Festive Season 2018 Class Timetable

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…

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Black Friday Special Offer

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…

 

 

Autumn Holiday Timetable Changes

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…

 

New Early Evening Pilates Class

To meet increasing demand for Pilates classes in the evening at The Wellbeing Studio, I’ve now added a new 1800 session on Mondays to the weekly schedule.

From today, the full timetable of thirteen classes is as follows:

Mondays: 12.30-13.30, 18.00-19.00 and 19.00-20.00
Tuesdays: 18.15-19.15 and 19.15-20.15
Wednesdays: 10.15-11.15 and 11.15-12.15
Thursdays: 12.30-13.30, 18.00-19.00 and 19.00-20.00
Fridays: 09.30-10.30 and 10.30-11.30
Saturdays: 10.00-11.00

The classes are small – no more than nine people in each session – so booking is essential.  If you’d like to secure a place, please contact me.

Look forward to seeing you in class.

To close, here’s Paul Buchanan with the title track of his album, Mid Air. I’m playing this a lot at the moment. Standing in mid-air, something to aim for with our Pilates…

August Bank Holiday 2018 Class Timetable

The August Bank Holiday is just around the corner so here’s how the Pilates class timetable at The Wellbeing Studio will be affected by the last Bank Holiday weekend before Christmas (I know, I said the C word in August.  Bad me)…

  • Two classes on Friday 24th August at 0930 and 1030
  • No classes on Saturday 25th August
  • No classes on Sunday 26th August
  • No classes on Monday 27th August

The usual timetable will resume on Tuesday 28th August with two Pilates classes at 1815 and 1915.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.  If the class you normally attend is not running over the August Bank Holiday period, perhaps you’d like to book into another one instead.  Please contact me if you’d like to check availability.

Finally, we lost Aretha Franklin last week so to close, here’s how I like to remember her, rocking a mucky pinny and slippers in the cult classic movie, The Blues Brothers.  Think!  Take it away, Aretha…

 

UPDATED Natural Cleaning with Essential Oils

For a completely natural method of cleaning the mats, blocks and other equipment after each Pilates class, I’ve developed a spray using 100% pure essential oils.

I’ve consulted with an aromatherapist and chosen a blend of essential oils to produce a cleaning spray which is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-septic.  Unfortunately it isn’t anti-aging, but I’m working on it!

The full list of ingredients (UPDATED with quantities):

  • 230 ml of distilled water
  • 3 teaspoons of witch hazel
  • 5 drops of orange essential oil
  • 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 7 drops of tea tree oil

We’ll be using the new non-toxic spray with extra large, super absorbent biodegradable paper towels, which can then be thrown away after use.

If you’d prefer not to clean your mat, blocks etc after use for whatever reason, no problem.  I’ll happily do that for you.