Judy Gill-Dougherty was certified as a level V instructor in New York in 2009. The New York studio is run by Sari Mejia the daughter of Romana Kyrzanowska, the world-renowned protégé of Joseph Pilates. Training is a minimum of 750 hours observation and teaching, followed by three sets of demanding written and practical exams. The teaching consists of mat-work, detailed instruction, and the use of the Gratz apparatus; resistance – training equipment built to Joseph Pilates exact measurements. Previously Judy enjoyed a successful career with the Royal Ballet, before joining John Neumeirer at the Hamburg Staatsoper as a soloist. Throughout her dancing career she practised the Authentic Pilates method. Returning to England she studied design at the Wimbledon College of Art, before joining the BBC as a make-up designer working on prestigious period dramas as well as securing the contract for Top of the Pops. Judy now teaches mat and equipment Authentic Pilates in the Winchester area in her own studio, fully equipped with bespoke Gratz apparatus. Learn how to understand your body, move better, feel and look wonderful.