Sue is a Physiotherapist and Modern Pilates Teacher who has worked with Fit4life since early 2015. Sue teaches Group Pilates Classes and hosts individual One-to-One Sessions. Sue trained as a Physiotherapist at Brunel University and was awarded a BSc in Physiotherapy with First Class Honours in 2002; she subsequently gained a full-time post at the prestigious University College Hospital in London. Along with a master’s degree in Exercise and Health Behaviour, Sue also has understanding of the physiological benefits of exercise and the psychological aspects of exercise behaviour and adherence.
Before qualifying as a Pilates teacher, Sue attended classes at FIT4Life for several years! “I absolutely love working at Fit4life as we have such a friendly, supportive and close-knit group of both staff & clients; “comments Sue, “My background as a Physiotherapist informs my work as a Pilates Teacher. I believe that each discipline compliments the other, to give me a unique understanding of back & joint problems, and how to work with clients to help improve joint stability and improve or resolve many associated orthopaedic symptoms. I also find that Pilates Exercise is most valuable in helping clients with balance & neurological problems, as well as many other physical conditions”.
In 2017 Sue completed the Diamond Pilates Course, a specialist course focusing on teaching male & female clients with pelvic floor problems & working with these clients to improve the function of the pelvic floor. Focusing on pelvic floor strength and function is especially useful for individuals who are experiencing problems during or post pregnancy. It is also of benefit for perimenopausal, menopausal, or postmenopausal women who may be suffering from problems such as prolapse or continence issues. Men who are post prostate surgery may also benefit and individuals who have had surgery such as hip replacements.
Sue also leads the Pilates One-to One & small group sessions at Fit4life. Sue explains – ‘Some of our new clients come to us with complex medical conditions that require individual attention; during a Group Pilates class it would be difficult to provide the amount of time necessary to offer the best possible guidance. The One-to-One gives us that focused time and enables us to tailor-make the appropriate treatment plan.”
Susan Wandless MSc, BSc, Cert Ed, CYQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates, MCSP