We return to business as usual on Monday January 11th raring to go and hope your break will have energised you too. I am on jury service for the week beginning Monday 18th so Jie will be covering my classes . Then our roles are reversed when Jie goes away for the first two weeks of February and I will cover her work. Carla is looking after Val's Monday evening classes until schools go back after the Auckland anniversary weekend then we hope to settle down to normality. The start of the year is always so messy with the various public holidays and school holidays continuing.
This is on Thursday evening February 25th held at the cricket club and we hope you will all be able to come. We have always been lucky with the weather in this lovely setting and hope this year is no exception. Reminders and invites will be sent out nearer the date.
We are adding a new lunchtime class on a Friday for a trial period . We plan it to be at 12.15 pm but this can start a bit later if it needs to. It starts on Friday February 5th . It will trial till Easter at the end of March and we will see how it goes and how it affects other classes before deciding if it will become permanent.
For the months of January and February we are offering some special deals to encourage you (and others) back into the swing of things.
If you know someone you think might enjoy Pilates and they come along at your suggestion, their first class will be free and you will also receive a free class so share the joy of Pilates and both of you will benefit !
We are also offering a special deal for personal training on the equipment for anyone who hasn't done it before . The cost will be $35 for either a half hour session or an hour's shared session. If you think this would be for you, let me know and we will try to match up some duet sessions.
Our Super Team!
I have mentioned before how multi talented our team is . As well as all teaching excellent Pilates (!!) Carla, Jie and I all hold personal training qualifications . Carla also teaches dance, Val is a massage therapist and naturopath and I was a physiotherapist in a past life. This means that even though we are a Pilates studio, we can certainly offer a lot of advice outside the Pilates box too.
There is a great deal of research about Pilates and a huge body of evidence about how good Pilates is for you whatever your reasons for doing it.
If you are recovering from an injury or have a pain issue, particularly back pain, it can be most helpful in strengthening the weak muscles that can cause pain and injury. At the other end of the spectrum, if you are an athlete in any way, Pilates will support your chosen sport by keeping your core strong and your body balanced and injury free. It can also be used as a form of cross training. The mind body element of Pilates has also received a lot of positive attention lately as mindfulness programmes become more and more popular . For older people, the balance and control help in falls prevention. So there are many reasons to keep up with your Pilates not least that it is also good fun!