Clare is the proprietor and lead instructor at In the Log Cabin. Clare began taking Pilates classes in the hope that it would improve her horse riding (it did!). She quickly started to see and feel the benefits of regular Pilates exercise and attended classes as often as she could. Eventually she embarked on a year long apprenticeship covering all apparatus work as well as the mat work. During this time she attended daily Pilates sessions where she participated, observed and assisted with the classes. Since finishing her apprenticeship she continued to teach at other studios, gaining precious experience from other teachers and clients. Clare is now an experienced and intuitive teacher who is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals.
Clare is not only fully qualified to teach all mat work but she is also qualified to teach on all the other Pilates equipment including the Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Ladder Barrel to name a few. She continues to develop her training and skills, keeping updated with the latest Pilates concepts and continuing to train with other experienced instructors.
Clare is now having lessons with highly regarded Pilates trainer Andrea Maida.
Clare’s Pilates classes are recommended by Physiotherapists and Osteopaths and clients are often referred to her to help with back pain and core strength. Clare is always happy to speak with a clients medical practitioner, osteopath, etc to discuss any specific exercises or problems that need to be worked on in a particular way.
In her spare time Clare is a keen horse rider. She sees her horse twice a day and rides regularly, training him in dressage to an advanced level. She is also a keen yogi, practising Ashtanga yoga and additionally practises pole dancing. Clare has an Italian greyhound who keeps her busy and a husband who she sometimes gets to see!
Rita has recently joined In the Log Cabin and teaches several classes. After more than 25 years of taking regular Pilates classes to an advanced level, Rita left behind her corporate career in Human Resources and Employment Law and embarked on a year long apprenticeship at the Fit From Within pilates studio in 2016. During her apprenticeship, Rita participated, observed and assisted sessions with several teachers, learning various teaching styles and enhancing her knowledge of technique. In parallel, Rita also completed an online course in Human Anatomy & Physiology and commenced teaching groups and private clients, successfully building her own client base from June 2017.