True Balance Story

About True Balance 

True Balance offers Pilates and Nutrition sessions in Waltham Forest and the surrounding area. Through a holistic approach to healthy living True Balance looks to help you make small, realistic steps towards a healthier you.

Our Pilates sessions are aimed mainly at those who are looking to ease into exercise and gradually build up strength, flexibility and improve posture. Regular Pilates sessions will help to get your body working at its best and can combat a range of different health concerns. 

True Balance Nutrition focuses on simple, realistic eating to nourish your body and to help you understand what your body does and doesn't need to help you feel great! 

True Balance Philosophy

Small but sustainable healthy changes are the best kind

* You are never too old, young, slow, fast, big or small to get moving

* It doesn't matter what you look like, everyone will be too busy focusing on their own session to worry about you

* A positive mind makes everything (including your health) so much better

* "No pain, no gain" is a pointless phrase that we should remove from our vocabulary..."every little helps" is a much     better approach to take

* It's important to balance your mind AND body, one without the other is like building a house on sand

* Above all, practice kindness, to yourself and others and focus on what you can do, not what you can't

About me

Hello, I'm Gemma, Pilates instructor, Nutrition advisor and general wellbeing waffler at True Balance. 

Having been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis as a teenager I found Pilates as part of my physiotherapy and have been amazed at how it has helped me to look after my body in such a positive way. 

For me, Pilates is about getting moving, connecting with your body and slowly building up your strength to help your body function at its best. Through teaching Pilates I hope to encourage people to get moving and to make their health a priority. It's not about running for miles or sweating it out in the gym, living well is about finding things that suit you and that you won't get sick of after a few weeks and I believe that Pilates can be that one thing that anyone can do, even if you don't "do exercise". 

And as the saying goes "you can't outrun (or out-Pilates) bad nutrition". No matter how much or how little exercise you do you need to fuel your body properly. I'm always on the look out for ways to eat better but in a realistic way, with foods I can actually pronounce and I hope through my nutrition courses I can help people to see that eating healthily doesn't have to be hard work.  

Level 3 Specialist Diploma in Mat Pilates 
Pilates for Common Orthopeadic Conditions
Pre and Post Natal Pilates
Nutrition and Weight Management Advisor