What our clients say
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on 1 May 2014 by Jackie Mizon | Occupation: Office Manager
I had approx 8 years of discomfort having torn a disc in my lower back in my early 30’s, during those years I tried Osteopaths x2, Physio, Steroid Injections, Bowens and Biofeedback, nothing completely left me pain free, couldn’t imagine what the next 10 years would bring. It was suggested at the Osteopaths Training Centre to maybe try Pilates, that’s how I found Teejay. He was very thorough, went through all my ailments and started me on a weekly exercise routine. Within 3 months I was pain free, couldn’t quite believe it. I was asked to go back to the Osteopaths Training Centre during their exam time and they were amazed at the change in my shape after such a short time and said Teejay was a Miracle Worker! It has now been 4 years and I feel fitter than ever. I ran my first 12k this year and haven’t had a twinge from my back. Pilates with Teejay isn’t quite like going to a normal Pilates class, most people imagine Pilates as being like a gentle yoga exercises, but using the Applied Pilates machines it is like going to the gym for a workout, it can be as easy or as difficult as you want. I would definitely recommend Teejay to anyone having issues, not just with their back, but pretty much the whole body.
on 1 May 2014 by Andrew Raitt | Occupation: Pro Golfer
Back pain started for me about 4 years ago. I have played most of my career with injuries but my back stopped me completely. In the 4 years since it started, I have visited all manner of healers, surgeons, physios and chiros that have tried to help with varying degrees of benefit. Nothing and nobody has made my back feel pain free and “athletic” again. It has only been a couple of weeks but it has changed my outlook completely! Thank you Teejay! See you next week!!
Saved my teaching career
on 28 Apr 2014 by Michelle | Occupation: Ballet Teacher
I badly injured my lower back (herniated disc) and after over 2 years of physiotherapy, no one was able to help me. I couldnt even do simple every day things like make the bed or wash the dishes. I was petrified to move, despite my work demanding a great deal of physical activity. Teejay always tailors exercises to suit everyone’s individual needs so I felt very safe in his class, and he had all the answers to my many questions which helped reassure me. I have now been doing Pilates with Teejay for over 4 years and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. I can do my job without constant pain and can do much more every day things. I definitely feel I have my life back now and in a lot of ways I am much stronger than before my injury. Thank you Teejay!
Saved my sporting career
on 27 Apr 2014 by Philip | Occupation: CFO
I’ve known Teejay since 2006 when I came across him after I was recovering from a ruptured achilles and could not walk well and considered my sporting career at an end. Through many years work with Teejay – including sports injury treatments on my leg and targeted Pilates on strengthening my leg muscles I now actively play squash and tennis, ski and cycle – completing Ride London 100 last year. Although I still get gripes in my leg, regular maintenance sessions with Teejay ensure it remains it good nick. Like many of the testimonials I consider Teejay a real expert at resolving these types of issues where he takes holistic view to treatment and tailors it to an individual’s specific problem. l consider Teejay as a good friend these days and have no hesitation recommending him to anyone.
Get your life back
on 27 Apr 2014 by Gary Jarvis | Occupation: Specialist Building Surveyor
After suffering a prolapsed disc in my lower back, I was left in significant pain for over a year or more. I could hardly weight bear on my left leg and could barely walk. This eventually led to a scoliosis of my lower back due to my adapted posture compensating for the pain. Having heard about the possible benefits of Pilates for my condition, I started to look around for suitable classes. However, I was nervous about attending a general Pilates class as I was concerned that unless it was tailored to my condition it could cause more harm than good. Thankfully, I found Teejay and Applied Pilates. I must say, I was very nervous attending my first few sessions, my condition had slowly been improving and on my first session I was bit paranoid that the exercises could stress my back and cause a relapse. However, I needn’t have worried, Teejay was very understanding and built up my exercises gradually at a pace I felt comfortable with. At no time did I feel the exercises I was doing would ever compromise my condition. In fact as it turned out, the opposite is true. Over time I have become more and more confident with the tailored Pilates routine and I feel I have become stronger and more resilient since regularly attending the classes. The back pain is now largely resolved and my scoliosis has significantly improved as well as my general posture. I now attend once a week for an hour session and feel this allows me to manage my condition, by improving and maintaining my core strength and so reducing the risk of a relapse. I have no hesitation recommending Teejay to others.
You won’t look back!
on 25 Apr 2014 by Laura | Occupation: Student Nurse
I have been coming to Applied Pilates classes for over 4 years and can honestly say it has made a significant improvement to my posture and back pain. I had done mat pilates classes before and found these had no benefit whatsoever but as soon as I started these classes my back pain started to disappear, it felt like a miracle. The classes are tailored to your individual needs, which is very beneficial. I had been to osteopaths and chiropractors and none of this helped with my back pain, it was just a waste of money. I attend the classes weekly to maintain my core strength and fitness and I have wonderful instruction with a lot of patience. I would highly recommend Applied Pilates to anyone who wants to get fit or has a niggling injury. I promise you won’t regret it.
Just do it!
on 18 Apr 2014 by Nigel Woodhead | Occupation: Carpet Cleaner
I was a very tired and desperate 51 year old guy whose long term back problems had led to a cessation of my very active sporting life and talks of early retirement from my physical job. Physiotherapy, acupuncture, steroid injections had provided only temporary relief and I was resorting to living on high doses of Cocodamol, just to get by. As a last throw of the dice I tried Pilates with Teejay and it has proved to be one of the best decisions I have made. Fast forward 8 months and I am swimming, cycling and managing to work unimpeded by my back condition. Teejay immediately recognised my back condition and designed a weekly programme for me to follow which I have done religiously. My core strength has improved dramatically and it is this new strength that is enabling me to manage my back condition and enjoy life to the full. I can’t recommend Teejay highly enough!
on 14 Apr 2014 by Gordon | Occupation: Mergers and Acquisitions Accountant
After almost 30 years of occasionally acute but short-lived back problems caused by sitting behind a desk and doing no exercise, my back finally decided “no more” and I was struck down with severe back pain from prolapsed discs and facet joint syndrome, which left me literally flat out in bed for a month. I visited consultants who wanted to operate, and an osteopath who actually made things much worse. Then I went along to Teejay and he has made an enormous difference. Thanks to a progressive exercise plan my back problem is now under control, I feel stronger and am enjoying doing exercise for the first time ever! Teejay is a great guy with masses of experience, and works at a pace best suited to you. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
Applied Pilates is the way forward!
on 11 Apr 2014 by Jay S | Occupation: Estate Agent
I was recommended to Teejay by a friend who was already a client as I have had lower back pain and sciatic nerve problems in my leg for many years. Until I started seeing Teejay from September 2013, I had actually given up hope (after different physios, chiropractors, injections, etc etc!). I am now in less to zero pain, I feel stronger & fitter and in fact Im keen to go from 1 session a week to 2 to really build up a better level of core stability and body strength.
I cannot recommend Teejay enough and urge anyone with back issues to see him! Thanks Teejay 🙂
Best studio in Herts!
on 9 Apr 2014 by Peter Mason | Occupation: IT Consultant
After years of osteopathy treatment I was fortunate enough to wander into Teejay’s studio about 7 years ago. That was my lucky day because Teejay fixed what the Osteopaths couldn’t and my chronically bad back is better than it’s been since I can remember. I carry on seeing Teejay for 2 reasons – first because it’s good for my back and keeps me fit, second because he’s a top bloke and good fun.