Pilates Teacher, Back4Good Practitioner
Following a lower spinal disc injury in 2000 Jill was advised by her Osteopath to try Pilates. Through regular practise the benefits became clear, restoring back strength, pelvic realignment and the chronic lower back and sciatic pain disappeared. Jill is passionate about the restorative benefits the method can bring, particularly when applied remedially.
Inspired by the very impressive recuperative and restorative benefits of the technique Jill initially qualified as a Pilates teacher in January 2002, with Michael King at the London based Pilates Institute. She then went on to complete her Intermediate and Advanced Level 3 training with Future Fit in 2008 and is on the Register of Exercise Professionals
She has a worked with many clients privately over the years, many of whom have presented with a variety of complex back and joint issues. In an effort to deepen her knowledge and understanding of how appropriate movement and correct alignment can heal the body, Jill completely re-trained in Body Control Pilates in 2015, a clinically based style more closely related to the original method.
Jill successfully qualified as a specialist Back4Good Practitioner in April, 2017 and is registered as a back care professional with BackCare, the charity for healthy backs. She has also completed all aspects of Body Control Matwork training from beginner through to intermediate and advanced levels and is now working towards becoming a Matwork Master Teacher
Jill is a caring and knowledgeable teacher who has a special interest in the remedial application of Pilates and has a wealth of experience in working ‘one to one’ with clients with postural issues and specific joint conditions. She is committed to continuing her personal development and is currently working towards completion of the higher Level 4 specialist teacher qualification.