control Pilates® method, has also enabled me to help not just high-level athletes, but also people seeking to enhance their quality of life and sense of wellbeing, through a range of exercises tailored to their individual needs.

I am now a Level 3 Pilates Matwork Instructor, a Biomechanics Coach, a Foundation Training Instructor, a fully qualified Studio Equipment Instructor, an Equipilates Instructor, a Back4Good Instructor and a GP Exercise Referral Instructor. I am also a Supervising Instructor for Body Control Pilates.

What I particularly like about Pilates
is the way Pilates principles can be applied
to everyday activities and life.

My objective is to help my clients achieve freedom of movement and mind. To do this, I focus on teaching good movement patterns, correct posture and different breathing techniques. I believe that minds and bodies connect through movement.

My classes range from restorative sessions for people with lower back pain, health issues or those recovering from injury, to working with athletes aiming to improve their performance. 

I love the energy and the flow of teaching matclasses in the studio and online, but also love teaching on specialised studio equipment, to develop better body awareness and help training progress more quickly.

Over the years, I have also enjoyed adapting the Pilates method to meet the needs of older people, to help them retain their physical fitness, functional independence and psychological wellbeing into old age.

I currently teach at the boutique studio of Winchester Pilates, at Brockenhurst Village Hall and Chilworth Hall. I also travel to people’s homes across the Southampton, Winchester and New Forest area.

Teaching online during the Covid-19 lockdown has been particularly rewarding during what has been a challenging time for many, and I hope to do more work online in the future.