Our Pilates Teachers
Founder & Pilates Teacher
Rosa Reeve (nee whitehead) founded Pilatespluswellness in 2007 as a natural extension of her passion for health and her desire to help her clients feel the best they can in their body and mind. Rosa took up Pilates after an injury to her back and realised the huge benefits you gain. Rosa previously was a Radiographer in specialities such as neurology and oncology and has a wealth of medical knowledge, she draws from and puts to good use in the injury rehabilitation and safe workouts provided for clients.
Rosa started her fitness Career in 2005 combining Personal training and Life coaching. Although she still combines Personal training with Pilates for her 1:1 clients(please visit Rosa Reeve Functional Training page) she focuses on Pilates now and provides numerous courses for clients. Recently becoming a mum Rosa loves helping other mums with her mum and baby Pilates classes. She is also specialising in providing Pilates for Children and running courses for Children very soon.
Rosa has many years experience in Pilates and has done numerous courses listed below and continues to do courses ongoing to provide the best for her clients and to always provide new exercises and ideas to help clients with their movement. Rosa trained with Body Control Pilates and has been taught by Lynn Robinson and many other teachers working for Body Control; one of Europe’s most established Pilates schools. Apart from her qualifications clients seem to most like Rosa’s classes for her friendly encouraging manner and she genuinely cares about helping you feel more relaxed, happier and better in your body. She is very intuitive with her teaching and has a great eye for seeing what’s needed in a class and adapting accordingly. You will walk away from each class feeling taller, more body aware and stretched out as well as calm and relaxed. A good way to start or finish your day!
Rosa has clients of all ages, ranging from their early 20s to late 70s, and all have seen a great difference in their shape and movement since combining Pilates with their weight training regime. They are also able to relax and concentrate a lot more effectively.
“I have been to many Pilates classes over the past 5 yrs, Rosa’s classes are the best! as a Chiropractor I know how easy it is to cause injury due to incorrect technique. Rosa’s knowledge is exceptional, she is very experienced and I feel very comfortable recommending her to all patients”www.northcotechiropractic.co.uk
Dr Emma Burniston
“I cannot recommend 1:1 pilates with Rosa highly enough. Rosa is a very encouraging, inspiring and gentle teacher. Whilst I started pilates a year ago to help with my back problems, I find it has become part of my everyday life with other great benefits of inch loss, improved tone and posture. It is also a great way to unwind after a stressful day. Thank you so much, Rosa.”
Rosa implements relaxation, stretching and focus exercises at the end of each session. As well as Pilates, Rosa loves running and cycling and has recently completed a half marathon for charity.
Rosa contributes to local schools and supports local charities by offering sessions for auctions. She also provides coaching sessions for children to help with confidence as well as adults.
Rosa’s Qualifications include:
- Pilates for Children (Body Control Pilates) Ages 5-7, 7-9, 9-11, 12-16 yrs.
- Pilates for Scoliosis course (Body Control Pilates)
- Level 4 Movement and Adaption (Body Control Pilates)
- Body Control Reformer Pilates
- Attended GP Referral Lower Back Pain Course, with Body Control Pilates (REPS Level 4 – Jan 2010)
- Pregnancy/Post Pregnancy Pilates Course, with Body Control Pilates
- Optimal fitness Boxing Instructor Certification(REPS Accredited)
- ICF Accredited Life Coaching Course
- Pilates Mat work course with Body Control Pilates REPS Level3
- Premier Personal Training and Sports Massage REPS Level 3
- Bsc (Hons) Degree Diagnostic Radiography
- BTEC National Diploma in Health Studies
- Black Tag in Tae Kwon Do BUTF
Michelle began Pilates as part of her National Diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance at London’s Urdang Academy. She soon discovered how instrumental it was in her dance training, injury rehabilitation and prevention, and in transforming the body. Whilst living in South Africa Michelle decided she wanted to share the power of Pilates and qualified as a comprehensive and mat instructor at the Pilates Centre SA. She went on to teach one-on-one and group classes at the centre, as well as several different studios. She found that her background in dance gave her a deep knowledge of body alignment and how to use the body and mind to get maximum benefit from each exercise.
Michelle currently teaches 1:1 and small group sessions for PilatesPluswellness as well as the other work she does. She likes to push students within their individual ability, and in her classes you will have fun and work hard!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a trial home session with Michelle.
Cat Lane began practicing Pilates whilst completing a BA hons Degree in Theatre Dance at the London Studio Centre. Finding it was the key component to sustain her body during her dance training, she decided to undertake her Mat and Full studio equipment qualification at the Pilates Centre SA 2007 going on to become a trainer studio in Johannesburg.
Cat has continued to work as a freelance performer for the last 12 years working both internationally and in the west end whilst continuing with her Pilates career. Her passion for sharing her knowledge by helping others to gain pain free movement and strengthen and condition clients is always growing.
Now based in South London, Cat has been teaching for 10 years in Matwork, Reformer, full equipment Pilates, Barre and Dance both privately and at a number of studios across London. Having gained experience in Rehab Pilates, Cat is also always eager to work with clients with challenges, dancers and athletes help them regain freedom in their movement. Expect a dynamic and challenging class that always keeps focus on correct form and detail in the movement to really get the most out of your body. She loves to keep class creative and fun and loves to hands on and interactive with her students pushing them to achieve their personal goals.
“Cat is a fantastic teacher. I’ve been attending her classes for nearly five years and find her enthusiasm infectious. She keeps classes interesting each week by introducing new exercises and helping us improve familiar ones.”
She is currently a certified STOTT Pilates matwork instructor and trained in Reformer with BALANCED BODY. She has a good teaching experience with post natal Pilates and has taught and learned in different studios in London, widening her experience and understanding of Pilates techniques. She also works as a professional teacher of developmental gymnastic for children and youth.
Jana teaches Mum & Baby Pilates at Tonight on Thursdays at 10:35am on Northcote Road SW11. She is also available for 1:1 home sessions and 2:1 sessions.
Qualifications: STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor, STOTT Reformer Pilates trained. Lida is also qualified in Pre and Post Natal Pilates (APPI), Circuit training and TRX Instructor. She also does stretch and tone and LBT classes.
Lida says: “I have been interested in Pilates since 2009 as I have experienced the benefits of it, when I was fixing my low back pain, as well as using it as part of my programme when I was training for ½ marathon. In 2015 decided to train with STOTT Pilates (got qualified in 2016) so that I could use my experience in my other classes along with my training in Pilates and also teaching Pilates.”
I have had the privilege to work with professional tutors from STOTT Pilates and learn how to improved my performance, flexibility and strength. Alongside this, I have enjoyed working with those who have felt the benefits of alleviating headaches or sore backs by straightening out their posture and improving their core strength. I believe regular attendance makes a significant difference to your body for the better. That’s why I would encourage people to attend around 2-3 sessions per week as well as practise at home.
I believe that continuous Pilate’s lessons can, with a bit of patience and support, guide people to a healthy mind and body. Lida currently teaches our Wednesday evening pilates in Clapham classes 7pm Pregnancy Pilates and 8pm mixed ability Pilates
Areas covered: Lida delivers home, work or outdoor Pilates sessions in and around Balham, Fulham, Tooting and West- East London (as far as Parsons Green, Wimbledon or Richmond). She can help you now. Please email email@example.com to book.
“We have one of Rosa’s trainers come to our house to do a personalised Pilates session once a week. Jana is fantastic. She is incredibly knowledgeable and attentive and each session is different and customised to us.
We always feel so much better afterwards!”