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Lesley McPherson


Professional Designation: BA(Hons) Psychology with Sport

Professional Boards and Affiliations: Pilates Teacher Association

About these Clinics/Practices

I’m Lesley,

Without moving, I would seize up.

I live with hypermobility, auto-immune conditions, post-menopause, and ADHD. I understand the challenges we who are living with long term conditions face. I have taught exercise to music and other activities since 1989 and for the last 20 years have specialised in the Pilates method of exercise and published a paper on the differences in the various classes named “Pilates”. I work on a daily basis with students (not clients, not patients) who are determined to live life to the full and recognise the role of activity in being able to do so.  We are all a work in progress and our ability to move varies. Evert day we learn something new about ourselves and our world.

I can teach you Pilates in a comprehensive way 1-1 or in a small group in a dedicated Pilates studio using a variety of specialised apparatus, in a pilates based way on a reformer, chair or tower or pilates based matwork using body weight and small equipment like the magic circle.  If you have a small reformer at home or a mat, I can do a zoom lesson.  I can also teach other activities such as work with a swiss ball, nordic walking, weight based group exercise and step. I may apply concepts learned in Pilates class, but these other activities are “not pilates”.  Before commencing lessons, I will meet with you, in person or online to discuss how you want to make your life easier with movement – that could start with you moving 5 minutes a day for a month until confidence and strength improves.
I also provide workshops on hypermobility to other teachers of movement.

As a Masters of research student, I am continuing to grow my skills and knowledge in this specialist area and actively working to raise awareness of hypermobility and EDS.

Practice/Clinic Information

The Pilates Teacher
9 Church Street
KA10 6AU
United Kingdom

Clinic Type: private


Qualification Type: Undergraduate

School Name: University of Strathclyde

Degree: BA (Hons) Psychology with Sport

Qualification Type: Other

School Name: The Pilates Center of Boulder

Degree: Masters Certificate

Qualification Type: Other

School Name: Peak Pilates

Degree: PPS II

Qualification Type: Other

School Name: Nordic Walking UK

Degree: Certificate

Qualification Type: Other

School Name: Metabolic effect Group Exercise

Degree: Certificate

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