YAY, the studio is open and I am more than delighted to be back! I hope you are all keeping well. As Summer starts to wind down, its time to embrace the Autumn.
I always think of September as a new start, sometimes more so than the beginning of a new year. The kids are back to school, lots are back to work and now its time to focus on YOU.
When it comes to getting fit, there’s always two peak periods of the year where people are looking to get in shape. The obvious one is January. New Year, new me, of course.
However slightly unexpectedly, the other peak time is September, right before the start of the Autumn. Perhaps after an indulgent Summer or lock down, now is the best time to focus on a healthy body and mind.
As many of you know pilates is a very popular way of doing that. Our Autumn term classes start next week ( 14th Sept) and the best bit is you can join via zoom as well as face to face!
Here’s why Pilates is a great way to keep in shape this September…
The Benefits of Pilates
Pilates is now officially acknowledged by the NHS as a form of physiotherapy. A Pilates class can go a long way to helping prevent injury, in particular in the lower back and joints. It is commonly practiced as a way to tackle osteoporosis and has proven particularly effective for seniors who struggle with limited, or painful mobility.
As a form of exercise, Pilates is also very effective for strength and power. A Pilates routine will help to work all of the key muscle groups in particular the deep core muscles in the stomach. Most regular gym sessions will not achieve this and that’s what makes Pilates a good addition to a workout plan. These exercises will also strengthen the muscles around the base of spine.
Pilates can also be used as part of a diet plan if you are looking to lose weight. Because a routine works many different parts of the body at once, it tones different muscle groups at a similar speed. This also prevents muscular imbalance which prevents injury.
It’s also very low risk in terms of hurting yourself further. It’s a low impact exercise and this is why it is suitable to all levels and ages of people.
Super Clean and Super Shinny
So the studio is back open, we are following all government guidelines and making sure we do our bit to keep you safe, fit and healthy!
Simply follow the link to see our September/ October Timetable
Due to the Coronavirus, we have made changes to our Pilates Classes. Please take note of the following changes.
- Please avoid arriving early and aim to attend as close to start time as possible. Please wait outside the door until you are greeted.
- Please arrive in the same clothes you will be using to take part in the session.
- Hand sanitising is to be completed at the start and end of the session.
- The studio has been updated to ensure that social distancing of 2 meters can be adhered to. When 2 meters cannot be achieved then a minimum of 1 meter with added precautions will take place.
- Face coverings are optional.
- You must not attend your session if you have any of the following: A recent onset of a new or continous cough, High temperature, loss or change in taste and/or smell.
- We will be operating a track and trace system using evePASS, you do not need to download the app, you simple open the camera section on your phone, and follow directions. Instructions on the studio door.
- Footwear to be left at the door, in storage racks
- Please wear socks or Pilates socks for your session.
- Ensure you bring own mat and own cushion. Please ensure santizied before entering the building.
- Mats to either seperated by 2 meters or less than 2 meters with precautions.
- Contactless payment preferred. Precautions taken if paying be cheque or cash.