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2.00pm – 4.00pm
About Arlette Rowe
Arlette is a former professional dancer in a career which has taken her on a journey from ballet to the Moulin Rouge to Argentine Tango, performing and teaching dance and exercise.
However, an early injury to her spine meant initially having to hang up her dance shoes and change careers until she was eventually recommended to an osteopath who, after initial treatment, advised 1:1 Pilates. Using the larger Pilates studio apparatus helped her to better understand her injury and how to move more efficiently to prevent further injury in future. She was amazed at the beneficial effects and speed at which the Pilates machines helped her regain her strength and flexibility to overcome her injury and even return to dance. It was this powerful experience that first inspired her to become a Pilates instructor.
what my clients say
Arlette’s classes are methodical, rigorous but at the same time light and fun. She gradually steps her students up through the gears, whilst maintaining a keen awareness of individuals’ needs, limitations and capabilities. In a relatively short space of time I have improved my core strength, and developed balance, control and flexibility. Pilates is a challenge but you do get out whatever you are willing to put in, and newcomers will quickly experience and soon see the benefits.
Director, LAL Language Centres
In March 2019 I could hardly move due to a prolapsed disc and spinal infection.
I knew Arlette as a fellow tango dancer and also knew that she was a Pilates instructor so I asked if she could do Pilates sessions with me at my home to see if she could get me moving again, which she was only too happy to do. She became my line of hope. I was very down as I’m a very active person who had been in a great deal of pain for 2 months, I was unable to dance and we had already had to cancel several holidays.
From the very beginning her cheerful countenance and attention to detail meant I made good progress. I saw her every week for about 2 months, during which time she continually adjusted my exercises to build mobility and stability and I steadily grew stronger each week. After two months, I was finally able to start driving again so I started visiting her studio to use the large Pilates equipment. This was very helpful as it supports you and enables you to do things like jumping, but not on the ground!
I cannot recommend her highly enough and 10 months on, I am fully recovered and dancing again and I still do her exercises every day.
Argentine Tango Dancer
Since doing Pilates with Arlette my attitude towards my body has changed drastically. As an administrator I found that I slouched when I sat at my desk. This would then lead to lower back issues.
Arlette has made me more mindful of how day to day activities, such as the way I sit at my desk, can impact on my back issues and body in general and she has taught me how to prepare my body for everyday activities such as cleaning and even cleaning my teeth.
The exercises I do in the studio have noticeably improved my flexibility and strengthened my core and I feel great. My back issues are now few and far between and because my posture is better I even feel taller.
As a Pilates teacher of over 20 years experience I can highly recommend Arlette’s classes. She gives a very informative session making sure that everyone is comfortable with the exercise, adjusting individuals where necessary but keeping the class flowing.
She is very approachable making everyone feel welcome whilst remembering any physical problems that they may have and giving them sound advice regarding appropriate exercises for their condition. Her classes are fun whilst being challenging in a safe way, an excellent example of a Pilates teacher.
From the time Arlette has been teaching Pilates at our offices our staff have instantly seen the positive effects of their weekly sessions. They often remark on how their flexibility has improved and how their tight backs, caused by poor posture have been ironed out.
Arlette is a complete professional, tailoring classes to suit the needs of those attending whilst taking into consideration any injuries, and adapting stretches as necessary. Everyone always looks forward to the classes and they are nearly always fully booked.