Collette also runs Click Active Pilates Rugby
Collette took up Pilates in January 2010 on the advice of her spinal consultant, primarily to strengthen her core muscles before a spinal fusion operation that could not be performed until after a long planned trip to South Africa in June 2010.
In a matter of weeks, she felt a remarkable improvement in her back and leg pain to the extent that the operation was avoided and, apart from a routine visit to her chiropractor every 8 weeks, Collette was able to self-manage her condition through Pilates. Thanks to Pilates, she is now stronger and fitter than she has ever been.
Having enjoyed Pilates so much, Collette felt that she wanted to know more and also wanted to pass on the benefits of Pilates to others. As a result, Collette undertook extensive STOTT PILATES training at YMCAFit in Central London in April 2012 and following rigorous practical and theory exams attained the level of certified STOTT PILATES Instructor.
STOTT PILATES is internationally renowned for the quality of its training and STOTT PILATES certified instructors are amongst the most sought after Pilates teachers in the world. They are known as the Ivy League of Pilates Instructors.
STOTT PILATES Essential, Intermediate and Advanced Matwork
QSTOTT PILATES Intensive Reformer
STOTT PILATES Injuries and Special Populations**
REPS Level 3 Pilates Instructor
CYQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates
CYQ Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology
CYQ Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology
First Aid at Work (St John’s Ambulance)
REPS - Member of The Register of Excise Professionals
**This includes rehabilitation, back pain, hip pain, shoulder issues, older adults, pregnancy (pre and post-natal), MS, ME, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and scoliosis.
Collette is continuously expanding her knowledge through further courses and workshops. These include:
Pilates with hand weights
Pilates Arc Barrel
Pilates Fitness Circle
Prenatal on the Mat
Prenatal with Stability Ball and Flex-Band
Programming for Scoliosis Management
Programming for Osteoporosis Management
Matwork for Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
Collette has been teaching group classes and one-to-one sessions in Coventry and Warwickshire since June 2013.
Her classes cater for all levels, all abilities and all conditions.
Collette ensures variety and challenge with appropriate modifications and progressions using various small equipment, such as flex bands, fitness circles, mini stability ball, stability cushion, roller, toning balls etc. This not only allows participants to progress at their own pace, but also ensures that the sessions are interesting and as challenging as participants wish.
Unlike many gym classes, Collette’s classes are kept small to ensure everyone receives the professional care and attention they deserve.