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Alan Herdman

Alan Herdman

Distinguished instructor Alan Herdman has been teaching Pilates in the United Kingdom for over 30 years and opened Britain's first-ever Pilates studio in 1970.
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Alan Herdman studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance and was working as a teacher and dancer in the late 1960s when he was invited to New York to learn about the Joseph Pilates Method. In New York, he worked intensively with Carola Trier and Bob Fitzgerald, two instructors who were trained by Joseph Pilates himself. Although well-regarded amongst New York's dance fraternity, Joseph Pilates was unknown in the United Kingdom at that time. Alan returned in 1970 to set up his Pilates studio. Among his first clients were actors, dancers, and singers, but word soon spread as doctors and physiotherapists began recommending Pilates to patients struggling with chronic injuries.

At Alan Herdman Pilates, he runs a training course for Pilates instructors. In addition to running his own studios, Alan and his assistants teach in dance schools and designated Pilates studios internationally. Alan also lectures on Pilates around the world, including Balanced Body: Pilates on Tour, and he has written several successful books, including The Pilates Directory (2004), The Gaia Busy Person's Guide to Pilates (2003) and Pilates: Creating the Body You Want (1999). He also is a mentor in Balanced Body's Passing the Torch program.
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