I can do things that I would never have thought I could possibly do since I came to White Dog.

I love how it makes me feel. I gave up my gym subscription because I was so happy with what was happening with Small Group Pilates.

I knew how important it was to strengthen my body but I felt quite vulnerable and frail. I no longer feel like this. Every day I see and feel the results and I’ve found enjoyment in challenging my mind and body.

When I first found out they said I’d have a hip replacement in 5 years. Well it’s been 5 years and my hip is just wonderful. I’m feeling so much stronger. Not just outwardly. Inside as well. It’s a great feeling.

I think I coped with Chemo(therapy) a lot better coming here. If I’d had a gym membership, I wouldn’t have done it.

Last year. 7 surgeries. 4 rounds of chemo. I came here throughout all of that. It made a huge difference to my recovery.

The things that I value – someone who remembers the ongoing problems or constraints that I have, asks how I am going, how my body is feeling when I get to the class and then gives me series of exercises, movements, instructions that fit what I need – with a bit a of push – that’s not really pushy”.

He teaches the class with an understanding that it is up to you put in the hard work, but to also be self-aware. If you can’t do something today, don’t stress about it – learn from it today and improve on it tomorrow.

He is a patient, professional teacher. He is able to help beginners and more experienced people in the same class and seems able to know everyone’s limits. The classes are friendly and I look forward to them every time – even when I know they will be tough!