Jean

Jean Androne

 

Jean is an ex-professional dancer and has been teaching Pilates for 17 years. She started her teacher training in Cape Town with Equilibrium Pilates, qualifying in mat and all apparatus and then eventually became part of the Equilibrium Pilates Teacher Training Faculty.

Throughout her Pilates career has continued to expand her knowledge with courses and workshops.  She qualified with Body Control Pilates in 2006. She has also spent some time with Pilates Elder Lolita San Miguel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jean more recently qualified as a Buff Bones Instructor in 2018.

Jean is passionate about the Pilates method, about making changes in peoples lives, habits and bodies. She believes that consistent Pilates practice enables us to continue doing all the things we love to do. She delights in seeing the positive changes in clients.

 

 

Virginie

Virginie

 

Virginie has been practicing Pilates for over 12 years.  She is a supportive teacher who is passionate about teaching the Pilates method to increase her clients’ strength, flexibility and mobility. There is nothing more rewarding to her than having a positive impact on people’s lives.

Virginie loves challenging her clients, adapting her classes to suit individuals’ needs whilst keeping her lessons fresh and interesting. She enjoys Yoga in her spare time. She is a Body Control Pilates Matwork teacher and also holds certificates in the Reformer and Springboard.

Virginie has been with Loving Pilates since January 2018, and teaches both Mat and Springboard classes and is available for 1:1 sessions.  She is a valuable part of the team.

 

Michelle

Michelle

 

Michelle is a Body Control Pilates Matwork and Reformer Teacher. She also holds a certificate in Body Control Pilates Bone Health.

She previously worked as a personal trainer and has spent over 16 years challenging her body’s capabilities through weight training. She took a complete change of career to become a solicitor but then returned to her first love, that of physical movement, but this time with a focus on inner strength, optimal muscle balance and joint mobility. She believes Pilates has given her more body confidence than all the of weight training.

Michelle is a friendly, supportive and enthusiastic teacher, who will help you to work towards your goals and within your own body’s abilities.  Michelle teaches the Bone Health classes and is available for 1:1 sessions.

 

Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Turvey

 

Anne-Marie started her Pilates journey in 2011, when she joined Jean’s mat class and was immediately captivated.  She soon realised that at the end of each and every class she felt not only stronger, leaner and fitter, but also calmer and more able to cope with the demands of young family.

Intrigued by the transformative lightness and clarity of her own movement she decided to deepen her understanding and train as a Body Control Pilates teacher.

Anne-Marie is passionate that Pilates should be for everybody and believes it will enhance anybody’s physical and mental wellbeing as it has her own.

Polly

Polly Welsh

 

Polly’s passion for Pilates began 17 years ago in Australia where Pilates is used to support active lifestyles. She used Pilates through two pregnancies to maintain strength, and as a conditioning tool for enhancing swimming, cycling and running challenges.

Having practiced for many years, Polly then qualified with the esteemed rigour of Body Control Pilates and has added further qualifications, including Pilates for Pregnancy to her repertoire of skills. Polly has a background in Biology and loves to apply her knowledge of anatomy and physiology in class.

Polly teaches mat and springboard Pilates and especially loves to see clients improve their physical health and understanding of their bodies, and have fun while doing so.