Ro Jameson Ashworth
Ro qualified in 2000 with Body Control Pilates and is now qualified to advanced level on mat and all the machines and as a Level 4 Back Care Specialist. “I got into Pilates after years of driving for my job, lots of gym work, teaching in the gym as a personal trainer and taking exercise to music classes. My lower back was suffering and guess what – when I trained as a Pilates Instructor my back pain disappeared as I strengthened my core muscles”.
“I started Pilates in 2003 following an ongoing back injury. Having been a professional ballet dancer my back took more than its fair share of punishment. Eventually the pain became such a disabling part of my life it became obvious that I had to take an active role in managing the injury. A friend, who was also one of the leading Instructor Trainers in the country, suggested I try the benefits of Pilates and before long I was convinced. I trained as a STOTT Pilates Instructor shortly afterwards. Having experienced the relief Pilates has brought me I have never looked back. I have been teaching Pilates since 2003.”
I am a Body Control Pilates teacher (Level 3 Reps). I discovered Pilates myself after reaslising that I needed to bring some balance to my exercising, which was mainly high impact and aerobic. My knees were suffering and after trying various things I did wonder if I would have to stop running completely. A friend recommended Pilates to me and I quickly realised that I’d found something which was helping my knees and left me feeling strong, flexible and beautifully exercised as well. I’d found balance. So for me, Pilates is simply a kind and correct way to exercise the body, and this is what I’d like to share with others.
I discovered Pilates when I had a rotator cuff injury and had a successful recovery. I had been a personal trainer for some years beforehand, and I wanted to learn more about the body, and how to return to health, and bring people back from injury. I also loved the strength that it gave me which really helped with my martial arts passion, and Brazilian jiu jitsu competitions. Pilates movements seemed natural and functional to me, pleasing to perform and I knew I had found something that would be with me for the rest of my days.
What’s been your proudest moment in your career?
Passing the exam was a great day 🙂 I was also pretty proud when I became a franklin method educator.
Tell us one thing we don’t know about you
When I was in my twenties I was a Ricky Martin tribute band that toured the country doing corporate events, outdoor events, birthdays and shows
After having my children I attended regular Pilates classes and found the benefits of the deep muscle exercises and general feeling of wellness after a class so great that I decided to train as a Body Control Pilates teacher. Since qualifying I continue to develop my knowledge by taking regular courses in Bone Health and Special Populations in order to bring the best I can to my clients. I really enjoy helping people of all ages and abilities feel better in their bodies and enable them to take the positive Pilates movement patterns into their everyday lives.
Jessica took up Pilates after experiencing some lower back issues. While the visits to the chiropractor helped, the improvement was short lived, so it was time to look for another solution. Not only did the Pilates sort the back problems out, but Jessica also found she loved it. Now a Stott trained Pilates instructor in both mat work and reformer, she is enthusiastic to open this up to others too.
Our January timetable 2023 MAT CLASSES ARE STILL BEING ZOOMED EITHER FROM THE STUDIO OR FROM HOME, AND CLASSES IN THE STUDIO ARE LIVE FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO ATTEND. We will send recordings for any missed classes.
9.30-10.30am Inter/Advanced Mat Class: Ro : Live in the Studio & Zoom
10.40-11.40am Seniors Mat Class: Ro: Live in Studio & Zoom
5.55-6.55pm Beginner Mat/Refresher Live in the Studio: Julia
7.00-8.00pm Intermediate Mat Class: Julia : Live in Studio & Zoom
9.30-10.30am Intermediate Mat Class: Ro Zoom only
6.10-7.10pm Intermediate Mat Class: Shelley Live in Studio & Zoom
7.20-8.20 pm: Intermediate Mat Class: Shelley Live in Studio & Zoom
9.00am-10.00am Studio Reformer Class: Jess
10.10am-11.10am New Studio Reformer Class: Jess *
6.30-7.30pm Mixed Ability Mat Class: Shelley Live in Studio & Zoom
7.40pm-8.40pm Studio Reformer Class: Shelley
9.15-10.15am Inter/Advanced Mat Class: Ro Live in Studio & Zoom
10.20-11.20am Studio Reformer Class: Ro
11.30-12.30pm Slower Pace Mat Class : Ro Live in Studio & Zoom
9.30-10.30am Intermediate Mat Class: Shelley Live in Studio & Zoom
9.30-10.30am Intermediate Mat Class: Ro Zoom only
10.40–11.40 Studio Reformer Class: Shelley
9.30-10.30am Mixed Ability Mat Class: Asena Zoom only
10.10am-11.10am Studio Reformer Class: Shelley
11.20-12.2 Studio Reformer overspill Class: Shelley
Please call Ro to book a place, or find out more about the classes or 1:2:1 or 2:2:1 sessions. These fit around our classes in the Studio
- Studio: 01279 843555
- Mobile: 07801442475
- Email: [email protected]