About Total Pilates
Dawn Wilton formed Total Pilates when she qualified as a Pilates Teacher in 2007, she is now a Body Control Pilates Master Matwork teacher, education tutor and studio equipment certified.
Prior to becoming a Pilates Teacher, Dawn worked in the printing industry. Hours sat at a desk all day left her with poor posture, as well as chronic low back and neck pain. After advice from a medical practitioner, Dawn began Pilates classes and within months, became pain free. It was these astonishing results that inspired her to train as a Pilates teacher.
Furthermore, Dawn is a Back4Good® Practitioner. She has additionally undertaken extensive training, exclusively related to exercise referral and low back pain, to become a Back4Good® Practitioner. (Level 4 Advanced Exercise Instructor).
Dawn teaches in Buckinghamshire, where she teaches matwork classes, 1:1 sessions, face to face and on ZOOM. These sessions are suitable for everyone including Pilates teachers and Body Control Pilates students. Dawn is pleased to be able to offer any type of session to international clients, teachers or students, subject to the time zone. Dawn currently teaches clients via Zoom in Israel, France and Berlin.
As well as running her Pilates business in Buckinghamshire, Dawn works at the Body Control Pilates Head Office in London, where she teaches workshops and modules from the Pilates Matwork course to student teachers.
Training and Qualifications
As all of Dawn’s clients know, she is committed to furthering her own development. As well as attending weekly classes and 1:1 sessions for herself, Dawn is always trying to further her knowledge. There isn’t a year that goes by that Dawn isn’t attending a training course.
- A member of the Body Control Pilates Education Tutor Team
- Register of Exercise Professional Level 3 Pilates Teacher
- Pilates Master Matwork Teacher
- Register of Exercise Professional Level 4 Low Back Pain Specialist (Back4Good® Practitioners)
- Franklin Method Fascia Lower Back Trainer
- Osteoprosis Level 3
- Slings Myofascial Training
- Pilates Studio Equipment Certification to encompasses Beginner – Intermediate Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector
- Advanced Reformer
- Advanced Cadillac
- Advanced Chair
- Active IQ Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (QCF)
Dawn has also help my daughter with many problems firstly with her clicking hips, the exercise given to her strengthen her hips and the problem has gone away, this was all due to her rapid growth as a teenager. Later when my daughter was suffering with Headaches, Dawn helped again. Dawn spotted that her posture was not correct and help her with strengthening exercises. With the aid of a MRI scan the problem became apparent and she is still in the process of strengthening her neck.
Pilates as really made a difference to my stability, flexibility and general core fitness. Since childhood my balance as not been my strong point, but pilates as changed this.
Whether the class is in person or online via Zoom, Dawn is excellent at describing and demonstrating what you need to do. She keeps classes small so she can provide personal help to each member of the class and always checks on any concerns or injuries and provides options to suit everyone. Pilates with Dawn is a thoroughly enjoyable, you can be sure of some friendly chat and a few laughs as you exercise, but remember there’s no hiding in a corner as Dawn is watching every move to make sure you are doing things correctly and safely. Great instructor and fab classes, so glad I joined
I contacted Dawn who was extremely interested in understanding my reasons for taking up Pilates and from that point I have never looked back.
Dawns classes are very well planned with a good variety of exercises. Throughout the sessions Dawn will adapt exercises for any individuals carrying injuries and she will also advise us if we need to adjust our positions. Despite having many qualifications, Dawn continues to train and often slips new exercises in to her routines!
My core strength and flexibility have certainly improved, as have my aches and pains, and I thoroughly look forward to 6.30pm on a Friday evening.
Thank you Dawn for your commitment to improving other people's lives.
I started attending Dawn’s Pilates lessons in 2018 and it completely changed the dynamics for me. Dawn is a fantastic teacher and has indepth knowledge of how muscles and joints work. Her lessons are always well structured and organised. She takes a lot of effort to know everyone’s strengths and weaknesses, even in a group lesson and adjusts the exercises accordingly. Without Dawn’s lessons I could never have built the strength needed to run a marathon. Her lessons are just as good for recovery as they are for strength building. Since attending Dawn’s lessons my core strength and flexibility has come a long way and I have been able to increase my running intensity considerably over the last couple of years. I would highly recommend Dawn as a Pilates teacher regardless of whether you are an athlete or not.