1-2-1 Rehabilitation Fitness

Pilates was first developed as a method of rehabilitation in the early 20th century; Pilates has exploded in the last 15 years as clinicians have recognized the powerful therapeutic benefits of core stabilization. Echoing much of the same concepts that form the basis of most orthopaedic rehabilitation and therapy, Pilates is being used to successfully treat many common conditions and diseases.


Margarita uses Stott Pilates in conjunction with Core Stability and Strength training thus addressing pelvic and shoulder girdle dysfunction.
Due to the use of all these different methods it provides Margarita with an extensive exercise repertoire that can be modified to fit the individuals needs of her clients.

Margarita has treated many people with Pelvic Instability, Pelvic Floor Disfuction, Diastasis Recti, Umbilical Hernias, ME sufferers, Arthritis, Chronic back pain, Post-heart Surgery, Cancer remission just to name but a few conditions.

These 121's are designed to strengthen and build you up slowly so if you have of these conditions or any other please give Margarita a call and lets make you better, stronger and fitter then before.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

  • Margarita is a calm, intuitive, knowledgeable woman who offered a space of healing and rest for myself. I worked with margarita through a time of crisis in my life. I was extracting my self from a long term abusive relationship,  and living with many external responsibilities and internal trauma that I was carrying with in my body and mind . With out talking as you would a counsellor ( we did little talking ) margarita knew. Her intuition and ability know how and where to work is a gift. It was a gift I gave my self. I felt safe with her, that trust has been important in my healing, because it is very easy to cut off from your body and not feel but it remembers, and carries it, holds on to it.. margarita worked with me so I could move forward.. to today and today is good .

    Lara B, Brighton
  • I just wanted to say a massive "Thankyou" to you for running the competition and choosing me as the winner for this fantastic prize. I suffered from diastasis after my pregnancy, and Margarita's sessions were perfect for helping to rehabilitate me. She has so much knowledge about this, and I found her tuition far more valuable in my recovery than anything I got from the physio I had been referred to.

    Paula, Brighton
  • Margarita helped me prepare for a major surgery and recover from it. It all went really well. I also felt supported and understood throughout the whole process. She’s superb. I can’t recommend her massages enough!

    Ingrid, Hove
  • ‘I work all day at a desk on a computer so wanted to do something that would help build my inner strength and help my posture, a friend told me that Pilates could help.  I really enjoyed the initial taster session that Margarita offered and signed up for regular classes straight away, I’m now doing Pilates classes twice a week. Margarita gets to know each of our individual strengths and weaknesses and will recommend alternative ways of doing the exercises based on this to suit our individual needs. I always enjoy the classes and leave feeling energised. Margarita is a great instructor who is full of energy and makes the classes motivating, energetic and fun, I couldn’t recommend her more highly as an instructor.’

    Sally, Hove Web Designer
  • “I initially started with 10 personal training sessions with Margarita. During the first session we formed a great rapport. Her first assessment was detailed. I suffer from a bad lower back and hip, predominantly work related. Margarita took this into account and specifically tailored each session to help improve my posture and core stability, whilst taking into account my need for a cardiovascular workout in order tone and lose weight. She adjusted the sessions accordingly always explaining why, which I found extremely helpful. Margarita is a great motivator, enthusiastic and is knowledgeable about what she does (which I found very reassuring). What I found most beneficial is her ability to integrate Pilates with her personal training sessions. In the 10 sessions I found that my fitness, posture and core stability improved beyond a level I expected. Margarita gives great advice and sets realistic goals. In addition, she recommended a great osteopath to work with in conjunction to my training with her. This worked amazingly to help improve my training sessions with her. I was so pleased with the results; I booked a further block of 10 sessions (would love to have booked more but I moved to Australia), definitely worth it. Margarita is an amazing trainer with a fantastic personality. She is dedicated and really takes time and effort to ensure that you succeed in your aims. She does this with a smile and humour, I always looked forward to her session, despite how tired or exhausted I was. Whether you are looking to lose weight, improve your general tone, strengthen your core stability, or all three (which is what I wanted), I would definitely recommend Margarita – She does it all whilst making it fun at the same time.

