Meet the team

Sharon James; Passionate about helping others improve their health and wellbeing. Over 20 years experience in the industry.
Qualifications; BSc Sport Science, Post Graduate diploma in nutrition, physical activity and public health. CYQ level 3 Pilates. Pre and postnatal Pilates. Pilates for orthopaedic conditions. Pilates small equipment, reformer, chair and Cadillac. Mindfulness meditation.
Sharon has been teaching at Body shape Pilates for 6 years. Her style of teaching combines Pilates and mindfulness to offer a slower gentle approach at beginner, Improver and intermediate level that allows for different health, level and abilities.

Lesley Smith; I have always loved to be involved in exercise. I taught Aerobics for many years whilst living in London. I windsurf, SUP, Cycle and ski. The I found Pilates and immediately thought it was amazing.
I moved to Australia , where Pilates is very popular. When i returned to the UK I decided to become a Pilates instructor. I trained with the same training company as Nina. She supported me all the way through and still does.
Qualifications; CYQ Level 3 Pilates instructor. Pilates Small equipment and Studio equipment instructor. (Reformer, Chairs, barrels and Cadillac)

Gillian Jenkins; Gillian is friendly and enthusiastic about helping clients achieved their goals. Using her physiotherapy experience to enhance the Pilates sessions.
Qualifications; Chartered Physiotherapist with over 15 years of clinical experience with in the NHS and private sector. After experiencing the benefits of Pilates first hand with Nina, I trained as an Australian Physiotherapist Pilates instructor.

Helen Lakin; Sports massage therapist
Qualifications; BTEC Level 5 in soft Tissue therapy, ITEC Level 4 in Sports massage Therapy, ITEC Level 3 in General Massage and Physiology, Acupuncture Techniques for management of musculoskeletal injuries


Treatment room. – The treatment room is used for small groups of Plates. Physiotherapist and Massage therapist use the room regularly. You don’t have to join a Pilates class to use these services.

Pilates classes. – Couples £40 per hour.

Bookings. – Those on the current course get priority over booking the next course.