DirectorDaphne Peña-HiggsTrained and Certified by Romana Krysanowska, direct protege of Joseph Pilates.As a West End and touring performer for many years, I sustained a lot of injuries. Classical Pilates was not only the quickest and safest way to rehabilitate, helping me to avoid surgery, but it also made me far less susceptible to any new injuries. During pregnancy, I experienced no back pain and had a natural, drug free labor. I practiced Pilates up until the day before I gave birth. Our pre/post natal and fertility advice have also kept mums coming back during their second, third and fourth pregnancies. After a severe car crash, much to my doctor's amazement, I was able to cure my whiplash in six weeks due to using Joseph Pilates' original apparatus-The Gratz Reformer, Cadillac and especially the neck stretcher.My studio has grown from 1 teacher and 3 clients to 10 teachers and over 1000 clients. I equate this to keeping the integrity of the original work alive and kicking...although we do try to keep the latter to a minimum!Through my (nearly) daily Pilates practice, I can write, dance and perform on stage with little to no aggravation from numerous previous injuries, and have a stronger core now than I did twenty five years ago.