Meet the JPilates team

Joanne Cobbe

Founder and Principal Tutor for JPilates

JPilates was set up by one of the Pilates industry’s leading educators, Joanne Cobbe.

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

Joanne has both worked and taught in the fitness industry for over 20 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 around the world.

Joanne also owns The Pilates Retreat offering the best Pilates Retreats ever!

Mark Leyland


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.

Silvan Aidasani

M.Ost Med, ND, DO, BSc (Hons)- Tutor

Silvan graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and works as an Osteopath in the NHS, University lecturer, Anatomy tutor and is a fully comprehensive Pilates Instructor.

Originally from Gibraltar, Silvan set up his own Studio and worked closely with GPs, physiotherapists and osteopaths to deliver specialised sessions. Silvan has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from, Brunel University. He appreciates the link between the mind and the body and the effect physical exercise and rehabilitation has on wellbeing. Silvan is the creator of the Silvates podcast, full of fascinating, open, supportive discussions with health professionals, osteopaths, psychologists and more.

Sarah Tandy


Sarah is a fully comprehensive Pilates instructor who has completed all her training through JPilates. Sarah teaches classes and private clients in Leicestershire and absolutely loves her job!

Lisa Sullivan

PR & Marketing Professional

A keen runner who found Pilates during the pandemic, and qualified with a Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates with JPilates. Ongoing CPD education has continued with JPilates which includes: Pilates for Pain Management, The Pilates Hand, Small Equipment and Lisa also qualified to train clients on the incredible Wunda Chair. Lisa is owner of Designed Pilates and teaches group and 1-1 classes in her local area close to Cambridge. Lisa will also be offering Business and Marketing/PR support to the Pilates community in 2023 and has worked alongside Joanne Cobbe to shape and develop the JPilates brand and communications strategy, including the rebrand of the JPilates website. Lisa is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has been working in senior and global Marketing & PR roles for over 20 years.


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“I will definitely attend more of Jo’s courses and workshops and would recommend JPilates to any teachers looking to further their knowledge or those looking to begin a career in Pilates!”

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