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November’s Featured Woman in Business: Louise Porter of Wirral Pilates & Movement Centre

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From Fitness to Business

With a career of over two decades in fitness, Louise Porter has long been a physical force to be reckoned with but she’s now taking on the business world.

Her illustrious career began coaching fitness and aerobics before becoming a fully qualified personal trainer. She has spent over 20 years in Hong Kong expanding her repertoire. Louise developed her interest in reformer Pilates when the health club where she worked purchased a machine. It took over two years for her to become qualified as an instructor, a process that requires true dedication and commitment.

Upon returning to the North West, Louise immediately noticed a gap in the market as the vast majority of Pilates classes primarily focused on mat work, which is only 25% of what Pilates is based upon.

Louise is currently the only instructor on the Wirral offering classes in Reformer Pilates.

Working with you and with the help of the Reformer Pilates equipment, Louise creates a personalised program of exercises designed to help you to improve your core strength, retrain your posture and gait, and help you to become more mobile and flexible. Available space in her classes is disappearing fast as she has significant experience and success at treating clients with lower back problems.

Louise also works with a select group of Physiotherapists, Chiropractic Practitioners and their patients supporting the recovery for a wide range of conditions and injuries.

As well as managing a successful Pilates studio, a range of clients (private and otherwise), and leading several classes a week, Louise is still studying further. She regularly attends continuous professional development events to further advance her knowledge and skills. Her current goal, beyond eventually expanding her business, is to qualify as a teacher trainer, to help other personal trainers and fitness coaches learn how to offer instruction on the Reformer machines and make Reformer Pilates more readily available on the Wirral.

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