Stephanie initially discovered Pilates as part of her rehabilitation following a serious horse riding accident in 2003. She was so impressed with the changes she experienced, both physically and mentally, that she decided to train as a teacher. After completing her mat work teacher training with Body Control Pilates in 2005, she went on to qualify in studio equipment training in 2006 with the same organisation and has worked full time as a Pilates practitioner since. She has also acted as a supervising teacher for Leicestershire for the BCPA, offering practical teaching time and mentoring to student teachers. Stephanie is also qualified in Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and special populations such as osteoporosis and antenatal.
In 2012 she opened the Equilesse Pilates Studio – a unique, dedicated Pilates and Wellbeing studio in a stunning rural setting just outside Market Harborough. ‘I wanted somewhere that was a pleasant environment for clients to come to – not a breezy village hall but also not a gym setting which can be intimidating. Hopefully a visit to the studio is something clients will look forward to and will aid their recovery if they are injured or overcoming movement challenges. Pilates is not a cure all panacea, rather it is a way of informing and developing a changing relationship with your body. Understanding where and when muscle imbalances occur, where poor movement patterns are evident and then making gradual changes which last a lifetime.’