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. Now in my 40's, I'm physically fitter and stronger than ever, 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).
Now as a fully certified Body Control Pilates & REPs Level 3 Matwork and Reformer Teacher, I remain committed to ongoing training. I'm currently working towards Pilates Level 4 certification, plus I'm training as a Personal Trainer, keen to bring the benefits of weight-training to my clients. As an avid runner, rower, cyclist, swimmer, 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 of preparation for a Pilates exam and not to any extra Triathlon training!
I also hold accreditation as a "Level 4 Low Back Pain" Specialist Exercise Instructor, recognition as a Back4Good® practitioner and a BackCare professional. I run several weekly "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
Other courses & workshops:
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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