• Our teachers are passionate about movement and will work with you to make you move in new ways.

    Movement is personal and so we offer you teachers who are skilled professionals and are able to bring out the best in you. With their different skills and motivation we believe you will find the teacher for you. 

  • Matt Gilkes

    Pilates: Matwork & Studio Equipment.

    Matt discovered Pilates while learning trapeze at Circomedia where Pilates was used in the warm-up and then in creating efficient controlled movement on the trapeze.
     
    After seeing the benefits of Pilates on his own body he trained as a teacher under the instruction of Master Trainer Suzanne Scott at The Scott Studio in Somerset.
     
    Pilates helps you to understand your body more and realise the importance of movement and how much it directly affects your well being and everyday life activities. The body is amazing and more than just the thing that carries our brain around in and yet we mainly ignore it. Pilates is a great way to enable you to connect with your body and enjoy it's uniqueness.

     

  • Anne-Marie Gilkes

    Studio Manager

    Anne-Marie became passionate about Pilates after it helped rehab her from a recurring shoulder injury. Trained by the Pilates Foundation, she has a thorough understanding of Pilates, which enables her to manage the studio and to liaise with clients. When she's not in the office, she can be found participating in a reformer or mat-work class herself!
     
     
  • Jacqueline Aimee

    Pilates Mat-Work & Ballet Barre.

    Jacqui is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Matwork Instructor and underwent her training at YMCA, as part of Merrithew, in London. She loves sharing her passion for Pilates with clients and seeing them progress.
    The STOTT Pilates principles include breathing, working on placing the pelvis and spine into stable and shock-absorbing positions, stabilising the shoulder blades, cervical spine and ribcage. During her classes, you will work on activating deep core muscles and strengthening and lengthening muscles that stabilise the rest of your body, at the same time learning a fun repertoire.

    Jacqui practised classical ballet and tap dancing as a child and has always been fascinated by movement, be it hiking, cycling, swimming and dance. Her passion for cycling and Pilates has propelled her in the direction to study more and is currently completing a course on Pilates for cyclists.

  • Olivia Leek

    Pilates: Matwork.

    Having trained as a professional dancer in London, Olivia Leek came to Pilates through core strength training and injury rehabilitation.
     
    In 2016 she took the STOTT PILATES essential and intermediate Matwork teacher training course with the YMCA and is now a dynamic teacher.
     
    Incorporating her dance experience into each class, you can be sure you will be worked hard, get results and enjoy it all at the same time.
  • Dr Russell Jones

    Pilates: Matwork & Studio Equipment

    In the late 1990s his medical work took him to Australia and it was during these years that he developed his interest in physical theatre.

    On his return to England, he followed this new path into performing, undertaking an MA in theatre practice at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Following this, he went to Circomedia in Bristol to study aerial and physical theatre.

    He has performed with NoFit State Circus and was a founding member of Amphitheatre of the Arts and Cirque Nova with whom he performed regularly in London. 

    Russell trained as a Comprehensive Pilates teacher (mat and equipment), with Suzanne Scott, of the Scott Studio, Castle Cary. Russell endeavours to integrate his medical knowledge with his understanding of movement to produce a form of Pilates that is both effective exercise and supports injury prevention.

  • Jo Palmer

    Pilates: Matwork

    Joanna Palmer trained as a Pilates Matwork Teacher at the Scott Studio in Somerset under Master Trainer Suzanne Scott.

    As well as being an excellent Pilates Teacher Joanna is a highly skilled corde lisse aerial performer who has performed internationally with companies such as 'The Netherlands National Circus', 'The Barbican' as well as at numerous worldwide corporate events.

    As well as corde lisse she is also highly proficient in aerial straps, silks, hoop, double trapeze, double swinging trapeze and physical theatre. She is also a skilled in acrobalance flyer.

    She studied ballet for 15 years and contemporary dance for a further 5. She has a BA Hons degree in sculpture from the University of Southampton.
  • Movement is personal and so we offer you teachers who are skilled professionals and are able to bring out the best in you. With their different skills and motivation we believe you will find the teacher for you.