My Pilates journey officially started in 2017 however previous to this I had been unknowingly taking part in exercises and classes that were inspired by the discipline.
Having danced since the age of 3 I have always had a passion for movement and the benefits it brings to the mind, body and soul. I originally trained in Pilates to further my anatomical understanding of how the body moved, and have applied this knowledge in teaching Ballet and Contemporary Dance. At the same time my dance training has enabled me to have a good eye for Pilates technique, so be rest assured in my class I will make sure you are performing exercises as safely as possible whilst promoting the appearance of an elegant and effortless execution! I like to incorporate humour, metaphors and imagery in my class, as well as focusing on what your body and mind can achieve with a little ‘encouragement’. I cater for all abilities, ages and confidence levels. My lovely Monday night class are the dream team – do come and join us 6:45pm at The Chapel, Royal Victora Country Park.
I qualified to teach Pilates with Marie-Claire and YBFIT Training in 2019 but I have a long history of exercise participation, with activities ranging from Aerial Silks and Hoop to Ballroom Dancing and Yoga. I have done many years of Pilates and as such, have lots experience learning from a wide range of teachers. I like to bring all my experiences to my class choreography and I aim to deliver overall body conditioning, in a calm but fun environment. I currently teach the ONLINE Weds 7pm class, so no need to even leave the house to attend!
In 2020 (despite EVERYTHING) I also managed passed my Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga with Marie-Claire and YBFIT Training and hope to be teaching my own classes very soon but for now, I am helping out by covering classes for other instructors. I am fully Qualified in Ante and Post Natal Exercise and am happy to include pregnancy and post-pregnancy in my classes. If you have concerns, please contact me through the website using my name as the subject.
I am a former professional dancer, with 12 years travelling the world on cruise ships under my belt. Since returning to dry land, I have maintained a passion for both dance AND fitness and so chose to fuse these interests by training in Barre Fitness in 2019.
In this class you will use ballet/dance inspired moves to tone, sculpt and stretch through your whole body. Barre, Breathe and Balance with Leah is the PERFECT all round physical conditioning programme.
Book a trial in this class today. Friday 6:30pm ,JD Studio.
I initially trained as a ballet dancer and performer but I turned my hand to Sports Massage and Teaching Pilates about 10 years ago. I trained with Marie-Claire in Pilates and have been teaching ever since, whilst raising my 2 awesome kids.
I am a new but very keen runner and often enter extreme endurance events like the Peak District marathon and I also love to dance socially; mainly Ceroc.
My classes will challenge your precision and strength whilst remaining empathic towards individual need and restriction. Join me on a Tuesday night , 7pm at JD Studio or book in for a Sports Massage in TMS Rooms upstairs at JD Studio.
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Following a career in retail management and seven years as a Personal Shopper I decided to retrain in the fitness industry. I qualified as a Level 3 Personal Trainer in 2005, specialising in GP referrals.
My interest in Pilates deepened following a weekend taster course. This soon motivated me to gain a Level 3 Diploma in teaching Pilates in 2013. I have continued to update my knowledge with on-going courses such as small equipment, standing Pilates, pelvis and lower back and stability ball. Last year I completed “Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions” and “3rd Age woman peri-to-post menopause”.
I like gardening and walking the dog, I studied Dog Behaviour at College whilst volunteering as a Reading Dog Handler.
Married to a Merchant Navy Officer, I was very lucky to cruise several times a year visiting amazing places across the World and meet lots of interesting people.
Hi my name is John Hoy. I am a retired Regional Bank Manager. I was born in Essex and mostly worked in London before retiring to Southampton. I am a keen runner having an Essex County Medal for cross country running and 5 London Marathon medals including one from the first event in 1981. However,my running is now restricted to 5ks in order to protect my knees. I also cycle, dance Modern Jive and Argentine Tango, water ski and, of course, practice Pilates!
Last year a Pilates teacher did not turn up and I took the class. Having enjoyed the experience I decided to become a qualified Pilates Instructor and that,I have now achieved.
Pilates keeps you supple and strong and is the perfect partner for any athlete, warding off injuries – particularly important for veteran athletes. That is not to say that it is not good for the less active, quite the contrary, and I have a particular goal of encouraging more men to take up Pilates in order to, at least maintain, if not improve, muscular strength and suppleness, together with bone density. There are, of course many other advantages and the men (beginners) that I have taught to date have told me just how much better they feel in themselves after a 6 week course.
I will be popping in and out of classes to provide cover support to the TMS Team where I can and look forward to meeting you all then.