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Gillian Rowe is the founder and owner of The Pilates Mentor.  

She has always been a fitness enthusiast spending hours each week running or in the gym until 2003 when she suffered a whiplash accident, when her car was hit in the rear.  She suffered severe injuries to her upper, lower back and secondary injuries to her right knee, shoulder and arm.  In an attempt to recover she explored a range of treatments which only offered short term pain relief. One year on - she discovered Pilates and gradually worked on rehabilitating her body to develop her core strength and flexibility, along with changes to her diet to incorporate more alkaline foods such as greens and less acidity foods, white bread and sugary foods.   

She vividly remembers thinking how can this gentle form of exercise reduce the constant pain in her back and neck, despite her concerns was willing to give anything a try in her bid to recover.  She later discovered that years of running and gym work only allowed her to be strong on the exterior but her internal muscles were weak and imbalanced.  After 6 sessions of Pilates she slowly began to feel the transformation, her core stronger and the acute pain reduced and people started to comment on her body shape changes.  

Despite major flare ups and medical recommendation to have spinal fusion surgery she remained focus that one day she would recover and overcome the pain.  Fast forward 7 years, and she is total in control with the acute pain a distant member, thanking God every day for the will power and determination to defy consultants who said she would never run again and is living testament not to give up hope.

Five years ago she commenced Pilates Teacher Training course with Balanced Body University and immersed herself in the world of Pilates as both student and teacher in parallel with her existing career as IT consultant.  She has trained for thousands of hours and witnessed the magic unfold on her body and in the work with clients. In 2010 she launched N12 Studios at thepilatesmentor.com and continues her lifelong journey to educate and open my mind. 

You can contact Gillian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. where she will be happy to answer any questions you might have or to discuss a booking.