Happy New Year! What’s on this week: 8 – 13 January


Happy New Year!

What’s on this week: 8 – 13 January
Dear <<First Name>>,

Happy New Year – we hope that everyone had a restorative festive break and that 2024 brings good health, happiness and calm.

We have all returned to the Studio full of energy and resolved to make this the best Pilates year ever!  We have started to roll out our new Find Your Flow® program – we’re calling this one the Rolling Up program.  It is proving to be the perfect program to ease out stiff bodies, whether from cold, wet days, or a lot of time spent sitting over Christmas, or from unfamiliar exercise like ski-ing or fell-walking!  We’re focusing a lot on healthy spines in this program – key to ease of movement and good posture.  We’ll take a closer look at what we have in store over the next six weeks in Community Corner below.

We’re delighted that so many of your were able to spend some time following our 12 Days of Christmas reels on Instagram over the break.  We hope they helped you maintain flexibility while the Studio was closed.  Thank you for all of your comments and ‘likes’ – we’re really grateful and have been thrilled to hear from some old friends – we hope we may get to welcome you back to the Studio in 2024!

Everything is back to normal in the Studio this week, although we’ll be sad to say goodbye to our Christmas tree!  Classes are filling up, but we still have spaces in the lunchtime class on Monday and Tuesday at 12.30pm and in classes at 6pm and 7pm on Tuesday.  Check out the full timetable and book your place below.

We’d love to have your feedback on how we’re doing.  One way of giving feedback and helping to promote what we offer among the wider community is through Google Reviews.  These are particularly important nowwhen so many more people will be thinking about health and fitness.

If you’d like to leave a review, whether in words, or in a star-rating, you can use the box below – it’s very straightforward and will literally take seconds.

We are so grateful for your support!

Have a wonderful week and we look forward to seeing you in the studio or online.

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All Things Pilates Community Corner!

As we enter 2024, we have been thinking about Joseph Pilates’ famous quote about healthy spines:

“If your spine is stiff at 30, you are old; if it’s flexible at 60, you are young!’

We’d go a lot further than that – and we’re sure that some of our more senior clients would agree(!) –  to say that regardless of age, if you have a healthy spine, you are young!

With that in mind, the focus of our new Find Your Flow® program is all about rolling – we’re calling it the Rolling Up program.  As with all of our programs, you’ll get a full body workout – a healthy spine needs the support of the whole body to help it remain flexible!

However, the main focus of the Rolling Up Program is about rolling out our spine, through all of the movement planes: moving front to back (sagittal plane), moving side to side (coronal plane) and moving in rotation (axial plane).

Why is a healthy spine important?  The spine gives our body structure and support and stiffness can result in back or neck ache.  However, spinal weakness can also manifest in different areas of the body, such as: rounded shoulders, soreness in hips, knees and/or ankles, headaches.  This is because, in order to keep our body upright, if the spine is stiff, it will pull on other muscles, causing stress in those areas too.

Through the course of the six week program, we’ll spend time easing out our spines while draped over  arcs, we’ll find spinal extension while lying in prone position, we’ll find hip extension, through Bridging and Scooter, while working into leg muscles!  We’ll also be enjoying side bends and taking another look at Climb a Tree – which so many of us enjoyed in previous programs.

If this sounds a bit daunting – particularly after the Christmas break – don’t be disheartened!  As with all of our programs, we’ll start gradually, so that you can find the right technique and add complexity and challenge at your own pace, when your body is ready.

As we start the Roll Up program, you may want to think about ‘framing’ your starting point, relevant to your personal goals for the next few weeks.  For many of us goals will be about strength and mobility, so for example, you might want to ‘frame’ which spring you used, how many repetitions you achieved, how your body felt moving over the arc and so on.  For some of us, goals may be about confidence on the Reformer so we may be thinking about ‘framing’ how we felt in side bend on the box, to what extent we were able to relax into an ‘upside down’ position and so on.

You can then check again at the end of the program to see what progress you’ve made in the areas of most importance to you.

We hope you enjoy the Roll Up Program as much as we enjoyed developing it for you!

If you’d like to experience Reformer Pilates, you can book your place in our Reformer Plus classes, or join our Reformer Fundamentals class, using the link below.  We’d love to welcome you to the Studio!

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Class Timetable: January

Best Wishes,

Gemma and the All Things Pilates team

Tel: 0208 549 2892
Email: admin@allthingspilates.co.uk
Website: www.allthingspilates.co.uk
Address: All Things Pilates, Unit 03 Princess Court, Horace Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2SL

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