When you say Pilates to people you get a few different responses… ‘What is that?’, ‘Oh, that’s like Yoga!’, ‘that’s just lying on a mat stretching’, ‘that’s for old people’, ‘that’s a woman’s class’, ‘I tried that once, didn’t like it, it wasn’t hard enough’.
I teach it a bit differently. I combined my knowledge and experience of working with lots of different people to create a class that’s ‘fun’ – their words, not just mine.
It’s not just for women, often half the class are men and a couple of the members bring their kids along to participate in class too. We have participants from 9 years old through to over 70. It’s definitely not just for old people, needing an easy or gentle class. If you are recovering from surgery it can be highly beneficial in your recovery process too (take medical advice from your doctor before joining in the fun) and get in touch and I can discuss options with you.
I have had participants who have: hip replacements, knee replacements, diabetes, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, colitis, MS, have had a stroke, depression & anxiety, back problems, weight issues, along with the healthy participant looking for a good class with a caring environment to come along to join in giving me a hard time for pushing them.
The Benefits of Pilates:
You can have a trampoline proof pelvic floor.
Sort your posture now and you will be walking like an Amazonian model. No-one want’s the old person’s hump back, and if you have already started to get that it’s not too late, we can work on fixing it.
Better flexibility. Everyone who sits at a desk or in a car all day will have a tight lower back, tight hips and probably tight hamstrings… we work on that too.
A stronger body will help you not only move better, feel better, give you confidence, but also allow you to destress (which boosts your immune system too). A stronger body is a healthier and happier body.
A calmer mind, when you ask people to meditate it is often something they report back that they struggle with. All meditation is, is focusing on one thing and quieting the chattering head that we often live in all day. Spend an hour in a Pilates class where you are asked to focus on your breath and movement and all of a sudden the noise of everything else goes away.
When does this fun happen?
GLASGOW WEST END
Where: SDTA, Studio 2, 101 Park Rd, Glasgow, G4 9JE (Just behind The Stand Comedy Club at the end of woodlands Rd)
Saturday, 10am – 11am
Wednesday, 7pm – 8pm
Where: Studio at The Yard, 23A St Mungo’s St. Bishopbriggs
How much: £40 per month (1 class per week) £10 Drop in
If you have any questions or want to discuss if Pilates is right for you please email me email@example.com or call / text 07875036659
If you know you want to join in the fun, confirm your space by emailing me firstname.lastname@example.org or call / text 07875036659
Please be aware that the Saturday morning 10am class is often FULL so please make contact to guarantee your space.
Prefer one to one Pilates instead of group training? Just get in contact to discuss options either email email@example.com or call/text 07875036659.
MoveGB members are welcome, just book online through your MoveGB membership site.