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Jill has always had an interest in health and fitness, and was a keen athlete in her teenage years, competing at County level. She has nearly 26 years experience in the fitness industry and qualified as an RSA Exercise to Music Instructor in 1990 during the first wave of the aerobic group exercise phenomenon and was one of the first Instructors to qualify as a specialist YMCA Ante and Post Natal Exercise Teacher in 1991.
Over the years she has continued to develop and refine her knowledge and teaching skills by attending regular training courses and workshops and has taught a variety of cardio based classes including Aerobics, Step, and Body Conditioning.
Following a lower spinal disc injury in 2000 she was advised by her Osteopath to try Pilates. Through regular practise the benefits became clear, restoring back strength, pelvic realignment and the chronic lower back and sciatic pain disappeared.
Inspired by the very impressive recuperative and restorative benefits of the technique Jill initially qualified as a Pilates teacher in January 2002, with Michael King at the London based Pilates Institute. She then went on to complete her Intermediate and Advanced Level 3 training with Future Fit in 2008 and is on the Register of Exercise Professionals.
In 2012, Jill together with colleague Amanda, formed The Wiltshire Pilates Company. This was initially born from an idea of collaborating to offer Day Workshops and Pilates Retreats, but later evolved to meet the growing demand for new classes, with Sue and Hilary coming on board.
In November 2015 Jill qualified in Body Control Pilates, a more clinically based style more closely related to the original method. The training is very rigorous and much greater emphasis is placed on teacher observation and hands on correction. Body Control are currently the only Pilates training provider in the UK accredited to offer the higher Level 4 Pilates qualification and have an unrivalled ongoing education programme. They are considered by many in the industry to be one of the leading Pilates Educators in Europe.
Jill is a caring and knowledgeable teacher who has a special interest in the remedial application of pilates and has a wealth of experience in working ‘one to one’ with clients with postural issues and specific joint conditions. She is committed to continuing her personal development and has recently embarked on her career pathway towards the Level 4 specialist teacher qualification, including the Back4Good programme and Master Mat-work teacher.
Qualifications & Training
February 2002 – Initial training completed February 2002 with Michael King from The Pilates Institute, London
October 2003 – Posture and Pilates – The Pilates Institute, London
November 2003 – Back-care The Pilates Way – The Pilates Institute, London
June 2006 – Mat Pilates Fundamentals, Improver & Advanced with Future Fit Training,
August 2008 – Level 3 Advanced Pilates training: Completed August 2008 with Future Fit Training
August 2008 – Level 3 Pilates Industry Award with Future Fit Training
August 2013 – PTTLs Level 4 (City and Guilds) Teaching Award, 2013
November 2015 – Body Control Pilates Level 3 Mat-work
Two day workshops and training courses:
February 2011 – Postural Assessment and Correction with Intelligent Fitness
June 2012 -Anatomy Trains Myo-fascial Release with Mike Doxey,
July 2012 – Eyes in your Spine, Structural Integrative Analysis with Mary Bond.
Contact Jill 07974 788591