Applied Pilates - St Albans, Hertfordshire

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The Applied Pilates Centre

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by Finella Taylor on The Applied Pilates Centre
The Best Pilates Studio
Occupation: Lettings & Property Management

Over the years I have tried various forms of exercise and I have found this to be the most beneficial and enjoyable. Having suffered from lower back pain in the past, the reformers and the structured exercises have really helped. I rarely now have any problems. Susan has been brilliant at encouraging me to progress and keeps a watchful eye out if any errors. Not only are the classes very enjoyable; Susan and Teejay are Pilates professionals with very high levels of expertise’s. I know the exercises they have set for me work for me and not against me. When I finish the class I feel better and stronger every time. I highly recommend this studio to everyone.

by Vicki on The Applied Pilates Centre
Amazing results for back pain – best money I’ve ever spent!
Occupation: Educational Psychologist

I honestly can’t recommend Susan & Teejay highly enough. After suffering from lower back pain for years, I hit a wall early last year when the sciatic pain was unbearable. I read some reviews for Applied Pilates & thought I would try an initial consultation. I was really impressed with Teejay & continued to have a few 1:1 sessions before moving into group classes. The reduction in my pain has been amazing, never thought it would go away & still can’t quite believe it! Susan’s classes have been fantastic, & most recently she has helped me to continue exercising throughout my pregnancy & given me brilliant care & support. I can’t imagine not coming to these classes, I’m hooked! Thanks to you both. I recommend you to everyone!

by Jo Weaver on The Applied Pilates Centre
No more reliance on painkillers
Occupation: Accountant

Following a consultants advice to try Pilates before trying a pain relief injection for a disc bulge, i came across Applied Pilates from a simple google search. Best find ever! I was skeptical at first that exercise could ease the pain but wow, what a difference a year has made.

Whilst i’m not entirely pain free, as long as i do my homework exercises and go and see Teejay and Susan (and Jessie) regularly I no longer have to rely on ibuprofen/ cold patches all the time.

I’ve also just had a treatment with Teejay on my shoulder, and was able to do all the arm movements in my Zumba class for the first time for a very long time without pain.

I highly recommend both their approach to Pilates (tailoring exercises for individuals rather than a group “everyone does this” approach) and Treatment to everyone.

by Sophie on The Applied Pilates Centre
Miss
Occupation: Propmaker

Due to the physical nature of my job I have suffered with various aches and strains over the years and sought treatment which until now has not proved successful. When I developed an acute shoulder issue a friend recommended I see Teejay. The methods he used were new to me and after just 3 treatments and 2 pilates sessions my condition improved dramatically. I am continuiing the pilates as it is improving my overall physical condition and now having treatment to assist with other older injuries. I cant recommend Applied Pilates enough for all round general well being and also specialist treatment for injuries/strains that actually works. Thank you guys you’ve changed my world!!

by Simon Barnes on The Applied Pilates Centre
Lower back problem…fast fix
Occupation: Consultant

I don’t know what caused my back problem, but with my holiday less than a week away I knew I needed to get it sorted quickly. Even though I struggled to walk, Teejay made time for me the day of my injury. After 2 more treatments last week including the loan of crutches and a leg support, I’m pleased to say that I’m writing this message from holiday!
Many thanks Teejay for getting me up and walking again. Given my condition when we started, you have worked a minor miracle to get me mobile again so fast. Simon.

by Anita Casali on The Applied Pilates Centre
Remarkable results in such a short time.
Occupation: Hairdresser

An over exuberant spin class led to a painful shoulder injury.
A visit to my GP resulted in yet another five weeks of prolonged
agony and sleepless nights as her advise was to rest it and take ibuprofen.
Thank goodness my husband persuaded me to visit Teejay as he had
Worked miracles on a ski injury he sustained a year ago.
Remarkably I’ve had two visits and I can honestly say I am back to normal.
Thank you Teejay, you’re a miracle worker.

by Ciara Campbell on The Applied Pilates Centre
A fantastic find!
Occupation: Tech community manager

I joined Applied Pilates at the start of 2017 after doing reformer Pilates on and off for about 3 years. Having recently moved to the area, I was keen to find somewhere new to practice and found the perfect fit in Applied Pilates.

