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.
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!
Simona had discovered Pilates when looking for motivation and creative ways to manager her returning back and shoulder pain. Having practiced various forms of exercise over her adult years (including cycling weight lifting, martial arts and dance) and suffered with numerous injuries she found Pilates had completely changed the way she moves and is passionate about teaching others to find ease of movement in their own bodies.
Simon has qualified as a Personal Trainer with Fitness Business Academy in 2014, and obtained her Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat pilates from Active IQ via JPilates in 2022. She teaches traditional Pilates inspired mat classes focusing on building strength and mobility.