Louise Fellows, Pilates teacher & YPP Founder
I’m Lou, founder of York Pilates People. I trained in Edinburgh and began teaching Pilates in 2016, but it was when I moved to York that I decided to take the plunge and open my own studio. I just love having this space, with everything at my fingertips to create varied and challenging classes.
YPP has also been an amazing opportunity to build a community of people who have made movement part of their life – I’m always learning from the huge variety of different bodies at the studio. At the core of my teaching is the idea that more movement (and better movement!) should be integrated into our daily lives, so I try to pass on as much information as possible that you can apply outside of the studio.
Liz Tiller, Pilates teacher and Reflexologist
I have practised Pilates myself for many years, having first started due to chronic back problems I was experiencing. I had tried a number of different things which didn’t help before I ventured into a local Pilates class and haven’t looked back since.
I find the exercises we do in Pilates give me length, strength, mobility and confidence and I love the feeling of health and energy I get from doing a class.
In addition, I also find Pilates is excellent for my mental health as, for me, it’s one of the most effective form of mindfulness, keeping me fully ‘within the moment’ and focusing on what my body is doing throughout the different exercises, aligning both my mind and body together.
Maddie Reynolds, Pilates and yoga teacher
I use my grounding in sports therapy and current study in Physiotherapy to provide an informed practice in Pilates and yoga where there will always be options to scale up and scale down allowing you to choose your level depending on how you are feeling on the day.
If you can’t find me teaching or practicing Pilates or yoga you’ll find me running with my dog, swimming (without the dog, he doesn’t like water) or studying occasionally. I’m so excited about teaching at York Pilates People and hope to see you all there soon!