The coaching Sarah provides is superb. She makes sure each person in her class receives individual attention and her deep understanding of the biomechanics of Pilates and yoga, coupled with her patience and enthusiasm, make her a highly effective teacher for all abilities. She is no softy though; she ensures her pupils progress, building on previous classes while avoiding repetition by constantly adding new material. Her on-line teaching has been brilliant and a welcome distraction during the lockdown too.
Sarah is an exceptional and truly excellent teacher! She is totally committed to everything she does and every class she teaches. She invests so much into ensuring she caters for all levels giving useful alternatives, as well as raising everyone’s motivation with her constantly varied routines and cheerful encouragement!
Sarah is a super talented instructor. Her wealth of knowledge, levels of commitment, joy and enthusiasm are highly commendable. Sarah’s variety of classes, tailored for beginner through to advanced, demonstrates her vast experience and creativity. I’ve been attending Sarah’s Pilates classes now for over 3 years and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute (even when doing ‘the hundred’!)
My journey back to fitness began with me joining Pilates at SgFit. From that point on Sarah’s attention to an individual’s needs and capabilities has enabled me to grow not only in fitness but also confidence. I was able to start my slimming plan and together with Sarah’s attention to detail tone my body as I slimmed down. I continue my journey to a better me with the continued support of Sarah at SgFit. Thank you.
So where to begin, as words seem inadequate? Sarah, a passionate, dedicated, obsessed with detail, amazing lady. The gentle lilt of her voice relaxes you as she smiles and gently moves your Pilates stance a millimetre and suddenly you feel every muscle group working. Sarah continues to add to her already in-depth knowledge so that her students & customers receive the very best service. A lovely lady who’s beauty and enthusiasm shines from the inside. If you are getting over an injury, or just trying to keep young, investing in time with this lady is a priceless investment to improve every aspect of your life.
Sarah put us at our ease straight away and the hour lessons went very quickly also achieving a lot in that time. I now attend one of Sarah’s small morning classes and feel extremely confident in doing all the exercises knowing that in our private sessions we were taught very well with the correct positions and breathing techniques. Sarah considers any injuries or weakness’s and ensures that you perform all the exercises in a safe manner. We would both recommend Sarah to anyone wishing to take up Pilates.
I’ve been going to Sarah at SgFit for nearly 4 years, for a 2:1 session weekly and Pilates, Yoga, Barre classes. I would highly recommend all of the above it has most definitely improved my strength & stability. Sarah is an excellent instructor highly dedicated to her profession & can adapt any session to suit your personal needs. The classes are small which means she can correct you at any stage of the session & above all else it’s a happy environment to be in. Through this lockdown period Sarah has been a saving grace to many members as I’m sure they would agree, keep up the amazing work Sarah and Thankyou.
My sessions with Sarah at SgFit are always challenging and fun and specifically tailored to my goals and needs. It’s vital for me to have Sarah’s expert tuition to ensure that I’m getting the benefit of each movement or pose. Counteracting years of being stuck behind a desk will always take time but I’ve really noticed the improvement in my connection to my body and the difference that makes not just in my Pilates class but also in my regular gym programme, at the climbing wall and in day to day life.
After regular appointments with Sarah my self-esteem has been restored. I first went to her for massage to treat a painful lower back, but was so impressed by her expertise and my improved well-being that I decided to try individual Yoga / Pilates sessions. Her ability and attention to detail, tailoring her skills to my specific needs, has given me a renewed zest for life and greater body awareness. The tastefully relaxing and spotlessly clean studio is a further reflection of her impeccably high standards. The best decision I made was to book that first appointment.
Well what can I say, the best thing I have been involved in for my overall fitness with low back pain from running, posture and movement. Sarah’s knowledge and experience of all aspects of the anatomy and movement is outstanding, she explains all the exercises in detail and always gives several options to achieve the best results. The classes are always a delight to attend, challenging sessions in small groups, so attention given to individuals during the classes is achieved. Sarah’s classes have made a big difference to my overall fitness and understanding of how the anatomy works which will benefit me for life.
Without SgFit I would have never been able to move as much as I can after my riding accident fracturing my back. Sarah is an inspirational coach with such an amazing zest for Pilates I can’t thank her enough.
I started Pilates in January, and it’s been amazing. Having suffered with sciatica for many months this has helped immensely, the pain has gone, and I certainly am feeling the benefits of being able to move more freely. Sarah is brilliant at making sure you get the most out of each movement, she really does take the time to ensure you are carrying out the exercise correctly. Best form of exercise I’ve ever done. Thank you, Sarah.
Sarah explained the exercises really well and it was perfectly focussed for me. Her specific knowledge of what would help me in my sport was impressive. Sarah’s positive approach was welcoming, and I would happily recommend her to help improve sports performance. I’m looking forward to a follow up session.
I took part in the youth yoga classes during lockdown. Sarah explained the positions in detail so that I fully understood. I had pulled a muscle in my lower back and these yoga sessions really helped me stretch my back and relieved a huge amount of discomfort.
I also see Sarah for one to one session following my broken elbow, she gives me exercises that I can work on at home. Sarah is a lovely, kind person, and I always go home looking forward to my next session. Thank you for all of your help.
Sarah is a super friendly, encouraging, and articulate teacher, who has a wealth of knowledge about Pilates and human physiology. As a trainee Pilates instructor, myself, Sarah gave me amazing help with the mat work exercises and explained confusing anatomical concepts with ease. I highly recommend SgFit a studio for people who are both new to and advanced in their Pilates practice.
I attended the Pilates Mat Level 3 course and it was fantastic. Sarah Gatford the Pilates Tutor is so inspiring, her vast knowledge and expertise on this subject gave me confidence. Sarah was so helpful on the course and afterwards, quickly replying to questions and giving feedback when needed. I aspire to be a Pilates instructor as good as her.
Sarah’s extensive knowledge of anatomy and movement means that she explains exercises and positions in a way that is achievable in class and transferable to real life. Pilates is challenging, but Sarah makes it achievable for all levels. Pilates and Barre online have improved my posture and movement and the Lean and Fit programme has given me a ton of information to ease and embrace the journey through the menopause. Sarah has been an absolute star by keeping us all engaged and positive during the lockdown. Classes are fun and Sarah always goes above and beyond; highly recommended.
I can’t recommend Sarah highly enough – her classes are hard but wonderful, and her advice absolutely spot on. She’s been keeping me going during lockdown and I’m loving her online classes, being able to catch up at any time has worked brilliantly for me! Thank you.
Sarah provides a friendly and professional service. She has seamlessly transferred her classes online – providing virtual lessons even before lockdown started. She has been offering a huge variety of different classes, including pilates, yogalates and barre, as well as meditation and breathing classes to help her clients cope during this difficult time. Classes online are all differentiated in order to cater for varying abilities. I would definitely recommend Sarah’s sessions for all of these reasons; she is clearly dedicated to providing an excellent service on many levels.
I’ve always wanted to join Sarah for classes but live too far away, so was very excited to be able to join Lift Lean remotely. It is fab, the sessions are easy to follow and join, it’s almost as if Sarah is in the room with helpful corrective comments!! The talks are really informative and supportive too. A great programme that I am really enjoying. Thank you Sarah – a positive outcome online.