Anne Holland is a fully qualified Pilates Teacher who has been teaching Pilates classes since July 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 30 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 sporty person Anne has always enjoyed a wide range of sports, but in around 1992 when she'd started competitive running she 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 (before Pilates became mainstream), and this is where her story really begins...
Anne has practiced yoga since around 1992 and inadvertently was also practicing Pilates exercises, under the guise of core stability and body sculpting. Anne still enjoys many sports including mountain biking, running, swimming, skiing and windsurfing, 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 Small Ball & Toning Circle - Feb 2020
Body Control Pilates Matwork Conversion Course
Body Control Pilates Development Weekend - Sept 2019
Body Control Pilates Development Weekend - Oct 2018
APPI All The Small Balls - Nov 2017
Body Control Pilates Development Weekend - Sept/Oct 2017
Body Control Pilates Development Weekend - Sept 2016
APPI Yoga as Therapy Level 2 with Dr Christopher Norris - Oct 2015
Physical Company Triggerpoint Level 1 Foam Rolling Principles & Practices - Apr 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 - June 2014
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 - Feb 2013
APPI UK Pilates Conference - Nov 2012
Polestar Pilates UK Franklin Method Workshops weekend – May 2012
Thomas Myers' Anatomy Trains for Movement Therapists - Jul 2011
YMCAfit Level 3 Award in Functional Training for the Independent Older Adult- Mar 2011
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