Rose Clayden
Body Control Pilates ® Instructor

I first encountered Pilates when studying dance at university in 2005. I loved the control and fluidity of the exercises and it made so much sense to me how it could enhance both my dance training as well as my physical wellbeing - I was hooked!

Fast forward 15 years and I still love it. Over the the past decade I have been working as a performer and movement teacher, and have enjoyed working with a wide range of people from professional dancers and circus performers to those who simply want or need some movement in their daily lives. It was this movement teaching work that led me on to train as a Pilates instructor, I knew how beneficial it could be to the people I was working with and I wanted to share that discovery and knowledge.

Through my teacher training with Body Control Pilates I became particularly interested in how Pilates can improve an individual’s performance - whether that be in sport, dance, circus or in our everyday working and leisure activities. The practice of Pilates encourages the body to move the way it was designed to move – the most efficient way possible - helping to develop a strong, balanced body. This is so important in the prevention of injuries as well as avoiding those everyday aches and pains that are so common.

The focus in my classes is on finding this sense of balance within the body , we do this by working on restoring good alignment through our movement, awakening the deep muscles within the body, and developing core strength to improve our stability and posture.

People from all levels of ability can benefit from Pilates, there are variations and modifications for every exercise so don’t be put off if you have never done anything like it before.

Qualifications:

Degree -  Dance 

Bath Spa University 

Pilates Matwork Qualification - Level 3 Pilates

Body Control Pilates

First Aid and CPR

First Aid Training Bristol 

Professional Development Courses 

(All taken through Body Control Pilates)

Intermediate Pilates 

Level 4 Pilates: Movement 

Level 4 Pilates: Adaptations 

Pilates for Performance 

Pilates for Dancers