About Pilates Mat Clinic

We provide a 'one stop shop' for postnatal exercise.

Start anywhere; from the early postnatal period, to when your child is at school and you're ready for a core muscle recovery and posture retrain.

Start with any of these postnatal recovery approaches:

Short, clear instructional videos; the Postnatal Pilates - level 1 series, ideal for first exercises in the early postnatal period or for those coming back to exercise after having children. These videos are all different and can be used daily and interchangeably.

Subscribe to the Pilates Mat Clinic Zoom class videos.

This 3 month subscription includes private Youtube access to videos of specialist postnatal Zoom classes from 2020 and 2021 and are a mixture of Postnatal Pilates classes and HIIT or MIIT classes (cardio).

Done in tandem this provides the perfect combination of bodyweight resistance work and cardiovascular fitness.

 Live Zoom classes where you can join an experiencd and fully qualified instructor in a class with all levels of experience welcome. Clear Instruction and suitable alternatives are offered.

Classes available are Postanatal Pilates and Pilates for all levels.

Book a private one to one Postnatal Pilates Training session via Zoom. The first session will start with a consultation where you'll discuss your goals. These sessions are a great way to get started, helping you to identify how you can work most effectively while in class, using a subscription or during personal training and other fitness activities. 

Who is Pilates Mat Clinic?

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Pilates Mat Clinic was set up and is run by Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer Susanna Sparrow.

Susanna is an 'Exercise Specialist' level personal trainer and class teacher with 20 years experience in teaching exercise.

A mother of three, including twins, Susanna started to specialise in working with women post birth after having her own children. Latterly she trained in teaching Pilates after utilising it's unique ability to effectively train the core muscles and protect the spine again after giving birth. Susanna has helped hundreds of women with diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation), lower back pain and in regaining their core strength post birth since. Susanna is an qualified 'Exercise specialist in lower back pain' personal trainer and has made a series of videos to help with lower back pain. 

At the beginning of her fitness career Susanna was qualified in teaching aerobics and body conditioning group classes and later retrained in Pilates and Personal Training to 'exercise specialist' level, and also exercise on referral for medical conditions. In 2019, she joined the Camden and Islington Exercise on Referral for medical conditions team managed by Aquaterra leisure and continues to work with them alongside teaching her own Pilates classes in the community abd via Zoom and producing Pilates videos and digital content.

Susanna has worked for many commercial gyms and public leisure providers including Better Gyms (London wide), PureGym, Aquaterra Leisure, Virgin Active, Fitness First, LA Fitness, Evolve Wellness Kensington.

Qualifications include:

Cert HE Life Sciences for subjects allied to medicine, Birkbeck University Of London

Level 4 Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym based)

Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates

Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity

Level 3 Adapting Exercise for Antenatal and Postnatal Clients

Level 2 Exercise to music

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – water based exercise

CPD's in Core stability, Mat Pilates, advanced Mat Pilates, Ballet fit, advanced Ballet fit

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