Classical Pilates Studio: Hampstead, Belsize Park,
Stretch, Strength & Control
Jon is a former osteopath that has been teaching Pilates for over ten years. His passion is helping people to move better, whether that is to accomplish daily tasks with no pain or to challenge themselves to be fitter and stronger.
Jon is a Level V Romana's Pilates teacher. Romana Kryzanowska was Joseph Pilates's protégé and the training course that bears her name is one of the most well respected in the industry. Many of the teacher trainers spent years under Romana's tutelage and are exacting in their mission to preserve Joe and Romana's legacy.
Jon will never stop learning and is currently further increasing the depth and breadth of his knowledge of the Pilates system with Kathryn Ross Nash's advanced teacher training course.
Pilates is the life's work of Joseph Pilates. A german boxer who developed a system of exercises and equipment that he believed would bring the user to optimum health.
Your lessons will take place on multiple pieces of equipment in the studio, always with the goal of building the strength and flexibility to execute a series of exercises on the mat and reformer that will give you a full body workout. This way each lesson is built upon a tried and tested framework but is still tailored to the individual.
The foundational work can be adapted to accommodate various injuries or conditions. Once a strong foundation has been built the student can be progressively challenged through an ever more dynamic workout. Once a more efficient use of your muscles becomes habit you will stand taller and feel better every day.
Romana described Pilates as "Stretch, with strength and control."
Pilates will strengthen what is weak and challenge what is strong.
"Jon has changed my life"
Amanda Berry OBE, CEO BAFTA
"I feel stronger than I've ever felt"
"Within a couple of weeks I was back to my old self"