I have realized that there are many good Pilates instructors out there, but the truly great ones are rare. I have worked with Jodie for nearly one year. We started training at the end of July 2010.
Prior I have been doing Pilates for 3 years in Hong Kong and Sydney. In addition I have been doing gym based functional and strength training for nearly 7 years.
I came to Jodie with 3 goals in mind
1. Improve my core strength, flexibility, mobility and posture – specifically my thoracic spine, hamstrings, hip flexors and impinged left shoulder & elbow
2. Strengthen my right side of the body which is weaker than my left side
3. Progress with Pilates to learn more advanced routines
Because of Jodie’s individually tailored programs, awareness, passion and dedication, I have achieved my goals.
Jodie always keeps our workouts interesting and training balanced. She takes a holistic approach and mixes our Pilates routines with moves from strength training. One of the most important qualities to me is her sincerity – her encouragement and confidence in me is very much appreciated. I was inspired to push myself.
One of my favorite memories this year is learning a Pilates routine called The Walkover.
Since working with Jodie, I can perform better when I partake in cycling and running. I no longer suffer from a sore neck and back pain during and after my cycles. I am able to run in a more technically correct manner, which makes running a more pleasant experience.
Jodie has given me the confidence and grounding to take on a new hobby, swimming, which I stopped several years ago.
I am very impressed with Jodie’s willingness to keep improving her skills. She regularly attends fitness and Pilates conventions to be aware of the latest trend and discoveries.
Jodie is a solid character, well respected in her field and a truly great instructor. I would not hesitate to recommend Jodie for any endeavor she chooses.