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.
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…
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
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…
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…
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.