I have two children from two difficult births which have left me with a weak pelvic floor and a prolapse. As soon as I met Alex, I felt positive that the outcome would be a good one. She is friendly and professional and I like that she is straight talking. She gave me a thorough examination- back, pelvis, hips, gait, movement and also an internal examination. We then talked through the psychological and the physical symptoms I was experiencing within the framework of her assessment. She was honest from the start saying this would be a process and wouldn’t be fixed over night. We began with some very basic physio exercises and gradually over the weeks have progressed to floor Pilates and now I am working on the Reformer Pilates equipment. Alex gives me a routine to do at home, along with pelvic floor work and she updates this weekly as she pushes me to the next level in our 1:1s.
Alex is very supportive (even why I cried!!) and things are certainly improving. As a woman who used to be so fit and strong, the problems I have been having are ultimately extremely frustrating and it would have been very easy to get despondent and just “accept” this as the new norm. However, Alex is very good at motivating you in a subtle and calm way and I always feel much better after a session with her and my body is getting stronger week by week. I would thoroughly recommend Alex to anyone who has given birth. I wish I he met her during my pregnancies as I am sure she would have helped with my deviated pelvis and associated back pain.
Reformer Pilates Client

I’m not the kind of person who likes going to the gym or gym classes but I love Alex’s clinical Pilates class!

I have so many postnatal issues following two 10lb plus babies – natural and c section – it’s great to talk to someone who understands the issues and can help me with recovery

Highly recommend !

Sarah

An excellent approach to Pilates. This is the best Pilates instructor I have come across since my first instructor 16 years ago!!! Relaxed enough to change and adapt a session to suite those in the class. Alex regularly checks and where required provides advice as to how you can change your posture. This is super important in Pilates, if your posture is incorrect during an exercise you don’t fully benefit…

Amanda

Alexandra at Enliven designed me a personal exercise program for my pregnancy. I am so impressed with it – no sign of PGP and I actually feel like I’m more fit than before I got pregnant! It’s no small achievement and I would really recommend them to anyone.!

Jenny

I was looking for Clinical Pilates in the area they are only few of them around here however since I met Alex @ Enliven Health my body strength improved. My ankle injury which I was managing with drugs suddenly was resolved after few sessions…

Monika

I can’t recommend Enliven health highly enough to any new mothers who want to start getting their pre-baby body back. After my c-section I was amazed how little strength I had but was worried about doing the wrong exercises and causing myself injury…

VictoriaSeptember 2016

Alex is one of the most professional Physiotherapists I have had the pleasure to meet. Having had to seek help – following a pillion passenger accident – for 40 years, I consider myself well qualified to comment…

JulieSeptember 2016

“Alex is a fantastic teacher, very friendly, and my back has been much better since I have been attending her clinical Pilates classes! Thoroughly recommended!”

BeccaJuly 2017

“I would highly recommend Enliven Health Pilates classes. Alex is an excellent teacher and very attentive and I thoroughly enjoy her classes. I am feeling the benefits already.”

JennyMay 2017

“As someone who has a history of back and various joint issues, it was refreshing to find someone who took the time to listen in order to understand how best to help me. As well as treating me for some acute problems on a few occasions, Alex has also advised on posture and Pilates based exercises to address the long standing problems I have had. After every session, I have felt considerably better and experienced more pain relief than with any other method of treatment that I have tried in the past. Guided by her expertise, I am now more confident going forward, of leading a happier, healthier, pain free life.”

JuneMay 2018