Pilates definitely improves my mobility
I am keen on Pilates and having Jo’s studio in her home makes the sessions very enjoyable and personal. I started Pilates with Jo a few years back when she taught mat work, but now in her studio she incorporates mat work and Pilates equipment, this works very well and I absolutely love doing this type of exercise, especially as I am now not so supple as I was years ago! Pilates definitely improves my mobility, and if there are any aches and pains I feel that they disappear much quicker having a stronger core!
I would recommend Jo’s Pilates sessions to anyone, and often do!
– Krystyna, Felixstowe
Working with Jo has resulted in a much stronger body all round
I had suffered back problems on and off for many years following a horse riding incident. Having two children in close succession seemed to bring things to a head and towards the latter part of 2012 I was barely able to get out of bed. Subsequently an MRI scan diagnosed signs of disc degeneration. I was advised that I could either take the route of pain blocking injections or to work on core strength to support my back. I decided to try Pilates and have been attending sessions with Jo since 2013. Jo’s patience and expertise provide me with sessions tailored to my specific needs and working with her has resulted in a much stronger body all round not to mention allowing me to become more in tune with my body. Pilates is now a part of my regular exercise routine and I am happy to say I rarely get a twinge from my back these days.
– Anna Swallow
Jo works with you to achieve a return to strength and function
Pilates with Jo is a focussed session where she addresses individual injuries and weaknesses and works with you to achieve a return to strength and function. I found Jo when I moved into the area two years ago and her Pilates sessions have made a big difference to me. I am a competitive cyclist and had come to accept my lower back pain. That has gone, as have the neck and shoulder issues from an old injury.I am looking forward to a great year of competition thanks to Jo and I am in my mid fifties.
Jo looks at the body as a whole and each participant is given exercises to suit their individual need. I strongly recommend her knowledgeable, straightforward, professional approach.
– T Goulden
Jo keeps things fresh and fun
Jo Cooper is a very professional lady and well qualified in her field, I started seeing Jo in 2013 as a result of spinal surgery and unfortunately involvement in a Road Traffic Accident, I lived with constant pain, now having attended classes with Jo I am pain free, when I attend on a regular basis. When life gets too busy and I miss my classes I do find that things can slowly slip back, but Jo has taught me a lot about my body and some helpful hints and techniques on getting my spine and body moving, so that I can help myself when things start to go wrong when I am unable to see her. I cannot recommend her highly enough, and have learnt that maintenance of your core, muscle groups and fascia means you can remain pain free, without surgery or medication. One other amazing thing about Jo is that I have never attended two classes the same, she keeps things fresh and fun, whilst achieving the bigger picture.
– Sara D
My posture has improved and I am more mobile and active.
I started Pilates with Jo when I was 73 and am now 78. My posture has improved and I am more mobile and active.
The sessions also help with aches and pains –Try it!
– Maureen Steere
The improvements in my posture and core strength are truly amazing
I have been attending Pilates class with Jo for the past 6+ years and I can honestly say that the improvements in my posture and core strength are truly amazing. Jo really knows the parts of my body that need attention.
– Isobel Smith
I feel I benefit enormously from Pilates
I began seeing Jo at the beginning of October 2014. I was experiencing neck pain due to severe degenerative changes in the mid cervical spine. Jo devised a personal Pilates programme which has helped me so that now I rarely experience neck pain. Moreover I have really appreciated Jo’s thoughtful response to concerns regarding my limited movement as a result of hip operations. I have continued to attend and enjoy group sessions. Jo regularly updates and adapts my programme so I am never bored.
I feel I benefit enormously from Pilates and have come to see it as an essential part of my life.
– Jean L
Lessons have brought concentration and relaxation
For some years now I have been going to Jo for Pilates sessions.
I have had to deal with anxiety and tension for most of my adult life and find that these lessons have brought concentration and relaxation which has improved my quality of life.
Jo tailors exercises to suit my needs
I have been attending Pilates classes with Jo for some years and she is always professional and caring. I suffer with Fibromyalgia and Jo tailors exercises to suit my needs and to help my condition and feel that they have benefitted me greatly.
I am sure that if I had not started Pilates I would not have as much movement and flexibility in my body as I have at this time.
Jo put me at ease
Jo understands me. She always listens and recognises where things can be worked on with positive results. To say I was nervous when I first went along to a session is an understatement but Jo put me at ease and I am glad she did.
I feel so much better!
– Sue M