Category Archives: Pilates

Christmas 2019

Here is everything you need to know for Christmas at Tameside Pilates  2019!

Tues Dec 3rd – no classes at Hurst, we are going for a curry, everyone is welcome, whatever class you attend!

Tuesday 10th December Droylsden Pilates by Candlelight Class, 11am & Christmas Afternoon Tea on Safari Narrowboat tea room, 12.15.

Tuesday 10th December Hurst 7pm Pilates by Candlelight, 8pm Festive HIIT

Wednesday 11th December Stalybridge 6.30pm Santa Step, 7.30pm Pilates by Candlelight.

Thursday 12th December Stalybridge 10.15am Festive and Fifty, Dukinfield 11.45am Pilates by Candlelight.

Monday 16th December Hurst 9.45am Pilates by Candlelight, Stalybridge 11.15am Pilates by Candlelight.

Monday 16th December 12.30 Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Pad, Willow Wood, Stalybridge. Everyone welcome!

Monday 16th December, final classes of 2019, Droylsden, 7pm Santa Step, 8pm, Pilates by Candlelight. Planned restart is Jan 6th.

Armed Forces Day free class

For Armed Forces Day 2019 I am offering a free Pilates class to Veteran members of the Forces.  The offer is open to both current class members and those new to Tameside Pilates. No experience is needed but please do ask if you have any special needs.  Fill in the form to claim your place.

Free Pilates Taster session at Dukinfield Festival July 7th 2018

Join me at Dukinfield Park on July 7th 2018 for a Pilates taster session: Pilates for Posture and Back Pain.

We will be doing 30 mins of Standing Pilates focussing on posture, and tips on how to deal with back pain. Please note that if you are being treated for back pain you should check with your medic/physio etc that it is ok for you to join in the class. The class will be very suitable for beginners, nothing very strenuous.

The sessions will take place in the Community room (next to the Bowling Green) at 11:45 am and 12:30pm

Please fill in this form to claim your free place.

It’s Christmas! Dates for your diary.

It’s a busy time of year, get these date in your diary!

Mon 11/12 9:45am Pilates by Candlelight Hurst CC
  11:15am Pilates by Candlelight Stalybridge Meths
  7:00pm Santa’s Step Nicholson’s Droylsden
  8:00pm Pilates by Candlelight Nicholson’s Droylsden
Tues 12/12 11:00am Pilates by Candlelight Nicholson’s Droylsden
  7:00pm Pilates by Candlelight Hurst CC
  8:00pm Jingle HIIT Hurst CC
Weds 13/12 6:30pm Glow Step Stalybridge Civic Hall
  7:30pm Pilates by Candlelight Stalybridge Civic Hall
Thurs 14/12 10:15am Festive Fit & 50 Stalybridge Meths
 LAST CLASS OF 2017 11:45am Pilates by Candlelight Dukinfield Park




Pilates by Candlelight


Normal Timetable resumes on Monday 8th Jan 9:45 am at Hurst CC.

Pelvic Floor Seminar

c2d4ea92ee2d4cbc728fa17892d4f721Learn about your pelvic floor, what can go wrong and how to fix it. An evening of fun, edutainment and fundraising.  In aid of Breast Cancer Care.

Payment is by cash/chq in class or I can send you a Paypal invoice (85p booking fee)  Please book using the form below.

Here’s a sneak peek of our speaker Cherry Baker, she is a pelvic health specialist, very well known and respected in the fitness industry. And, she is very funny too, it’s going to be a great night!

Would you like to see the IT iliotibial Band?

I was lucky enough to go and see the Body Worlds exhibit in New York recently.  I had seen this before at the Science and Industry museum in Manchester, but it was many years ago and my understanding of anatomy has progressed since then.  The number one thing I wanted to see was the iliotibial band and to understand more about it’s role in stabilising the knee.

This is Yoga Lady, we may never find out her real name or know anything about her, but doesn’t she look amazing?  And there down the side of her thigh is the IT (iliotibial) Band.  It’s a critical postural muscle and can be the cause of much pain or discomfort to runners.  If you have IT Band Syndrome then do come along to class for some postural tips and IT band stretches.

yoga lady showing iliotibial band at the body worlds exhibition

yoga lady showing iliotibial band at the body worlds exhibition

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I love this photo of Yoga Lady, I bet she would be happy to know we can see here like this!

You can read more about the IT (iliotibial) Band on Wikipedia

There are Body Worlds exhibitions all over the world, you can see the current ones here.  Don’t be afraid to go to one, it’s not gory, it’s fascinating.

Pelvic Floor Seminiar

I’m thinking of running a Pelvic Floor Seminar with a guest speaker, it will be Edutainment, you will learn all about the PF, what can go wrong and how to fix it.  It will be a social event, not a workout, there will be wine . . .  but you get exercises and homework as well, have a look at this video.

What do you think?  Would a Friday night work for you?  I’m also thinking of doing it as a fundraiser for Charity, what about Breast Cancer Care?  Let me know in the comments or in class.

I *heart* Pilates!

Pilates key tag and charm from Tameside Pilates I really do love Pilates and I hope all my clients do too.  For my little Christmas gift this year I had some charms made to show our love!

And, here also is this years Christmas card, me jumping at the temples at Angkor Wat.  I’ll be spending Christmas in Cambodia so it seemed appropriate!

Class member Debbie asked me if it was really me in the Santa dress or had I photoshopped my face onto a Mrs Santa?  Well, yes it is me!  The original photo was shot at Hartshead Pike a couple of years ago, it was a fun photoshoot and you can read the amusing story behind it HERE.

I still have a few of these left, see me in class if you didn’t get yours.