Leaving behind her successful career in Human Resource Management, Jeannie established Create Pilates (formerly Creattiva Pilates) in 2008 in a small Surrey cricket club with just one client. That client soon became two and within a short space of time Create had enough clients to open a small studio space in Surrey. It was always Jeannie's vision to open a centre of excellence - a place where leading educators and teachers could come together to offer an unrivaled Pilates and fitness experience.
In the Autumn of 2013, this dream became a reality with the opening of Create Pilates Raynes Park, Wimbledon and Jeannie is now the proud studio owner with a team of fantastic teachers.
Jeannie originally trained with Body Control Pilates Association® for mat work and Polestar Pilates® for studio equipment. She continues to work extensively in the field of rehabilitation and sports performance. Her extensive experience in this field often makes her the preferred Pilates specialist for physiotherapists and consultants.
She shares her passion and knowledge with her clients and is proud to be a Supervising Teacher for the Body Control Pilates Association, so that she can continue to inspire and guide Pilates students through their education.
Jeannie is a Specialist Instructor - Level 4 REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) - the highest qualification attainable for a Pilates instructor currently. As a Specialist Instructor, she is able to offer BackCare classes under the Back4Good programme - a programme designed to alleviate and manage chronic low back pain. She has run popular and effective Back4Good mat work programmes since 2011. In May 2014, Jeannie also completed training in Pilates for Breast Cancer Rehabilitation enabling her to work within this field and design targeted rehab programmes.
She is passionate about a holistic approach that encompasses exercise and nutrition. Her deep interest in the latter led her to attain the qualification of Nutritional Advisor in 2012.
Jeannie has studied with Gary Carter, leading anatomist and movement educator and brings this knowledge of anatomy to her classes, allowing clients to move with natural grace and ease. Her curiosity and desire to learn more has led Jeannie to spend time in the dissection lab under the guidance of Gary Carter and Julian Baker.