Nora discovered Pilates 10 years ago during rehabilitation from a running injury. She has been hooked ever since and is convinced Pilates balanced her marathon training and helped her over the finish line all 4times.
Nora firmly believes Pilates is for everyone and went on to train as a teacher with Body Control in London. Nora has also trained with Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and Pilates Union.
Nora fully advocates that Pilates brings balance within the body, and that movement is fundamental to health and wellbeing. She believes that Pilates should be fun and challenging at all levels and that increased body awareness and precision come with regular Pilates practise.
Nora always ensures that her clients understand that good technique is key for achieving the results. Nora has worked with a wide range of clients with a variety of goals, injuries, medical conditions, and of all ages and stages. She strives to ensure everyone gets the maximum from their Pilates sessions.
Nora is also a qualified a Barre Concept Teacher - a method combining ballet, pilates, yoga and fitness training. This challenging workout is popular amongst celebrities and promises great results.
Nora loves running, cycling and high intensity training. Always on the lookout for a challenging event she freely admits she wouldn’t be able to do as much without her regular pilates practise (and certainly would never have recently mastered being in clip-in cycling shoes for the ETAP)! Nora also loves spending time with her children and family and friends and really being as active as possible!
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Love Nora's classes, her enthusiasm gets you through but she's always able to adapt when my body doesn't comply!
Nora is an excellent Pilates instructor, she is extremely knowledgable and tailors each workout to the individual. Her teaching is also upbeat and fun!
I have been lucky enough to work with Nora for several years now, through mat and reformer classes. Her supervision and ability to make classes fun, hard work and personally tailored at the same time is amazing. I feel the benefits both short and long term and cannot recommend her highly enough
I started Pilates at Balanced 6 months ago mainly on the advice of my swimming coach to help improve my core strength for swimming front crawl. I have also had a recurring problems with my iliotibial band after running, I was able to build up to running 10km and then I would get injured while trying to increase my speed. Having recovered from my last injurie I have started running again for the first time in 2 months. I have built back up my distance and have run 10km for the first time since taking up Pilates. On checking my log I found out this was the first 10km I have run for 9 months and I ran it at a pace that was more than 30 seconds a km faster than the previous one. Not only is this a personal best but I had no more than tiredness in my legs the following day, no pain or problems with my iliotibial band. I would like to thank Nora and Balanced for helping me achieve this and I look forward to increasing my pace some more. Thanks Graham