Susan and Teejay are both incredibly knowledgeable, and really tailor routines to suit each client. They push me to improve, keep a watchful eye on my execution and effectively provide a 1:1 experience for everyone! I can’t recommend them highly enough!

by Marna Esterhuysen on The Applied Pilates Centre
Highly recommended!
Occupation: Children’s Pastor Vineyard church

I joined Applied Pilatus 18 months ago after struggling with a hip injury for over a year. The assessment gave me great insight in my postural challenges that resulted from the injury. Teejay & Susan’s support, advice and encouragement on my journey of investigating the injury has been exceptional. I have tremendously benefited physically from the classes. I am so much stronger and the muscle weakness as a result of the injury was corrected within a few months. Thank you Teejay and Susan! I recommend Applied Pilatus whenever I have the opportunity : )

by Susan Pieterse on The Applied Pilates Centre
My journey
Occupation: Food Development

I wanted to share my experiences of joining the Applied Pilates community. Two years ago, having struggled hugely to find a way to improve my health, fitness, lose weight and prepare myself for a hip replacement I joined Applied Pilates and started on a journey. Throughout the process both Teejay and Susan have encouraged me and helped me to conquer my fears. Teejay has kept me physically mobile through when I’ve been really suffering with pain and using his treatments have enabled me to walk and work when I was doubled up!

Applied Pilates is more than just a pilates centre, it is a fantastically supportive hub… I am now hooked!
I am now 8 weeks post my hip replacement and I’m back on the reformer enjoying the healthy banter…. 30 kilos lighter and enjoying a new found energy and vitality and being encouraged and supported back to fitness. I am absolutely convinced that my quick recovery had a significant bearing on my fitness as a result of my pilates which I managed to keep doing up until the week before my operation.
Thank you Teejay and Susan for having a really unique set up and for helping me to get to where I am today, I am truly grateful.

by Marie Stannard on The Applied Pilates Centre
Best Pilates Ever!
Occupation: Psychotherapist

I have attended many reformer classes, but nothing compares to this place. These guys really know what they are talking about. Their carefully-designed workout has improved my posture, toned my body and strengthened my core beyond belief. Wild horses couldn’t drag me away from there, and I fully intend to attend until I die.

ps. They are also great people to spend time with!

by Victor Mayer on The Applied Pilates Centre
Logic approach to my injury – Excellent!!!!!
Occupation: Retail

After having a car incident, I started with a back ache that was quite annoying. After visiting my GP and various specialists, they mentioned it was a muscular/skeletal injury and I had to take medication and do physiotherapy. After countless visits to several physiotherapists, I became quite frustrated that I was not getting any better. I did my research and was able to find appliedpilates. I visited Teejay in pain and absolutely frustrated. After checking me over in the first visit, he started doing some manual adjustments and massage. After several visits, I started with the machines. I can not tell you the difference it has made. This place is excellent and I strongly recommend it to all people looking for an alternative for injury treatment. Just brilliant! Thank you Teejay, Victor Mayer

by Gill Kemp on The Applied Pilates Centre
Problem solved! Let rehab begin!
Occupation: Campaigner

Teejay found the cause of the back pain I’d had for ages within minutes! One leg is shorter than the other. Now getting used to a higher shoe and no pain. Fantastic! Thanks Teejay and thanks to Susan for getting me carefully back on track. What a super team!

by Jon on The Applied Pilates Centre
Lower back
Occupation: Medical Devices

Having had a CAT scan showing my 5 lower disc’s are all severely worn and being told by a specialist consultant there was no more he could do for me I came to see Teejay after a friend recommended him. I am back playing golf and tennis and my core is going from strength to strength. With the treatment sessions on the table alongside the pilates if anyone can get you up and running again its Teejay!

by Rodney McNamee on The Applied Pilates Centre
Back muscle injury
Occupation: Property Developer

