About Us

Dee Matthews

Dee first started Pilates in 1999 to compliment her training as a Dancer gaining her BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Dance from Laban in 1999. After sustaining an injury in her 3rd year Dee used Pilates to help rehabilitate, was inspired to teach Pilates and has been teaching ever since. Dee certified in Pilates Matwork with the Pilates Foundation in 2007 and Modified Pilates Studio Equipment in 2011 with the APPI. She is currently studying the Classical Pilates method with Authentic Pilates UK and is a Pilates apprentice for Exhale Pilates London.

To further develop her knowledge, skills and understanding of the body and to compliment her training as a Pilates teacher, Dee qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist in August 2014 with Pro Active Training (ITEC Level 3).

  • 2003 BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Dance, Laban.

  • 2007 Pilates Foundation Matwork Certificate

  • 2008 Ante and Postnatal Pilates Certificate, Rachel Swindle.

  • 2011 APPI Studio Equipment, Modified pilates.

  • 2014 ITEC L3 Diploma in Sports Massage, Proactive Training

  • 2017 Authentic Pilates Australia, Classical Pilates Training with Exhale Pilates London

 

Some CPD courses I have attended recently:

  • September - Pilates for Hypermobility, Mary Thorton.

  • July 2016 Return to Life Conference, Isle of Man

  • February 2016 - Everybody Pilates Swansea - Teachers workshop

  • March 2016 Women on Fire, Women's Health conference

  • May 2016 PE Pilates - Deborah Kowley

  • June 2015 - JPilates Conference

  • Nov 2015 - Melt Method Workshop for Pilates Teachers

 

"Pilates is a very rewarding career and I enjoy teaching a wide variety classes from beginners to advanced, ante and postnatal pilates, studio classes and stability ball classes. Most of all I enjoy seeing my clients benefit from Pilates, whether it’s to be able to master a particular move, recover from an injury or just simply be able to move better and pain free again. Pilates is about moving well and the style of my classes are very much focused on giving you a better understanding of how your body moves and how to use your core efficiently. My classes are a blend of the contemporary and classical pilates approach and classes focus on combining breath & fluidity with precision and control enabling your body to develop strength and mobility"