About Anne

Anne Holland is a fully qualified Pilates Teacher who has been teaching Pilates classes since January 2008 and is a member of The Register of Exercise Professionals.   
 
Anne has worked in the sport and fitness industry ‘on and off’ for the past 23 years including as an ASA Swimming Teacher, teaching both children and adults and also as an RYA Windsurfing Instructor.  She spent 11 years working in the financial services industry, mostly office based, so understands firsthand the implications of sitting at a PC for most of the day.

 

Being a naturally active person Anne has always enjoyed a wide range of sports, but about 25 years ago when she started competitive running developed knee, hip and back problems.  She sought advice from many health professionals and was eventually informed that the problems probably resulted from a bad fall which had displaced her hips and spine – the most likely cause being from her early years of horse riding.  Following treatment, Anne was advised to take up yoga, and this is where her story really begins...

 

Anne has practiced yoga for the past 17 years and inadvertently was also practicing Pilates exercises, under the guise of core stability and body sculpting.  Anne still enjoys many sports including windsurfing, swimming, running and mountain biking, but finds Pilates is the most effective and fun way to maintain her posture, keep her flexible, strong and free from pain and injury. 

 

For this reason, in 2006, she left the corporate world behind and trained as a Pilates Teacher.  Through her training and life experiences her objective is to teach informative, effective and challenging Pilates routines to assist others in attaining their health and fitness goals.
 

Pilates qualifications & Further training/qualifications:

St John Ambulance Emergency First Aid at Work – Current

Body Control Pilates Matwork Conversion Course Level 3 - in progress!

APPI Yoga as Therapy Level 2 with Dr Christopher Norris - October 2015

Body Control Pilates: Active IQ Level 3 Award in Physical Activity (Pilates) and Health Considerations for the Older Adult - Apr 2015

 APPI Yoga as Therapy Level 1 with Dr Christopher Norris - Feb 2015

Dissection Workshop 'Fascial Anatomy, Fascia Form & Function' -Julian Baker & Gary Carter

Pilates Foundation: Gary Carter's Anatomy & Myofascial Movement Training - Dec 2014

APPI Pilates and the Theraband - June 2013

Physical Company BOSU Personal Training Certification - May 2013

APPI Founders Workshop - Feb 2013

APPI Pilates & Osteoporosis Workshop - Feb 2013

APPI UK Pilates Conference - Nov 2012

Polestar Pilates UK: Franklin Method Workshops weekend – May 2012

PolestarPilates UK: Prenatal & Postnatal Pilates Workshops - Feb 2012

Thomas Myers' Anatomy Trains for Movement Therapists - Jul 2011

YMCAfit Level 3 Award in Functional Training for the Independent Older Adult- Mar 2011

YMCAfit Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) - May 2010

Body Control Pilates with the Band: Beginners to Intermediate - Oct 2009

 Body Control The Foam Roller: Beginners to Intermediate - Aug 2009

Pilates Training Solutions Level 3 Certificate in Teaching Mat Pilates - Mar 2009

Pilates Training Solutions Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Mat Pilates - Mar 2008

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology - Jul 2007