Hi, my name is Jo Roberts. I'm a CYQ Level 3 qualified Matwork Pilates instructor.
I started Pilates - Body, Mind and Soul as a natural development of a lifetime's interest in exercise. I first studied dance as a child and as I became older went on to experiment with many different fitness regimes.
This interest became a vocation and I have spent the last 25 years teaching and working with children and adults. Showing them that exercise can be both rewarding and fun.
Qualifying as a Pilates Instructor taught me how the human body needs to be nurtured, and that even the simplest of exercises can provide the most amazing results. Being a mum of two, I know full well how our lives can become so preoccupied that we often forget to take care of ourselves.
Join me and learn how to develop inner strength through a manageable exercise regime that will reward your efforts perhaps more than you could imagine.
Pilates is an invigorating form of exercise for your mind and body that can improve your strength, flexibility and overall mobility. It helps restore your body to balance. As a result, your posture will change and you will move more efficiently.
You'll achieve a strong core, develop longer, leaner muscles and improve your overall sense of well-being. And, if you are a sports enthusiast, Pilates can help improve your game.
It is an exercise method, designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance. Based upon an anatomical understanding of the body's muscular and skeletal systems, the Pilates teacher creates a comprehensive exercise programme for the client.
Classes will focus on specific areas individually whilst using exercises that integrate the whole body to re-educate and restore it to optimum muscular and skeletal function.
It is this holistic approach that sets Pilates apart from many other forms of exercise. Osteopaths, physiotherapists and general practitioners recommend Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise today. Pilates can be beneficial for just about everyone, regardless of age and fitness level.
It is a safe and effective exercise method that will enable you to look - and feel - your very best. Best of all, because it gives you such a wonderful sense of well-being, you'll want to do Pilates for the rest of your life.