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Hi, I’m Louise Simms (previously Fennell) and I have been teaching Pilates in Stockport since 2006.

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Louise Simms Pilates Instructor

My aim is to give you the tools to becoming more active during your day by having a fitter, healthier and more toned body. I am committed to providing beneficial and enjoyable classes that work on all areas of the body to give you an overall workout.

I am fully insured, and first aid trained.

I am committed and dedicated to advancing my teaching skills, personal knowledge and expertise by regularly attending training courses and workshops.

My approach to teaching is to make all classes fun and enjoyable and ensure that Pilates is applicable to ‘real’ life. All of my classes are suitable for all levels and abilities. Each class has a maximum number of 12 people attending (normally averaging 8-10). This means that everyone gets individual attention, correction and refinement. None of us are perfect, so having someone to correct you and to be sure that you are exercising your body in the correct way is an essential part of my teaching.


OCR Level 2 Teaching Exercise and Fitness (2003)

Mat Based Pilates Instructor Award, Future Fit (2006)

Pilates Progressions: Improver and Intermediate Matwork Workshop, Future Fit (2006)

NVQ Level 2 Instructing Exercise and Fitness, Future Fit (2007)

Personal Training & Advanced Instruction Award, Future Fit (2007)

Pilates and Back Care Course, Modern Pilates (2008)

CYQ Level 3 Mat Pilates, Modern Pilates (2009)

Specialist Pilates: Hip and Knee, Modern Pilates (2010)

Diagnostic Pilates 2: Pelvis and Lower Limb, Modern Pilates (2011)

Diagnostic Pilates 3: The Spine, Modern Pilates (2011)

Pilates and Pregnancy, Modern Pilates (2012)

Progressive Matwork, Modern Pilates (2013)

CYQ Level 3 Adapting Exercise for Ante Natal and Post Natal Clients (2014)

CYQ Level 3 Adapting Exercise for Independently Active Older People (2014)

Pelvic Floor Function & Dysfunction, Modern Pilates (2015)


Torso Training and Core Stability Workshop, 2006

Nutrition and Weight Management Workshop, 2006

Pilates for Pregnancy Workshop, 2006

Optimum Performance Training Workshop, 2007

Applied Nutrition Award, 2007

International Fitness Showcase, 2007

St John Ambulance Emergency Aid for Appointed Persons Course, 2008

International Fitness Showcase, 2008; 2009; 2010

Pilates Inspiration Workshop, 2011

St John Ambulance Sports First Aid, 2011

International Fitness Showcase, 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014

Pilates Inspiration Workshops, 2012; 2013; 2014

St John Ambulance Emergency First Aid 2014

International Fitness Showcase 2015