Pilates training at Schepbalans
I’m Nely Schep. The owner and teacher of Schepbalans. Moving is my passion! Whether it’s running, dancing, playing volleyball or walking in nature, it always gives me a wonderfully active and free feeling. That is why the choice for the sports academy was quickly made. For a number of years, I worked as physical education teacher at different schools. To gain a better understanding of the human body and movement, I then followed the training as a physiotherapist. Working as a physiotherapist I became interested in Pilates. Pilates is the ideal method of movement for me. In the end I chose to go all the way for classical Pilates training and I can use my expertise from physical education and physiotherapy very well. I now have almost 15 years of experience as a Pilates teacher and enjoy working with groups as well as with students in an individual setting. I followed my Pilates training at “Peak Pilates”, a training institute recognized by the American professional organization PMA.
I provide Pilates training under the name Schepbalans. This name is a play with my surname, but in Dutch it also stands for ‘Create Balance’. My goal is to find a balance with my students in load and capacity, in strength and flexibility, in tension and relaxation and thus contribute to a better quality of exercises and life. And all that within a safe and friendly setting, in which pleasure in moving and pleasure with each other are also important.
“A day without laughter is a day wasted”.
Reviews, what do trainees say about Schepbalans?
“At the beginning of 2016 I started Pilates to strengthen my abdominal muscles, my “core”, after I had sustained an injury while running. My wife had been taking Pilates lessons at Schepbalans for a long time, so my decision was quickly made. From the first lesson I felt at home in the group and it was possible to participate in the exercises. Now I mainly do Pilates to compensate for the many hours that I am at work and in the car, but of course also to stay healthy and injury free as long as possible during other sports activities. The lessons run according to a fixed structure, but some other exercises come along every week and sometimes objects are trained so that it remains varied and challenging. Nely also gives clear instructions and sufficient personal attention during the group lessons, so that the group lessons are very effective for me.”
“Nely is more a mentor than a teacher to me. She has embodied the physical therapy training in an exceptional understanding of Pilates. I have learned so much from her. 1 to 1s are always challenging but fun and group classes are never the same and have a reassuringly familiar pattern. I look forward to every session, whether it is group or individual. And always benefit from both.”
“Because I already run weekly and play tennis, I was looking for something that would benefit my total body. I ended up with Pilates of Schepbalans. I have been training at Nely for quite a number of years now and I have become a warm advocate of Pilates and of Nely’s lessons. The weekly training in a fixed group, the professional guidance of Nely, the humor and the wonderful, powerful feeling sometimes during and always after the lesson make me very satisfied. Occasionally I even train at home on my mat, listening to an audio lesson from Nely!”
“For my work as a model it is important that I have a good and strong posture. On the advice of my mother, I went to Nely for Pilates training. The first time I visited her, I immediately noticed that she listens well and gives expert advice to improve my back and general posture. Already after a few lessons by Nely I noticed that my back muscles were strengthened and that I could sustain it better during my work, where I regularly have to stand and walk for a long time. I often use the exercises she has taught me.”