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Living with Scoliosis and Spinal Fusions can leave us feeling wrapped in cotton wool. It’s hard to know what exercise works for you, and to trust an instructor to help you feel safe whilst getting strong.


Pilates Trainer

Emily was first introduced to Pilates to compliment her rehab from spinal fusion surgery to correct scoliosis. She gained her Level 3 Matwork Pilates qualification to better understand her own body and give her the confidence to get back to being active and strong.

This has in turn allowed Emily to help others with a wide range of conditions – especially those with fused spines as Emily understands the potential anxiety from not being able to join in with other gym classes, and the struggle to gain confidence post surgery.

Our physical and mental health is intertwined and the link is too important to ignore. Pilates is a great way to take control and build both strength and resilience – Emily loves working to help clients who are on a similar journey, growing their ability and connecting with their body.

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LISS trainer

Growing up with scoliosis, LISS trainer Hope is passionate about living a healthy life with our curvy spines. Looking at improving our cardiovascular function in a fun and safe way, Hope is the ray of sunshine we all need! 

Previously teaching exercise classes to the general public, Hope has now specialised in working with those with Scoliosis to compliment her personal experience.

Hope’s twin sister also has Scoliosis and Hope is excited to work with others in the same boat.

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Our clients feel the stretch.

I started doing Pilates last year with Emily. She is a fantastic teacher, always going the extra mile with clients and always making the classes varied and enjoyable.


Group client since May

I found Emily through Instagram and quickly signed up to her classes. I was only just one year post op when I signed up for her scoliosis classes, and very nervous about getting back into exercise. I definitely shouldn’t have been worried at all! Em is so kind and caring and genuinely is concerned about her clients. If I’ve had a niggle or concern she’s always been able to help quickly, making me feel so much more confident in my body! Thanks Em!


Group client since September

Well... what can I say about Em at Build Breathe Pilates? She is AMAZING!! I started classes during lockdown, I was super nervous and sceptical but after my trial class I knew I had found someone so unbelievably special! Em's classes are SO much fun and I always feel really in tune with my body. After having a spinal fusion 13 years ago and being so frustrated with exericse, I am happy to of finally found someone who truly understands. Since starting pilates with Em, I rarely get pain anymore and I am so much more confident with the way my back looks. The BEST thing about classes with Em, is my mental health. I used to be so anxious but now, I have seen a massive improvement and I couldn't be more grateful. I feel completely in tune with my body and my mind. I also do private one to one classes with Em once a week which i've found so so beneficial, I really like working one to one with Em! Thank you so soooo much I am so glad I found you xx


Group client since May

As a Pilates newbie, I didn’t really know what to expect. Em made me feel totally welcome and relaxed and every session has made me feel so much better. My normal exercise like running has already seen a huge benefit and can’t wait to continue my pilates journey. Ash, 45 year old man!


Client since March 2020

I just have to say thank you for another wonderful class! These sessions alongside your morning sessions on Instagram have really changed my lockdown and have made me feel much better about everything that's going on ? For as long as you are able to have classes online I will be there!


Client since March 2020

Such an incredible Pilates tutor and amazing human being – if you’re looking to keep (or become) active, flexible and strong while at home, definitely contact Em and give this a go – highly recommended!


Client since September 19

Emily’s classes are fantastic so happy we still get to do Pilates on a Wednesday!


Client since October 2019