I could not have been more fortunate to have been allocated Caroline as my trainer. I embarked on my Pilates training with a background in biological sciences but no experience of the fitness industry; my objective was to qualify to work alongside my husband at our rehabilitation Pilates centre. I could not have been more fortunate to have been allocated Caroline as my trainer and guide through my learning process. Because of the rehab focus at our own Pilates studio, it was essential for me to gain the knowledge and confidence to deal with clients with significant musculo-skeletal issues and Caroline's knowledge, enthusiasm and ability to communicate complex ideas in a practical way is exceptional. She's also incredibly supportive and nurturing…………..and students should be pleased to hear that this also comes through in her role as Examiner! Her own fascination and continual study of the clinical basis of patho-mechanics and which exercises produce the required results is also a key point for me, as I always feel that I'm receiving the latest up to date information in the ever developing area of rehab science. I can't believe how much I have learned and developed over the past 3 years from working with Caroline and how much she has boosted my confidence…………I look forward to many more courses with Caroline in the future.
Caroline is an amazing Teacher, she has such a gift and way of teaching and makes us all feel so relaxed in the class room. I have been lucky enough to have been taught by her for a number of years and around 95% all of my training has been with her and will continue to do any further training with her. Students come from around Europe to train with her in Oxfordshire, such is the reputation she has gainied with her teaching.
Anyone who is taught by Caroline leaves changed. She adds fun and humour to the class, is so approachable and really gives so much of herself, not holding back on any information. She shares all she knows and this is so enlightening and empowering. Caroline is a true Inspiration and I am so grateful to her for shaping my training and teaching. True thanks Caroline.
If you're reading this because you are considering embarking on a Merrithew STOTT Pilates instructor training course, speaking from first-hand experience, you're in the right place. I took the leap from a high-pressure corporate career to retrain as a STOTT Pilates Instructor and haven't looked back, all thanks to the first class instructor training I have received from Caroline Murray.
She is quite simply an outstanding Instructor Trainer and, more importantly, the most supportive mentor to her students. Always a cheerleader. Always clear. Always inspiring. Caroline is generous with her wealth of experience and depth of expertise. What sets Caroline apart from other Pilates Instructors is her ability to translate her own experience and knowledge into something that is digestible, accessible and valuable to new Instructors. She is not just passionate about teaching Pilates, she is passionate about sharing her experiences to benefit her students and bringing the next generation of talented Pilates Instructors through the ranks.
To date, I've taken 5 Instructor Training Courses under Caroline's excellent tuition and I'll keep on returning every year. Because a good teacher will explain, but a great teacher inspires.
Caroline Murray is a fantastic Lead Instructor Trainer and IT Mentor. Whilst there are a number of great IT's out there, some are not very approachable, which isn’t what you want.
It’s great to have found in Caroline, someone that can not only help me personally but also someone that I can run teaching issues past..... I have never found another Instructor willing to do that before. Thank you Caroline!
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Caroline runs her own successful fully equipped Pilates Studio (8 x reformer, 8 x chair & other apparatus) plus a private consultation room with a reformer, chair, barrel and Cadillac from Balance Studios, which is based in the scenic rural town of Witney, West Oxfordshire.