Meet the Team

Come and learn more about our team of instructors offering Classical Pilates in the West Midlands. Read each instructor’s bio to get to know them better and be sure to follow them on Instagram for inspiration in and out of the studio.

Sarah Janes

Sarah Janes

Certified Classical Pilates Instructor & VIPilates Founder

Sarah first started taking Pilates classes nearly 10 years ago. Having been into dancing and gym, she was interested in how energised and restored she felt both during and after Pilates classes. After discovering Classical Pilates, Sarah was amazed at how the methods transformed her body. Whilst she had always been a runner and into working out at a gym, she never seemed to get the results doing those activities as she got from Pilates. Sarah is a certified Classical Pilates instructor, having studied under Kirk James Smith at The Classical Pilates Centre in Bollington, UK. 

‘I love the fact that Pilates works every muscle and every joint during the workout and restores the whole body!’ 

When Sarah isn’t in the studio, you can find her at the theatre or dining out. ‘Steak and chips is my favourite food,’ she says, ‘but I balance that with days off heavy food, smoothies and lots of water.’ With Sarah, clients can expect a tailored workout that targets their weaknesses and helps restore their body and mind. 

Sarah is available in the studio on weekdays and Monday evenings.

Emma Robbins

Emma Robbins

Client Care Assistant

Emma is the newsest member of the VIPilates team and will be here to look after all your needs as you make your bookings and start your Pilates journey with us. Emma will be on the end of the phone and emails, so if you need anything at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. After trying various classes at the gym, Emma decided to give Pilates a go! ‘I wanted to experience the class so I have knowledge around Pilates to help assist clients when they ask questions about the classes.’ Emma recently completed her first Pilates session and said, ‘Wow! I can feel the difference! My core got a real work out; I can feel muscles that I never knew I had ache from the session!’

Addressing a few wobbly bits after having children and a desire to improve her posture are some of the things that inspired Emma to give Pilates a try. When Emma isn’t in the Pilates studio, she can be found in her touring caravan exploring different parts of Cornwall with her children and hubby.

Emma loves customer care because she loves the constant human interaction and the satisfaction that comes from helping others. She wants to ensure the VIPilates clients have a flawless experience from the moment they book until they leave the studio.

We’ll be documenting Emma’s Pilates journey on Instagram – be sure to follow along and see how Pilates transforms her!