Hi, I’m Jeannie

I’m a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Teacher and specialist in Hypermobility, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Chronic Pain.  My first book Pilates Without Tears explores my No Pain, No Strain movement strategy – the Integral Movement Method. I love working with clients both at my London studio and through my online courses to devise movement programmes designed to alleviate pain, focus the mind and create a strong, healthy body.

Since 2006, I’ve been on a personal wellness journey – I was a chronic pain sufferer, with a hypermobile, bendy and unstable body.  I experienced three episodes of pneumonia that have left me with a lifelong lung condition.  These experiences changed me.  They led me to professional life change through my Pilates training in rehabilitation and a personal life change with a total review of my lifestyle. I decided to take back control of my health. I explored the intimate relationship between movement and mindset – and also the food that I ate and the sleep I got. Each one of these elements wholly impacts the other three.

I used this method to turn my life around. It’s my passion to share my knowledge and passion for movement therapy with others to have a strong, pain-free body and a healthy, calm mind.

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Welcome to my Create System – a unique and revolutionary approach to whole body health.  It’s a way to really connect with your mind and body – it goes beyond an exercise or diet programme. It’s all about control, knowledge, education and strength from within.  You will follow it and know it intellectually, but more importantly you will FEEL it.  Your body will feel it – it will tune in to its own natural resources and intelligence.  It’s about who you really are and who you want to be.

Scroll down to discover how the Create System can help you achieve the levels of vitality, energy and health that go way beyond the surface.  

Let’s start exploring how the four distinct areas that together make up the Create System need to be working together to unleash our full potential and wellbeing.

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I have been teaching Pilates since 2008, having trained – among other organisations – with the internationally recognised leader of rehabilitation-based Pilates, Polestar Pilates. I am a member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and regularly attend their international conferences.

My Pilates business has grown over the years allowing me to fulfil my long-held dream of establishing a world class practice, when I opened Create+ in London in 2013.

I now teach classes and one-to-one sessions at the studio, supported by an outstanding team. My passion and expertise have led me to focus on rehabilitation from injury, surgery and illness, in addition to working on optimal performance techniques for sports people. I work alongside leading medical professionals regularly.

Over the years, I have explored many aspects of movement and different philosophies including yoga, in-depth anatomy and gait therapy. I have brought these aspects together to develop my own method – the Integral Movement Method. It allows clients to experience a deep connection between mind and body, feeling revitalised, engaged, balanced and energised.

mindset

The body and mind are wholly interconnected. Over the years of teaching movement, it became apparent that without the mind’s full and willing participation, movement would be inhibited or restricted. I had to work on the mind if I was to release the full potential of the body. Whether illness, injury or athletic performance, there is always an interaction between mind and body.

The Integral Movement Method marries and reawakens this connection with friendly and approachable techniques.

This is crucial to whole body health. A healthy mind contributes to a healthy body. Toxic and negative thoughts have a negative impact on our bodies. We need to maximise our potential to achieve a positive state of mind. This goes beyond mindfulness – it becomes who we are every day.

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Everything we eat, think, breathe or do can affect us at a cellular level, directly or indirectly. Food is our fuel that impacts everything – mindset, movement, health. If we bring toxicity and inflammation into our systems through food, drink and environment, no amount of movement will change us. It needs to be a whole body approach for real, lasting change. It is not about giving you a recipe book, but empowering you with the knowledge for you to make the right choices. My coaching will give you all the tools you need.

sleep

With our busy lifestyles, time to rest and restore the body and mind are often seen as a luxury. It needs to be far from a luxury and more of an essential to our wellbeing and longevity. Rest is crucial to how our mind and body feels every day. It gives us time to simply ‘be’.

Sleep is one element of rest. Lack of sleep has been connected to a range of serious health issues. On a short-term scale, you could feel irritable, experience forgetfulness and headaches. In the long term, it has been linked to heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Making sleep a priority is our whole body health priority. The body cannot function optimally without it.

The Create System involves conscious breathing and sleep-focused movement – both are ideal preparation for your body to sleep well. By promoting relaxation and the release of muscles tension, together with the ability to relieve stress and anxiety, the Create System quietens the mind allowing true rest and restoration.

the create system

Movement + Mindset + Menu + Sleep =
Health, Vitality and Strength