Your Instructors

Jacqui (Pilates)

Moving body was created by Jacqui in 2010. She was a massage therapist in the sports industry for ten years. She was constantly recommending cross training with a gentler form of exercise, i.e. Pilates, Yoga, and Tai Chi.

Jacqui discovered pilates in 1997 after a slipped disc; it was a life saver in managing her lower back pain. She went on to train with Body Control Pilates to increase her understanding of movement. Combined with her sports background the link between anatomy and movement is a great asset to moving her clients forward and seeing results and long term maintenance.

Jacqui believes re-education is the key to flexibility and suppleness. Not just making a movement but understanding how to move correctly therefore increasing your core strength and improving your posture.

Tracey (Pilates)

Tracey trained at the Rambert School of ballet and went on to join a French dance company traveling the Far East and Europe.

While working as a dancer she first came across Pilates with Alan Herdman, one of the original pioneers, and was immediately hooked, impressed by the deep understanding of movement that Pilates had to offer.

After a hamstring injury, Tracey was forced to reconsider how she was using her body, and Pilates was the answer in helping her to recover. This spurred her on to realise a long held ambition, training to become a Pilates teacher with Body Control Pilates, and she qualified early in 2013.

Sally (Tai Chi)

Sally trained in Tai Chi classes in 1998 after years of full contact Karate.

She attended twice a week at the Chi clinic under master Lee Fairweather who became English champion. Lee encouraged her to take an instructors course, which she passed in 2005 and has been teaching ever since.

She has trained in Beijing, Wudang mountains and Shaolin as well as here in England. Sally believes Tai chi is for everyone young and old, and has changed her life.

Terri (Yoga)

After attending yoga classes for several years in 2007 Terri decided to embark on a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation Course Level 1.

In September 2009 She started her BWY Teacher Training Diploma and qualified December 2012. The course lasting just over three years follows the tradition of Professor T Krishnamacharya, one of the most influential teachers of our time.

The aim of any teacher should be to teach a class that is appropriate for the students they have in front of them and to provide modifications and variations to suit the ability of of the students. And following the teachings of T Krishnamacharya......this is Terri's aim too.


Mariam has been a professional dancer for over 10 years, after moving from Tajikistan to the United States, Mariam became a performer and teacher with Ballet Afsaneh, based in San Francisco. During her time in the U.S. Mariam met her husband, who persuaded her to relocate to the U.K. following which she trained as a Personal Trainer, Pilates and Barre Instructor. In addition to dance, Mariam also played tennis to National Level.

Mariam has an excellent knowledge of the body’s limitations and aims to utilise her experience gained in sport, dance, Pilates and Barre, to make group workouts varied, fun and interesting. In order to get results, you need to enjoy what you do!


Emily found Pilates following treatment for Bone cancer in her early 20s, and hasn’t looked back. Pilates had such a significant impact on her body and its recovery that she wanted to share her passion and Pilates benefits with others, and decided to train to become a teacher with Body Control Pilates. That passion still remains and Emily swears by Pilates, not only to manage pain, but to complement a fit and active lifestyle.

Emily also has a variety of specialist training including pilates for performance and for runners.

Emily wholeheartedly believes in the principles of Pilates and its ability to make remarkable, and lasting, changes to ones body and mind.