I have a prolapsed disk in my spine and have suffered with a painful back for many years. I am an active, sporty person and regardless how fit or otherwise I was, I could not avoid waking up with chronic back ache. Rebecca persuaded me to take a course of action through Pilates. Her personal instruction is excellent. After a series of fundamental sessions, my core strength started to improve to the stage that with a simple stretching exercise every morning, my back pain has been reduced significantly. I would recommend Rebecca for anyone looking to improve their suppleness, core strength and especially if you have lower back issues.Peter BrookePilates client
This girl really knows her Pilates! If you’re struggling post-partum with any back pain or weak muscles Kirsty is your lady. I’ve been doing both prenatal and postnatal yoga and Pilates with Kirsty for nearly 18 months and it has literally changed my life! I’m now on my second pregnancy and have managed to avoid SPD and almost all back pain which I suffered terribly from with the first baby. I found the Pilates sessions really worked to keep me strong and release my tight hips and Kirstys knowledge of the anatomy and especially pelvic floor was really invaluable and made a difference from previous sessions I had attended. I would definately book sessions with Kirsty- you won’t regret it!Clare Elliot-SquarePilates & yoga client
I had one on one sessions at my home with Rebecca Olds over the course of 2 months for shoulder and back pain. She was amazing; got me in touch with my body through breathing and slow movement. Regular practice helped me improve my posture and made me aware of small movements that would correct ‘bad’ habits my body had got used to in terms of the way I sit and stand while at work. Rebecca is very knowledgeable and has a gentle way of directing you. She taught me to listen to my body, offering alternatives if one exercise was too difficult for me. As I progressed I saw the improvement and Rebecca was always encouraging and cheering me on. I had done mat Pilates for a number of years before and she corrected the mistakes in my technique. My back is so much stronger now and I would highly recommend her. I’m very confident that she can help anyone.Kaditja ZulquarnainPilates client
I went to Kim last summer after finishing a 6 month programme of chemotherapy. My body was mess! Examples included not being able to open a bottle, not being able to stand any longer than 20 minutes. Coping with an hours worth of pain across the my back after getting out of bed. After 8 months of seeing Kim twice a week, I understand my body better than I ever have done which has not only allowed me to move without pain again but I have the strength to get into postures that I struggled with even before chemo and oh pregnancy!
Kim has patience, she was able to connect with me at time that I was very fragile but also gave me the push and confidence to help me get to where I am today. I cannot describe how integral she has been on my journey to restoration.
I have referred her to so many people who are in pain and I have every confidence that she can fix them. Although she is a yoga teacher, I think the skills, dedication and ‘inner geek’ in her makes sessions with Kim much more than Yoga.Bridgett LauYoga client
We at Phoenix Rising believe in helping you back to life. Inspired by the ancient mythical firebird, we understand that life is made better by fresh thinking and new beginnings. And that health and happiness are there to be grasped by finding inner balance, and channelling our energies in positive ways. With a fusion of expert teaching, workshops and therapies nourished under the Dubai sun, we will help reawaken your mind, body and soul, reconnecting you with your true nature – and your true potential.
No matter who you are and where you are, natural wellbeing and balance are within your reach, it’s your very nature. Wellbeing is for everyone –from those who are injured to athletes, from young to old, from stay at home parents to executives. And for individual and small groups, we can even bring positive energy to you: at home, at school, at the office –and at the park.
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