Pilates Teacher | Matwork & Studio
Jude Hirschheimer is the founder of JK Pilates.
She originally began her professional career in the record industry, and worked for two well known independent record companies. After 5 years, she decided to leave the music industry, retrain as a personal trainer and work and travel abroad for a year. Once back in the UK she began working for a leading health club in Beckenham, Kent.
It was during her time as a personal trainer that she began her Pilates training, qualifying as a Pilates Matwork teacher with Body Control Pilates in 2008.
After completing a Pilates Reformer course and Pilates Cadillac apprenticeship with Ellie Ioannaidou at the Trevor Blount Studio in South Kensington, she set up several group matwork classes within Karma Studios, located in West Wickham, Kent. She has recently moved her private apparatus studio to Hayes in Bromley.
She has recently completed her Neurokinetic Therapy Level 2 certification and also attended the Immaculate Dissection: Core Concepts, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and Neck, Jaw, Hand & Foot courses. This has given her a more in depth approach to anatomy, corrective assessments and exercises and diagnostic testing.
Jude has worked with wide range of clients including athletes, sports professionals, mums pre and post-natal, back care and post-operative spinal patients, as well as people looking for general fitness and wellbeing of all ages and abilities.
Her aim is to provide a calm and friendly environment in which to learn the Pilates method, to help people move better, feel stronger and more confident about their bodies as safely and as quickly as possible.
Pilates Teacher | Matwork | Massage Therapist
Nikki is a fully qualified sports and holistic massage therapist, and Pilates matwork instructor.
She has been a therapist for over twelve years and an equine and human sports masseuse since 2007. In 2014 Nikki qualified with BASI (Body Arts and Science International) as a Pilates mat teacher. This complements her massage approach and the rehabiliation process.
Her interest in Pilates and massage came about due to her own personal injury experience and found that both approaches were essential to recovery and rehabilitation.
Nikki teaches weekly classes and one-to-one sessions at JK Pilates, her approach is to identify tight or weak musles and incorporate Pilates excercises and or apply massage and facilitated stretching to release tension, and where necessary inform individuals of strengthening excercises. Nikki's aim is for individuals to improve suppleness, mobility and flexibility resulting in an improved posture and balance in the body.
Nikki is a keen horse rider, cyclist and believes in keeping physically active and understands how your body can react and become tense under stress, training and everyday life.
Nikki works with a varity of individuals from all walks of life including senior citizen's, team GB athletes, cyclists, Ironman competitors, boxers, office workers, Yoga & Pilates instructors, horse riders and construction workers.