Nikki Ditrolio

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With a classical dance background I have always had a passion for movement. After many years at stage school, performing with dance and theatre companies I decided to take a break to study graphic design. This led to a decade of working in the publishing industry with dance classes becoming an antidote to my desk job. It was only a matter of time before I returned to a movement based career. My Pilates journey began in 2006 and following a basic certification I continued my training with PATSPILATES, completing my Diploma in 2009. I now consider this training school my Pilates home and broaden and refresh my knowledge through regular contact and workshops.

During the Covid-19 pandemic I was able to spend more time on my own Pilates practice, deepening my knowledge through lessons with master teachers from across the pond. My weekly Zoom sessions with the wonderful Sonjé Mayo, a teacher from Nashville, USA will now continue indefinitely. I thank her for keeping me motivated, strong and inspired during this challenging time.

Through the Pilates method I have maintained a balanced body which is supple and strong, improving all aspects of my life. I appreciate this even more as a busy mother in my late-forties and feel stronger in both my mind and body than ever before.

I thrive on challenges and tailor my sessions to each client’s individual needs and goals. I teach with patience, compassion, enthusiasm and a well trained eye. What I love most is hearing a client vocalise that they feel so much better on leaving the studio than when they arrived.

Client Testimonials

Cam Gatta

Lawyer

The co-ordination of mind, body and spirit is a very long journey and Nikki is the perfect guide for it. She will listen to you, challenge you, celebrate you when you step forward, and motivate you when it's just too tough. Her teaching technique is very precise and tailored to your needs and goals. Pilates with Nikki is my weekly treat and every session leaves me feeling centred, calm and strong.

Peter Cox

Author

I confess I was a bit dubious about Pilates (something new at 68?!) but a cricket friend persuaded me that it had fixed his recurrent back problem, so I gave it a go with Nikki. She gave me a few very thorough one-to-one sessions so she really understood what my body could cope with before integrating me in a class of just five. Before long, my greatest problem - neck and shoulder pain that was particularly noticeable at night - gradually lessened and then disappeared entirely. Since then I've been a regular attendee, and am looking forward to getting back to it soon after heart surgery (to give her a new set of issues to deal with!)

Rebecca Benning

I have some specific health issues, including joint problems, and it has been amazing to have the opportunity to really focus in detail on exactly what I need to do to address them. After a few months working with Nikki I felt stronger, fitter and healthier than I have ever felt in my life. I then got pregnant, and I strongly feel that my sessions with Nikki during pregnancy - which she adapted continually to suit my changing needs - played a huge part in helping me feel fit and well throughout. I am also confident that having maintained my strength, fitness and general wellbeing in this way contributed to an extremely smooth recovery after my caesarean. I cannot recommend Nikki highly enough. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, encouraging and supportive.

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