About Me

Jessie Ann
Pilates is the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit

Jessie Ann Arthurs

 

After spending the best part of my youth in the performing arts with my parents touring Europe, Africa and USA, and then in my mid thirties becoming a fulltime mother,  I decided that Pilates was the perfect form of exercise to keep myself in shape.

 

Soon I realized that I wanted to become a teacher of Pilates as I had found Josephs discipline absolutely marvelous and wanted to spread his teachings throughout the Costa del Sol, so I create Costa Nostrum Pilates.

 

Through the years have added other disciplines to the equation, all of them from the same era as in Martha Graham, Feldenkrais, Alexander technique plus a few more updated workouts like HIIT and Dynamic stretching.

 

I found that by adding other disciplines it gave my pupils a better understanding on “movement with breath” and it gave more variety and added interest than just the one discipline, as I tend to have the same pupils for many many years.

It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape. - ``Kerri Walsh Jennings``

My Academic Background

 

  • Balanced Body University NY, USA Pilates Mat I,II,III Certified

 

  • Polestar Pilates Madrid Spain Mat I,II,III

 

  • Spanish National Federation of Pilates & TaiChi Madrid Spain Pilates I,II,III Certified.

 

  • ITEC Collage London, UK Sports Massage.

 

  • Swedish Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy, Anatomy & Physiology. ITEC level 3

 

  • Union Sindicato Obrero USO, Malaga Spain. Formador de formadores – Technical teacher.

 

  • ITEC Teacher for Massage Therapy.

 

  • 1965-1999 Performing Arts – Europe, North Africa, USA – Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz

 

  • 1977 to Present day – Teaching and practicing the above on the Costa del Sol.