Bev Grant: Pilates Instructor

Introducing Bev Grant, fully qualified Pilates instructor and founder of Positive Pilates. For over 20 years I worked in sales, however sitting at a desk typing, driving for long distances between appointments and walking with a heavy laptop bag all began to takes its toll. My back and neck ached, sciatica meant that I was regularly climbing the stairs on hands and knees, I had difficulty turning over in bed and migraines that lasted three days were a constant threat. To top it all off my husband’s back decided to go into spasm whilst we were out and about and he literally couldn’t move. Something had to change!

Pilates made the difference

We discovered Pilates and started attending weekly classes. Gradually all the aches and pains lessened and then disappeared as we got stronger and more flexible. We both became aware of our poor posture at our desks so as we worked on improving that so our neck and shoulders became looser and more comfortable. As we continued with regular Pilates lessons so the positive benefits just kept coming.

I became more interested in Pilates and all the beneficial aspects, I would recommend it to friends (and strangers!) and after 15 years of attending classes I decided I wanted to do more than just talk about it. So I resigned from my sales job in 2014, took a Level 3 Pilates Diploma course to become a fully qualified Pilates instructor and formed Positive Pilates – I have been teaching full-time ever since then.

In addition to Level 3 Pilates, my current qualifications include:

  • Level 3 Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Management of Lower Back Pain
  • Biomechanics Trainer
  • Shoulder & Knee Stability Instructor
  • Advanced Pregnancy & Post Natal Pilates Instructor

In 2019 I started my training to become a BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher. BASI Pilates is a leading global Pilates education academy with a reputation for innovation, dedication and academic excellence.

In The Studio @53 we have a Reformer, a Cadillac, a Wunda Chair and Spine Corrector which enables Positive Pilates to teach the entire Pilates method, not just the mat related exercises. The result is that our clients gain a deeper understanding and connection to their bodies.

Don’t suffer – let us help you

It has been estimated that over 80%* of the UK general population suffers from some kind of back, shoulder or neck injury during their life time. Through Pilates I can now bring positive relief to suffers of back pain, as well as to people who have reduced mobility or flexibility as well improving a person’s general fitness and helping increase the performance of athletes.

I aim to create a non-intimidating friendly “can do” atmosphere at my group classes and individual 1-2-1 sessions as I genuinely believe Pilates can improve everyone’s fitness, mobility, health and well being.

You can read more about how Positive Pilates can help you here.

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Bev Grant
Positive Pilates

Introducing Bev Grant, fully qualified Pilates instructor and founder of Positive Pilates. For over 20 years I worked in sales, however sitting at a desk typing, driving for long distances between appointments and walking with a heavy laptop bag all began to takes its toll. My back and neck ached, sciatica meant that I was regularly climbing the stairs on hands and knees, I had difficulty turning over in bed and migraines that lasted three days were a constant threat. To top it all off my husband’s back decided to go into spasm whilst we were out and about and he literally couldn’t move. Something had to change!

Pilates made the difference

We discovered Pilates and started attending weekly classes. Gradually all the aches and pains lessened and then disappeared as we got stronger and more flexible. We both became aware of our poor posture at our desks so as we worked on improving that so our neck and shoulders became looser and more comfortable. As we continued with regular Pilates lessons so the positive benefits just kept coming.

I became more interested in Pilates and all the beneficial aspects, I would recommend it to friends (and strangers!) and after 15 years of attending classes I decided I wanted to do more than just talk about it. So I took Level 3 Pilates Diploma course in 2014 to become a fully qualified Pilates instructor, I resigned from my sales job and formed Positive Pilates – I have been teaching full-time ever since then.

I am also qualified in Level 3 Exercise Referral so clients / patients can be referred to us from medical practitioners for exercise therapy. Whatever the condition or co-morbidities – including postural dysfunctions, neurological conditions, orthopaedic irregularities, through to coronary heart disease – Positive Pilates can help you.

With a Level 4 Management of Lower Back Pain I am qualified to take clients / patients that are referred by medical practitioners or that are self referred. We carry out thorough postural and pain analyses and design a programme tailored to your exact requirements to reduce and manage your lower back pains.

In addition to all that, I am a Shoulder Stability Instructor and an Advanced Pregnancy & Advanced Post Natal Instructor.

Don’t suffer – let us help you

It has been estimated that over 80%* of the UK general population suffers from some kind of back, shoulder or neck injury during their life time. Through Pilates I can now bring positive relief to suffers of back pain, as well as to people who have reduced mobility or flexibility as well improving a person’s general fitness and helping increase the performance of athletes.

I aim to create a non-intimidating friendly “can do” atmosphere at my group classes and individual 1-2-1 sessions as I genuinely believe Pilates can improve everyone’s fitness, mobility, health and well being.

You can read more about how Positive Pilates can help you here.

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Bev Grant
Positive Pilates

Qualifications
& Services

Fully Qualified Pilates Instructor

Level 3 Diploma In Teaching Pilates (QCF)

Level 2 Principles of Exercise, Fitness & Health

Advanced Pregnancy Pilates Instructor

Advanced Post Natal Pilates Instructor

Level 4 Management of Lower Back Pain Referral Instructor

Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructor

Shoulder & Knee Stability Instructor

Kinetic Pilates

Intrinsic Biomechanics Trainer

Posture Analysis

CIMSPA Member

1-2-1 Lessons in the studio

Regular studio-based Pilates group classes

Pilates for Children
(coming soon)

Fully insured

Positive Pilates

Bev Grant is a fully qualified Pilates Instructor and Intrinsic Biomechanics Trainer.

To book a course of 1-2-1 lessons, to join a group class, or if you require advice on the best options for you, please contact Positive Pilates today.

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* Source: NHS