Heather came to Pilates looking for conditioning for ballet, which she started as an adult beginner. She found that Pilates gave her the foundation that she lacked for ballet, and much more. A few years later she completed her VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Mat-Based Pilates with Future Fit, and soon after qualified as a Barre instructor with BarreConcept. Later she qualified to teach Levels 1 and 2 on both Reformer and the Cadillac with FITT.
She is now studying for the ISTD Intermediate Classical Ballet exam. And regularly attends calisthenics, aerial silks and hoop classes.
Jo first experienced Pilates over 20 years ago when studying dance. She came back to classes 8 years ago when looking for a technique to manage a busy working life and the challenges it placed on her body. Jo qualified as a Level 3 Pilates teacher with CYQ and FITT in August 2012. She teaches Pilates mat and small equipment classes at all levels. She also enjoys keeping up her own regular Pilates practice by attending class and workshops, as there is always something new to learn. In Jo’s classes she likes to place the emphasis on the individual learning about their body and movement whilst having some fun.
Gemma has worked as a professional dancer for the last 10 years. She uses Pilates to maintain and improve her technique on and off stage. Four years ago she gained her level 3 Mat qualification and is now continuing her training with Pilates elite Alan Herdman. She specialises in rehabilitation, injury prevention on the mat and on Pilates equipment.
Gemma believes that movement is the most valuable tool we have to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Her ethos is to help you fall in love with mindful movement. She will make you think about what you’re moving and why. Whether that is being able to bend down and pull on your shoes, smash 5 HIIT classes or week, or just get away from that desk for 45mins. Whatever it is, Gemma is here to help and to share with you her passion for Pilates and the wonders it can do for your physical and mental health.
I found my passion for Pilates when I injured my neck a few years ago and Pilates was recommend as an aid for recovery. Three weeks after starting my first class she couldn’t believe how much my body and mindset had changed. I had the great pleasure of qualifying to teach with JPilates and look forward to growing my knowledge and skill set over the years to come.
I aim to bring a light hearted sense of fun to my traditional Pilates classes, working together to help you feel amazing!
My journey to yoga teaching has been a roundabout one. I started my working life in 2003 as a trained nurse, and at this point doing yoga was one of the things that helped me to stay fit and healthy – both mentally and physically.
After 14 years of practicing yoga as a student I decided to do yoga teacher training as a way to learn more about yoga for myself. However, I got the teaching bug pretty quickly whilst completing training with Dancing Warrior Yoga in Sydney, Australia. When I finished teacher training in June 2016 I went part-time as a nurse, and took on some yoga teaching as well. And that has been my balancing act ever since.
As a yoga teacher, I am deeply passionate about inspiring you to live a long and healthy life. People normally reach out to me because they’re struggling with back pain, and stiffness in their muscles and joints. If you feel nervous about trying yoga, rest assured that I make everyone feel welcome, and focus on making the yoga moves as accessible as possible for all different bodies.
When I’m not teaching yoga, you will most likely find me outdoors – walking, cycling, gardening, or foraging.
I hope you drop by to try a class, I’d love to meet you.