Pilates is something you can do a little of everyday with amazing results. It's an exercise designed to strengthen & elongate the body by emphasizing balance, proper breathing & core strength & stability.
Pilates unites the mind, body, and soul in a way that eases tension, reduces inflammation, and promotes health and well being. Regular practice will help you reach, improve and perfect poses, correct posture and positioning and improve your flexibility.
My name is Jo, otherwise know as the Pilates Fairy!
I’m a qualified Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor with over 6 years experience of teaching.
In addition, I am trained in Pilates specifically modified for Orthopaedic and Musculo-skeletal issues as well as Standing Pilates to help improve balance and strength. I also have training which allows me to work with pre & post-natal clients offering individualised sessions or modified classes for their specific requirements.
My classes are suitable for all levels and abilities and are available throughout the week.
Pilates can benefit everyone regardless of their experience as every move can be modified or progressed so it will build strength without bulk, improve flexibility and enhance appearance as well as performance.
Practised regularly you can benefit from more efficient respiratory, lymphatic and circulatory systems, a stronger, healthier and supported spine, boosted immune system, increased bone density and joint mobility.
Pilates is a great way to improve your endurance in other physical activities. After a run, or heavy workout, Pilates will help your body relax while stretching, strengthening, and lengthening the muscles you were just working on.
I’ve been attending Jo’s classes for about 6 months now following the birth of my first child as a way to tone and get back in shape. Each week it’s like having my own personal trainer. Her classes are fun and never the same. I would absolutely recommend xx
Pilates is the best thing I've found to strengthen my core, improve my flexibility and help sortout a problem bulging disc. Jo makes the classes fun and caters for all sorts of levels by providing options for each exercise depending on how much you can do.
I've been going to Jo for a few years now. Her classes have helped me recover from problems caused by childbirth and a back injury. She gave me individual exercises when I couldn't do the standard ones and always respects each persons ability during the class. I now can't live without her classes and the improvement I have had with strength and mobility is testament to her skill and patience. Natalie W.
I had problems with my back. Regular Pilates sessions have strengthened my core and eased pressure on my back. I learned how to help myself by using the stretching exercises we practice in class. Result......no more back pain! Jo listens to any problems you may have and helps you target the areas at a pace & level suited to you. Super tutor, I wouldn't go anywhere else!
I hurt my back several years ago, my core and belly muscles were weak and really knocked my confidence. After two C-sections I thought it was too late to do anything about it (my children are 14 & 11). Then I went to one of Jo's classes. Jo as been amazing and helped me build up, not only, strength but confidence to gain back what I thought would be lost forever. A massive thank you to Jo and her individual tailoured sessions, she is brilliant and I can't put a price on what she has given me!
I’ve been going to Jo’s classes following two lots of surgery for ACL reconstruction. It’s been 18 months now and what a difference the sessions have made to my overall flexibility and wellbeing. Jo is patient, there are different levels for each exercise so that you can build up your core strength over time - there’s no rush! Jo is more than a fairy, she’s a star!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or enquiries, or to learn more about the class schedules.
St Aelreds Church Hall, Woodlands Drive, Harrogate, HG2 7BE
Tuesday 6-7pm & 7:30-8:30pm
Chatsworth Dance Centre, Chatsworth Road, Harrogate, HG1 5HX
St Robert's Centre, Robert Street, Harrogate, HG1 1HP
1:1 Individually tailoured sessions by appointment only