What’s on this week: 28 August – 2 September


What’s on this week:
28 August – 2 September

Final Week: Special Offer with Arion!

Dear <<First Name>>,

We have had great fun introducing the Grasshopper Program to you all – thanks for the feedback – we’re so pleased you’re enjoying it too!  We know that some of your are feeling the effects of your hard work, particularly in your shoulders – but that’s normal and will ease as we get stronger!

We are all looking forward to the bank holiday weekend, although it’s hard to believe that the summer is coming to an end and everyone is getting ready for return to school – where did the time go?!

We have put on a Reformer Plus class at 10am on Bank Holiday Monday which we were delighted to see was a full class.

Everything will be back to normal from Tuesday.  There are a few spaces in some of our classes, so check out the timetable and reserve your place below.

This week is the final week for the Special Offer of 30% discount on 1:1 sessions with Arion (see below).  If you’d like to try 1:1 Pilates, this is a great opportunity to do so!

We hope you have a wonderful long weekend and we look forward to seeing you in the studio or online!

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Welcome Arion – Special Offer!

As some of you know, Arion joined us in June and brings a wealth of experience.  He qualified as a Physiotherapist in Brazil in 2010, to which he added a comprehensive Pilates qualification in 2015.  He worked extensively in health and care settings in Brazil, prior to moving to England in 2021.  He is now working towards registering his Brazilian physiotherapy qualification in the UK.

Since moving to the UK, Arion has been teaching 1:1 Pilates and Reformer Classes in a variety of settings.  He enjoys bringing a sense of playfulness to Pilates practice, while challenging clients to get the best from their practice.

Arion has some availability for 1:1 sessions on Wednesdays between 8.45am and 3pm.  To welcome Arion to the studio, we have an amazing one-time offer for up to FOUR lucky clients who’d like to try 1:1 Pilates.

The first four clients to take up the offer can enjoy a 30% discount on a FIVE session package of 1:1 Pilates (a saving of nearly £100 on the usual price!)  You must be available between 8.45am and 3pm on Wednesdays (on a first come first served basis).  The package is valid for 42 days.

You can buy your package here using the code: ARION30 to qualify for the discount – but don’t delay, it’s strictly limited to the first four clients who take up the offer.

Once you’ve bought your package, you can book your sessions  – with Arion only – here.

All Things Pilates Community Corner!

Some of you have asked why we often include lunges, hip stretches and scooter in our Find Your Flow® programs.

The simple answer is that they’re really good exercises – particularly to warm up with.

But why?

These movements use all of the muscles in our legs, as well as requiring us to use muscles in our core (particularly abdominal and back muscles) for stability and balance.

They’re great for increasing strength and endurance in those muscles.  Because we work on each leg separately, they sometimes expose imbalances in strength and/or greater flexibility in one leg.  We can then work on those imbalances.

As we grow more confident in our strength and balance, we can challenge ourselves further by taking our hands off the foot-bar; by adding in some rotations; and by increasing the load on the springs.

Crucially, lunges, hip stretches and Scooter also help open our hips – a necessary antidote to sitting for long hours, at a desk, in the car, or simply relaxing on the sofa.  We often notice – and hope you do – that everyone looks taller at the end of a class.  That’s usually because, on arrival, we’re a little bit bent over (almost imperceptibly!) – tight hips can pull on muscles in our lower back and prevent us from standing tall on top of our pelvis.

The Scooter has many of the same benefits, but in addition, improves our ability to move our legs freely in the hip joint socket, without pulling on our pelvis and spine.  (We call that hip disassociation.)

That’s really important in preventing lower back problems.  If, for example, when we’re walking, our legs can’t move freely in the hip joint, muscles supporting our spine and/or pelvis will join in to compensate. This can cause those muscle to over-work, leading to lower back pain.

The Scooter is such a great exercise to familiarise ourselves with hip disassociation.  If we do it often, we may notice how much more freely we can walk, particularly over longer distances.

 Although challenging – (we can often ‘feel the burn’ in the glutes, the quads and/or hamstrings) – these movements are also fun to perform.  We’ve all enjoyed adding ‘hops’ (or ‘leaps’) to our lunges – great for raising the heart rate, while the Scooter can take us right back to the carefree days of childhood.

So, that’s why you’ll see them cropping up (with subtle variations) in many of our Find Your Flow® programs.

If you’d like to experience lunges, hip stretches or Scooter – reserve your place at one of our classes below – we’d love to share it with you!

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Class Timetable: August/September


Best Wishes,

Gemma and the All Things Pilates team

Tel: 0208 549 2892
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