I would not hesitate to recommend the enormous benefits of Julia's 1:1 Pilates. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient and clearly an expert in her field.
Thank you for all your help pre and post Great South Run, Your Pilates sessions class really helped my core strength and flexibility.
Julia's Pilates classes will give you a new lease of life!
Since doing Julia's Pilates classes, I've noticed how much more flexible I am when putting on my shoes. I can now reach further and noticeably feel how much easier it is.
I came to Pilates class as a very unsure, nervous and stiff post hip replacement patient My muscle in my hip didn't work so well and in general I was pretty unfit Since coming to the classes my core strength has improved, my general fitness has improved and if I didn't tell you, you wouldn't know I've had a hip replacement! I put this down to these classes gently guiding me through with understanding and humour, along with a deep knowledge on how our bodies work I'm so pleased I found her classes.
Thank you for the Myofascia Release class, I loved that ball on my shoulders. Nothing has ever come close to releasing the tension in the past.
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the last 9 months you have been a real inspiration and the push I needed to get fit and healthy properly
Thank you So much for the Bliss Retreat! I feel like a different woman! It was such luxury.
My back feels so much better after Pilates sessions and remembering her posture advice is making a huge amount of difference. It's been two long years of back pain and finally I can see that light at the end of the tunnel!
Wow Julia, I can’t tell you how much better my neck is after your Pilates class yesterday!
My back is much better thanks to Pilates with Julia. I'm back on my bike again and my nieces got me to have a go on a climbing wall!
Thank you so much for the brilliant Myofascia Release workshop last weekend. It was so helpful and at the end I was so relaxed that I simply floated home.
Just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ for our 1:1 Women's Wellness sessions. The exercises you gave me have given me the ability to do these easily at home. Creating a time line for my previous health problems and identifying triggers have been so beneficial and enabled me to be a little kinder to myself. Look at food, health and lifestyle has been so rewarding. With just a few tweaks it has made me realise just how much love and happiness I have in my life. I can’t thank you enough.
Wow - what a fabulous Bliss Retreat with Julia! I loved the pace, the location, the food, the bliss! I will definitely sleep well tonight!
Thank you Julia for "stopping the world" at your Bliss Retreat. The happy combination of friendly company, in beautiful surroundings, with brilliantly planned exercise and relaxation sessions, has continued to lift my spirits throughout this month. I felt that my well-being was considered in every aspect of the day, and I couldn't have been in safer hands.
What a fabulous Bliss Retreat. a day of Pilates, Zumba , laughter & release. I am a converted fan & think everyone should make a little time to fit in a retreat. Its five stars from me.
Julia's Bliss Retreat was first class. The venue was a delight, lovely rooms with a calm atmosphere, delicious lunch and we even had time to walk to the ruins. The four sessions were paced to perfection: Pilates, Zumba and Relaxation were the perfect combination. Thank you so much
Fantastic day of exercise, relaxation, fun, excellent food and friendship at Bliss Retreat.
'Thank you for organising such a lovely Bliss Retreat. You put so much thought into every part of it and managed to generate a really relaxed and happy atmosphere, along with the fitness benefits of course! I really enjoyed it.
Thank you for such an awesome Bliss Retreat. The time flew by but at the same time the effects of the day felt like much more than a few hours. Feel fantastic today - my body is telling me that I worked but at the same time I'm relaxed. I'm hooked - keeping my diary free for the next one - my little mini-holiday in a day
Feeling pretty invigorated this evening after my first Bliss Retreat. An introduction to Myofascial Release with the most incredible balls, fun Zumba moves (oh, how good it feels to dance again!) and delicious lunch inbetween all the activity. There will be a second. Without a doubt. Thank you
A De Courcey
A really fabulous day of exercise and relaxation, meticulously planned by Julia who is a fantastic teacher. Am very much looking forward to the next Bliss Retreat.
Brilliant - a well planned and thought out Energy Retreat which resulted in a fun, interesting and challenging set of exercises!!! Thank you!
Another wonderful Funky Buddha Retreat on Saturday - loved the dynamic Pilates session and building core strength - coupled with fun Zumba dance session and a stretch/relax/meditation time at the end of the day. The venue was superb and lunch was lovely too. Always a joy to meet new women keen on working towards fitness and wellbeing!
Julia's Bliss Retreat is a rejuvenating experience for body, mind and spirit. I've attended two of these fantastic days - in both cases I arrived feeling heavy, knackered and dejected and finished the day not only totally relaxed, but also infused with energy and optimism. The only way it could improve is by being longer - Bliss Weekend Retreat?!
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for leading a fantastic Mpower Retreat on Sunday. A real retreat from stresses of life. Fab Pilates, Zumba fun cardio, amazing Myofascia Release (fantastic for my stressed out shoulders) and calming meditation session to close. Didn't want to go home! Thank you
I come away from Julia's sessions feeling stronger, more supple and relaxed. Julia is a gifted teacher - extremely knowledgeable about the subject but also with a gift of being able to tune in to each person which always makes you feel great. I would thoroughly recommend anyone taking part in any of her classes.
Julia's classes have really helped with my posture, my back and shoulders, and with tummy strength.
I feel exercised and relaxed at the end of the session. Julia's classes leave us with a feeling of well being and peace.
I enjoy the addictive feeling of achieving an exercise and the benefits of increased muscle tone and strength. I feel fitter and more flexible than ever before.
Pilates classes are helping my neck and back problems. You get lots of help with the exercises and don't feel embarrassed about asking; it's a nice small group.
The class is designed to enable all levels of ability to feel comfortable. Julia is quick to notice any member of her class who needs assistance and clarification on all movements. A thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding hour.
It is a very enjoyable and fun class and I feel I have a good workout. Everyone who goes is nice too!
Julia uses humour and the personal touch to make sure we all feel that we belong.I come away feeling both physically great and as if I've had an evening with friends.
L A Atkinson
The exercises are never boring or repetitive; the hour simply whizzes by!
I really enjoy Julia's classes as they have helped me with exam stress and have made me a lot calmer.
I started Pilates to help with chronic lower back and shoulder pain and after a year working with Julia am delighted to have overcome both of these problems. I now rarely need to visit the osteopath compared to before and know exercises I can use if I do become stiff in my back. I am delighted with the results that I have achieved through regular Pilates with Julia and would thorughly recommend her.
Pilates with Julia has shown me how to improve my posture, so easing tensions in the body (particularly neck, shoulder and lower back areas). After each session I notice an improvement in strength and in particular pelvic stability. It's amazing how quickly I have felt the difference!
I began personal training with Julia 2 months ago and have already felt huge benefits to my health, shape and well-being. Julia is a great motivator and very good at keeping you focused on the next goal and progressing you to the next level. I have asthma and I normally get a bad chest at this time of your but this time, I have had no problems.
I had never stuck at any exercise class until I started Pilates with Julia. She tailors each exercise to the individual, ensuring you're doing it properly! I can't believe how much progress I've made in the last couple of months!
I have found the classes to be a huge help with my posture. She has taught me so much more about my body.
Having had long term back problems I booked 1:1 Pilates with Julia. After a relatively short time my back is stronger also I have increased mobility.
Thank you Julia for your help with my race injury to my foot, I'm now back to full fitness and enjoying pain free running again. — feeling great.
1:1 Pilates with Julia has been the best thing I could have done to speed up my recovery after a car accident. Having worked with the programme she customised especially for me, I am now back to work and group exercise, with an almost full range of movement and very little residual muscle pain.
The Pilates Classes really helped my back issue: despite being in a group session the exercises were tailored to my specific needs, and the results hugely beneficial.