In 1986  Michael worked for  Julia de Saumerez of Shrubland Hall Health Clinic. She encouraged him to go and train with a good friend of hers. Michael trained in 1987 with Alan Herdman, who introduced Pilates into the UK in the early 70’s.  
Michael worked at Shrubland Hall Health Clinic until it closed in April 2006 when he was invited to join the Gilmour Piper practice in Ipswich. Gilmour Piper