She has brought to Ilkley her extensive experience gained working in studios around the world, in London, New York, the Caribbean and Australia, and in Pilates Teacher Training. Kirstin has been Pilates Instructor to some well-known celebrities including Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and Christie Brinkley.
"After all the years of teaching it still excites me to see the dramatic effect Pilates has for a client's confidence, and more importantly their quality of life. All my clients are taught Pilates as it was originally taught, on the equipment and progressing to Matwork which, if handled correctly, is superbly beneficial for them.
Safety is uppermost, together with developing an awareness of the body, whatever the ability of my clients. I spend an intensive time with everyone who comes to me, and it is very gratifying that this effort is rewarded by their progress and fitness.
I have been very lucky to have been taught by some of the best in the industry, including those taught by Joseph Pilates himself. I just want to share this knowledge."
Pilates Employment History
Travelling Personal Pilates Teacher & PA Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. USA 2006 - 2007
Resident Pilates Teacher COMOShambhala Retreat and Spa, Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands. 2005 - 2006
Senior Pilates Teacher BACKLUNDPilates, London UK. 2002 - 2005
Principal Pilates Teacher Pilates International, London UK and Bahamas. 2002 - 2005
First group of PMA Certified Pilates Teachers (Gold Certification/Pioneer)
USREPs Level 4
Industry Bridging to Certification IV in Pilates Instruction (91121 NSW) Pilates International, Sydney 2007
Cadillac Course PICAD01 NSW Pilates International, Sydney 2007
NVQ II in Sports and Fitness Instruction Teaching and Coaching 2001
NVQIII in Management 2001 TLC Associates, Bradford, UK
London Contemporary Dance School 1999 (Full degree scholarship)
Swindon Dance 1998
Northern School of Contemporary Dance Foundation 1997
Specialist Pilates Training
Hip and Knee Replacement Rehabilitation
Core Align Training
Anatomy Trains and Contrology
Reframe Core Control
Post /Ante Natal Pilates
Pilates and Children
Upper/Lower Crossed Syndrome
Breast Cancer Rehab
Fascial Rehab for Hip and Knee Replacement
Prosthetic Limb / Amputee Rehab
Pilates and The Psyche