Hello, my name is Jacky and I am a Pilates instructor here at Fysikal.
“Taking up Pilates was challenging as I was very fit, despite persistent back pain. I had to learn to use my body in a more balanced and mindful way, letting go of the tight and tensioned muscles and learning to control movement with the deeper stabilising muscles.”
“I received excellent instruction with many teacher trainers during my introduction to Pilates. The benefits became so obvious I later resigned from my job with its poor lifestyle and have been teaching Pilates full time since August 2002. I have continued to be an enthusiast, advancing my knowledge working with master trainers from around the world whenever the opportunity arises.”
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. Few instructors were available so she embarked on an instructor’s course to aid her own recovery.
Each year Jacky keeps up to date with new initiatives in fitness, back care and Pilates research, adapting her teaching accordingly, and helping empower clients get a stronger, fitter body” she is currently taking instruction with Shari Berkowitz an instructor from New York who specialises in Biotensegrity, Biomechanics and Classical Pilates.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 initially qualified in 2001 with Body Control Pilates Association and subsequently progressed into the Studio equipment with Stott Pilates Toronto qualifying in all aspects of Pilates in 2003