Rebecca Trowbridge - teacher

I discovered Pilates after an Osteopath recommended it for the chronic back pain I had experienced since the age of 17.  Within a few sessions I knew I had found a practice that would be with me for the rest of my life.

At the time I was just looking for something to alleviate pain. What surprised and amazed me was how quickly my body began to not just feel better, but get stronger. 

It was this experience that inspired me to train as a teacher and help others create positive long term changes. I love sharing the potential for Pilates to improve physical function and ease of movement, while bringing greater harmony to mind and body.

I teach an evolved style of Pilates with an emphasis on mindful movement, breath and precision.  I particularly enjoy working 1-2-1 and in small groups with people who have existing physical imbalances or movement issues. 

You can read some client reviews on this site or visit google my business and the Catford Pilates' facebook page to see more.

I trained with Sasha Caddell at Precision Pilates and am a certified Pilates Foundation matwork teacher.  My training included a strong grounding in anatomy and physiology, current bio-mechanical thinking and modifications to suit client needs.  I also hold a YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates and am on the Register of Exercise Professionals.  I have completed the second stage of my reformer teacher training with Balanced Body Master Instructor Nikki Chrysostomou and am a level 2 student teacher for this piece of apparatus.

I continue to develop my Pilates knowledge and practice and regularly attend professional development workshops with leading UK and international movement experts, including:

  • Centred: movement is breath with Madelaine Black
  • Biotensegrity: mat workshop and class with Elizabeth Larkham
  • Stretch by Stealth for Effective Structural Mobilisation with Hana Jones
  • Backcare workshop with Mary Thornton
  • Introduction to the Melt Method with Sue Hitzmann
  • Hip, Knee & Shoulder Replacements with Michael Gale
  • Training the upper body with Nikki Chrysostomou
  • The distal core: our relationship from the extremities to the centre with Sarah Doherty
  • Orbit workshop with Nikki Chrysostomou
  • Creative matwork with small apparatus with Serafino Ambrosio
  • Lower leg anatomy, injuries and exercises with Nikki Chrysostomou
  • Body Mind Centering with Anne Marie Zulkahari

Please do get in touch to discuss how Pilates can help you. You can contact me to: 

  • book a 1-2-1 or small group session 
  • join a group matwork class
  • ask for more information
  • arrange a phone call to discuss your needs.


Call  07786 072 337

"It is the mind itself which builds the body."  - Joseph Pilates