Ali Williamson

Ali Williamson - About Me

I've been involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer and health club manager. It is my passion as well as my profession!

I have been a regular member of Ali's pilates and yoga classes for a couple of years now. Pilates has become a necessity for me; keeping the physiotherapist at bay, unlike other classes I have attended over the years, and in particular, ensuring joint mobility to pursue several hours of tennis per week.

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I have been a regular member of Ali's pilates and yoga classes for a couple of years now. Pilates has become a necessity for me; keeping the physiotherapist at bay, unlike other classes I have attended over the years, and in particular, ensuring joint mobility to pursue several hours of tennis per week.

I was new to yoga and under Ali's expert guidance soon became passionate about it. It has become an addiction, and I have very rarely missed a class. I love the challenge and focus and I leave each class feeling invigorated by what I have achieved - most recently, a headstand! But above all, I really enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of the classes with Ali's guiding me through the challenges in a way that makes it achievable for me. Nothing is impossible!

- Jullia Betts

In 2009 I had a serious horse riding accident, in which I broke seven bones, and nine months later had to have surgery on my hip. After each I was in tremendous pain and was frustrated by not being able to move as I was used to. However, I was so thankful that by body was strong and that I had the resilience to recover fully and quickly. I realised that none of us can take our fitness and health for granted and that it was time to bring a more cerebral, intelligent approach to my own fitness. The experience has also helped me to understand and empathise with my clients when they are injured and in pain.

As well as my private classes I work in local health clubs and supplement my own training with long brisk walks with my beautiful Black Labradors, Otto and Ned.

I hold the following qualifications and certification: