Hello, I’m Trudy

a smiling Trudy doing a curl up towards the camera

Hi, I’m Trudy, the Pilates teacher behind Pawprints, Pilates and a piece of Cake. I’ve been doing Pilates since 2004.

I got hooked early on and in 2018 decided to take the plunge and see if I would love teaching Pilates as much as I love doing it.

The answer was a resounding YES!

I started by training with internationally renowned studio, Body Control Pilates, at the beginning of 2018.

By mid-2019 I had racked up over 100 hours of supervised teaching, two multiple choice exams (anatomy and physiology) along with three practical assessments to gain my Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork.

Now I run Pawprints, Pilates and a Piece of Cake with the help or, more often, hindrance of my wonderful dogs. My work combines three of my passions in life; dogs, Pilates and cake. Which of these is at the forefront will depend on the day of the week but every day is a cake day!

My motivation is to spread the joy of Pilates to fun loving people, just like you, while caring for and nurturing your body. I help you and your body work together so you can live the life you want.

Little known face: Pilates teachers can’t count (or maybe that’s just me?!)

One of the things that sets Body Control Pilates method teachers apart from others is the ongoing requirement to continually expand our knowledge. To see what post certification courses/qualifications I’ve undertaken to fulfil this fabulous requirement scroll down to the qualifications area below. .

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Wokingham, Berkshire

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The people who have trusted me so far

Qualifications:

Back4Good® Practitioner

Awarding Body: Body Control Pilates in conjunction with the Back4Good® organisation

24th January 2022

Level 3 Certificate in Physical Activity and Health Considerations for the Older Adult

Awarding Body: Body Control Pilates accredited by ActiveIQ

29th September 2020

Level 3 Certificate in Designing Pilates Programmes for Bone Health

Awarding Body: Body Control Pilates accredited by ActiveIQ

25th February2020

Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork

Awarding Body: Body Control Pilates accredited by ActiveIQ

4th June 2019

Courses & Workshops attended:

First Aid At Work

Learning and Performance Institute

Level 4 Pilates – Intermediate Mat

Level 4 Pilates – Adaptations

Level 4 Pilates – Movement

Understanding Long COVID Workshop

Spinal Asymmetry Fascial Unwinding with PNF Workshop

Introduction to Slings (for Teachers)

Back4Good Low Back Pain

Pilates and Scoliosis

Pilates for the Older Person

Pilates with the Small Ball and Toning Circle

Hypermobility Programes

Hypermobility Foundations

Standing Pilates

Pilates with the Band

Pilates for Bone Health

Body Control Pilates Matwork Teacher Training (Extended) Course

January 2018 to March 2018