Rob & Danielle Slape offer pilates classes in Reigate, Betchworth and Dorking every week at varying times to suit most schedules. Pilates is a combination of strengthening, toning and stretching exercises to improve posture and strengthen abdominal muscles.
Pilates improves core stability and will create a more balanced body. Pilates can help those suffering from back and other joint pain, as well as osteoporosis and arthritis, improves pelvic floor function and also promotes relaxation. The Modern Pilates method has been developed in conjunction with physiotherapists and is very safe. The progressive nature of Pilates means that it is suitable for those new to exercise as well as experienced exercisers looking for increased core stability and improved body shape.
Pilates is suitable during pregnancy (with modifications) and especially beneficial in the post natal period (6 weeks +).
- Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s) R0009514
- Member of Fitness Professionals (FitPro) FP00078194
- Central YMCA Qualifications in Exercise to Music (NVQ Level 2)
- Central YMCA Ante Natal and Post Natal ETM Qualified (NVQ Level 3)
- Qualified in Modern Pilates Matwork (NVQ Level 3)
- Advanced Professional Fitness Instructor – Progressive Exercises
I have always been keen on sport and happy to try anything given the opportunity. Having been a keen swimmer I progressed to waterpolo, where I played for Croydon Amphibians for many years, both in the Surrey and London leagues. After retiring from waterpolo due to injury, and becoming bored with gym sessions with no targeted goal, I tried my hand at Triathlon, which proved to be extremely enjoyable and I have since completed numerous events at various distances including Ironman.
Other sport interest;
- Karate/martial arts (instructor-Shodan)
After Danielle set up Body-Torque in 2003, it was inevitable that I would be required to sample the exercises, after some initial reluctance I was “bitten by the Pilates bug” and was soon planning my own Pilates training route. I opted for the STOTT PILATES method, after investigating other styles. This was due to the diverse nature of the STOTT PILATES method, which offered study in injury rehabilitation, matwork and the full range of Pilates equipment, providing the opportunity to teach at all levels from the most basic to the most demanding/elite athlete.
After some preparatory training in anatomy and human movement, I signed up for an intensive matwork course though Active Pilates and the YMCA FIT in London in 2006. Having successfully completed the matwork course, practical and theory examinations I was certified as a STOTT Pilates Matwork instructor in February 2007. I have since gone on to train on items of small equipment/stability ball and in breast cancer rehab.
Contact: Danielle Slape
Tel: 01737 765335