The clocks have just gone forward so that means it must be Spring. Below is a list of changes to the Pilates class timetable at The Wellbeing Studio during April and May.
There will be no classes on the following days:
- Thursday 11 April
- Friday 12 April
- Saturday 13 April
- Monday 22 April (Easter Monday)
- Monday 6 May (May Day bank holiday)
- Monday 27 May (Spring bank holiday)
The usual classes will be running on Good Friday (19 April) and Easter Saturday (20 April) in case you want to complement any hot cross bun eating with a little exercise over the Easter holiday weekend. Please contact me if you’d like to book in.
Apologies if one of your usual classes in April and May has been cancelled. You’re very welcome to join any of the other sessions take place during the affected weeks of course. To check class availability, head to this new page on my website, which provides an up-to-date picture of which sessions have spaces available for booking each week.
To close here are Suede – The Drowners, what a great track! – who I’m looking forward to seeing in Bristol on Easter Sunday promoting their best album to date, The Blue Hour. If Mr Anderson doesn’t do this on the night I want my money back…
All eight principles of Pilates beautifully demonstrated in this balletic sleight of hand performed by a talented Ukrainian dancer. Clever, funny and…ahem…head-turning.
I have a slightly more important news story than Ron Burgundy’s… I’ve just been approved as a Practitioner Member of the nationally-recognised Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. I know, whoop-de-do.
CIMSPA is the only chartered professional body for the exercise and fitness industry. Membership is an endorsement of my Pilates Foundation teaching qualification, experience and continuing professional development.
Hopefully being a recognised Practitioner Member of CIMSPA will provide reassurance to clients of my capabilities as a Pilates teacher.
Thank you for helping me determine demand for Pilates classes over the festive holiday period. I can now confirm there will be no classes from Saturday 22nd December to Tuesday 1st January inclusive.
This means that the last class before Christmas is on Friday 21st December at 1030 and the first session of 2019 will be on Wednesday 2nd January at 1015 when the usual timetable will resume.
2018 has been the best year for Embody Pilates so thank you very much to everyone who attended classes. I’ve really enjoyed teaching you.
Looking forward to sharing lots of new exercises with you in the New Year.
Have a happy and relaxing festive season.
To close, a festive chooon! from two fine female musicians, Alison Krauss and Martha Wainwright…
And as I can’t get enough of Alison Krauss’ angelic voice, here she is with Yo-Yo Ma performing The Wexford Carol…
For the Black Friday weekend only, I have a special offer on Pilates toe socks and cover socks.
The toe socks have been reduced to £6 (recommended retail price £8.25) and the cover socks to £7 (rrp £12) per pair. This offer is only available to clients and valid until midnight on Sunday 25th November 2018 and while stocks last.
The toe socks are available in two colours – plain black and turquoise stripe.
The cover socks are available in slate grey.
To buy a pair of toe socks or cover socks for yourself or as a Christmas gift, please contact me before midnight on Sunday 25th November 2018 detailing how many socks you’d like and in what colour. I will then set them aside for you to pay for and pick up when you next come to class.
For more information on the toe socks and cover socks – sizing, material, design, washing instructions etc – and why they are more beneficial than conventional socks, please read this news item.
To close, Steely Dan with the perfect track…
One of the eight principles of Pilates is flow. We aim to perform Pilates exercises with grace, ease and fluidity. Repeated movements performed smoothly with control help to build strength and stamina.
The following dance videos demonstrate the principle of flow beautifully…
A short Autumn holiday means changes to the timetable of Pilates classes taking place at The Wellbeing Studio. As mentioned to those attending class in the past fortnight, I’ll be away from the studio from Sunday 11th to Saturday 17th November inclusive.
This means that the last class before my holiday is the 1000 session on Saturday 10th November.
The first class after I return from my Autumn break is on Monday 19th November at 1230.
To close, here’s an apt track from Mercury Prize 2018 nominee, Nadine Shah…