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Fully Qualified Pilates Instructor

Lauren Bannister

REPs Level 3 Pilates Teacher

REPs Level 4 Lower Back Pain,

Specialist Exercise Instructor

Lauren has been working in the Sports & Fitness Industry for over twenty years and is qualified to teach a number of sports including Athletics (Level 2 coach), Netball (Level 2), Swimming, Self Defense, Kick Aerobics and she also holds a diploma in Sports Psychology. She spent ten years working abroad as a Skydiving Instructor and worked as a United States Parachute Association Freefall Instructor Examiner.

After coming back to England, she took qualifications as an RSA Fitness Instructor, Circuits Instructor and Powerplate Trainer.  In the 1990's, she was introduced to Pilates, became an immediate devotee and went on to train with the Body Control Pilates Association. Lauren spent 15 years as the Director of Stratford Pilates Centre® which opened in 2000. She is a dedicated Pilates teacher who has built up a reputation over the years with Doctors, Osteopaths and other Clinical Practitioners recommending her Pilates Centre to their patients as part of their rehabilitation. Lauren has taught Pilates at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and for three years, taught Pilates to talented young athletes selected through Stratford on Avon Athletics Club, before she moved to Devon in 2015.

In 2009, Lauren qualified as a Nutritionist and later completed the famous Juice Academy course in Northants with Jason Vale. She has studied the Dorn Method since 2010.



 Lauren is a Professional Member of BackCare www.backcare.org.uk

Jessica Bannister   

REPs Level 3 Pilates Teacher

Jess graduated Brunel University in 2015 with a Sport

Science BSc Second Class (2:1) Degree  and a desire to

work in the Pilates and Outdoor industries. She has since

qualified as a Gym Instructor (Active IQ, Reps Level 2) and has a Diploma in Nutrition

(Level 5 Detox Specialist). She has a background in Psychology and over the last few years

she has become an expert on high ropes, teacher of archery and is a rock-climbing

instructor. Jess uses Pilates to help with her climbing and surfing and is a qualified Pilates

Instructor with BCPA . She works independently of Taw Valley Pilates as well as running

the private Matwork programme here and assisting with group classes.