    Shaheen Dixon (Radiologist OZ)
  • “Training with Margarita has been great fun! I have had three babies back to back, they are six, four and eighteen months. After having my third I literally felt like i’d been in a car crash! My back, neck and shoulders were constantly aching, and although I am lucky to have never been over weight, I had gained a tyre around my middle which I was incredibly self concious and unhappy about. I joined a gym which has been great but I mainly stuck to classes as I found the advice and guidance or the gym instructors completely useless. This is where Margarita has really helped me out. She assessed me and told me exactly what was wrong with me, and where I was out of alignment. However, most importantly she has showed me the right excercises I need to do to correct my problems. It has been amazing, my back, neck and shoulders are nearly back to normal and my tyre has almost gone. I feel stronger and have loads more energy, and can see my body shape changing, which is really rewarding. I have found a new love for fitness which I never had before! I love going to the gym now, thank you Margarita.”

    Natalia Perkins, Hove
  • “I never thought that at the age of 84 I would be having one to one sessions with a Personal Trainer but after speaking with Margarita I had to give it a go. I explained how I was having problems with my pelvic floor. My GP had said that it was old age and I should just accept that this is the way it will be. Margarita on the other hand said the pelvic floor is a muscle and like all muscles they can be strengthen and improved. I saw her for 8 weeks, she took me through various core exercises as well as pelvic floor exercises and now I do them at home every day and my pelvic floor is much stronger. I no longer have that sense of urgency that would always send me into a panic.”

    Beata 84yrs (Hove)
  • “Invaluable advice!! thanks so much for coming over! Margarita definitely has made me think about my posture, and I have been doing the exercises, and pelvic floor exercises every day.”

    Jess Haggerty (4 months pregnant in Brighton)
  • “I started working out with Margarita Bennett about four months after having my second child. I’d found it hard to lose the baby weight after this particular pregnancy (I’m 5ft1” and normally a size 8-10, but had just had an 11lb baby) so I’d pretty much assumed my bikini days were over! Then Margarita came along and changed all of that. Not only did she change my body shape, my energy levels and also my rate of fitness, but she also completely altered my attitude to exercise – and I’d thought all of that was impossible! If I could give any woman any piece of advice it is this: Don’t buy that dress or that cake or that nail polish. Instead, treat yourself to some one-to-one workouts with Margarita. Why? Because, in the long run, it will be money better spent. I worked bloody hard for one hour a week (all the time I could spare as a busy mum) but it really worked. After each workout, Margarita gave me lots of nutritional advice too. I really appreciated this and I have to say that the two things combined were the recipe for getting fit, slim and healthy. Lots of trainers might specialise in women’s fitness, but Margarita just seems to know exactly what needs to be done to put things back together again. If you get a chance to sign up for training with Margarita, just do it (because she gets booked up pretty quickly and her sessions are gold dust). Working out with her gave me the right balance of encouragement and good results. It changed my life because she made me want to exercise.” “Incidentally, in my first five weeks of working out with Margarita, I lost 5” off my waist. She’s amazing.”

    Jessica Harvey 32 (mother of two young healthy strapping boys)
  • “Margaritas energy and attitude to fitness is contagious! I was never into my fitness but training with her has made me love it!

    Maria, Hove (mum of two 4 & 2)
  • “After a stressful year in 2011, I put on the pounds rather quickly gaining a whole stone in a matter of months. By Christmas I went from a size 10/12 to a size 12/14 (sometimes a 16) and for a 5’7” 17 year old , this was just horrible! Being overweight was really depressing and it was made worse when my friends and family began noticing my weight gain. Although they meant no harm, their comments played in my mind so I began FAD dieting and going to the gym 5 days a week. This didn’t help at all as anything I lost was gained back the following week. I’m addicted to snacking so I tried swapping my usual snacks with ‘healthy’ products like oat bars and Actimel etc. After ‘dieting’ for two months or so and no significant weight loss, I decided to enlist the help of a personal trainer. All the PT sites I came across seemed alright but charged hefty fees for their services. Fortunately, I found Margarita Bennett (Maggie) who replied to all my inquiries really fast and set up a consultation for the following day. Maggie is very friendly as well as professional in what she does. In less than 4 sessions (over 2 weeks) I had lost 3lbs and inches everywhere! Her nutrition plans are realistic and are personalised so that they’re easy to follow and most importantly: maintain! I would definitely recommend Margaritas services as she is professional as well as easy to work with!”

    Miss Daniel, Brighton (Student)