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Karen Swift Bodycontrol Certified Insutructor

About me

I first discovered Pilates in an effort to recover from a back injury I sustained in a car accident in 2003. A physiotherapist recommended Pilates as part of my recovery programme and I found that Pilates not only helped relieve and improve my back pain, but also improved my posture and overall strength.

Inspired to understand more about how Pilates worked, and by way of a self help programme, I decided to not only participate in Pilates but take my interest further by becoming a qualified instructor so I could help others in learning and experiencing the benefits of Pilates.

I qualified with Body Control Pilates in April 2005 and I am a member of the Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA), and a Level 3 instructor on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). I regularly attend courses and workshops to keep up to date with the latest research and techniques.

I want you to enjoy Pilates and realise the benefits as much as I have, so if you have any questions or reservations please call me.

For further information on Body Control Pilates and the Association please go to www.bodycontrol.co.uk.

I attended my first Barre class in 2013 and really enjoyed the low impact, high energy workout to music. I decided to do my teacher training with Barre Concept, as a way of adding a cardiovascular element to my workout, but also so I could offer this to my clients.

For further information on Barre Concept please go www.barreconcept.co.uk

I am a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals, an independent, public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. REPs provides a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed National Occupational Standards. please go to www.exerciseregister.org

My qualifications and courses include:

Body Control Pilates 2005

Pilates Sports Centre 2015

Barre Concept 2012 and Booty Barre 2015

Level 3 Register of Exercise Professionals

Reformer, Cadillac and Wunda Chair.

Pilates on the Barrel.
Advanced Matwork
Intermediate Matwork
Pilates in Pregnancy
Pilates for the Older Person
Pilates for Bone Health (Osteoporosis)
Pilates with the Foam Roller
Small Ball and Toning Circle
Standing Pilates
Pilates and the Band
Pilates on the Ball

Pilates for children aged 12-16

Pilates for children aged 5 to 12.

Bodycontrol Certified Teaching Instructor