After many years participating in various areas of fitness such as track athletics, marathons, triathlons and squash, Jacky discovered Pilates while looking for an exercise programme to help relieve a continual back problem following a serious car accident. Few instructors were available so she embarked on an instructor’s course to aid her own recovery.
Jacky originally qualified with the Body Control Pilates Association, completing her supervised teaching hours working with Gordon Thompson in the Kensington rehabilitation and Pilates studio in May 2002. Continuing her Pilates training in 2003 in Toronto Jacky qualified in both matwork and reformer with Stott Pilates and completed her Pilates training for full certification in 2005 as an Advanced Instructor on the mat, reformer, cadillac, chair and barrels incorporating Injury and Special populations. ‘I received excellent instruction with many teacher trainers during my introduction to Pilates. The benefits became so obvious I resigned from my job with its poor lifestyle and have been teaching Pilates full time since August 2002. I have continued to be an enthusiast, advancing my knowledge working with master trainers from around the world whenever the opportunity arises.’