Stewart has a background of over 25 years experience in the fitness and leisure industry. Commencing with a business studies course for the leisure industry at Chelmsford College, he then consolidated and applied many of his skills from fitness instructing, sports injury rehabilitation and a teacher of Anatomy, Physiology and Body Massage, Stewart was introduced to Pilates early in 1999. After completing a course of Pilates, he soon found the benefits of the method and decided to train and qualify as a Body Control Pilates Instructor, working alongside Lynne Robinson (who is considered the face of Pilates in the UK).
Stewart constantly updates his knowledge and teaching techniques by completing various courses including the theory and practice of matwork and machine work (Studio Reformer, Cadillac and CoreAlign), pilates for pregnancy etc and annually attends the Body Control Pilates Association Development Weekend.
These factors enable Stewart to give interesting and varied classes to help each and every client to stay motivated and to be able to attain their individual goals.
Stewart’s clients vary from the first time exerciser, medical profession referrals, spinal surgery clients, pregnant ladies, professional athletes, to those who just wish to improve their posture.
Andrea joined the team in February 2017 and is a fully qualified STOTT PILATES® certified Instructor and level 4 Personal Trainer. Having qualified 5 years ago as a level 3 personal trainer, she went on to study for a level 4 qualification in Cancer rehabilitation.
Andrea has always been interested in health, nutrition and exercise and eventually decided to make this her career. Qualifying as a Personal Trainer she started working for Nuffield Health in their gym and then joined the Physio team in Brentwood as a Physio Assistant. Andrea has always loved Pilates and listening to the Physio’s recommend it to patients day after day drove her to want to teach it as well as practice. She is a firm believer that Pilates is the key to strength, flexibility and mobility for life. You will find her classes focussed and progressive, challenging but also very personable and fun.
Having been introduced to a local gym for the very first time in 2005, Janet became hooked on the benefits of exercise and was at the perfect stage for a career change. In March 2008 she qualified as a Gym Instructor and swiftly undertook various courses including GP and Exercise Referral, Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programme, Nutrition and Weight Management, going on to qualify as an Advanced Personal Trainer. As part of her training she was introduced to Pilates and Qualified as a Level 2 Instructor.
Following this, Janet went onto complete Mat Pilates Fundamentals, Improver Level and Advanced Level. In 2009 she commenced teaching Pilates at a rehabilitation and physiotherapy clinic, moving on to join us at the Bodysense team in 2014.
Cheryl joined the team in May 2012 following a PA/Secretarial career in the City. Cheryl supports the whole team from welcoming clients and visitors at our premises in Springfield, booking nutritional consultations for Amber, managing Pilates bookings and enquiries, as well as ensuring the smooth running of the Bodysense office.
Rachael joined the Team in October 2016, having previously had a career in Sales, Admin and Marketing in London. Rachael completes the Admin team working alongside Cheryl, and supports the Team in welcoming clients, booking Nutritional Consultations and Pilates appointments/sessions and dealing with general enquiries. Rachael also manages our social networks, monthly newsletters, posters you may see around the local area and anything which will help grow our network and profile.