My name is Jane Louise Oates and I began my career as a beauty therapist in 1993. I have owned two beauty salons, one in Bradford and one in Bramhope, north Leeds. I have also taught beauty therapy in college, mainly in Manchester and briefly in Bradford and Huddersfield.
In my early thirties I had a career change and qualified as a personal trainer and Pilates instructor. I successfully ran my own personal training business which I combined with teaching various classes from Pilates to Spinning at the then Galpharm Stadium.
In 2007 I moved to Norway due to my husbands work. In Norway I worked as a Pilates instructor at a fantastic Pilates studio where I gained lots of valuable experience. In 2008 I had a baby and took a 5 year career break to raise my daughter.
I then set up my own business again working from home. I had a beauty salon room and a Pilates room and I combined both my previous careers. I also began teaching Pilates on a freelance basis at another Pilates studio. In the summer of 2014 we made the move back to the UK.
I have now set up another new business mirroring what I did in Norway. I have a beauty salon room and a Pilates studio within my own home. As a busy wife and mum I find working from home the ideal solution for me and my family.