PhysioPilates Academy


Our teachers are Physiotherapists & experienced Pilates Instructors

Our evening class teachers are senior Chartered Physiotherapists who have undertaken further training to qualify as Pilates Instructors through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute ( ). As Chartered Physiotherapists we can offer our clients the highest standard of care and make individual modifications to take into account medical and physical conditions.  We also work closely with Caroline Hodgson who is an experienced Body Control Pilates Instructor.

Amanda Savage  MCSP  MSt (Cantab)

Amanda Savage, founder of PhysioPilates Ltd Amanda is a member of the Professional Network of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapists

Amanda established PhysioPilates in 2002 to offer Cambridge high quality Pilates classes taught by Chartered Physiotherapists.  As well as being an experienced Pilates teacher, Amanda specialises in physiotherapy for pelvic floor problems (incontinence, prolapse and pelvic pain in both men and women) working  in private practice at South Cambridge Physiotherapy.

Amanda presently does most of the ‘organising’ of PhysioPilates and teaches on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Amanda writes the PhysioPilates blog – aiming to connect physiotherapy knowledge with Pilates teaching experience to bring you extra insights, advice and techniques to further enjoy your Pilates and enhance your wellbeing and health.

Gemma Chilvers  MCSP BSc (Hons)

Gemma Chilvers, PhysioPilates teacher

We are delighted that Gemma Chilvers joins us from January 2016, clearly bring some youth and glamour to the PhysioPilates teaching team.  Gemma is going to teach on Thursday evenings in Whittlesford, starting a first group off in January, at 7.10pm and then once she has had a chance to get to know them all personally and established this class we will introduce an 8.15pm class as well.

Gemma  works as a Senior Physiotherapist at Addenbrookes Hospital. She is currently working on a rotational contract gaining senior experience in a range of different areas; more recently on the oncology wards and soon to be in neurosciences.
Gemma grew up in Norfolk completing her physiotherapy degree at the University of East Anglia in 2013. With a background in dancing and a keen interest in Pilates and core stability, Gemma completed her training with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) in 2014.

Susanne Guly MCSP BSc

Susanne Guly is a Senior Physiotherapist and experienced Pilates Instructor

Susanne Guly works as a Senior Physiotherapist at Addenbrookes’s Hospital. She is a specialist in Neurosciences and looks after patients with neurological conditions and those who have undergone neurosurgical procedures (including critically ill patients in intensive care and those who have had back surgery).  She grew up and qualified as a physiotherapist in Germany moving to Cambridge in 2004.

Susanne is a Certified Pilates Instructor and has trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). She has been teaching with PhysioPilates since 2010 and runs the classes held at North Cambridge Academy on Tuesday evenings.

Michelle Mackay  MCSP MSc

Michelle Mackay is an Senior Physiotherapist as well as experienced Pilates Instructor

Michelle Mackay is a Senior Physiotherapist with Cambridge community services where she works managing one of the teams ensuring the seamless care of patients moving from hospital to home.  Michelle has worked previously as a fitness instructor before re-training as a physiotherapist in 2004.

Michelle is a Certified Pilates Instructor, completing her training with APPI in 2005.  Michelle has been teaching with PhysioPilates since then, much loved by her class held at Shelford Primary school on Tuesday evening and the early evening Wednesdays in Little Shelford.

Michelle will soon be training to be a Mindfulness Instructor so be prepared for wonderful relaxation sessions to follow!

Caroline Hodgson

Caroline Hodgson

We are delighted that Caroline joined our team in 2013 leading our daytime classes.  Caroline first came to Pilates as a client and enjoyed it so much that she trained to be a teacher!   She qualified as a Pilates Instructor in 2005 (with Body Control Pilates) and has subsequently continued with several further extending courses, including those run by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and Pilates Solutions.  Caroline has taught studio classes, 1:1 sessions and reformer classes.

 Though Caroline is not a physiotherapist she has lots of experience and expertise with managing back and joint pains and frequently takes referrals from physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.  She is able to lead you through a challenging yet safe class.