Rosie has been working as a Pilates instructor since 2004 and opened South Gloucestershire’s first Pilates studio. Her enthusiasm and passion for Pilates is infectious, inspiring hundreds of men and women to take up the exercise.
Rosie was a Chartered Physiotherapist for more than 30 years and now specifically works with clients who have chronic low back pain. Clients who have had long term pain or back surgery need rehab at a clinical level. Once confidence is regained with 1;1 Pilates sessions they can move on to join a class and return to normal function.
Rosie’s physiotherapy background allows her to adopt a holistic approach in her teaching.
Jo trained with the world famous Lynne Robinson at Body Control Pilates in London. She is fully trained as a certified Studio teacher and also as a Level 4 Backcare Practitioner accepting medical referrals.
Jo's passion for a practice that focuses on precision of movement and strength drives her to continually develop her skills. She specialises in hypermobility, focusing on the development of a mind body connection. This along with effective muscle usage can provide rehabilitation and management of chronic pain.
Jo has recently trained in the classical method of Pilates and all studio equipment...reformer/cadillac/chair/barrel. She combines this with her professional expertise to enable her classes to be challenging and uplifting giving clients the opportunity to progress.
Karen discovered Pilates in 1990, when it helped her recover from a back injury after falling from a horse. At that time, only a few equipment based studios offered the method, and she was astonished by the improvement in her body awareness, posture and strength. She trained with Body Control Pilates in 2014.
Karen brings a unique blend of skills to her clients by combining an acute eye for detail from her previous career as a designer to the precision movements needed in Pilates.
She is a qualified teacher in Bone Health/osteoporosis and in 'Pilates for the Older Person'. Both of these focus on functional movement and increased mobility, which in turn gives people more confidence and joy in their daily lives.
Tasha is a Comprehensive trained Pilates Foundation teacher. She graduated in 2012 from Trinity School of Music and Dance LABAN, London. Her Pilates training at LABAN had a strong emphasis on injury rehabilitation. Tasha has experience with lower back pain and injury, scoliosis, pregnancy and post natal and neurological conditions.
Tasha’s background in contemporary dance combined with her love of the moving body drives her passion to help people move more efficiently. “I am always inspired by the precision and power of Pilates and how it makes your body feel”. After graduating, Tasha taught in numerous London based Pilates studios including The Osteopathic Clinic, The Light Centre Belgravia and Moorgate and Trevor Blount Pilates Studio.
Tasha is a Pilates Foundation board member and lives and breathes Pilates. She loves being a part of the team at Pilates Works, Stroud.
Fran is a highly knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated physiotherapist. Specialising in sports physiotherapy injury prevention, Fran is equally at home in the non-sporting environment and has an extremely high treatment success rate.
Fran gained experience with Orthopaedic Surgeon and former England Rugby player, Mr Jonathan Webb at his clinic in Bristol. Here she gained valuable experience dealing with pre and post- operative care of many different shoulder and knee conditions requiring surgery
Fran is a qualified APPI Pilates instructor and really enjoys teaching. She is passionate about relaying her experiences and knowledge and teaches all levels from beginner to advanced. She has first hand experience of how incredible and life changing the effects of Pilates can have, both in the management and prevention of injuries.