I am very active and play golf, singles tennis, kayak, power walk etc.I had given up on personal trainers as many of them were not very qualified and none of them understood the ageing process in an active body.In fact I was in danger of injury from them! At the age of 70 I was introduced to Steve and told him I needed a routine which conditioned my muscles( to retain my strength and prevent wastage) and improved my flexibility.My active life meant cardio was not a priority and I have an annual treadmill test due to three stents inserted 15 years ago.I try to see Steve twice a week.Two years in I am stronger and more flexible than I was 10 years ago and my joints are coping well due to specialized muscle building excercises.I still play sports fully, albeit a little slower! Under Steve’s expert supervision I anticipate improving even more and having a fully active life for many more years.I am baffled that any mature person would not wish to improve their quality of life as much as I have.Happy to talk to anyone about this process
The Ilkley Fitness Centre is a really fabulous place. There is a great range of classes to attend and loads of flexibility to make sure you can fit in exercising around your schedule.
I go to several of Steve’s classes which are attended by a really lovely, friendly group of people who are kind, welcoming and supportive. Classes are not intimidating and there Is a good mix of people at all different levels of ability. The studio is a really beautiful, large, bright space; the changing facilities are lovely too so you can easily get ready for the rest of your day or change for class in comfortable surroundings.
Steve is always attentive to his clients’ needs in ensuring that the temperature, facilities and environment are just right in the studio. He also takes good care of his clients and ensures they are training safely and at the right level for them; often providing alternatives to individuals or the whole class.
Steve’s teaching style is kind and friendly but accurate and technical too ensuring that you learn the right way to train to avoid injury and maximise results.
Emma, Working Mum
I did no exercise before joining as a member at TIFC. I felt overweight and totally sluggish. One day I rang Steve ! Steve gave me the answer to all my problems!! It was so simple - £60 per month for up to 3 classes a week that run throughout the day and evening so I can always attend something.
It’s like having 1-1 personal training but without the cost as steve concentrates on everyone individually in his class, correcting their posture and position throughout every exercise. His classes are the best workouts I’ve ever done! They are as hard as you want to make them and you come away feeling so high with endorphins.
If I can only manage 1 or 2 classes a week I still see huge change in my body as the workouts are so effective. It’s so nice not to feel guilty knowing you’ve exercised as well! I’d pay anything for the results to be honest. The people who go to Steve’s classes are so lovely too! So welcoming and friendly. It’s such a relaxed environment. Even if I’m bored I can just see what’s on and decide to go last minute to get out the house.
I love it! It’s the best value for money ever and I think everyone should join.
Jodi, Working Mum, Ilkley
I have been doing Pilates for so many years I can’t remember, most of the classes being with Steve from the time he started teaching in Ilkley. He is a kind, caring instructor and has a great sense of humour. His knowledge and techniques are second to none but what I like most about his classes are his personal attention, his serious commitment to providing the best quality workout for each individual, the variety and the relaxed atmosphere he strives to maintain.
I recently signed up for the monthly membership offer because my horse went lame, which prevented my usual exercise routine. To make the most of the offer, I’ve been attending Steve’s classes up to 3 times a week, and feel that I have really benefited from the extra practice. My balance has improved a lot, I feel more energised and a whole lot better for all the stretching. I’m more motivated to improve my flexibility, also I’m getting 3 times the number of classes for only half as much again as I was paying for the once a week course, so definitely good value for money, which is another great motivator for a Yorkshire lass!
I would recommend Pilates with Steve to everyone, regardless of age or ability. He will encourage you and adapt to your needs as far as possible and make Pilates an enjoyable experience
Cathy, Retired, Ilkley
Steve is an excellent teacher providing demonstrations and variations to suit all abilities, together with praise and encouragement. The benefits are improved posture, balance, flexibility and best of all, the feeling of achievement and well being after class.
Joan, Retired, Ilkley
Steve is a brilliant instructor who's passion for his work is second to none. Technique and posture is paramount to him, and once you've been to just one of his classes, others don't even come a close second.
Ann Marie, Housewife, Ilkley
I have been seeing Steve one to one once a week for 7 years now and he has been able to expertly tailor my training sessions over that time to help me keep running and to stay injury free.
John, Business Man, Ilkley
I have attended Steve's classes for a number of years. These include both pump and Pilates. After nearly twenty years of attending exercise classes I can safely say that Steve has the best attention to correct technique of any instructor I have met. Steve doesn't do the exercises himself he concentrates on watching the participants and ensuring all exercises are done correctly. He makes sure that you are doing each exercise correctly to get the most benefit and, more importantly, reduce the chance of injury. Steve has a well developed sense of humour and his classes are fun.
Name withheld, Finance, Ilkley
Joining a gym was only half a step, personal training has taken me all the way.
Henry, Professor, Bradford
I have lost 5 stone and changed my attitude to life. It is hard work, but now I have achieved the results, I feel fantastic.
Alison, Doctor, Bradford
I was in need of motivation and Steve provided it.
Name withheld, Solicitor, Leeds
Steve has solved my back problems as well as improving my body shape.
Katherine, Housewife, Bradford
My friends say that I look younger and I certainly have a new zest for life.
Tina, CEO, Leeds
Steve's classes are very helpful as he demonstrates each exercise with greet precision then comes round the studio to ensure each person is performing the exercise correctly, safely and efficiently. he knows all his class members and their individual needs and adjusts the exercise accordingly to suit their individual needs. Steve not only makes the classes effective they are also great fun.
Gill, Retired, Ilkley