I am so sorry to mention the C word eight weeks before it actually happens but it will be affecting us at the studio so here goes.
First and foremost, our Christmas party is on Thursday December 18th at Northland Cricket, as usual. I will be sending out invitations later but I need you all to get that date in your diaries before all the other invitations and parties start flooding in.
We will also break over the Christmas period until Monday January 12th. When we finish is up for some discussion. We are happy to run classes on Monday 22nd December and Tuesday 23rd if there are enough people interested in attending. Please let us know if you would like a class on those days and we will organise it. If no one wants to come, we will finish on Friday December 19th . We will keep you posted on this.
Christmas is a time for giving gifts and we have gift vouchers available for any of the services we offer at Northland Pilates. It could be the perfect gift for someone needing a dose of health and fitness or you could drop hints for some nice person to get you one.
Over the holiday period it can be hard to keep up the good Pilates work without one of us standing over you telling what to do. There are a number of things you can do, it just requires motivation ! We have exercise lists for all levels and can e mail them or give you a hard copy. If you don't think you can manage a full workout, we also have the easier Pilates prep exercises on a sheet.
This time of year always seems much busier and more stressful than any other when the very opposite should be the case. So you can enjoy your Christmas break, give yourself the pleasure of your Pilates class, fifty minutes of pure 'me' time. It can only be good for you, no matter how busy you are.
On a different topic, some of you have been using foam rollers to perform your own self massage for muscular pain. There is a lot of research out there showing that these rollers can be useful in reducing muscle soreness if used both before and after any exercise or activity that causes muscular pain. We stock these at the studio and will show you how they can be used to help you. Please let us know if you want to try one and we can instruct you. They cost $30 each. If you have any muscular pain, they are extremely effective and can be used daily.