Jan Pickering

Jan has been teaching Pilates since 2007 when she trained with Modern Pilates, which takes a clinical approach to Pilates. She was delighted to be asked to work one-to-one with clients at the Foster Clinic in Gorleston and has loved seeing the impact that Pilates has had on their lives; they develop strength, body awareness and confidence whilst learning how to move with ease.

Outside the clinic, Jan teaches group matwork classes and one-to-one Reformer sessions, having gained STOTT Pilates Certified status in 2017. She is also a teacher in Further Education, delivering teacher training at East Coast College in Great Yarmouth and teaching on the Foundation degree in Sport Health and Exercise, University of Suffolk.

Jan continuously updates knowledge to be able to better support clients’ needs by regularly attending further training; most recently having completed training in Pilates for Pelvic floor health (2017), spinal conditions (2018) and scoliosis (2018).

Clinical Approach to Pilates 16th June 2019



The NHS Guide to Pilates page covers a whole range of pilates related information including:

  • What is pilates?
  • Who is pilates for?
  • What are the health benefits of pilates?

The Strong, Steady and Straight: Physical Activity and Exercise for Osteoporosis guide from the Royal Osteoporosis Society has some valuable information regarding exercise and osteoporosis.

Pelvic Floor

The Pelvic Floor Muscles: A Guide for Women from POGP (Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy) is a comprehensive guide to the pelvic floor muscles including problems and exercises for improvement.

The NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommendations for the Non-surgical management of urinary incontinence

Bladder and Bowel Community website.