There are even more holidays coming up very soon. Monday January 28th is a holiday and the studio will be closed, the same for Wednesday February 6th, we will be closed for Waitangi Day. I am taking a couple of days off towards the end of February and will let you know the dates later.
This is the time of year when resolutions are made, the most common new year resolution is getting some weight off and taking up some form of exercise. Unfortunately, only 17 % of people stick with such resolutions!! Lucky for us that we are already on the journey with Pilates especially with all the medical evidence pointing towards how beneficial exercise is.
We know that Pilates improves strength and flexibility, improves stamina and improves the function of the core which helps prevent back problems. It enhances body composition, encourages good posture and proper breathing patterns. It is also good for the mind with the focus and concentration it requires.
The latest research I have come across is how exercise can help improve brain function by helping the nerves conduct messages more effectively.
Pilates may further help with that. Australian research has shown that Pilates helps improve balance and coordination. Using our balance sensors in the brain, muscles and joints, it is a way of helping prevent stumbles and falls and the injuries associated with them. Hence all that work in standing at the end of class to challenge you.
It is very hard to keep track of everyone over the school holidays and I really try to keep up with when everyone will return but I strongly recommend you let me know when you plan to start back if you haven’t contacted me for a while. Even with the extra classes on the timetable thanks to Val and Carla, space is limited and classes are very full. The latest timetable follows.
I hope all of you who made it to the Christmas party had a great time once the bar situation was sorted out! Several people enquired about John’s chocolate pavlova and he has agreed to share his recipe with you. Let me know if you want it and I will send it to you.
There are a few do’s and don’ts, the latest being no zips please. There is no place for zips on any Pilates gear, they damage the mats and the paint on the walls. They can also be very uncomfortable to lie or roll on.
The cancellation policy is 24 hours notice or you pay for the class.
Please turn your phones off.
Classes start on time.
If you arrive late, please enter the class as quietly as possible so as not to disturb the others who are trying to focus. Please don't chat once class has begun.
Please bring a small towel to put under your head on the mat for hygeine reasons.
If you are hurt, it is your responsibility to let us know before class.
If you don't let us know, you run the risk of aggravating your injury
All concession cards have an expiry date.
A 10 session card has an expiry date of 4 months from the first session and a 4 session card has an expiry date of 2 months from the first session. We can accommodate holidays & illness when fixing expiry dates.
All bookings and cancellations are made through me even if I don't take your class My phone numbers are, 438 8289 or text 021 036 0448 or e mail. firstname.lastname@example.org