Jayne O’Brien


Born in the UK, but grew up in South Africa.  Jayne started her Pilates journey in 2004, she holds two comprehensive certifications from Polestar Pilates in 2004, then did a classical certification with The Pilates Standard through Bob Liekens which was originally Power Pilates.   Jayne has continued to study with numerous world class instructors like Bob Liekens, MeJo Wiggin and Sandy Shimoda, and was privileged to be invited to join the highly selective Masters Program ‘The Work’ in 2018, led by Jay Grimes 1st generation master teacher and student of Joseph Pilates.

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Questions and Answers About Gaby Noble

Q&A with Nadia

Tell us one non-Pilates fact about you?

I was a competitive swimmer at school

What is your favourite food?

Anything spicy

What is your favourite Pilates apparatus?

The reformer; you get a great workout in an hour and it reveals everything.

Which three words describe your teaching style?

Determined, passionate, kind

What do you love about Exhale?

I love that Exhale is a classical studio teaching the true method of Pilates as Joseph Pilates intended.  I also love the atmosphere in the studio with Gaby and the teachers making it a fun place to teach

What is your favourite post-Pilates snack?

I love to grab a quick energy bar after training, my favourite by Deliciously Ella


The mind, when housed within a healthy body, possesses a glorious sense of power.Joseph Pilates