A MARRIED couple are to launch a hub as they follow their passion for helping others improve physical and mental wellbeing. 

Odell and Nassim Lewis, creators of On Pilates, are opening a Reformer Plates studio at Ruskin Sports Village later in April.

The couple moved to St Helens from Essex just before the Covid pandemic hit.

After getting through the "tough time" of the pandemic, the couple are now delighted at being able to follow their passion and are excited to be launching the premises at the Dentons Green site.

St Helens Star: The Reformer Pilates studio launches in AprilThe Reformer Pilates studio launches in April (Image: Submitted)

'We want to bring something to the people of St Helens'

Nassim, 45, has been teaching classes for more than six years and says she really enjoys helping people to feel better about themselves and being a motivator while also keeping things fun at the same time.

She adds her passion is Reformer Pilates as well as walking her dog. 

Meanwhile, Odell, 43, has more than 20 years of experience as a person trainer and class instructor and now concentrates on classes to improve flexibility and strengthen posture muscles to decrease back and neck pain and improve the core. 

"We have a passion for improving the lives of others through health and wellbeing," said Nassim.

"We had a dream, and now it is a reality. We have utilised our years of experience in the health and wellbeing world, as well as our passion to bring something special to the people of St Helens.

"As local people we wanted to invest in the wellbeing of St Helens people, removing the need to travel to nearby cities."

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The Reformer is an apparatus that can provide a full-body workout, helping with strength, flexibility, and toning and sculpting your entire body.

"There are different ways you can use the Reformer," added Nassim.

"It can be used as cardio equipment, can be used for rehabilitation, or it can be used for strength training.

"A lot of athletes such as footballers or rugby players use Reformer Pilates to work on their muscles and bodies, and to prevent injuries."

The wellbeing hub, based in the Meadows at Ruskin, will launch on April 21.