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 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.
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. In addition she is also qualified to teach Springboard and Bone Health.
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.
Claire qualified as a Pilates Instructor in 2014, prior to which she worked in online communications and in travel sales and marketing. Having practised ballet as a child and Pilates as an adult, she decided to turn doing what she loves into a career!
Since qualifying, Claire has continued her professional development. She has added qualifications in pre and post natal Pilates, older adults, special conditions, small equipment and the Springboard. Claire also runs Pilates retreats in rural France.
Claire loves being a Pilates teacher because she loves to help people to move better and to feel better. She enjoys the interaction with her clients in a group or 1-1 setting, and she loves the flexibility (excuse the pun!) of her job.
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.