Simon is an excellent teacher.He is clear in his instruction. His lessons are paced well and varied.He sends recordings of each class to clients to practice at home .Highly recommended for anyone who wants to feel the benefits of a good Pilates class .
Simon has the highest standards of excellence for teaching Zoom Pilates. The classes are small so he can easily observe each person and correct if necessary. The exercises are precise , detailed and appropriate for everyone’s needs. Posture and balance are a priority , bands and weights are used to enhance certain positions. The booking and payment system is easy to use.It is a joy to take part in Simon’s Pilates and to have a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation at the end. I would recommend anyone to join!Trish
I've been attending Simon's classes for several years, initially in person (pre pandemic) but now on-line. I had some doubts how well Zoom classes would work, but I needn't have worried! Simon is without doubt an excellent teacher - his classes are very well planned and flow in a logical and progressive sequence. He is very articulate, communicating clearly in a relaxed and friendly manner, and he demonstrates each move in detail. He shows genuine concern for all his students and will always offer guidance, encouragement and support. What's not to like?!
I would recommend Simon's classes - he keeps them small which allows him to give individual attention to all participants. He goes at a pace that enables everyone to keep up and varies the exercises sufficiently to work different parts of the body.
Simon is an excellent teacher! He gives clear instructions as well as demonstrating movements so it is easy to follow. He also provides options if students have physical conditions so they can still engage at their own level. Although the tasks may not be energetic I always feel they have challenged me, as well as encouraging me to do better each time! I have learnt a lot about body awareness from his classes which certainly helps to keep me mobile as I increase in age! Highly recommended!
Simon has been my pilates instructor for many years. He has kept me mobile. He tailors his classes to the age and ability of his students. He observes his students correcting positions in a positive manner. He always takes into account any physical problems such as hip or knee replacements. Simon makes sure he knows his students and works with the individual to the best of that person's ability.Classes are well organised, enjoyable and run to time. I highly recommend Simon as a Pilates instructor
Been having Pilates sessions with Simon for a number of years now after a physiotherapist recommended it. My joint mobility and strength are definitely way better than they were before. Has helped in both playing sports (mainly tennis), and also more simple tasks like getting in and out of the bath, and gardening. Simon has a great awareness of different people's needs and abilities. More men should be doing this as they get into middle age. Highly recommended.
I have been attending classes with Simon for about eight years, both in a class room prior to covid and now on line.The length of time says it all, in a way, I have great confidence in his teaching ,and feel I really benefit from the classes.To illustrate how professional he is, six years ago when my daughter wanted to start attending his classes after a caesarean delivery, he ensured that he adjusted his teaching to suit her specific needs.Simon treats us all as individuals, I feel very comfortable with his guidance and support in his classes to ensure I get the best out of them.Thanks Simon .
A thoroughly enjoyable class. Simon pays care and attentions to every participants, I felt I was in safe hands. To do a Pilate class without traveling, and have all the benefit of being in a class, it is a luxury.
I have had 5 different Pilates teachers over 16 or so years and when the last one moved away in 2018 I found Simon who ran a class locally. I have to say that Simon is the best teacher I have had. He cleverly focuses on strengthening very specific muscle areas and teaches in a relaxed and friendly way. Even in online classes Simon carefully watches each individual, correcting and encouraging. I am finding myself thinking more about the way I move and trying to replicate what I have learned in class. It was helpful recently to visit Simon's studio for a session as he was able to address the particular problem I have with my shoulders which he can't really do in a class situation. I certainly recommend him.
I first practised Pilates over thirty years ago, and then moved on to yoga. I have problems with my back, and am not as young as I used to be, so thought I’d give Pilates another try. I feel very lucky to have come across Simon. I became instantly addicted, both to his online group classes and his one-to-one sessions . I attend both each week whenever possible. However well we eat, whatever other exercise we do, I’m now convinced that Simon’s way of supporting the health of our bodies, helping to make us move comfortably, getting into better physical habits, is the key to keeping moving in the future. He is thoughtful and knowledgable and makes sure that you get the most out of each session, whether it’s a group or an individual class. I have no hesitation in recommending him highly to anyone who is interested in looking after the future health of their physical being.Jo Green
I was referred to Simon by my osteopath whom I'd seen for recurring back pain. I'd had a few Pilates sessions in the past but wasn't sure what to expect.We started on Zoom during lockdown and - even remotely - Simon was quick to make me feel comfortable. He's such a skilled teacher - expert, astute and clear in his instructions and guidance. I've learnt such a lot with and from him about my own body and make progress in every session.Now we are able to meet in person in his studio which is immaculate. He's patient, kind and compassionate. He finds just the right balance between challenge and support and, to my surprise, I've found Pilates to be fun as well as healing thanks to Simon.I have never given a review on Google but am happy to for Simon because he's given, and continues to give, me so much.
As an ageing gent with an increasingly painful lower back problem (pinched sciatic nerve), I recognised reluctantly that I needed to take action. One of the surgeons I consulted strongly advised Pilates rather than a dangerous operation.I feel extremely fortunate to have found Simon for my introduction to this discipline. He is a highly effective teacher, demonstrating intelligence and care in choosing the right exercises for my particular condition. He explained things so well that after just the first session I was much more aware of the muscles I was using and what changes I needed to make.After 10 sessions I feel empowered to start helping myself. Relief won't come overnight but now I think I have some of the tools to make a difference. Simon's careful observations mean that I now know how to stand properly upright and how to distribute my weight evenly. Old habits need to be changed and Simon's guidance has given me a good understanding of why as well as what.Highly recommended.
Simon helped me with post surgery rehabilitation and it helped me a lot in gaining my strength and tone back. He was patient, with great attention to technique of the training. He ensured that I followed the right program that was designed to meet my needs. Highly recommend!