Clients Say

What do Gillian’s clients say about her classes?

So happy we started working with you! Many thanks Gillian for raising our consciousness while keeping our feet or bodies firmly on the ground! Feel we’ve made great strides – much appreciated Jean & Robin Stainer

I didn’t think I would change shape, but with Gillian’s classes I have !  And I’m very pleased Gail Burkett

Thanks so much for the great classes, they make me feel so much better! Barbara Domayne-Hayman

Gillian taught me to focus on delicate movements at my tail bone and at the top of my neck. Until then I didn’t even realise they were stiff.  Practising this has helped my riding and I suddenly realised the same must be true for horses. So I tried to reduce the neck movements, by releasing the rein –  the movement was almost imperceptible,  however I found within twenty minutes the horse was happier and more flexible. Elaine Maxwell 

I just wanted to say thank you for your classes, and hooray! I bought a pair of trousers today 2 sizes smaller than my usual size as a result of the exercises we do! So thank you twice! Lesley Perry

I used to have a stiff neck and now it is completely better, thanks to Gillian’s classes. Sandy Thomas

I would like to sincerely thank Gillian for her kind support throughout my two pregnancies. She helped me to feel better and keep fit throughout both my pregnancy. I was able to do some relaxing and strengthening exercises until the very end of my pregnancy and that made me happy and very proud! I even had a pilates lesson with Gillian 24 hours before I gave birth!
Laurene de Mortemart

I used to suffer from insomnia. I’m now enjoying Pilates with Gillian and you wouldn’t believe how well I can sleep after every class. Caya Fairrie

…thank you and really looking forward to attending your class again, i haven’t found a better pilates instructor in more than 10 years.
Lin Du

With Pilates lying on a mat, we learn how to feel good when standing. Far from the stress outside, you will learn how to feel good. Following Gillian’s Pilates courses helps you to feel what is best for your body and how you can work to improve your condition or recover from any pain. You will also learn body awareness. We are invited by her to do exercises step by step at our own pace. We learn how, by not focusing on the result first but on the best personal route to achieve it.  But we do exercise as well, without force, and in the effort we find where we always feel good! When this is understood, the result is certainly close.

Avec les Pilates on apprend, allongé sur un tapis, à se sentir bien debout, loin de la performance et des courbatures qui rassurent. Suivre un cours avec Gillian permet de prendre intérieurement conscience de son corps. L’important est avant tout de comprendre comment ce corps fonctionne en suivant à son rythme, étape par étape, les exercices qu’elle nous enseigne. On apprend à ne pas se focaliser sur le résultat mais sur le bon chemin à prendre pour bien y parvenir. Sans forcer. En trouvant dans l’effort où l’on se sent bien. Si l’on a compris cela, le résultat est à coup sûr au bout du chemin !Marie-Agnes Boquien-Fresneau 

I am a horse riding teacher and have been taking Pilates classes with Gillian for the last 4 months. I could feel the difference in my back within the first month but now the difference is visible. I am sitting much straighter through my back for much longer lengths of time and without feeling any pain or stiffness, which has been hugely helpful for improving my position in the saddle! Now I feel I can really push myself in the classes and I’m sure my body will continue to feel the benefits from Pilates! Genna B

I took up weekly Pilates sessions with Gillian Greenwood, became pregnant again, continued lessons throughout my pregnancy and this time had a much easier birth.  I regained my figure, including my tummy muscles, much quicker this time round and achieved a flatter tummy.   I have proved to myself that taking Pilates classes with Gillian makes pregnancy, giving birth and post-natal recovery easier.  I still continue my weekly Pilates lessons with Gillian.  The classes make me feel and look better. Geraldine Mitchell, 39, London

At 79, I was all too aware that my body was slowly seizing up. My brother recommended Pilates and a friend recommended Gillian. After my first private class I was surprised at how light my body felt. After five classes I can feel that I am recovering flexibility and breathe more easily. Thank you. Geof F Walker

Dear Gillian – a gift for you, just a small token of appreciation for all of your brilliant teaching over the years. Thank you Nicola

Thank you for your help over the last year. I much appreciated it and can only say that it has greatly helped me to stay in shape towards the end of my pregnancy and to get back in shape afterwards. T D-M

Having experienced a difficult birth with my first baby, I took up Pilates with Gillian three months into my second pregnancy.  I experienced less backache during the pregnancy, and not only did I have a wonderfully easy and straightforward birth second time around, but the recovery was so much quicker.  I know Gillian had helped me to strengthen my back and improve my posture and core stability.  This meant not only recovering my figure and getting a flat stomach (which I hadn’t had since before the first birth!) but also meant easier and more comfortable positioning when breast feeding and carrying the baby.  I have continued Pilates with Gillian because it is an investment in the health of my body – Heather Richards mother to two boys, Fulham, London

“As a result of doing Pilates I have ‘grown’  three-quarters of an inch, at an age where one might expect to start shrinking – wonderful! Thank you!” – Caroline

“Breaking one’s femur at 57 is no fun. Thankfully, however, being one of Gillian’s pilates students, my recovery was achieved ahead of schedule. Pilates had given me strength, flexibility and suppleness and it has now helped me regain all three. Thank you Gillian!” – Sue Williams 

“Since I followed Gillian’s classes, I don’t suffer any more from lower back or neck pain.” R. F.

“Since doing Pilates regularly I no longer suffer from tension migraines and related neck pains, which I used to get on a regular basis.” K. C.

“Since taking up Pilates classes with Gillian, my lower back pain has disappeared.” K. W.“I believe Pilates has helped me stay fit for football and cricket, after having a number of injuries I feel much less stressed after a hard day infront of a computer.” N. B.

‘I enjoy the flexibility you offer in meeting each person’s individual needs. This allows us to progress at our own pace and keeps it challenging and interesting.” F. L. B.

“An excellent class – it has really reduced my backache.”N. C.“It has really helped with my singing, re: breathing and support. Also I haven’t been to the osteopath with a stiff neck for ages.” L. B.

“Had hip replacement – find I’m much stronger and more mobile than I might have been.” C. R. W.