Lutterworth Pilates Meet the Team
Pilates Instructor, Sports Massage Therapist & Studio Owner.
Nikki has been running for many years and has completed Ultra Marathons, Marathons, Half Marathons, Kilomathons and Triathlons.
Following a running injury Nikki developed an interest in how the body is affected through postural imbalances, discovering how Pilates and Sports Massage can support the body through strengthening and re balancing weak areas and by loosening muscle tightness.
Nikki has a strong belief in the benefits of using exercise to overcome illness and specialises in Pilates instruction and exercise referral working with those affected by injury and people advised to take up exercise to prevent illness, such as lower back pain, Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure.
Nikki has a wide and varied experience of working with individuals to achieve positive lifestyle change and has found combining Sports Massage with Pilates to be hugely beneficial for those coming to Pilates with back pain or joint mobility restrictions.
Nikki is REPS registered and qualified in Matt Based Pilates Instruction, Sports Massage Therapist, Level 4 Physical Activity & Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Lower Back Pain, Exercise Referral, Exercise for Cancer Rehab Specialist, Personal Training.
As well as working from the studio in the centre of Lutterworth, Nikki also has sessions at Husbands Bosworth and North Kilworth Village Halls.
Lisa has taught or participated in a variety of fitness classes for over 25 years; starting her own step and aerobics class locally in 1997 – which is where she first met Nikki.
After attending Pilates classes and loving the benefits on the body, she decided to gain her mat Pilates teaching qualification in 2017
Lisa has lived in/around Lutterworth for over 30 years, where she met her husband and where they raise their daughter.
Lisa joined us in December last year and has proven popular with our customers.
Reformer Pilates Instructor
After many years participating in various areas of fitness such as track athletics, marathons, triathlons and squash, Jacky discovered Pilates while looking for an exercise programme to help relieve a continual back problem following a serious car accident.
Jacky originally qualified with the Body Control Pilates Association, completing her supervised teaching hours working with Gordon Thompson in the Kensington rehabilitation and Pilates studio in May 2002.
Continuing her Pilates training in 2003, in Toronto Jacky qualified in both matwork and reformer with Stott Pilates and completed her Pilates training for full certification in 2005 as an Advanced Instructor on the mat, reformer, cadillac, chair and barrels incorporating Injury and Special populations.
Jacky works with referrals from chiropractor’s, physiotherapists and coaches and with a wide variety of clients. From surgical rehabilitation to elite athletes; including athletes from: Nottingham County Cricket Club, Nottingham Forest Football Club, GB Canoe Slalom, Triathlon, Swimming and Speed Skating. Jacky teaches private clients, public classes, and presents Pilates workshops to physiotherapist groups as part of their professional development.
Jacky teaches 1-2-1 Pilates Reformer Classes on Mondays & Tuesdays at the studio.
Debs curiosity about Yoga began in her teens (pre the digital age folks!) but despite attending a few classes it wasn’t until she fell off a horse and into Yoga over 20 years ago that the curiosity turned into passion. Debs developed a real love and appreciation for how Yoga helped her return to health and get stronger, both physically and mentally. Within 5 years of attending a range of classes and courses, Debs began her own teacher training with a range of different schools, starting with the British Wheel of Yoga and taking in a range of different styles and philosophies along the way.
Debs’ aim in every class is to respect the needs of each student while helping them expand their practice. Yoga is not just about making a cool shape. It’s about understanding your own body and it’s limitations and potential and so you’ll get the benefit of learning how best to use your body to minimize physical and mental stress and strain. As Debs is also teacher of meditation and stress management, every class should leave you feeling lighter, brighter and calmer.
Nichola first started yoga in her teens, but really fell in love with the practice in her 20s after the birth of her first son. She found it a great way to regain physical strength as well as a time to relax and rejuvenate, ready for the trials of motherhood!
Nichola spent 10 years as a Primary School Teacher. During this time her yoga practice deepened, as she realised the huge benefits it has in managing stress and helping to calm the mind after a busy day at work. In 2017 she left teaching and qualified as a Children’s Yoga Teacher, as well as a Teacher in Parent & Baby Yoga. Soon after she began her 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and has since been teaching yoga to people of all ages in and around Lutterworth.
Nichola believes that yoga is a practice for everyone and a necessity for navigating modern life. She offers classes tailored to the students, helping them to understand what their body needs and to work within their range. Her style is inward focused, lots of focus on the breath with some dynamic flow.
Juliet has been working as a Physiotherapist for nearly 30 years, with experience in treating a wide range of conditions including sports injuries, spinal problems, and everyday aches and pains. She takes a very ‘hands on’ approach to treatment.
Treatment techniques include soft tissue mobilisation, trigger point release, acupuncture and ultrasound, to name but a few!
Juliet takes time to listen to her patients and works with them; rehabilitation is a partnership between therapist and patient.
She has lived in Lutterworth for 18 years and has 2 daughters who attend Lutterworth High School.
She has worked in Private Practice for the past 20 years and was also part of the Physio team at Rugby School for a number of years.
As well as being qualified in Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candles, Hot Stone Massage and Reflexolgy Melissa is an independent Consultant for Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic, bringing their health and beauty products straight to you and your family and friends.
For over 30 years, Neal’s Yard Remedies have had a passionate belief that beauty should be natural and not synthetic.
Their products are made with organically grown natural ingredients, with beneficial vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Many of their products have won awards for their ethical organic health and beauty.
Having participated in many sports from a young age Elly always knew that she wanted to work within the health and fitness industry. She completed her undergraduate degree in physical activity health and exercise science at Sheffield Hallam university and then took a year out to gain some additional qualifications. Elly completed her gym instructor and sports massage qualifications during this time and then applied for a Masters in Sports Therapy at Lincoln University.
Having completed an MSc Elly now works part time as a Sports Therapist within the sport of rugby and runs her own sports massage business in her spare time.
Elly loves the variety of working with high performance athletes in professional sport and then working with the general public to help ease any pain and get them back moving to the best of their ability!
Elly feels the most rewarding part of her job is rehabilitating people from their initial injury to their successful return to activity through a hands on approach and a thorough rehab plan.
Elly lives in Market Harborough and enjoys going to the gym, playing netball and going for long walks with her cockapoo Teddy!