Lucy Thirsk served for 15 years in the Army and is therefore no stranger to hard work. Having seen operational service in the likes of Iraq, she retired from the military due to illness but was determined to regain fitness and muscle definition. To do so in a controlled way, Lucy became a Level 3 Mat Pilates instructor, and was so impressed by her own recovery that she is now dedicated to helping others. Her military background means she likes working her clients hard, but her experience will keep you within your limits – making her classes fun but intensive.
What got you interested in fitness in the first place?
I have always been interested in fitness. My first career was as an Army Officer and unfortunately I became very ill. I was recommended to begin Pilates to improve my muscle tone. I was so amazed at the quick results I decided I wanted to become a Pilates Instructor.
Who inspires you?
I'm inspired by a Pilates Instructor called Joanne Cobbe, the owner of JPilates. She taught me Reformer Pilates. She has great energy, a wealth of knowledge and she has the ability to make everything enjoyable.
Why did you choose to teach at PBB?
I was asked to cover at The South Kensington Club in September 2015 for PBB and enjoyed it so much that I was keen to have my own classes.
Where did you study fitness and health?
I first studied with Future Fitness as a Gym Instructor and a Pilates Mat instructor. I continued on my educational journey studying with JPilates and I most recently undertook the comprehensive Pilates Equipment course with Polestar Pilates.
How do you stay motivated?
I like to participate in Pilates classes with other instructors. I also enjoy watching Pilates Anytime for new inspiration.
Which classes do you teach at PBB?
I teach Reformer Pilates at the South Kensington Club.
Follow Lucy @lucy.pilates