After suffering back issues from an early age – and having two spinal operations – Neil was recommended to try Pilates. When he discovered that regular sessions reduced his pain and made everyday movement much easier, he decided to become a fully-qualified instructor.

Following spells working in David Lloyd and Virgin Active fitness centres, Neil spent a number of years teaching Pilates for the NHS, Royal Air Force and physiotherapy centres in London. Now based in Kent, he runs a dedicated Pilates studio on Margate alongside his work here at Bodysym.


  • The Pilates Institute – CYQ Level 3 (UK)
  • PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) International Board of Control – mat work and apparatus