About Pilates Mat Clinic
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 leisure providers including Better Gyms (London wide), PureGym, Aquaterra Leisure, Virgin Active, Fitness First, LA Fitness, Evolve Wellness Kensington.
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
Rethink! Mental Illness CPD training