About Marie-Claire Prettyman

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Marie-Claire Prettyman trained with the London School of Sports Massage; she established a sports therapy clinic from an Osteopathic centre in 2001, then trained with the Body Control Pilates Association in Pilates. She gained a Sports Science degree in 2003, then opened her first Pilates and Fitness studio offering Pilates classes, Personal Training and Sports Therapy. In 2008 Marie-Claire joined forces with Fitness Inspired Teacher training and wrote the Level 3 Pilates Teacher Training programme and CPD courses that are still running and developing today under her role as the Fitt Pilates Course Director.

Marie-Claire has worked with people with an extensive range of physical issues, including knee, spine and shoulder surgery rehabilitation, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Pain conditions, the over 80s, dancers and those wanting to try a new discipline. She gained a qualification in teaching Yoga; then tutor, the Fitt Yoga qualification.  She was a guest lecturer in 2009-2011 on the Biomechanics pathway of the University of Chichester Sports Science degree; in  2012 she worked in the USA alongside teachers who were trained by the late, great Romana Kryzanowska.

Marie now tutors Pilates and Yoga courses plus biomechanics workshops and CPD courses to professionals; and also works as a Movement Specialist. An accident in 2014 fractured her spine which left her with a chronic lower back pain condition. Her knowledge of movement allowed her to rehabilitate her own body to a level at which she can function, but not in competitive ballroom dancing or running. She is the author of Opposition in Pilates and Yoga, published in 2015. Marie-Claire may be contacted on Tel: 07919 286419; marieclaire@themovementspecialist.co.uk  and www.themovementspecialist.co.uk/

Articles by Marie-Claire Prettyman

  1. Yoga and Pilates to Aid Rehabilitation

    Listed in pilates

    To understand the role that these Mind/Body disciplines can play in physical (or indeed emotional) rehabilitation, it is important to understand what the differences are between th...

Book reviews by Marie-Claire Prettyman

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