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. My early Pilates training re-ignited my undergraduate learning in Physiology and Anatomy (I studied Biochemistry at Uni).
As a fully certified Body Control Pilates & REPs Level 3 Matwork and Reformer Teacher, I remain committed to ongoing training, which includes working towards Pilates Level 4 certification. As a keen runner, rower, cyclist, swimmer, skier and novice triathlete I have a particular interest in the application and relevance of Pilates in Sport, and have also recently gained accreditation as a Personal Trainer, keen to bring the benefits of weight training to my clients.
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 a weekly Back Pain classes for the prevention of back pain. Read more here.
Qualifications and Accreditation:
Body Control Pilates and REPS Level 3 Pilates Matwork
Body Control Pilates Reformer
Body Control Pilates Level 4 Low Back Pain
REPS Level 4 Specialist Instructor Low Back Pain
REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer
Back4Good® Practitioner and BackCare Professional
Member of the Body Control Pilates Association
BSc (hons) Biochemistry (specialism in Medical Biochemistry)
Other courses & workshops:
Intermediate and Advanced Matwork
Reformer, Chair (Beginner to Intermediate)
Cadillac, Ladder Barrel (Beginner to Advanced)
Pilates with Small equipment – band, small ball, large ball, toning circle, foam roller
Ante and Post Natal Pilates
Pilates for Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Older Person
Pilates & Hypermobility
Body Control Pilates Level 4 Adaptations & Movement
Pilates for Performance, Runners, Cyclists, Skiers, MOTR
Numerous workshops/lectures to include:
Hip, Shoulder, Foot & Ankle function, Pelvic Floor
Sam is a member of the Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA) and is bound by their Code of Practice. She is fully insured and has Emergency First Aid Training