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Michelle Ford

Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer

Profile

 

I am a highly qualified and experienced Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer with a professional attitude to my work. I enjoy helping others to reach their full physical and health potential. I have a good working knowledge of studio procedures and equipment, including health and safety. I value reliability and punctuality. I am a fit and healthy individual and athlete with an open and approachable personality. Although, I have been an instructor for many years I love to study regularly to keep my teaching skills fresh. With the onset of COVID I’ve now moved to Norfolk and am currently working online with my London clients and looking to establish a client base in Norfolk.

 

 

Experience

 

Pilates Instructor And Personal Trainer Freelance - October 2005 - Present

Finchley and Hampstead Garden Suburb

Self-Employed Personal Trainer LA Fitness, East Finchley - March 2002 - October 2005

 

Team Max Personal Trainer LA Fitness, East Finchley - April 2001 - March 2002

 

Gym Manager, Curzons The Gym, 1 Embankment Place, London - April 1996 - March 2001

 

Gym Manager, The Olympus Suite, Claridge’s Hotel, Knightsbridge, London - February 1995 - March 1996

 

Gym Instructor, Berkeley Health Club, Knightsbridge, London and Gym Instructor, Carlton Tennis Health Club, Westbourne Green, London - June 1994 - January 1995

 

 

 

Training & Qualifications

 

2021 - Pilates & The Menopause  with Dinah Siman, First Aid ( For Pilates Teachers ).

2020 - Polestar Energising Mat Class with Polestar Italia’s Serafino Ambrosio, Lower Back Pain Class with Polestar Italia’s Serafino Ambrosio, Pilates Workout For Osteoporosis with Polestar Italia’s Serafino Ambrosio, Pilates Workout For Hip Pain and Discomfort with Polestar Italia’s Serafino Ambrosio, Pilates For Sacroiliac Issue with Polestar Italia’s Serafino Ambrosio, Pilates Mat Work For Neck Pain and Discomfort with Polestar Italia’s Serafino Ambrosio, Pilates Creative Strength Workout with Polestar Italia’s Serafino Ambrosio, Pilates Mat Work For Herniated & Prolapsed Discs with Polestar Italia’s Serafino Ambrosio, Help Release Your Neck & Soothe Your Shoulders with Polestar Italia’s Serafino Ambrosio, Pilates Reformer On The Mat Five Class Series with Polestar UK Vikki Harris.

2019 - Franklin Workshop with Polestar UK Diane Nye, Movement Strategies For The Hypermobile Client with Polestar UK Jeannie Di Bon, Pilates, Play And Performance with Polestar Italia’s Serafino Ambrosio, Scoliosis: A Practical Approach with Polestar UK Diane Nye, No Sitting Allowed! With Polestar UK Shelley Power, Franklin Method Series Of Three  Masterclasses with Polestar UK Diane Nye, Awesome Running 101 by Runity with Polestar UK Juan Nieto, Pilates, Play and Performance with Polestar Italia’s Serafino Ambrosio 

 

Personal Achievements

2016 - UK Canix National Champion in Master Female Class with Cato

2009 - Competed at UK Ironman Bolton and placed 2nd

2009 - Competed at UK Ironman 70.3 Wimbleball and placed 3rd

2008 - Competed at British Middle Distance Triathlon Championship and placed 4th

2008 - Competed at Royal Windsor Triathlon Olympic Distance and placed 3rd

2008 - Represented Great Britain in European Triathlon Championship in Lisbon and placed 9th

2008 - Represented Great Britain in World Duathlon Championship in Rimini and placed 16th

2007 - Represented Great Britain in World Triathlon Championship in Hamburg

2005 - Represented Great Britain in World Triathlon Championship in Honolulu 

 

Interests

I am a keen runner and can be seen on various mornings running around the local area, also I previously competed at Cross Country with Queens Park Harriers before moving to Norfolk. I love to relax gardening and making sure my plants are all healthy and well maintained. I also enjoy taking my dogs Georgie and Cato for long walks with my husband John.