Clare Brown, owner of Revitalise, has been teaching pilates, yoga and group exercise classes for over 16 years. Her wealth of experience in the fitness industry spans from group exercise leader to fitness centre manager to personal trainer and sports massage therapist as well as pilates & yoga teacher. She is level 3 on the REPS register, holds a personal training diploma and has qualifications with STOTT pilates, Yoga Allicance Registered School, RSA, YMCA, LSSM, and Dip. RM. and is a member of Fitness Professionals, REPS and the Guild of Complementary of Practitioners.
For the past 11 years, Clare has specialised in teaching pilates & yoga. Having had 3 children during this time, she has found pilates & yoga to be instrumental in maintaining good posture, dealing with the pressures of mutli tasking and quickly returning to her pre-natal figure. These benefits, in addition to the numerous others gained by regular pilates & yoga, keeps Clare motivated and always keen to develop her teaching by attending workshops.
Clare is known for her clear explanations and hands on approach to teaching ensuring that the participant understands and performs each move correctly to gain the maximum benefit from each exercise. Clare incorporates all of her sports injury knowledge and fitness knowledge into her classes. Clare also uses small equipment in her pilates & yoga classes such as flex bands, foam rollers, fitness circles & toning balls for pilates and blocks, bricks, straps & blankets for yoga. These assist with modifications, and helps to add resistance, focus and variety to classes.
Clare teaches the Stott Method of Pilates, whom she complete her training with 11 years ago in essential, intermediate and advanced matwork. You can read about this method by logging onto www.stottpilates.com. She completed her 200 hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training with Drishti Internation, a Yoga Alliance Regitered School. Clare also teaches pregnancy pilates & yoga and holds the YMCA qualifications in pre and post natal exercise.
More recently, Clare has set up a Teacher Training School, and is now offering 200 hr level 3 CYQ REPS recognsied training courses in teaching Pilates or Yoga. Plese visit www.harmonisetrainingacademy.com for more details.
“I have tried many pilates classes over the years but never felt I was given enough guidance to hold the positions correctly and was worried I would damage my spine. My first class with Clare was completely different – she explained clearly, demonstrated well and corrected mistakes sympathetically, so you still felt encouraged to carry on – Revitalise is excellent’ Maggie, retired head teacher