Hi, I am Jamie 

My journey with E5 Sense started when I was dealing with lower back pain from a combination of a lot of cycling and sitting. A friend recommended that I go to see Alex at AOK Keeping. I had heard briefly about Pilates and how beneficial it was for the mind and body but had never really explored what exactly it was all about.

After my first mat session with Alex, which was unexpectedly challenging, my lower back felt amazing. There was something special about Pilates and the way Alex introduced me to the practice that took me by surprise. I felt like I was completely relearning how my body worked. Alex suggested that I purchase a mat to develop my practice but these were hard to come by and international shipping and customs could be a nightmare. Well, I thought why don't I make my own? I have always had a passion for making things, especially from wood. So, after a few weeks sourcing timber, foam, fabric and learning upholstery, I made my very first Pilates high mat.
I took my creation over to show Alex and she asked if I could make one for her studio, which at the time was quite unexpected but I thought why not?! Then through word of mouth, other Pilates practitioners started to ask about ordering high mats, handles and other classical Pilates equipment.
Since building that first mat, I have become more involved with the Pilates community across Australia, supplying individuals and larger studios with my hand made equipment, where I have met so many beautiful and inspiring people. It is truly fulfilling to be able to provide tools that help others to deepen their Pilates practice.