Applied Pilates Centre was an absolute saviour today! Can’t rave enough about Teejay Sogunro skills! I could barely move and in so much pain when I went in and felt 100% more human when he had finished working his magic!! No cracked ribs after he had done his investigation and able to function so much better! Doctors hadn’t a clue!

by Jim on The Applied Pilates Centre
Back to work
Occupation: Tour Manager

I have recently been completely incapacitated with acute lower back pain and muscle spasm. I am self employed, in a very hands on profession, and this left me unable to work in any way. I started researching chiropractors, osteopaths and the like and then some friends recommended seeing Teejay. I have had a very positive experience in doing so.
In three sessions I have gone from painful restricted movement (crawling in some instances), to walking upright and being able to function without any painkillers.
Coming up for me next week is a very important live event that I am working towards attending. Teejay has devised an intensive treatment program, with advice and targeted strengthening exercises to work on inbetween sessions. I am delighted to say I am going to make it!
Top man, and most importantly top results.

by Jayne Taylor on The Applied Pilates Centre
My former self back again!
Occupation: Hairdresser

After a long 3 day labour 13 years ago my beautiful daughter was born but unfortunately my coccyx got so damaged that I could not sit for longer than 10 minutes at a time, the pain was awful, with damaged ligaments and nerves. I also had a prolapsed disc in my spine and was again in agony and could not do any of my normal activities for 3 months a year ago. So I started at Applied Pilates with Susan and Teejay after them both being highly recommended. My life has changed so much…..I can now sit without being in pain and my normal activities have all resumed without being in pain. After having steroid injections every year for 12 years into my coccyx and spine I’ve not had to have anymore and hopefully shall never need another ever again thanks to my weekly Pilates workout. A huge thank you to the lovely and very clever Susan and Teejay! My former self is back again! X

by Jon on The Applied Pilates Centre
My holiday rescued….
Occupation: Professional Services Partner

I have been attending session with TeeJay for almost a year, in order to focus on building my core strength following diagnosis of early onset osteoporosis. TeeJay is very knowledgeable and caring. A couple of months ago in a unconnected incident I damaged my back. I mentioned to TeeJay that I had a holiday in the Maldives coming up and that I would most likely be unable to go diving, the main activity for me. He not only worked out the issue, but was able to find a treatment (including him coming in to work well before his normal start time very early the morning I was due to fly out). As a consequence I was just fit enough to get my diving done. Thank you so much.

by Jan Morse on The Applied Pilates Centre
I can run again!
Occupation: Swimming Teacher/Coach

Having fractured my hip in January 2015 and desperate to run again, I was advised to get checked out by Teejay before I caused more damage. With Teejay and Susan’s specialist knowledge and help my legs are stronger than they were before and I’m now building up my run distances. I’ve also ‘found my core’ and I’m learning to engage it! Thank you both – I’ll be recommending you to anyone who’ll listen!

by Steve Ratcliffe on The Applied Pilates Centre
Amazing results for my knee pain – no surgery for now!! thank you!!
Occupation: High Quality Carpenter – Cabinet Maker!!

I would just like to thank you very much for, first of all being a really nice man and for helping me to get back on my feet, really appreciate for all of your expertise and reassurance. I look forward to seeing you on the 25th, and thanks again,and will definitely recommend you to all the people I know. Steve

by Nick Winspear on The Applied Pilates Centre
Applied Pilates & Teejay’s Magic
Occupation: Airline Captain – Commercial Pilot

I have been gong to Applied Pilates for about 3 years to improve my posture, core strength and flexibility. I can attend fairly regularly in the winter but work precludes visits in the summer. I really notice the difference in the seasons and it’s a relief to get back in to the swing in November.
I also have some osteo arthritis in my knee, at least that’s what the consultant thought.
Teejay zeroed in on the issue even though various previous MRI scans and Physio concentration on my knee had not really found the problem. Sometimes the right experience is required and when Teejay pushed on the calf and thigh muscles, my reaction gave a clue. When I recovered we startled treating the muscles and we discovered that my left calf was ok and my left shoulder but a career lifetime of sitting on the flight deck has left a legacy of knotted muscles that he is gradually loosening up.

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