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I have been involved in the fitness industry for over 30 years.
Firstly, as a competitor (former member of the Polish National High Board Diving Team), then as a Teacher and Trainer.
After moving to England, I qualified as an Exercise-to-Music and Body Pump Instructor with Les Mills.
My interest in body movement, postural alignment and wellbeing gained me qualifications with the Pilates Institute (Instructed by Michael King), in Advanced Mat Work.
In 2006 I gained my professional certificate in Iyengar yoga. Only certified Iyengar yoga teachers can display the certification mark, which allows us to teach under the BKS IYENGAR name.
As a personal trainer my London clients ranged from senior businessmen, politicians and high-profile members of society- goals ranged from weight loss to their first triathlon.
I believe in continual self-development and training to stay at the forefront of my profession. This is reflected in the excellent class attendance with satisfied loyal clients. I am proud that one of my clients was even featured in a Men’s Health magazine.
I am always striving to deepen my knowledge.
Teaching is my passion and I love helping students to achieve results they desire.
My classes are informative and fun and I adjust the levels to individual student needs.
Personal trainer, St. Mary’s University
Iyengar Yoga teacher at Junior intermediate level 2 (member of Iyengar Yoga Organization in UK
Exercise to Music instructor (LBT, Conditioning, Hit, Senior classes)
Body Pump Instructor, Les Mills
Aqua Aerobic Instructor
Sport Coach, level 2
Member of CIMPSA
I teach online and .Face to face class in The Totalcare Clinic in Botley as well as in various clubs in Hampshire. .
Iyengar yoga, named after and developed by B.K.S Iyengar is a form of yoga that has emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of yoga poses (asanas) and breath control (pranayama). Props such as block and belts can be used to allow those with less strength or flexibility to work correctly and achieve their full potential.
THE BENEFITS OF YOGA
It helps to increase flexibility and movement (Sometimes with help of props)
Improved posture through its focus on alignment and strengthening muscles responsible for posture (legs, back and core)
Improves beathing through practicing pranayama
Mobilization of joints and strengthening weak muscles
Aids balance and coordination
Improves circulatory disorders and hormonal imbalances
Assists in mental health problems such as stress, depression or anxiety
Develops self-awareness and assist with self-development
Regular practice of yoga develops all round physical and mental and spiritual well-being.
A calmer mind-focusing on alignment in the pose allows to be fully present in the moment
Yoga classes are friendly, fun for men and women of all levels. Sessions are designed to motivate students, work at their own pace, find challenges safely and embrace who we are and to enjoy life.
Pilates was developed by German- born Joseph Pilates who believed mental and physical health are closely connected. He called his method ‘Contrology’. Pilates is a series of exercises inspired by ballet, calisthenics, yoga and ballet. It lengthens and strengthens all the major muscle groups in the body in balanced fashion.
Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Pilates moves tend to target the core, although the exercises work other areas of the body a well. This helps to improve a general fitness and overall, well-being. It focuses on 6 main principles: alignment, breathing, centring (creating a girdle of strength), concentration control, flowing moments.
THE BENEFITS OD PILATES
Improved flexibility, posture and flexibility
Focuses on mind body connection
Greater strength and muscle tone
More efficient respiratory system (improved breathing)
More efficient lymphatic system therefore less toxins in the body
More efficient circulatory system
Lowered stress levels
A flatter stomach through the creation of a natural girdle of strength (stronger core)
Increase muscle strength and tone, particularly abdominal muscles, lower back, hip and buttocks
Balance muscular strength on both sides of the body
Greater joint mobility
Effective treatment for injuries and illnesses such as chronic back pain, hip and knee replacement, scoliosis
PILATES USES THE FUNDUMENTALS OF JOSEPH Pilates’ work, philosophy and exercises with modifications that makes it appropriate for beginners and those who exercise regularly, for the unwell, during pregnancy and after trauma as well as very fit elite athlete.
It can be modified to provide either a gentle strength training program or a challenging workout.
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do"