About Rachel

Rachel

Rachel Tyler, BSc, PGCE, ResEx, Diploma in Pilates

Following my first pregnancy and the Caesarian section that followed, I experienced terrible lower back pain. A physiotherapist suggested that I try Pilates classes. He said that Pilates was like a series of physiotherapeutic exercises designed to realign the body. I was warned that it would be an unusual experience – a class that did not make me sweat that was in reality working me hard! But since then I have never looked back.

Within a few weeks I noticed the positive changes within my body and, crucially, a new strength. I became pregnant with twin boys soon after my first child was born, and was carrying 14lbs of baby by my 7th month. I relied on Pilates to get me through the pregnancy and to rehabilitate my body afterwards. My body was put under real pressure and practising Pilates made all the difference.

I became completely hooked, qualified as a Pilates instructor and then as a Restorative Exercise Specialist under Katy Bowman of the Nutritious Movement Institute.

Qualifications

  • Restorative Exercise Specialist certification from Nutritious Movement
  • Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork
  • Fully trained in Pre/Post-Natal Exercise
  • Pelvic Floor training – Pfilates and other workshops
  • Myofascial Release Techniques training with Carolyn Anthony
  • Psoas workshop with Liz Koch
  • Healthy feet course with Nutritious Movement
  • Hidden Kyphosis course with Nutritious Movement
  • Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals
  • Member of the Guild of Pregnancy & Postnatal Exercise Instructors
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • First Aid Certification