Bridge to Health welcomes Eda Karaca
I love to provide people with a safe way to build strength and awareness in their body as they move. Mindful movement with Pilates is my favourite way to help people connect to their body and personal power so that they can practice it at their level and strength at any age. Pilates exercises can definitely challenge the fittest, and it can help people recover from injuries as a part of a rehabilitation programme.
All this gives me a variety of clients to work with. By listening to my clients’ needs I am able to guide them to create their goals which they can strive toward throughout their Pilates sessions. In this way Pilates is working for their unique and individual needs.
Why did you retrain to become a Pilates Instructor?
Suffering from a back pain after an injury, Pilates was the only thing that helped me to manage my back pain. After continual practicing of it, the Pilates method made sense on so many levels and I realised that it is the most wonderfully genius method for the body. It was something special. Not only did it help me to recover from my back pain, it improved my posture and I realised how much my body is connected with my mind; how it improved and had amazing positive effects in my life while practicing other forms of exercises. My Pilates practice also became very therapeutic for me (I can go forever with writing all its benefits here). I decided to take my passion for Pilates to the next level to learn more about it and trained as a Pilates teacher.
What has been your most rewarding experience in work to date?
It is definitely to help people change and improve their lives, health and wellbeing. But the reward is a gradual process which is very exciting. When I witness my clients’ breakthroughs in their body awareness and understanding of movement, I also know what is still to come over time. I start seeing the transformation and the clients see what a difference Pilates makes to their body, especially if they are recovering from an injury or if they have chronic pain.
I am then so proud and satisfied to teach them how to connect their body and mind.
What do you like most about being part of the Bridge to Health team?
The team is so friendly! Everybody is there to help one another which is fantastic. I am very happy to be part of a team that has great professionals in their field so that we enhance our knowledge in different areas of health and wellbeing as a team.
Finally, what is your top health tip?
My top health tip is to stay active and try to start a new physical activity - something that you have never tried before or maybe you have no idea what it is or how it will feel like. You might be surprised to find out that this is what your body needs physically and mentally; and remember to spare some ‘me time’ for yourself during which you can switch your mind off from your daily routine. Life can get too busy and we often neglect to recharge our mind and soul. We all deserve to age in a healthy way, so we need to develop and maintain the functional ability that enables our wellbeing in old age.
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