Meet us: Angie Appleton
Angie Appleton has been a fitness instructor for over 25 years. Her first job was working for at what was then the highly prestigious ‘Marti Caine’s Sherbet’ fitness studio in Sheffield. At that time, privately owned health clubs were almost unheard of, and Sherbet was revolutionary in its approach, boasting state-of-the-art facilities and exclusive membership packages, which today are taken for granted.
She then worked at a number of high-profile venues before setting up her own fitness consultancy business, The Fitness Works, in 1991. She also delivered personal training lessons and was on The National Register of Personal Fitness Trainers. In 1995, she was involved in a car accident and sustained a back injury which spelled the end of her fitness career as she knew it. Finding just standing for long periods of time difficult, but determined to get back to work, she sought the help of an osteopath, who successfully treated her but recommended that she did some Pilates exercises to continue the healing process of her injury.
Having duly sought out an instructor, she experienced the benefits of this fabulous exercise process, and three years on decided to train in the method herself. in April 2002 she celebrated her full recovery by completing all 26.2 miles of the Flora London Marathon.
One of the things she believes passionately is that prevention is better than cure, and to that end everyone should consider Pilates as part of their health and fitness regime.
Angie is now a Level 3 Pilates instructor, qualified to work alongside practitioners such as Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists. Her qualifications can be viewed below.
Level 3 Pilates Instructor
Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies