Hi everyone, I’m Arleen. Thanks so much for visiting my website.
I’m an East Kilbride based Pilates teacher, wife to George and Mum to Tia and Geo. I began my fitness career back in 1990, as a trainee fitness instructor. I eventually went on to successfully manage health and fitness clubs in Glasgow and East Kilbride. When I became a Mum, I decided to swap the longs hours and the shift work to focus on teaching classes. I can’t believe that over 28 years later, I’m still doing a job that I absolutely love and still helping people reach their personal goals.
It wasn’t all plain sailing though. In January 2011, things changed. My Dad died.
I decided I’d had enough.
My motivation for teaching was gone. Bodypump, Bodybalance, LBT, Aerobics – all the classes I taught – I just had fallen out of love with teaching.
Then I discovered Pilates.
I decided to retrain in Pilates, Yoga and pregnancy & postnatal exercise. I wanted to choose this specialist route because I want to re-educate women on how to exercise both during pregnancy and afterwards. I also decided to train as an exercise referral teacher, allowing me to work with clients who suffer with any conditions which limit their ability to exercise. This then allowed me to specialise further. I had a particular interest in lower back pain having being a sufferer following the birth of my children, hence training as a Level 4 REPS Lower back pain specialist.
I've received training in the following disciplines so you are in great hands !!
- Active IQ Lower back pain specialist instructor
- Active IQ Pilates Teacher / Personal Trainer
- Active IQ Ante/post Natal teacher,
- Active IQ Exercise/GP Referral Teacher
- BSY NCFE Pilates teacher
- BSY Yoga Teacher
- YMCA Exercise to music & RSA Exercise to music,
- Fitkid OCR children's exercise instructor,
- Aqua Teacher
- Gym instructor
Additional modules and CPD training
EXACT Aquanatal instructor, Fitness Pilates instructor (Rachel Holmes),
Swissball instructor, Les Mills Bodypump, Les Mills Bodybalance, Salsacise , Keiser Spinning instructor. Postural Analysis & Movement Correction, Advanced Pilates biomechanics, Suspension and Silk Pilates. I specialised further with CPD's for pre and postnatal exercise to include Pilates for Pregnancy, bridging the Gap Pre/postnatal training, Diastasis Detective Pre/postnatal Instructor, Burrell education Advanced CPD in modern postnatal assessment, Core restore and functional exercise programming, Pregnancy Pilates impact Diastasis Recti resolution academy & Pregnancy Pilates Impact teacher training
Arleen gives consistent direction in her explanation and demonstration of positions, with adaptations to suit all levels. She is supportive in my aims and delivers helpful feedback on my progress which I find encouraging. Always positive and cheerful, Arleen brings energy and enthusiasm to each class.
P McDowall – Class member, Purple Dove EK
I have been attending Arleen’s Pilates classes at Nuffield for approximately 8 months following advice from my Physiotherapist. In Arleen I have found the consummate professional. Her communication skills are excellent, clear dictation and a smiling, likeable, approachable personality. Her subject knowledge is deep and extends beyond Pilates.
Linda Knighton, class member, Nuffield, EK
I fractured my hip in September 2010. I joined Arleen’s classes in July 2011 wanting to improve my muscle strength to support my hip joints, increase flexibility and improve posture. I have found Arleen’s classes an ideal fit. Her style of delivery is open and friendly and she is quick to praise our efforts.
Marilyn Graham, class member, Vital, Crutherland, EK
I have attended numerous Pilate’s classes over the years in different gyms with different instructors, and can say that Arleen is by far my favourite due to her friendly approach and first class Pilate’s technique.
Irene Anderson, class member, Nuffield, EK
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