ABOUT

I am an Advanced STOTT Pilates instructor based in East London.

My background is in dance (I have worked in theatre for fifteen years) and I was introduced to STOTT Pilates whilst training as a circus aerialist in London and New York. I had been pushing myself to the limit, and it wasn’t long before my body was showing signs of physical strain. I set about looking for a way to repair, preserve and strengthen myself, and to this end, I discovered the benefits of Pilates.

It is quite simply the most effective practice for developing core strength, flexibility, coordination and good postural alignment. It also serves as an unparalleled means of injury rehabilitation and prevention. STOTT Pilates, to which I eventually came, is an anatomically based, widely respected and internationally-recognised form. My experience has fed the desire to share Pilates with others.

I now work with men and women of all body types, ages and abilities: from complete beginners wishing to improve their core strength through to advanced Pilates practitioners, pre- and postnatal clients, dancers, fitness trainers and stage performers.

I teach groups as well as offer one-on-one, targeted sessions in the home to assist the individual client in achieving his or her goals.

The focus is on a well-balanced, versatile and progressive program to condition and rehabilitate the body whilst obtaining optimal strength and fitness. Pilates improves aesthetics, muscular balance, joint mobility and flexibility, spinal alignment, core muscle strength, stability, body awareness and control; all without adding bulk.

Created in the 1920’s by physical trainer Joseph Pilates as an exercise system focused on the purpose of rehabilitation, the Pilates method was used by soldiers returning from war and later, through its first generation of students in New York, served the most influential dancers and choreographers of the twentieth century.

Pilates today attracts a variety of practitioners from a wide range of professions, including elite athletes, physiotherapists, personal trainers and healthcare professionals.

With a competitive health and fitness market saturated with many recycled, fluctuating trends of cardio-based, high impact training, Pilates offers a far safer form of achieving results.

We can build bulky, surface, muscles relatively easily; but without strengthening the deep, stabilizing muscles of the core, we are prone to repeated injury and poor performance. In this way, Pilates can also be used to compliment the other forms of exercise in which you partake, ensuring you are working with a more resilient and robust body.

As a physiotherapist once told me, if the results of the gym are analogous to a car’s glittering paintwork, then Pilates offers a smoothly operating engine and chassis.

– Jay

I am an Advanced STOTT Pilates instructor based in East London.

My background is in dance (I have worked in theatre for fifteen years) and I was introduced to STOTT Pilates whilst training as a circus aerialist in London and New York. I had been pushing myself to the limit, and it wasn’t long before my body was showing signs of physical strain. I set about looking for a way to repair, preserve and strengthen myself, and to this end, I discovered the benefits of Pilates.

It is quite simply the most effective practice for developing core strength, flexibility, coordination and good postural alignment. It also serves as an unparalleled means of injury rehabilitation and prevention.

STOTT Pilates, to which I eventually came, is an anatomically based, widely respected and internationally-recognised form. My experience has fed the desire to share Pilates with others.

I now work with men and women of all body types, ages and abilities: from complete beginners wishing to improve their core strength through to advanced Pilates practitioners, pre- and postnatal clients, dancers, fitness trainers and stage performers.

I teach groups as well as offer one-on-one, targeted sessions in the home to assist the individual client in achieving his or her goals.

The focus is on a well-balanced, versatile and progressive program to condition and rehabilitate the body whilst obtaining optimal strength and fitness. Pilates improves aesthetics, muscular balance, joint mobility and flexibility, spinal alignment, core muscle strength, stability, body awareness and control; all without adding bulk.

Created in the 1920’s by physical trainer Joseph Pilates as an exercise system focused on the purpose of rehabilitation, the Pilates method was used by soldiers returning from war and later, through its first generation of students in New York, served the most influential dancers and choreographers of the twentieth century.

Pilates today attracts a variety of practitioners from a wide range of professions, including elite athletes, physiotherapists, personal trainers and healthcare professionals.

With a competitive health and fitness market saturated with many recycled, fluctuating trends of cardio-based, high impact training, Pilates offers a far safer form of achieving results.

We can build bulky, surface, muscles relatively easily; but without strengthening the deep, stabilizing muscles of the core, we are prone to repeated injury and poor performance. In this way, Pilates can also be used to compliment the other forms of exercise in which you partake, ensuring you are working with a more resilient and robust body.

As a physiotherapist once told me, if the results of the gym are analogous to a car’s glittering paintwork, then Pilates offers a smoothly operating engine and chassis.

– Jay