What’s on this week: 4 – 9 September


What’s on this week:
4 – 9 September

Back to School!

Dear <<First Name>>,

Hello – and welcome back to those of you who have taken a break from Pilates during the school holidays. Have you missed those wonderful moments of ‘me time’ in the Studio or in an early morning online class?  We’ve missed you – and are excited to see you again soon.

We are looking forward to sharing the Grasshopper program with you – we’ve practising the program for a couple of weeks now, but we’re confident that you’ll catch up in no time!

This week in Community Corner, we’re taking a closer look at Seated Arms (facing forward) – why it’s part of this program and the benefits it will bring to your body.

It’s great to see the Studio filling up again.  There are still some openings in classes and 1:1s during the week.  The timetable is completely back to normal now.  Following a break in August, the Reformer Fundamentals class  on Thursdays at 6.30pm is now back on the timetable, along with the Reformer Plus class on Mondays at 12.30.  Take a look below to see the full timetable.

The new school year is often a time for parents (or grandparents) to think about taking up something new.  If you know someone who’d like to try Pilates, remember, we have some great introductory offers:

2 x (one hour) 1:1 sessions for £99 (saving of £41)
1 x (one hour) 1:1 session and 1 x Reformer Plus class for £60 (saving of £45)
2 x (one hour) 2:1 (duet) sessions for £150 (saving of £60).

You can buy and book any of these offers, or any of our classes by clicking on the button below.

We hope you 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!

We’re really getting into our Grasshopper Program now and already noticing increases in strength and mobility.

The Reformer is such a versatile piece of equipment:  you can lie on it, kneel on it, stand on it or sit on it!  You can use it facing forwards, backwards, or sideways.  Over the course of this program, we’ll be using the Reformer in many of these ways.  They all bring differing benefits to the body – and variations help keep things interesting!

This week, we thought we’d take a look at Seated Arms (facing forward) – what we’re doing and the benefits it will deliver.

One of the first things to be aware of, is that, just by sitting tall and maintaining a neutral spine throughout the exercise, we are using muscles in our core.  Later in the program, some of us may want to progress to upright kneelingincreasing the stability challenge and therefore working deeper into core muscles.

We’ll be practising reaching our arms long and then bringing them back so that our thumbs reach our lower ribs, with elbows brushing our ribs along the way.  That’s quite a challenging movement – not everyone has that range in their body.  It’s the range required for a press-up/push-up and will help us find our Grasshopper later in the program.

As we’re moving through this exercise, we’ll be working into muscles in our arms and shoulder girdle, as well as into our pectoral muscles (chest and front of shoulders).  We use these muscle groups when pulling, pushing, lifting, or reaching (eg. to a high shelf).

All of these muscles work to support our shoulder joints and upper spine and help to keep our upper body (including the head and neck) balanced and stable.  By increasing the range of movement in our shoulder girdle, we will improve the functionality of our arms, leading to improved efficiency of movement.  This will really help if you’re a swimmer, golfer, tennis (or any racquet sport) player, but will also help us move efficiently, without straining, in our everyday life.

In the Grasshopper Program, we’re focusing quite a lot on increasing strength and mobility across our shoulder girdle.  We hope that, as the weeks progress, you’ll notice the benefits in your day-to-day activities!

If you’d like to experience the Grasshopper Program, reserve your place in one of our Reformer Plus classes.

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Class Timetable: September


Best Wishes,

Gemma and the All Things Pilates team

Tel: 0208 549 2892
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