What’s on this week: 13 -18 February


  What’s on this week: 13 -18 February

V is for Vibrancy!
Dear <<First Name>>,

It has been wonderful to see the sunshine this week, despite the cold weather!  It feels as though Spring is just around the corner, with blossom and daffodils already beginning to peek through. The sunshine is also energising us – we’re starting to feel more vibrant as we emerge from the dark winter days!

In the Studio, we’re pleased at last to be enjoying more natural light and warmth as we progress towards the final stages of our themed Find your Flow® program.  It’s such a thrill to see how well everyone has progressed over the weeks – we hope that you’re seeing the benefits in your daily activities, or as you progress towards your goals for 2023!

This week in Community Corner we’re taking a closer look at Inverted V – one of the building block movements that helps us find our Arabesque – to understand a little more about the movement and its benefits in everyday life.  

A reminder that we are offering a First Aid Training Course on Sunday 26 February.  We noticed a news item on BBC this week about a young boy who had just completed a First Aid Course and found himself having to save his Mum from choking – we never know when we may be called on to provide emergency First Aid!

Our course will be delivered by Saving Lives at Work (who are specialists in this area) and will be held in the studio.  There are still some places available, so if you’re interested, please see below for more details.

Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you in the studio or online soon!

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 First Aid Course

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where someone has been injured and you’re not sure what to do?  Would you like to be able to perform CPR or use a defibrillator (or even know how to find one)?

If that sounds like you, then you may be interested in joining our First Aid Course at the studio on Sunday 26 February from 10am to 4pm.

The course will be facilitated by Saving Lives at Work, who are experts in this area and will lead to a Level 3 Certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work, valid for 3 years.

The course will cover important issues such as:- How to help an unresponsive casualty, including step by step CPR

– How to help someone who’s choking or in shock

– How to treat minor burns/scalds and bleeding

– What to do/not to do while waiting for paramedics.

All of our team will be attending and from past experience, the course will be delivered in a highly professional, but very relaxed manner.

The course is priced at £125 (highly competitive rate benchmarked against other providers) and we think, offers great value for money.

You can now book your place below!

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All Things Pilates Community Corner!

This week we thought we’d take a look at ‘Inverted V’ – one of the exercises in our new Find your Flow® program.

In tune with much of the current themed programthis movement is aimed, primarily, at hip mobility.  Although we’re using the reformer, you’ll see from the picture above that we begin to learn the movement with our feet solidly on the floor.  We do this so that our bodies can get used to what we’re asking of them before adding the challenge of the moving reformer – that’s about finding form before flow. 

We’ll move between the plank position (body in a straight line) and the V positionsending our hips high, using muscles in the shoulders, legs and core for stability.  We’ll also be using our toes to help us roll in and out of the movement.

When we’re comfortable in the movement, we can add the additional challenge of standing on the reformer and sliding the carriage out and in as we flow through the movement.  Here, we’ll be challenging our balance centres, including our proprioceptive (sensory nervous) system.

So, what are the benefits in our everyday life?

Improving our hip stability and mobility will help keep us upright to maintain good posture.  It will help to relieve lower back pain – when our hips are tight, we tend to pull on muscles in the lower back for support.

As it’s a full body movement, we’ll be toning and strengthening muscle groups throughout the body.  When flowing through the movement, we’ll also find our heart rate increasing, as we improve our stamina and overall fitness.

We don’t need a reformer for this movement, so it’s a great one to practise at home!  While we get used to it, we may want to place our hands on the seat of a chair.  As we improve we can place our hands closer to, or on, the floor to increase the challenge.

Why not give it a go and let us know how you get on – we’d love to have your feedback!

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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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