Nic's Pilates love started with a personal nasty (almost surgical) spinal injury. Following the birth of her second baby, Nic was teaching a lot of high-impact classes and working-out a lot in the gym with very heavy weights. Sadly like so many women in the world, Nic was not guided postnatal to a pelvic health physio to check the status of her pelvic floor and core function. This resulted in a gym program that was too heavy too soon and no pelvic floor activation or rebuilding! The spinal injury sparked the change Nic's whole career and (honestly) life!!
Welcome to the world of Pilates and core training!
Fast forward a couple of years and some serious daily consistency and the spinal surgery was averted! This also sparked Nic's curiosity about everything pre-postnatal fitness care.
Nic then completed the full Pilates Diploma in London, and continued upskilling in Postnatal and pregnancy care, for the following 20 years.
No also proudly trained and part of MumSafe™, guaranteeing a high level of up-to-date information and upskilling. So, is well-versed in providing postnatal and pregnancy care, offering techniques that aid in recovery after giving birth and preparing for a strong birth.
You have the knowledge of knowing you're in safe hands.
Aligning with a few carefully selected pelvic health physiotherapists means that Nic can offer you a referral and know that you're going to be treated with the best and most current industry knowledge, in a caring and thoughtful manner. Which aligns beautifully with our ethos here at MSP.
Nic is extremely passionate about bringing good quality fitness care to new Mama's and making sure every Mama is filed with all the knowledge to give them a happy and healthy life.
At Ros Refinery, we aim to provide affordable Pilates without compromising on expert knowledge and high-end quality. This is why our students enjoy our classes at unmatched prices without missing out on the mastery of a first-rate Pilates studio.
As a family-run business, we provide personal care in a close-knit environment. Focusing on using Pilates as not only an excellent fitness regime but also as a way of life.
With instructors trained in London with the world-renowned Harley Street Physio and by Joseph Pilates' fourth-hand apprentices, we abide by the traditional seven principles of Pilates and aim to inform our students of how to use these principles within their own Pilates practice.
"Nic has a such a wealth of knowledge and experience you’ll feel great after every workout.
I love how involved she gets in making sure you’re doing everything to your individual potential and more importantly making sure you’re doing it correctly to get the most out of your workout.
I couldn’t recommend Nic highly enough!"
- Pauline H
"I've always found it distracting trying to exercise with bub, but Nicola's class provided the right amount of interaction to keep him entertained.
Her knowledge of the postpartum body, stretches and postures really helped strengthen my body and fix the pains and aches that came with childbirth and motherhood.
The social aspect of catching up with other mums was an added bonus!"
- Pamela M
“Nicola is a caring and knowledgable professional, who I worked with, both in a group setting and one-to-one. She helped me improve my strength and fitness and I could really see the results! I was even her client through pregnancy as well as through some serious health issues. I know the Pilates made a difference in how my body handled both of these.”
- Judith S
"You are an excellent instructor Nic, in your understanding of the body, how it should move and how to strengthen it."
- Carol M
"My husband and I have worked with Nic as our pilates instructor over the past 4 years. She's genuinely an amazing instructor; technically focused, encouraging, and lots of fun! I really respect her skills and knowledge, and am grateful for her attention to detail which helps ensure safe pilates practise. I would highly recommend her services, whichever stage of life you are currently in. Nic competently adapted my pilates practise during my recent antenatal and postnatal periods, which I believe helped my postnatal recovery. She's fabulous!"
- Leila P