About Jennie Dunn
I have always had a passion for fitness but didn’t discover Pilates until I was suffering with lower back pain and shoulder tension when I decided to give it a go. Not only did Pilates help to alleviate my back and shoulder condition but I discovered flat abs! I fell in love with Pilates so much so that I decided to leave the Corporate world of IT sales and retrain to teach Pilates.
I am a fully qualified advanced Mat Pilates Instructor with additional specialisms in lower back pain, pre and post natal and common orthopaedic conditions.
In order to further develop my teaching quality and ability, I continue to study and undertake research.
I also work closely with medical professionals so that I can help those who require rehabilitation.
My classes are mat based sometimes using small equipment to add variety, raise body awareness and challenge the body in a slightly different way.
Small group classes mean I can offer a personalised service. I also offer individual bespoke sessions.
I teach at a number of locations around Warwickshire and the West Midlands, including Warwick, Solihull, Claverdon and Norton Lindsey. Please see my class timetable for details.
I also offer on-line subscription classes – both live streaming and on demand. Please contact me for more details.
All equipment will be provided but for hygiene reasons, please bring your own mat to the class.
All classes must be pre-booked as spaces are limited.
Please email me at email@example.com or call me on 07860 139680 for more information and to book.
Please use the dropdown menu below to select a venue and see the available classes. The full address and map for the veune can be found by selecting a class.
MIXED ABILITY MAT PILATES
Suitable for those who are new to Pilates or have been practising pilates for a while as all exercises will be modified/adapted to suit multiple levels. This class will not only reshape your body but it will help to improve strength, flexibility, stability and posture and is a great way to relieve any unwanted stress and tension. Small equipment will sometimes be used to challenge the body in a slightly different way, helping to aid body awareness and to add variety and fun to the class.
PERSONALISED 1:1 SESSIONS
If you are recovering from an operation or injury or would prefer to gain an understanding of the pilate basics first before attending a group class, then a personalised session might be best for you.
booking class and payments
Following a taster session, you will be invited to join a course. Courses normally run for eight weeks and the fee is payable in advance. Numbers are limited so this will secure your place in the class. You can join at any time during the course and just pay for the remaining weeks.
Please complete and bring a health questionnaire with you to your first class.
NB Classes run continuously throughout the year.
"My husband and I have been enjoying Jennie’s classes for the last 2 years and we have grown in confidence, making significant progress with our core strength, flexibility and balance. Her classes are varied, well planned and welcoming. Each exercise is carefully explained and demonstrated, with options for different levels of ability. Her approach is professional yet friendly and I would urge anyone of any age to sign up for a taster session and start to change your life for the better - we are certainly glad that we did!" - Cath and Alan Davies
"I have been attending Jennie’s classes for nearly 3 years. I would definitely recommend Jennie - she’s an excellent teacher. She is very focussed on ensuring you are performing all moves correctly and is very knowledgeable about pilates and the benefits it can bring. She has done a great job at keeping me motivated through lock down with excellent Zoom classes. I’m now able to do at least 2 sessions a week which I’m really benefitting from. Thanks Jennie and keep up the great work." - Helen Underwood
"I started Pilates with Jennie in March 2017 to try and help with a bad back. I absolutely love it. Jennie is a great teacher, explaining all the moves carefully, allowing you to work at a level you are comfortable with. The classes are varied using a variety of equipment. I thoroughly recommend!" - Lisa Yorke
"Jennie’s classes are great - she is able to cater for all levels during the class. Instruction is very clear and encourages you within your limits. She has a lovely style and is very positive. Her on-line class means now that I don’t have to travel and it works really well with balancing other work and family commitments. The weekly pilates video is a bonus so that you can do additional sessions at your leisure or catch up on a missed class. I recommend you give Jennie’s class a try." - Archie McPherson
"Jennie is an exceptional teacher and I thoroughly enjoy her classes. She’s able to adjust the exercises to each person whatever their level might be to ensure that they get the most out of every session. She obviously puts a lot of thought into her planning too as they’re always varied utilising several types of equipment so you never get bored. Her style is extremely welcoming but thorough so I wouldn’t hesitate to join one of her classes whether a beginner or experienced at pilates." - Michelle Kennedy-Vaughan
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a physical fitness system that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. He preferred fewer, more precise movements, requiring control and technique over increased repetition. He believed mental and physical health were essential to one another, creating what is a method of total body conditioning. Pilates uses correct alignment, centring, concentration, control, precision, breathing and flowing movement (the Pilates principles) to establish a perfect working body from the inside out.
Unlike some forms of exercise, Pilates does not over-develop some parts of the body and neglect others. Pilates classes build strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on lengthening the body and aligning the spine, rather than on bulking and shortening of the muscles.
Who Can Do Pilates?
Whether you are a senior or just starting to exercise, an elite athlete or somewhere in between, the foundations of Pilates movement apply to you. Building from core strength, focusing on proper alignment with a body/mind integrative approach makes Pilates accessible to all.
The Pilates system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
Because of its core focus, Pilates is popular not only in the field of fitness, but also in rehabilitation. It can be used to progress individuals through movements that represent their day-to-day activities. The focus on strengthening the core and improving postural awareness are especially well indicated for the alleviation and prevention of back, neck and joint pain
The Benefits of Pilates
- Improves posture
- Develops a strong and efficient core
- Improves overall muscle balance and creates long and lean muscle tone
- Increases flexibility including the spine
- Improves stability and motion of the joints
- Helps to relieve stress and tension
- Builds a better balance and co-ordination
- Helps maintain and can improve bone density
- Increases body awareness
- Encourages efficiency of movement and improves day-to-day movement