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Principal:Siobhan Collins-McCarthy R.A.D. T.C. R.T.S. (Dist). Pilates Instructor, Advanced Cert, Level 3,
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‘In ten sessions you will feel the difference.
In 20 you see the difference. and in 30 you’ll have a whole new body’

‘The Pilates method of body conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit

         Joseph Pilates.





Siobhan received her Pilates Teacher Certification from the world famous Pilates International Studios, Highgate, London.
She is also a fully qualified classical ballet Teacher awarded Distinction from The Royal Academy of Dance, London.

Siobhan was fortunate to train with Heather and Martin Sampson at their world famous studios. Heather, a former student of Gordon Thompson, has one of the first fully dedicated Pilates studios in the UK, established over 20 years ago.

Siobhan is qualified to offer Pilates Classical Matwork classes, all Pilates Studio Apparatus, Post and Ante Natal Pilates, Group Sessions, Two Person Sessions and One on One Private classes.

Siobhan concentrates on Pilates Classical Matwork classes.
As a professional classical ballet dancer and teacher Siobhan is committed to sharing her knowledge and experience with clients and students.

The beauty of the Pilates method is that it lends itself to physical fitness for all ages.

All classes are choreographed for each individual, the Pilates method applies to all levels of strength and fitness.

Pilates is often referred to as remedial gymnastics and physiotherapists and doctors frequently prescribe Pilates for injury rehabilitation.

His method was so effective that it attracted famous Americans from the world of ballet, such as George Balanchine and Martha Graham.

The aim of these exercises is to stretch and balance the body, giving adherence to strong body awareness.

What are the origins of Pilates?
Pilates is a system of exercises designed at balancing the anatomy which was developed in America in the 1920’s by Joseph Pilates, a circus performer and bodybuilder.

Joseph Pilates

Unlike weight training, the movements are fluid rather than jerky, stretching muscles out to create sleekness rather than bulk.

The Matwork Principles

  • Concentration
  • Control
  • Centre
  • Fluidity
  • Precision
  • Breath
  • Imagination
  • Intuition
  • Integration

Pilates at The Siobhan Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy

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To discuss how Pilates can improve your lifestyle contact the Principal, Siobhan.

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The Moorpool Hall
The Circle
West Midlands
B17 9DY

Mobile: 0789 631 5199
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Siobhan continues to earn the most recent innovative international accreditations including The Royal Ballet School Inspire Seminars teaching certifications at The Royal Ballet and the Progressing Ballet Technique Programme Teaching Certification accredited by Marie Walton-Mahon.


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