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Liverpool Pilates Hub offers a range of fitness classes found on any gym or fitness studio timetable. At LPH, however, every class we offer has the Pilates method at its core. From Classic Mat to Zen, Power Pilates to HIIT, every LPH class is led by Sophie, carefully designed with good technique and biomechanics in mind, and then executed in a safe and effective way to ensure all clients get the most out of their fitness pursuits.
Pilates is a form of exercise traditionally performed on a mat or with specialist Pilates equipment, yet Joseph Pilates, the method’s creator, intended Pilates to be at the core of all movement styles - sport, dance, running, weight lifting, circuit training, and even housework - to enhance and support other ways of moving our bodies. LPH does offer Classic Mat Pilates classes, but we’re also proud of our other Pilates fusion classes which mirror this approach.
The physical and mental health of our clients is paramount. At LPH we recognise that a focus on body image can have a negative impact on our mental health and wellbeing. So here at LPH we put an emphasis on the numbers going up rather than down. For example, increasing the length of time you can run for, the weight you can lift, and the number of repetitions you can perform, rather than the numbers on a weighing scale. This will, of course, effect how you look and feel, but we find this simple shift in mindset will lead to a more positive and empowering experience.
So, whether you are looking to begin your fitness journey, are a seasoned athlete in search of ‘the edge’ or looking for help in managing pain and long term discomfort, get involved!
LPH offers a whole range of classes, and ways to train – in the studio, on ZOOM, or as part of our virtual experience – what are you waiting for?
Hi, my name is Sophie, I originally trained as a Dancer at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. On graduating in 2009 with a BA(hons) in Dance (Performing Arts) I went on to work with a variety of dance and physical theatre companies, whilst training part time for my fitness qualifications. As a freelance practitioner I have worked for a variety of gyms, health clubs, educational institutes and independent businesses including Fitness First, Virgin Active, Nuffield Health, Physio and Fitness and The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. This work has taken me all over the country, however I am now permanently based in Liverpool.
I am experienced in working with a broad range of clients from the everyday man and woman looking to improve their health and fitness and put a bit of ooomph back in their lives to professional athletes on the Tessa Sanderson Foundation focusing on sport specific strength training and dancers training for their degrees and a professional career.
I have recently enjoyed exploring different ways of bringing exercise to everybody through online, virtual experiences, making it easier and more accessible than ever to get moving!
I enjoy keeping up to date with the latest cutting edge health and fitness research, and I am continually training and adding to my experiences, skills and knowledge by attending classes, courses, workshops, seminars and much more. I often work alongside physiotherapist Deborah Edwards developing my knowledge in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics which hugely interests me.
CYQ Level 3 Mat Based Pilates Instructing - Drummond Education
Aqua Zumba - Zumba Instructor Network
Zumba - Zumba Instructor Network
CYQ Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology - Focus Training
Level 3 Advanced Fitness Instructing - Focus Training
CYQ Level 2 Gym Instructing - Focus Training
BA(hons) Dance (Performing Arts) - The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
Human dissection for movement practitioners - Functional Anatomy
Speed, Agility and Quickness - National Academy of Sports Medicine
Mental Toughness - National Academy of Sports Medicine
Official TRX Suspension Training Instructor Course - TRX UK
Lower Extremity Pathologies - Polestar Pilates
Gait Analysis - Yoga Anatomy
Hips, hamstrings and lower back - Yoga Anatomy
Sophie is also first aid trained and DBS checked.