Julie Patching-Ellis

Pilates Instructor

Julie has always been fit and active from a very young age, as from the age of six she began a long and successful career as a competitive ballroom dancer.

Julie had several dancing lessons each week and competed every weekend, up and down the country.  She danced at the infamous Blackpool Dance Festival, twice each year, once in the Tower Ballroom and once in the Winter Gardens and was lucky enough to represent ‘Home Counties South’ in the original BBC series of ‘Come Dancing’.  She was invited to dance at various televised and important events, including the a ceremony for the reopening of Liverpool Street Station at Broadgate, which was led by Roy Castle and attended by HRH The Queen - all of the dancers got to meet her.

Julie rose through the ranks of the dancing world and went on to qualify as a professional dance teacher and operated her own School of Dance. She then followed this to qualify as an Exercise to Music Instructor, as well as many other fitness genres. After twelve years of teaching ballroom dancing and many high-intensity fitness classes to a diverse range of participants in private health clubs, council sports centres, schools for charities,  corporate companies and football stadiums, Julie decided that she needed to offer a lower-intensity option as part of her class timetable, this is when she decided to teach Pilates.  

She qualified in 2012 and has never looked back.  Julie is passionate about all things Pilates and is very thorough in her teaching of the method and it’s principles to ensure that her participants gain the greatest benefits from their classes.  She currently teaches many mat based classes, Trigger Point Pilates and is studying for her Level 4 Advanced Pilates Instructor qualification.  Due to the Covid pandemic, Julie had to take her teaching online, which was a lifeline to many throughout the numerous lockdowns. She continues to teach online as well as face to face classes locally.

Julie is available in our Sittingbourne studios.