ABOUT AMANDA HOMER

Hello, thank you for visiting and your interest in Ocean Wellness and Pilates.

I started my career in the fitness industry in 1995 as an instructor at the YMCA and later David Lloyd and Holmes Place Health Clubs.  

In 1999, after several months of fatigue and illness I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). I was unable to work and spent the next year at home largely confined to bed rest. I first discovered Pilates in 2001 when I was taking my first steps in rehabilitation. My mum was training to teach Pilates and she would practice teaching what she learned on me.  In the early days I could only manage 10 minutes before the joint pain became too much. But, gradually over the weeks and months I grew stronger and fitter. 

I was inspired by the results I achieved and knew that I wanted to help other people struggling with their health to reclaim control of their lives. In 2003 I qualified as a teacher with Body Control Pilates and have been teaching and developing my career in Pilates ever since.

Pilates is not easy to master, and I urge everyone to really understand what is involved before they start. Pilates is a commitment to change your life, body and mind for the better and forever. I know, because it changed mine. 

I am recognised as a formally qualified Body Control Pilates matwork and Balanced Body reformer teacher with membership and insurance with the Fitness Professionals (Fitpro) having fully met the requirements of the UK national standard for Pilates.

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