I have best job in the world!
I get to meet and work with all kinds of amazing and wonderful people from those who desire to get better, fitter and stronger, to those whom may need help with a rehabilitative approach such as post-rehab to help get their body back to better functionality after an injury.
I love nothing more than to see someone develop reaching their goals month by month.
I am passionate about working with a mindful approach. Dedication, consistency and optimism is key in getting results.
The coach-client relationship is a journey in which we work together to achieve better physical habits, and 'new thinking' habits that will take a client on a new path and changing thier health for the better, long-term.
However, working with a client is more than me taking that individual through their paces or to their next physical level.
It's important to closely monitor a client progress thoughout each session as-well-as updating and make changes where necessary as we go along the journey.
And, as women age we go through so many changes, and to variable degrees so adaption is a key responsibility.
My fitness journey began at the age the tender of 13 where I started becoming more aware of my body. I knew I could eat better and do better for myself, physically. So, I set about making some serious and positive changes to my lifestyle.
Dance had always been a passion. I joined up at a local dance centre and was hooked. Late into my teens I then started hitting the gym and doing some aerobics.
I noticed huge improvements in many areas of my life from regulary activity I.E. I had more energy, my focus was sharper, and I felt great in my body.
It was when I attained my fitness goals that I realised I wanted to help others to achieve the same and experience what I was experiencing out of living a healthier lifestyle.
I wanted to learn the ropes, get qualified, and become a pro so I could work with and help as many people as possible.
After qualifying at London Central YMCA in 2003, I continued teaching for 20 years in the city teaching all maner of fitness classes like Pump, Dance, Spinning, combat etc.
I made progress through the years attending many CPD (continual professional development) courses to refine my expertise where I learned to teach a broad collection of different fitness disciplines
within the industry.
By the time I reached my mid 30's my body was changing, again. It was at this time that I found a new appreciation for 'Calm Classes' and 'intelligent movement'.
The more understanding I gained about this new way of working out, the more important it was to me than to continue my fitness journey this way rather than 'killing it' at every workout.
That is when I certified as a Stott Pilates coach.
When it came to qualifying as a Stott Pilates instructor I particularly loved the education in learning specialist knowledge I.E Special Populations and Exercise for Older Adults
At the time Pilates was becoming ever more popular, and it was a welcomed new way of movement for my body where by now years of hours-upon-hours of teaching hard and fast classes everyday were beginning to take its toll.
This is what led me to start my own Pilates business.
More than a decaded later, Falcone Pilates has had a steady growth since its launch in 2012.
I feel fortunate to have many devoted clients' that started out with me then and remain with me today, as well as my new members who all embraced the changes made forcibly necessary by the pandemic in 2020 where we all moved into our cyberspace studio, which still goes strong today as-well-as our in-person classes.
For the online side of things, many customers came appreciate the convenience of working out in the comfort of their own home at their own leisure saving time and money from not having to travel to and from classes.
I still love every minute of teaching and these days I have the best of both worlds in working virtually as well as face-face with locals.
Ultimately, as long as I am seeing progression and satisfaction in my clients I am content. More importantly, so are they!