Testimonials

“I have been going to Sue’s classes for 2 years and it has made such a difference to my back problems which relate back to a fall when horse riding. Last week I helped dig up and move a small tree with my husband. Despite making sure I prepared well to lift and drag I expected a sore back the day after, but nothing. Thank you Sue, I am so much more aware of how to use my body to keep me safe from injury.” Sara, 2 December 2019

“I joined one of Sue’s classes 2 years ago and would certainly recommend her as an excellent teacher who is also very friendly and approachable. Her passion for Body Control Pilates is evident in all her classes and highly motivating, and I feel that my posture and core strength have improved greatly since joining her class. Sue’s classes are fun, varied and interesting, with great health benefits for both mind and body. She always explains the exercises clearly, and is able to keep an eye on everyone to ensure that you are doing the exercises correctly and safely. Under Sue’s watchful eye I have felt confident to carry on exercising with a shoulder injury which was restricting my movement and I feel that I am now well on the way to full recovery.” Janet, 21 November 2019

“Pilates was recommended to me by my orthopaedic consultant 4 years ago. I did a fair amount of searching before deciding to join Sue. My motivation was to strengthen my hip joint in preparation for a total hip replacement. However, pilates began to challenge me in many more ways than I could ever have anticipated. Simply being aware of my core strength and how to improve it became a daily practice. My posture correction has been dramatic and understanding why it was wrong gives me the insight to make adjustments of my own. Over this period I worked with Sue both privately and in small class groups. It is by far the single most important thing I did in preparation for my surgery. I was walking unaided post surgery after 4 weeks and was soon enough back doing pilates again under the watchful eye of Sue in a private lesson. Sue’s physiotherapy experience and knowledge was invaluable. I was constantly reassured and totally trusted Sue to be part of my rehabilitation. This helped build my confidence and allowed me to slowly progress in a safe environment back into my regular class. In a busy life, it is good to take time out which is just for me. Body control pilates with Sue is that place for me”Helen, 12 November 2019

“The pilates classes run by Sue Napier are excellent. Small classes allow individual attention and Sue puts a lot of effort into her work. The improvements are remarkable. “–Margaret, 4 April, 2019

“I enjoy Sue Napier Pilates classes because I benefit from her previous professional knowledge as a NHS physiotherapist which means I know Sue wont’t give me exercises which are not good for my condition (osteoporosis). Indeed Sue runs special classes for this. I can therefore perform each exercise safe in the knowledge that I’m not doing myself harm. I also value the fact that class sizes are up to 12 people so Sue is able to walk round the class and correct any incorrrect postures, which means individual attention when you need it. The venue is central to many of the villages in Saddleworth and the room is well laid out with all necessary equipment provided by Sue. I recommend Sue’s classes to anyone thinking of starting or continuing their pilates exercises.”Moira, 1 April, 2019

“Sue’s attention to detail is apparent in every aspect of the classes she runs. Each block of classes is well designed and demonstrated with the appropriate equipment provided. As a result of the small classes, Sue gets to know everyone and understands their abilities and limitations, constantly checking us and correcting when necessary. It is her qualification as a physiotherapist that gives me total confidence in the programmes she devises and teaches, secure in the knowledge that I am in a very safe pair of hands.”–Carol, March 11, 2019

“Sue is a lovely person and an exceptional teacher. She is in complete command of her subject and always crystal clear in her instructions and guidance in class. She has the gift of creating a really friendly, really supportive atmosphere. I recommend her absolutely. A fantastic pilates instructor.”–Phil Brisk, March 8, 2019

“Sue is an excellent teacher. She has the combination of a great depth of technical knowledge and experience together with really good interpersonal skills which means that she makes the exercise safe and fun. She also relates the exercises to every day activity.” – Maggie, June 1st, 2017

“I was a beginner to Pilates when I joined Sue’s class. Due to her excellent teaching skills I have improved my core strength, breathing technique, and posture. Sue is a witty, friendly, and extremely knowledgable lady. I have thoroughly enjoyed her classes.” – Marilyn, May 11, 2016

“I joined one of Sue’s classes earlier this year and have noticed a big improvement in my posture and balance. Sue is a great teacher and I would heartily recommend her lessons.” – John Mustoe, Oct 18, 2015