About Me – Sharon Skidmore

Zen is beyond language,
for in it there is
no yesterday
no tomorrow
no today.
Sharon Skidmore

Sharon Skidmore has been in the health and fitness industry and teaching since 1991. As an experienced instructor I have been evolving, through experience in both personal and professional life, and created a multi-faceted approach to not only working with my own body but in helping hundreds if not thousands of people over the years. This is my legacy.

Sharon has appeared on national TV programmes, created her own Pilates Training Manual and is working towards creating a programme that is as complete as her knowledge and experience designed to help all who wish to reach life goals of managing weight and creating a happy healthy mind and body.

I am passionate about delivering completely honest and informed instruction. I’ve consciously sought to deliver training programmes/classes based on my own inherent intelligence of bodywork.

My most fulfilling training was my Yoga teacher training with world renown Yoga teacher Godfri Devereux, wonderful man and Yoga method.

I have the following thoughts on LIFE:

This is my LIFE, I should do what I LOVE and DO it OFTEN.
If I don’t like something, I should change it.
All emotions are beautiful.
My LIFE is about the PEOPLE in my Life and the things I create with them.
I try to LIVE my DREAM and share my PASSIONS.

I am mother to four brilliant children, grandmother to two scrummy grandchildren, married to Darren, loving daughter to loving parents, blessed sister to a great man of a brother, quirky aunty to six quirky nieces and nephews and energetic owner of energetic naughty hound, standard schnauzer, Jessie.

There isn’t much I don’t like in life, apart from broad beans, mean abusive people and being in debt.

I go out of my way to: make a good meal, sleep deeply, play with loved ones.

My own personal play? Off road trail running with trusty dog Jessie and friends, orienteering mountain marathons, training and competing in Olympic distance triathlons, scrammbly hard mountain walks/climbs, dancing in kitchen with my daughters practising pirouettes, reading and personal Yoga practice.

I gained a SILVER medal in Essex Road Relay Championships 2014 (vets category) and more recently a 1st Place (GOLD MEDAL) at Velodrome Duathlon, Stratford, London. Jan 2015.

I work with a wide range of abilities, conditions and ages.
When everybody comes to you with their own unique body and issues, you have to be creative and flexible in your teaching method.
I have a plethora of experience of working with wide ranging special populations/conditions. Trained as a G.P Referral Instructor and a Specialist Back Pain Instructor along with Yoga, Pilates and general fitness and personal training.

Feel confident that I work with the sole intention to help you become the best version of yourself. To help you get stronger and more flexible to help you live your life to the full.

  • My Qualifications

    General exercise
    (Royal Society of Arts)
    Personal Trainer
    (AFAA American Fitness)
    Yoga (Dynamic Yoga Method – Godfrey Devereux)
    Pilates Matwork Diploma (Pilates Institute & Active IQ)
    Indoor cycling – spinning (MultiTrax)
    British Gymnastics Coach Level 1
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"After many years of practising Pilates at a different class which had closed we found it difficult to find a class in our area that was suited to all levels, convenient and most of all enjoyable. From our first class with Sharon we knew it was a class we wanted to commit to attending regularly. We found other Pilates classes that we had tried tedious in the exercises and found they felt a chore to attend.  Sharon's classes have reminded us how much fun Pilates can be, we have found through Sharon we have personally progressed with our Pilates technique and also found a change and improved strength to our bodies. Sharon is a wealth of knowledge and we have learnt a host of new techniques and skills that will improve our core strength, joint mobility and stability for overall good health. Sharon adapts technique for all abilities and levels and provides encouragement and support when needed. We now find ourselves looking forward to our Pilates or Yoga classes each week, and the time flies by in the class! Overall we feel stronger from every class, it is a pleasure to attend and we encourage those of all levels and abilities who are thinking of giving Pilates a try to come along to one of Sharon's classes!"
Amelia & Natalie Whybro Testimonial