I'm Angella Wagner. I've been a huge fan of Body Control Pilates for years and have been practising Pilates for over 20 years and still find exercises to challenge my body and brain! I first studied Body Control Pilates with Maria Larsen in Portugal who really inspired me. When I moved back to England, I decided to train to become a Body Control Pilates teacher and qualified in 2010.
I trained in London at the Body Control Pilates centre and trained with the top teachers of Pilates - including Lynne Robinson and Sarah Marks. I am fully trained to teach on the mat, reformer, tower and springboard. I have the latest Allegro 2 reformer with the Tower of Power which will challenge and support you with weights and enhance your exercises on the mat. The reformer and springboard work perfectly complements the classical work on the mat. I am a Level 4 Lower Back Pain specialist and a Back Care Professional. I also work as a supervising teacher for Body Control Pilates for the Buckinghamshire area, helping to train new BCP teachers.
I am especially interested in helping people with lower back pain. I have seen the benefits of Pilates and how it strengthens clients' backs and helps them to manage their own back pain.
The UK is the first country in the world to have a national standard governing the teaching of Pilates matwork. It is endorsed by SkillsActive and the Register of Exercise Professionals and is recognised by the European Health and Fitness Association. All teachers who graduate from this matwork certification course are automatically recognised as meeting the national standard - Level 3 Pilates teacher. Body Control Pilates is widely seen as a benchmark for safe and effective teaching of the highest quality. It is Europe's largest professional Pilates organisation, with teachers who are constantly training and learning. I have to earn a certain number of development points each year to maintain my membership with BCP so you can be assured that I will be constantly building on my Pilates skills and learning the latest exercises!
“According to Joseph Pilates, 30 sessions gives you a new body…well I can confirm that is correct. My new body has benefited from Angella’s funny and engaging ability to somehow keep every session fresh as if it were the first one... I never tire of her energy and enthusiasm and truly look forward to every one of her sessions on Wednesday mornings.”