Sam White, Founder and Principle Teacher
Despite a sporty youth, I only discovered Pilates in my 30's, when badly executed gym and military-style work outs and a sedentary desk-bound job resulted in neck and shoulder pain. At 40+ I'm now stronger than I was in my 20's, thanks to Pilates and the way in which it influences how I move and carry myself in everyday life.
In 2011 I enrolled as a Teacher trainee with Body Control Pilates, keen to take my learning to a new level. My early Pilates training re-ignited my undergraduate learning in Physiology and Anatomy (I studied Biochemistry at Uni).
A fully certified Body Control Pilates & REPs Level 3 Matwork and Reformer Teacher, I remain committed to ongoing training and am currently working towards Level 4 Pilates; a goal-oriented qualification which focuses on the science of movement at joint level and how to adapt programs for the needs of one’s client, whether this be an athlete, an office worker, a busy mum or someone with an injury. As a keen runner, rower, cyclist, skier and novice triathlete I have a particular interest in the application and relevance of Pilates in Sport; I recently smashed 9 minutes off my latest Sprint Triathlon time, and credit this achievement to hours spent preparing for a Pilates exam and not to any extra Triathlon training, as time didn't allow!
I've attained accreditation as a Level 4 Low Back Pain Specialist Instructor, recognition as a Back4Good® practitioner and a BackCare professional, allowing referrals from local GP’s for patients with Low Back Pain. I run several weekly specialised "Healthy Back" classes for the prevention of back pain. Read more here.
I'm fully insured and hold CPR first aid certification. I'm also a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) and the Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA) and am bound by their respective Codes of Practice.
Qualifications and Accreditation:
Body Control Pilates and REPS Level 3 Pilates Matwork
Body Control Pilates Reformer Basics to Intermediate
Body Control Pilates Level 4 Low Back Pain
REPS Level 4 Specialist Instructor Low Back Pain
REPS Level 2 Gym Instructor
Back4Good® Practitioner and BackCare Professional
Member of the Body Control Pilates Association
BSc (hons) Biochemistry (specialism in Medical Biochemistry) – University of Birmingham
Intermediate and Advanced Pilates Matwork
Pilates with Small equipment – band, small ball, large ball, toning circle, foam roller
Ante and Post Natal Pilates
Pilates for Osteoporosis
Pilates for the Older Person
Pilates and Scoliosis
Body Control Pilates Level 4 Adaptations & Movement
Pilates for Performance
Pilates for Runners
Pilates for Cycling
Pilates on the Ladder Barrel
Pilates on the Cadillac
Numerous workshops/lectures to include:
Hip Function, Foot & Ankle function and Hypermobility
Challenge your Matwork
"Endurolates" (Pilates for Endurance)
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