Mariann Benko PilatesMariann Benko Pilates

After 2 spinal operations on my lower back I was advised by my physio to start Pilates as next phase of my recovery.
I was a bit worried about Pilates at first as I'd been through so much already. I felt I needed to find someone with this type of expertise and that I could really trust to do very careful and specific 1-2-1 lower back recovery work.
I'm so pleased that I eventually found Mariann!
She has been so patient, relaxed, understanding and encouraging with me as well as being friendly and great fun to work with. I can now sit down comfortably for long periods of time, walk fast for long distances and my whole body shape and posture has improved dramatically, so much so that my friends and family keep commenting on it!
I now have more strength and confidence with my body and feel like I'm moving positively forward after such a difficult injury.

I highly highly recommend Mariann to anyone looking for starting Pilates!


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Pilates Instructor Profile

Mariann Benko

Instructor: Mariann Benko

Stott Pilates - Level 1
Stott Pilates - ZENGA IT Foundation Course Mat L1
CYQ - Central YMCA - CYQ Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology

Mariann is a Stott Pilates certified mat work instructor. She had suffered from chronic back pain and bad posture as a teenager until she found Pilates at the age of 19 and have become 'addicted' to this mindful approach to safe exercise what challenges both body and mind.
She decided to take the step to become an instructor herself and have been continuously training with Stott Pilates school in Hungary and in London since 2010. In addition to her foundational Stott Intensive Mat course for essential and intermediate level and YMCA Anatomy and Physiology training she has also trained to teach Pregnancy & Post Natal Exercise through YMCA fit, completed her ZENGA foundation course for neuromyofascial movement and Stott ISP Injuries & Special Populations training to adopt exercise for older people and to teach Rehabilitation and Back Care programmes for those who suffer from various injuries. She has been keen to enhance her knowledge about specific conditions and latest research and is training this year to become a Reformer Pilates instructor.

'Pilates has taught me how to evolve harmoniously in my body without risking injuries and I am passionate about giving the same experience to everyone attending my classes. On my sessions I adopt each exercise for the individual's goals, fitness level and posture to bring about the best results for the person. My focus is not only to correct old, wrong movement patterns and body alignment by certain exercises but also to relate these movements to your daily life and increase your overall body awareness.'

Some of the conditions Mariann has the experience working with: rotator cuff impingement, sciatica, scoliosis, hypermobility, spondylosis, disc herniation, spinal fusion, arthritis and osteoporosis.

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