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Shannon Elize

Shannon Elize Reigate Pilates

Always with a smile

Reigate Pilates owner Shannon Elize has had a strong background in sport, having played badminton for Wales and swimming at County level.  A career in sport and movement seemed like the obvious choice.  After setting up a swimming business and teaching swimming and aerobics in Spain,  Shannon also began personal training older clients with limited movement.

As with many athletes, injury forced Shannon to modify her training methods and after a recommendation from her physiotherapist, she discovered the world of Pilates, which quickly allowed her to repair and rebalance her body. After six years of building up strength and stamina and improving her posture, Shannon decided to train as a Pilates teacher.

Shannon qualified in 2011 with Body Control Pilates to teach matwork and Reformer and has since completed courses and is qualified to teach on Cadillac, Chair and Ladder Barrel. She has been inspired by and has learnt from a prolific list of teachers and has incorporated the Franklin Method into her teaching, along with the Garuda Method, learning from Morten Dithmer and James D’Silva.

Shannon is a Supervising Teacher for Body Control Pilates and mentors students through their pilates journey until they pass their exams on both mat and Reformer level.

Shannon’s focus, more than anything is on correct movement patterns with precise technique and one of her main aims is to develop your understand of your own body. After all, its YOU that lives in it!  Shannon teaches daily at Reigate Pilates – she has several classes specifically for teachers and also specialises in rehabilitational work.  Above all else – service is always with a smile!