When people are thinking about coming to a group fitness class they are often concerned about ‘fitting in’. Some are concerned that they are not fit enough, or perhaps worried about what to wear, they think they don’t have the right gear etc. So I’ve started a little movie project to allow you to meet some of the people I teach. Today at the Meths church I filmed Lilian, Lesley and Lesley. As you can see they are all lovely and quite Normal!
A Handy Calf Stretch
Here’s a handy calf stretch, great for Hikers, Steppers and wearers of stilettos!
Joseph Pilates’s life story
The story of Joseph Pilates is truly fascinating – a sickly child with rickets becomes a circus performer, strongman and fitness guru to the New York Ballet!
Sitting is the new Smoking
A Pilates client mentioned to me that her Consultant and told her that ‘Sitting is the new Smoking’. I remembered seeing this info-graphic, it makes me want to leap up off the sofa!
Info-graphic supplied by medicalbillingandcoding.org I image that some of the stats come from the US but we wont be far behind. Makes for chilling reading doesn’t it?
Behind the scenes with Santa
Remember the Christmas card I gave out in class and on Facebook?
Some people accused me of Photoshopping it!
Well, yes, some photoshop was involved but me and Sam from Saddleworth Studios did go up to Hartshead Pike in October to shoot me jumping and planking.
I thought you might like to see the Behind The Scenes photos . . .
Of course I did add additional ‘me’s’ and a snowy sky, but we really did go to Hartshead Pike!
Any suggestions for next years Christmas photo-shoot?
I just had my web tested for Usability by Peek, this is what they found:
So, I am wondering – would *you* be a tester? You don’t need to make a video, just take a wander around TamesidePilates.com and let me know what you think in the Reply, below. I’d love to know what you think, it all helps me improve!
Free Fitness Taster
The step boxes I won a grant to buy have arrived! Free Fitness class at Droylsden tonight.
Summer bodies are made in the winter
If you sit around snuggled up to your fire and drinking hot chocolate over the winter you will just get fatter. Fact.
Join us for Fat Burning, preparing for your LBD and a bikini: Monday 9:45am, Tuesday 8:00pm at Hurst Community Centre. Plus coming soon to Droylsden!
Learning to Fly
As part of my on going Birthday celebrations I found myself in front of a large helicopter fan learning to skydive, I have to say it was totally awesome! Whilst flying, the spine is in extension and the chest is opened, shoulders retracted. I was a little worried that I might get a sore back, my spine and extension are not Best Friends! Actually my glutes were the main thing that complained (they always want to “take over” don’t they?). I felt a little beat up the day after but completely worth it for such a fantastic experience.
I was curious to know what the cardiac response to throwing oneself in front of a helicopter fan might be, so I wore my heart rate monitor. Check out the screenshot, as you can see not much effect at all!
Thank you to Cilla for the fab gift and for flying with me along with Mike, Janine and Margaret. We flew at Airkix near the Trafford Centre, it was the perfect day – Skydiving and shopping!