About Me

I am a current professional football player who understands the pressure that both competitive sport and everyday life can place upon your body. Over the course of my career I have been fortunate to be a part of title and promotion winning teams, as well as earning individual honours and representing my country as part of the England C Team.  

As with so many athletes, I have suffered a number of injuries that could have severely impacted my performance and entire career - from rupturing my achilles tendon to suffering a labral tear in my hip. Pilates has helped me throughout every period of rehabilitation to return a stronger, more mobile and better conditioned athlete. The tangible benefits have led to its regular incorporation within my fitness and maintenance program, facilitating injury prevention and allowing me to maintain peak performance levels even in these later stages of my playing career.

Pilates has most definitely prolonged my career in football and played a significant role in the success that I’ve achieved. I have increased the flexibility of my muscles, improved the mobility of my joints and overall my body is stronger and more able to move in the way that I want it to. My only wish that I had discovered it sooner, which is why I have established Ashton Pilates to help athletes and people from all sectors and backgrounds.

For more information on my career, please see my CV below.


Career Timeline & Achievements

2001 - Professional Debut

Debuted for Leicester City FC in the Premier League

2006 - Rushden & Diamond FC

Played in 45 games in one season at the club

2007/08 - Grays Athletic FC Player of the Year

Named the Players’ & Supporters’ Player of the Year in first season at the club

2010 - Pilates

Began practicing Pilates as a means to extend own career and improve in-game performance.

2012/13 - Achilles Injuries

Suffered an in-game achilles injury in 2012, playing 9 matches post-recovery before rupturing it again in training

2014/15 - Pilates Instruction

Currently delivering injury specific and general team Pilates sessions to the players at Stevenage FC

2003 - Oxford United FC

Signed in 2003 and made 103 appearances over the next 3 seasons

2007 - Four Nations Tournament

Won and scored in the 2007 Four Nations Tournament with the England C Team

2009/10 - Stevenage FC Title Win

Won the Conference National title, sealing promotion to the Football League for the first time in the club’s history.

2010/11 - Back-to-Back Promotions

Won the League Two play-offs to achieve back-to-back promotions to League One. Named club and Players’ Player of the Year

2013/14 - Stevenage FC Captaincy

Named Stevenage FC club captain at the start of the 2013/14 season

2015 - The Pilates Pod

Appointed by the award winning Pilates studio as a Studio Instructor to assist a broad range of individuals

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