Meet the Team

Sarah Janes

Sarah Birmingham Pilates Owner & Teacher

Sarah, Owner of Birmingham Pilates Studios

Hi I’m Sarah Janes – a fully comprehensive 3rd generation Classical Pilates Teacher, owner of Birmingham Pilates studio and founder of our sister studio, VIPilates where we offer private Classical Pilates lessons and small group classes on the Classical apparatus.

My passion for Pilates developed after I took classes over 12 years ago. In 2017 I met and studied under Kirk James Smith (a second-generation Pilates master trainer) from the classical Pilates Centre in Bollington, Macclesfield.

This is where my vision to help others improve their health and lifestyle through Classical Pilates was born. My passion is helping clients make inroads into their Pilates journey no matter where they are at. I love seeing my clients’ mindset change and their confidence soar because of connecting their mind and body through the classical Pilates method. 

My belief is that movement heals and you are on an incredible journey where you never get it done and you never step into the same workout twice. I hold the space for my clients to make changes to their body from the inside out. It comes from the mind first. 

I am always studying and practising with my own body and my promise to my clients is I can help them make the changes needed to get long lasting results. With the continuous guidance of my mentor Kirk James Smith, as well as serving my vast client base, I am now moving into mentoring other teachers who are interested in learning the classical Pilates method. 

My absolute passion is sharing the knowledge and resources I have acquired over the years of my own experience and putting into practice helping teachers bridge their knowledge from where they are currently at to understanding more about the Pilates Method alongside offering exciting teaching opportunities.

Julie Hepworth

Julie, Pilates Teacher

Hey everybody! I’m Jules, I’m so pleased to meet you. I am totally passionate about helping people reach their health & fitness goals through Classical Pilates.

It’s wonderful to watch how people transform their lives and understand how their body works. Classical Pilates is much more than just exercise: Authentic Pilates is the real deal! It is much more than movement, it is developing well-being and confidence! It can totally transform your mind, body and spirit.

I love watching how people become independent in their Pilates practice – this is the mind and spirit part of Pilates: you will be able to do things that you never believed possible. I promise you!

A good rapport is so important and I love seeing people really go from strength to strength and move better, look better and feel better.

When I was young, I was a professional dancer, but I do believe that Pilates is for everybody: no matter what your age, body type or fitness level.

Olga Savkina

Olga, Pilates Teacher

Hi there! I’m Olga, a highly accomplished and experienced second-generation certified Pilates teacher. Trained by the renowned instructor Lolita San Miguel, I hold a prestigious “Lolita’s Legacy” diploma (Year 2017) and additional certifications from respected Pilates professionals like Alan Herdman, Kate Corey, Michael King, Malcolm Muirhead, and Nuala Coombs. With my comprehensive understanding of Pilates principles and techniques, I offer exceptional instruction tailored to your individual needs.

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced practitioner, I ensure a safe and effective workout experience. I stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in Pilates through continuous professional development, creating a supportive and motivating environment. Together, we can unlock your body’s full potential and help you achieve your fitness goals.

Join me on this incredible Pilates journey and discover the transformative power of a personalized approach. Let’s strengthen, tone, and rejuvenate your body, one Pilates session at a time.

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