Tel: 07986 692334 | Email: su@bodydesignpilates.co.uk

About Su

I started Pilates following a recommendation from a physiotherapist who was treating me for chronic back pain over 15 years ago.

After 2 large pregnancies and 2 caesarians I was left with chronic back pain. I had a consultation at the rheumatology department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and was diagnosed as having a malaligned pelvis, early on set osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis of the cervical spine. I was referred to have physiotherapy to help my pain symptoms. My physiotherapist explained that I had very little core stability and after some sessions she gave me the best advice of my life – to start Pilates – and to view it as a weekly commitment of body maintenance for life.

15 years on and her advice has more that paid off. I feel fantastic and as long as I keep up my end of the deal have managed to maintain pain free movement.

I am passionate about the genuine benefits of Pilates because I feel them everyday. Pilates requires a weekly commitment and effort from you, but will give your body and mind benefits well worth the investment.

Pilates really can help you look and feel better

I teach a wide range of people, from the complete novice to the more athletic and sporty, from the chronic back pain sufferers, to those recovering from pregnancy.

I am committed to teaching and delivering the best, professional, highest standard of Pilates sessions I can. I spend a lot of time in each session breaking down movement and explaining the ‘desired’ movements of the exercises, and why we’re doing them!

I aim for my classes to have a relaxed and informal atmosphere. I’m trained to adapt the exercises to the individual clients in order to maximise their enjoyment and participation of each session.

15 years on Pilates continues to give me enjoyment, a challenge, and a sense of achievement. I look forward to the next 15 years – and beyond!

Su Matthews

Su Matthews

Su Matthews qualified Pilates teacher