Hello, I am Jane Tugwell. I have been teaching Pilates for over 12 years, 3 of which I spent training. It was worth it, as I love what I do. It was never my plan to be a Pilates teacher, in my previous life I had a professional career working in an office.
I spent long hours sitting at a desk not worrying about my posture. After work I’d often go running, covering long distances of 5 – 10K; competing in half marathons and marathons, still totally unaware of my posture. All this finally took its toll and the result – was a bad back, so bad I had to have surgery on my spine at the age of 28, not once but twice! This is when my Pilates journey started.
I then learnt the art of Pilates with ‘Body Control Pilates’ to aid my recovery, and I’ve never really looked back. I enjoyed the classes so much, and with a little encouragement from my physiotherapist, I embarked on my teacher training. I qualified in 2013 and then qualified to teach on the Reformer and larger pieces of Pilates equipment in 2019. I can confidently say it has quite literally changed my life.
Pain can have such a debilitating impact on someone’s life (I’ve learnt this from personal experience), so it’s amazing to be able to do something to help others, and improve their quality of life, often both mentally and physically through Pilates and movement.