Approved Pilates Limited was founded by Kate O’Neill. Kate is a registered and certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor teaching personal, 1-1, tailored matwork Pilates sessions and equipment based classes. Kate is also a certified Thai Massage Therapy Practitioner.
Practicing & discovering Pilates and Thai Massage Therapy since 2008 Kate has trained & certified to the highest standard as a STOTT PILATES instructor and Massage Therapist.
Over time Kate found that Pilates and massage helped relieve her neck pain & migraine symptoms and at the same time her Pilates business thrived as word spread and doctors and physiotherapists began recommending Approved Pilates and her Thai Massage Therapy to patients struggling with chronic injuries.
- Kate is registered and certified in Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Matwork Pilates, and has also completed many Pilates courses over her 10 years of experience as well as Advanced Level 3 Matwork Pilates.
- Kate also instructs Pilates using Flex-Band®, Foam Roller™, large Fit Balls, mini stabilising balls, Toning Balls™, Fitness Circles™ and blocks.
- Kate is also qualified in Traditional Thai Massage, combining acupressure, stretching and massage therapy.
- Through her knowledge of Pilates and Massage, Kate has developed Pilates rehab videos for her clients to access from her website, so they can practice Pilates and self massage at home.
In 2011 Kate was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, menopause & joint pains following a major operation. But thanks to using both the STOTT PILATES method and Thai Massage Therapy she has successfully kept her body strong and her symptoms at bay.