Betsy was born in the USA where she enjoyed an active and outdoor lifestyle. She went to Scotland in 1978 on a university student exchange. After graduating from the University of Stirling Betsy returned to the USA and worked before embarking on 3,300 mile cycle across the USA. Returning to Scotland in 1982 she and her husband set up a stained glass studio and sold antiques and collectibles.
In the early 90s Betsy began to develop her career in health and fitness. Training initially as a Yoga teacher, Betsy went on to gain qualifications in Massage, Aromatherapy, Yoga Therapy and Classical Pilates, and she completed her MSc in Health Promotion in 2006.
Betsy now has over 20 years’ experience improving the health and fitness of her classes and clients and her work has encompassed all ages and abilities. She has taught Yoga and Pilates in schools and workplaces and her teaching career has spanned Scotland, England, the USA and, most recently, Guernsey.
Betsy moved to Guernsey in 2012 where she set up her business, The Bespoke Approach. She had a very successful 2 years teaching Yoga and Pilates group classes across the island and developing a growing client base for her private sessions, before returning to the UK.
Betsy then took her unique skills to Goring on Thames in Oxfordshire. Her passion to teach Yoga and Pilates continued to grow and she taught various classes in the local area. A specific focus saw her working with a group of students who were over 65 years young. This class was quickly full and had a waiting list of students keen to join! As her reputation in the local area grew, she was approached by many individuals with specific health issues. She then built an impressive client base working within each student’s personal challenges, improving their mobility, strength and well-being.
After two very successful years in Goring, Betsy has now moved to the sunny East Lothian area to put down more permanent roots! She is now building her classes and private student base and would welcome you to work with her in either group classes or on a one to one basis.
Betsy recognises that Everybody is unique and that Every Body is unique. In her private sessions Betsy offers her clients a personalised programme tailored to their individual needs using Pilates, Yoga or a blend of both disciplines.
Whether Betsy is working with groups or individuals, her teaching style reflects her bespoke approach to a holistic lifestyle.