Ilana is a qualified and experienced, advanced level Pilates instructor. Ilana has a BSc in Biology, she is also a qualified Gym instructor and has studied Pilates to an advanced level with a number of teachers, with varying styles. Ilana has studied martial arts including boxing and Tai Chi and has recently been learning basic Alexander Technique and running skills. After breaking her back in two places (whilst horse riding), Ilana studied Pilates to create a programme to effectively manage pain and then build and maintain the strength in her back.
Ilana is a dog enthusiast, watches cricket for days at a time and runs regularly. She ran the Great North Run and favours 10km distances.
Classes are suited to the individual's needs. Ilana starts thoroughly with the basics, then works steadily progressing exercise levels in both skill and strength. This ensures that muscles are engaged to support and strengthen the total body, whilst focussing on any areas of weakness. Group classes are both challenging and enjoyable. Fresh and varied exercises ensure that you stay interested and you continue increasing your effort and workload. Most importantly, the Pilates classes you attend work a range of muscles, in a balanced way, giving overall benefits to your body. Ilana will help you if you have any particular areas of your body on which you particularly wish to focus or protect.
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