Meet the Team

Sian Sheppard

Sian set up Feelgood Fitness to help other people feel fitter and happier about themselves. Initially she focused on working with people suffering with back pain and other injuries as this was something close to her personally. She’s trained both in fitness as well as a fully comprehensive Pilates and has a degree in Sports Science.

Over the years and after having her own children, Sian decided to focus more on women’s health and fitness and in particular around the postnatal period. The female body goes through so much change during childbirth that sometimes it needs a little bit of care and special attention when returning to fitness. For this reason she focused her skills on helping women to heal and learn about their tummy separation issues (diastasis recti), pelvic pain such as PGP or SPD and pelvic floor health.

Sian’s a firm believer in treating the whole body and taking a holistic approach not just focusing on exercising. She looks at daily life habits and tries to incorporate working towards your goals into your everyday life. As well as working with you personally Sian can refer you to the right professionals if you need more help such as women’s health physiotherapists, musculoskeletal physiotherapists, masseuse and nutritionists.


Josie Bower

As a contemporary dancer graduate from Trinity Laban, Josie is passionate about providing a space for positive movement experiences through Pilates. Her training has enhanced her understanding of the relationship between mind and body, and how they connect with the power of intention. Josie provides a warm, judgement free and joyful environment, allowing others to discover more about themselves through physicality. She teaches mat and equipment Pilates.


June Atkins

June is fun, energetic and passionate about fitness. She loves to push herself with CrossFit – a type of group personal training.


Kimberly Lippe

Kimberly is a creative individual who has previously studied dance and now performs and choreographs professionally. 

She has a passion for teaching and inspiring younger years to pursue creativity and shine positivity on remaining active. She teaches Kids’ Dance and Ballet as well as Core and Stretch,


Lottie Matthews

Currently studying to be a nutritionist alongside teaching Jiujitsu, MMA and 1-2-1 boxing coaching through the week.

Lottie is a mother of two and a type one diabetic so is used to fitting everything into a busy schedule!

She’s a huge advocate for women’s health and fitness, teaching women and men essentially how to protect themselves properly and become as strong as they can be, whilst having a whole lot of fun too! She runs our Bootcamp.


Lydia Cowcher

Lydia first discovered Pilates during her training as a contemporary dancer. Pilates classes were taught frequently and became an essential practice to enhance body awareness, improve alignment, strength and flexibility.

Since finishing her MA in dance performance. Lydia continued teaching dance in schools across London with Greenwich Dance Agency and now works with Magpie Dance, leading dance and Pilates classes with dancers with learning disabilities. She has also worked with elderly people with Parkinson’s disease and Dementia.

Lydia completed her training as a level 3 Pilates teacher and since then has completed her pre/post-natal Pilates and Pilates for orthopaedic conditions. She is passionate about rehabilitation and improving her clients’ overall health and wellbeing. Postural improvement, core strength and mobility are focused heavily in her classes where she aims to create an inclusive and engaging space for all.

Practising Pilates in Bristol

Matt Farr

Matt is our resident fitness instructor and teaches boxercise.

Known as grumpy, he is actually quite a lot of fun!


Sarah Leonard

Being healthy and active has always been a passion for Sarah, from completing her BSc in Sports and Exercise Science; investigating the effects of the menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives on female running performance; to enjoying outdoor pursuits such as climbing, outdoor swimming, triathlon and marathon running. Sarah completed an MSc in Marketing, looking in depth into Self Image Incongruence in sports participation. Using this knowledge Sarah aims to create an inclusive and encouraging environment in all her classes.

After starting a family, Sarah completed her training as a level 3 Pilates Instructor,  recognising the huge benefits to her own health and wellbeing Since then she has gained her certificate in Pilates Reformer training with Polestar Pilates and is currently undertaking comprehensive training with Peak Pilates in teaching Classical Pilates.

Sarah is passionate about incorporating  movement into everyday life and in particular the many benefits of Pilates in promoting mindfulness, strength, stability, flexibility and body awareness.

Sarah Leonard


RSA Teaching certificate in Exercise to Music
BSc Sport and Exercise Science with Biology
YMCA Level 3 Mat Pilates
Trigger Point Pilates Level 1 Mat Work Instructor
Polestar Pilates Reformer Pilates Certification
CPD training in Pilates for Rotational Sports

Gemma Clemmings

Gemma is a sports massage therapist and personal trainer.

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