Toby Garbett Guest Instructor Interview
What is your personal best?
I would have to say becoming a rowing World Champion for the 1st time. I suffered illness and injury with a prolapsed disc in the years before which is how I discovered PILATES. After rehabilitating with P and T Physiotherapy I changed my posture in and out of the boat and achieved my potential.
What is your future goal?
My clients are my little project. I take great pleasure in watching them going from a “walker to a runner “or a “10 stone to 9 stone” or “them having to go shopping as they have changed body shape” or a “club sportsman or Women becoming a Professional Athlete. I am keen to influence and work with as many people as possible with my all rounded method.
What is your power song?
Oh good one! It’s got to be (Lose yourself) EMINEM it will send shivers down your spine. You can watch me workout to it and win my medals at http://www.tobygarbett.com/career/
What is your favourite time to work out?
People don’t like to hear it but my most successful clients just get up out of bed and get on with so this is what I do. Plus it just gets you fired up and awake to tackle the day ahead.
Describe your Guest Instructor night
Well my session on Sept 7th 2010, will be Mat Pilates based plus some equipment. My background as a GB rower and Olympian shines trough which is why my clients have referred to it as Pilates “super charged”. I am yet to understand what they mean by this? I also don’t know of any other World Champion male Pilates Instructors which makes me quite individualised I guess. But I love working with people of all standards and will accommodate anyone plus I want people to have fun.
Provide a tip on how to get fit for free
It’s so basic but, why not try to travel to your destinations by walking running or cycling. It’s a great way to get fitness in your day as well as saving money and being green. It’s a win, win situation. Plus there are now docking stations in London with bikes provided so no excuses.
Call our Kings Road 125 store on 020 7349 7597 to book a place for Sept 7th 2010.