News and Updates

Have you tried my online Candlelight Pilates?

Running Thursday 9th November to Thursday 14th December 6.30-7.15pm Online via Zoom and recorded for catch up later.

You can book to do the LIVE or get the recording which lasts for 3 days afterwards

Special offer: 50% off a single candlelight class using the discount code CANDPL – this makes the class only £2.75 – less than a price of a cup of coffee – last longer and a greater Health and Fitness benefit!

Book a class, set up your space and make it yours with your ipad/laptop/phone – candles/tealights/lamps/dimmed lights and blanket

Enjoy 45 minutes of Pilates with extra stretches and a relaxation at the end – Make Time For You

WEAR IT PINK PILATES

Fun and fundraising for Breast Cancer Awareness in both face to face and online classes from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October.

Pilates Exercises beginning with ‘P’

Plus online Pink coffee catch up on Wednesday 25th October at 11am

BACK TO SCHOOL..BREATHE..BACK TO CLASSES

Its time for you again and time to get back to that exercise or simply start – mobility and movement is so important for our health and everyday lives

My classes are easy to fit into your day and you will get tuition and that community fun feel in venue or at home

If you are returning to me simply go onto my online timetable and book on – if you are new to my classes then get in touch and I’ll fine the right class for you with a free trial – send me a message and I’ll respond asap

SUMMER TIMETABLE

Its traditional English holiday time although we seem to be a short of the sun here in the Midlands!

During these next week weeks I run a slightly reduced timetable of classes but I extend the length of time that packages last and that recordings last for – giving you more flexibility.

The timetable will vary slightly each week over the summer and is posted onto the class timetable page of me website every Friday ready for the next week. It is simple and easy to book. Just click on the calendar on your chosen date, pick your class and follow the booking instructions.

To get a recording rather than do a LIVE class you still just book the class but you don’t attend so you are a No show and automatically get sent the recording as a link via email – simply click and do at your convenience and you have 5 days after the day it is sent to do it.

Wimbledon Special

This week in Fitness Pilates I am using tennis balls 🎾 Great for mobility, stretches, grip strength & focus & fun!

Hopefully its going to be a sunny day and we’ll be getting outside for some Vitamin D and there will be some gardening going on ( not with me though!)

Start you day off with a Pilates Core, Back and stretch workout – prep for your gardening and all done by 10.30am and you can enjoy your day.

Gardening uses muscles you did’nt realise you had – you put yourselves in awkward positions for a period of time and lots of back and knee ache comes from gardening so whilst I appreciate its popular and theraputic your body needs core strength and regular stretching to perform correctly – I’ll teach you Pilates – you do my garden!

ABS (STOMACHS) WORKSHOP MONDAY 15TH MAY 12 NOON

A session where I answer some frequently asked questions about body fat, nutrition and best stomach exercises to do plus a practical session on 2 x 10 minute ab workouts that you can do at home. 1 workout is body weight based and the other uses a weight/water bottle or resistance band. There is also time for questions. The session is recorded and will be sent later that day by email and you can access the workshop for the next month and put it into practice.

Get booked on for my Abs workshop

Online Recorded Classes

Class links last for 3 days after the day they are sent out and then expire. SPECIAL: CLASS LINKS WILL LAST FOR 7 DAYS FOR ANY CLASSES BOOKED BETWEEN 3RD-5TH APRIL TO LAST YOU OVER THE EASTER PERIOD. SIMPLY BOOK ONLINE VIA THE CLASS TIMETABLE PAGE

Beginners Weighted Workout Class – Thursday 30th March 10-10.30am

Are you new to resistance work? Don’t want to jump straight into an existing class then this session is for you.

You can use hand weights/tins/water bottles/resistance band whatever you have and learn in a slow and controlled way some of the core exercises used in resistance classes – with time for demos and rest

Resistance work is great for increasing bone density, building strength, improving posture and helping to fat burn – from the age of 30 upwards you should be including resistance work within your exercise activity

Only £5! Book online on the class timetable page and if you can’t make the session live on zoom the recording will be sent to you after the session

WEIGHTED WORKOUTS – Learn More

Do you do resistance exercises regularly? Do you know the benefits of working with resistance?

You can use hand weights, kettlebells, barbells, long bands, activation bands and your own body weight to add resistance to your workouts – I focus on hand weights/ bands and some own bodyweight in my workouts for you

Weighted workouts have many benefits throughout the ages and NO they don’t make you bulky. They are particularly important in your peri/menopausal years and post menopause. As you get older you need to focus on getting stronger.

I am running a Weighted Workout Workshop where I give you lots of information about the benefits and demonstrations on the type of resistance and exercises that are most beneficial.

Wednesday 22nd March 11-11.45am Live on Zoom or recorded and emailed to you to watch at your own convenience. Book online go to the calendar and click on the 22nd and Book – simple!

It’s all about Balance!

In all my pilates classes we work on a level of balance with or without support – this helps with your posture, helping to keep you upright & help to reduce injury risk.

You can practice your balance anywhere!

What is Pilates Intervals?

Pilates Intervals is a series of Pilates moves performed interval style with stretches in between each move. A combination of standing and matwork exercises which gives a flowing class that is more invigorating than other Pilates classes, gives your mental health a great boost and makes you feel good!

Feel Fit and Fabulous in February

January can be a hard month for many and this year even more so with illness, the cold, the dark mornings and nights the news and sometimes it takes longer to get going and get your mojo back after Christmas and maybe you haven’t done as much as you wanted to do and I understand this – I eagerly await Spring and the lighter days and it took time for me to recover from a virus I had over Christmas but January is now behind us – its starting to get lighter and its time to make exercise a habit again, its time to get fresh air and go for regular walks and get your body and mind back into better shape with Fitness Pilates and/or Weights classes – exercise gives you more energy, puts you in a better state of mind and makes you feel more positive. Don’t be hard on yourself if you don’t just leap in just make a commitment to do something regularly – CONSISTENCY IS KEY!

Join my Fitness Pilates and/or Weighted resistance online classes and feel on top of the world!

Candlelight Pilates

Over the winter months with the dark nights I have been running a Candlelight Pilates class on a Thursday evening creating our own home atmosphere with tea lights/candles/lamps/dimmed lights I have taught a series of Pilates exercises interspersed with greater stretches and all to some relaxing quiet background music. The session ends with a stretch and relax and we finish feeling both stretched and relaxed as a client said ‘Everyone should have a Candlelight Pilates session in their lives’ The lighter nights will soon be with us and so the last 2 sessions of Candlelight Pilates are Thursday 9th Feb and a Valentines special on Tuesday 14th Feb 2023

Sit back and stretch by candlelight
My home studio set up for Candlelight Pilates

Fitness Pilates using a Resistance Band

Resistance bands are a very effective stretching tool – they come with different resistance levels and are cheap to buy – they can also help people perform some exercises better and more effectively as they can hold you in position better

Each week I run a Pilates with equipment class which enhances the Pilates moves and makes it fun and gives a different aspect to the moves.

Introduction to Fitness Pilates

I teach Fitness Pilates which is based on the traditional Pilates moves but more functional as we don’t spend all our time lying down. My classes combine standing exercises working on shoulders, balance, posture and strength in the legs. Then we move to floor work which is predominantly core based which is stomach, glutes and back and we also combine stretches – alternatives are always given. We end with a short relax.