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.

Mariam

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!

Liezel (Pilates)

Liezel is originally from Cape Town, South Africa and relocated to the UK in 2006. Liezel trained as an accountant and after 13 years working in finance she decided to make a career change to follow her passion for teaching pilates and movement.

She trained and qualified as a matwork pilates teacher with Body Control Pilates in 2010 and in 2014 trained and completed her training with Body Arts and Science Institute (BASI) enabling her to teach the full range of pilates equipment. Pilates for Liezel was a source of healing after a spinal injury but she soon realised the other benefits of pilates, it stretches, strengthens and aims for overall balance of the body. Liezel believes in a dynamic and active approach when teaching while still relaxing the mind, thus releasing tension and stress in the body which is essential to bring about constructive healing and change in the body.

Liezel has also done further training and workshops to expand and refine her knowledge which includes specialist pilates courses such as Pregnancy 1 and 2 (Body Control Pilates) and Low back pain (Body Control Pilates). She also did a gait therapy course, AIM (Anatomy in Motion). Liezel will soon become a Mutu Pro which will enable her to teach the Mutu System Programme which is specifically designed for postpartum recovery for mummy tummy.

Usha

Usha had been practicing yoga for 6 years when she realised she wanted to share her passion for yoga and train to teach. She qualified in hatha and vinyasa but brings her own style to the class she teaches.

Usha would like her students to come to her class to escape from the busy world we live in and have an hour of 'me' time. She hopes her pupils will walk out of her class feeling rebalanced and regenerated.

Usha loves the balance that yoga brings into her own life and wants to share that with others.