Class Timetable Changes – November

I’m going overseas on holiday in November – yippee! – which means some changes to the Pilates class timetable at The Wellbeing Studio – boo!  The classes on the following dates will therefore NOT take place:

  • Friday 3rd November
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Monday 6th November
  • Tuesday 7th November
  • Wednesday 8th November
  • Thursday 9th November

I won’t be running the Pilates and Piloga classes at Strode Leisure Centre, Clevedon on Saturday 4th November, Wednesday 8th November and Thursday 9th November either of course.

The usual classes resume on Friday 10th November with the two morning sessions.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

To close, a dash of happy, Lisbon-style…


Pilates Inspiration – The Royal Ballet

Well I could write an article on the mighty psoas or the wonder that is Franklin Balls, or I could just post an extract from Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, featuring Laura Morera and Eric Underwood from The Royal Ballet.  They’re dancing to The Hardest Button to Button by The White Stripes.  For more information on Chroma, go here.

I’ll post articles on the psoas and Franklin Balls soon.  In the meantime, enjoy Morera and Underwood working their psoas off…


Summer Toe Socks

Find of the week!  Just when you thought you couldn’t be freaked out by toe socks enough, check out these beauties – the half-toe Bella grip socks by Toesox.  Perfect for those who can’t decide whether to do Pilates in bare feet or socks.  Useful tread on the sole for a firm grip, nice lace trim and lots of holes to keep your feet cool and show off your toes.

Cheapest source in the UK is here on eBay, where they’re available in three colours and two UK sizes (small – 3 to 5.5 – and medium – 6 to 8.5).  They cost £10.25 including postage and packing.

To close, here’s Jack Johnson with an appropriately themed track…

Pilates Inspiration – Balance Acrobatic Gymnastics

Below is a video of the Belgium women’s team winning gold in the group balance discipline at the 2015 Baku European Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships.  A perfect example of all eight principles of Pilates in action

NB: I wonder if judges still dock points for the hem of your pants showing below your leotard…I need to get out more…

Summer Holiday 2017

As per the email I sent to clients and the news item I posted on the website at the beginning of June, I’m on holiday from Tuesday 20th-25th June inclusive.  Any messages received during this period I’ll answer on my return.

Pilates classes at The Wellbeing Studio will resume on Monday 26th June at 1230.

Enjoy the sun…responsibly 😉



PS. I love beach huts and I cannot lie…


Class Timetable Changes – June/July 2017

Surf’s up!  Summer 2017 is here, which means holidays, outdoor gigs and festivals.  There’s even a literature festival in Bradford.  Yes, we can read!  We’re that cultured! For this reason the following Pilates classes at The Wellbeing Studio will NOT take place:

  • the 1800 and 1900 sessions on Thursday 15 June
  • the 1815 and 1915 sessions on Tuesday 20th June
  • the 1015 and 1115 sessions on Wednesday 21 June
  • the 1230, 1800 and 1900 sessions on Thursday 22nd June
  • the 0930 and 1030 sessions on Friday 23rd June
  • the 1000 session on Saturday 24th June
  • the 1000 session on Saturday 1st July

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.  For those most affected by the cancellations – clients who normally come to the Thursday evening and Saturday morning classes – you’d be very welcome to join one of the other classes, if you’d rather not miss Pilates for two weeks.

To close and to get in the mood for a gig at Westonbirt Arboretum, here’s Mr GG…