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Jaconel Janssen, originally from The Netherlands, is passionate about movement. She has been practising Pilates since 2000, qualified as a Pilates teacher in London in 2005 and came to Cork with her family in 2007 where she set up Pilates People Cork.
Jaconel continues her professional education by doing regular courses in the field of Pilates and movement education. She holds certifications in teaching exercise to older adults, clinical Pilates, pre-and postnatal exercise, iMoveFreely (intrinsic biomechanics and muscle release techniques), healthy foot movement, chair-yoga and regularly attends shorter sessions to stay up-to-date with a wide variety of movement matters.
In 2015 she qualified as a Buff Bones® instructor, a medically-endorsed movement system for bone and joint health, and became an advanced Buff Bones® instructor in 2023. She has a special interest in working with clients in ‘the second half of our lives’.
‘Whether in a group setting or one-to-one, it is so rewarding to see how smart, mindful movement can improve dramatically how we feel, our strength, mobility and balance. And to feel more confident and get a very real sense of well-being through movement and breathing’.
Apart from Pilates, Jaconel likes practising yoga, tai chi, meditation, and loves cooking, singing, walking and travelling.
Her movement sessions can be adapted to each and every one of us in different stages of our life. Whether fit, flexible and injury-free, or suffering from back aches or other special considerations, we can all benefit from having a regular movement practice.