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Jillian Hessel

Jillian Hessel

Jillian Hessel has been teaching Pilates since 1981. Known for her concise verbal instruction and crystal clear imagery,
Read More Jillian is an International Presenter at Pilates Conferences throughout the world. Since the advent of Covid-19, Jillian has been busy teaching both Group and Private lessons via Zoom! She hopes to video new programs for Pilates Anytime in 2021.

Jillian is the author of Pilates Basics, available on Amazon and on her website. Pilates Basics is also available in a Chinese translation!

She is a "Hybrid of the Masters," having studied and worked with many of the first generation teachers who trained directly under Joseph Pilates. Her mentors were Kathy Grant, Carola Trier, and Ron Fletcher. She also had the good fortune to meet Eve Gentry, Romana Kryzanowska, Lolita San Miguel, and Mary Bowen.

A retired ballet dancer, she was privileged to work with George Balanchine, and she took classes with modern dance pioneer Martha Graham. Jillian is a devotee of Iyengar Yoga, which informs the individualized adjustments she employs with her Pilates students.

Jillian loves to mentor Certified Pilates Teachers & you can follow her on Instagram, FaceBook and of course, take her classes on Pilates Anytime.
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