JPilates Convention 2019

Be Fearless. Just Move.

Saturday 29th June 2019



Joanne Cobbe- Founder of JPilates

Joanne Cobbe is one of the Pilates industry's leading educators .

"Teaching Pilates is incredibly rewarding, fulfilling and inspiring. Creating positive movement experiences for clients regardless of their ability and level is the true essence of Pilates."

Joanne has both worked and taught in the fitness industry for over 18 years and was the Principal Tutor with the Pilates Institute. She works as a consultant for other fitness and Pilates training companies and has presented for the APPI and around the world. 

Joanne passionately believes in striking a balance between honouring the original repertoire and teaching a creative and evolved approach.

Mark Leyland MCSP FAFS - Physiotherapist & JPilates Tutor

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Mark is a Sports Physiotherapist and Nike Golf Performance Specialist at Momentum Physio. He also works as a physiotherapist at Chelsea FC and is an established Lecturer.

Mark has worked in the fitness/rehabilitation industry for over 10 years. Mark runs his own physiotherapy clinic in Surrey and works with many professional athletes. A graduate of the Gray Institute in the USA, Mark utilises a functional approach to his Physio work and teaching.


Kate Loeffen- JPilates Tutor

Kate has over 20 years teaching experience.  Originally trained as a dancer, then as a teacher, she has both performed and taught throughout London.  Kate retrained as a Pilates instructor in 2003, a natural progression from dance, and has enjoyed combining her extensive understanding of the moving body with the discipline and technique of Pilates.  Kate now runs a small Pilates studio in North London, enjoying an ever increasing client base and delivers residential and day retreats throughout the year. 

Gemma Folkard- Pilates Teacher


Gemma lives and works in South East London teaching Mat and Postnatal Pilates, after training with JPilates just over 3 years ago. She made the move to full time Pilates instructor after working in online marketing for 10 years, to gain some flexibility after having her children. She currently teaches a mixture of private clients, studio sessions in Peckham and her own mixed level classes.