Jamie

After studying Fine Art at University, Jamie landed a typical office job, which lacked the passion that studying art had given her.

In an effort to get some spark back into her life, she discovered Pilates on YouTube, after looking around on the Internet for an exercise she could do at home after the 9-5 office grind.

She had been searching for something that meant as much to her as her art did, and she finally found something that made her feel truly alive!

She decided to start training with the Pilates Foundation after finding that an office environment is not where she wants to be for the rest of her life, and to pass on the gift of Pilates to other people.

Since starting her training, Jamie has realised that Pilates can bring more than just physical strength, but also mental wellbeing and a feeling of control and empowerment that is so easily lost in today’s modern working environments.

Her style encompasses a wide range of methods to get clients to gain back the connection to their bodies using the Pilates core principles – you cannot build a healthy body & mind on unknown foundations

Jamie still continues to make art, and enjoys practising a wide range of physical exercises, including running, cycling, strength training, and Yoga.

 

Lyndsey

Lyndsey was 14yrs old when she first encountered Pilates, having been sent to ex Northern Ballet Theatre Principal, Graciela Kaplan, for 1:1 classes to strengthen her hyper-mobile body by her ballet teacher! She went on to train at The Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance and Pilates featured predominantly throughout her ten-year professional career, in which she danced with National Dance Company Wales, as a way of preventing and rehabilitating injuries. During this time, she also started teaching dance.

Now a freelance Dance Artist, Lyndsey enjoys sharing her experience with aspiring young dancers and is a core curriculum teacher at The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training, an Associate Lecturer at Edge Hill University and a Rambert Animateur, amongst working on many other artistic projects which keeps her very busy.

Following a car accident in 2012, in which she sustained a fracture to her lower spine, Lyndsey found herself once again focussing on Pilates for her own rehabilitation. She believes that although her body is very much a work in progress, Pilates is ‘the glue which holds her together’! Becoming a Pilates Teacher felt like a natural progression for her career