The image was inspired by my 80 year old mum, who came to her first Barre Pilates class on Tuesday. This was on the same day she went circuit training in the morning, walking lunch time and completed an hour of Matwork Pilates first!
Proving "You are never too old".
My philosophy in teaching Yoga and Pilates courses is to inspire, educate and empower my clients to take control of their physical wellbeing. It is for this reason, I run a varied class and course programme (open to anyone) giving them the opportunity to enjoy a class most days of the week. To reap the many benefits we need to practice, otherwise it is not possible to maintain or improve our physical wellbeing. The saying ‘use it or lose it’ applies.
I regularly repeat my Introduction courses for Yoga and Pilates, introducing people to these activities who have never been to a Yoga or Pilates class before. I simply love teaching this course.
I then offer Beginners courses, Improvers courses, and more advanced classes and courses. Taking people on a journey, at a pace, they are happy with. For those wanting things slower, I have gentle Hatha Yoga classes and Yoga Relaxation classes. I have recently introduced Barre Pilates and it is this which is causing such a stir at the moment especially with some of my seniors! They love it.
There really is something for everyone. If it is not Yoga or Pilates for you, check out your local college, gym or community centre and see what is on offer. I’m sure you will find something you enjoy.
Here is some of the written feedback received from over my 50's and under 21's all enjoying Barre Pilates:
“I am 66 nearly 67 and love the Barre Pilates class, though not as agile as some, I think I hold my own, though I sometimes get it wrong - the double kicks being a point in question. Fantastic class with friendly people”. Irene
"Thank you for a very enjoyable Barre Pilates class. I am now finding myself trying and succeeding in doing certain Pilates moves that I never thought possible when I first started and I am enjoying the benefits of feeling stronger and more flexible". Barbara
"Thank you so much for our first Pilates class on Saturday, we both enjoyed it alot". Samantha
"Another fantastic course. I really enjoyed the variation to the mat work and looked forward to class every week. It was great to learn the moves incorporating the Barre and I loved the tempo of the class. All in all a great workout that complemented the other course I was on and the weekly classes. Great job!" Mairead
‘I thoroughly enjoy the Barre Pilates class, a great combination of Ballet and Pilates, the toughest yet most enjoyable class I have done in a very long time and loving the relaxation at the end of the class too. Pauline increases the intensity gradually each week and her detailed knowledge and experience shine through’ Michele
What a celebration of the diversity of age all expressing the joy of Pilates. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to write to me. I am sorry if I have not included your email, every single one is appreciated.
PS: My mum said it was just a bit easy for her, she prefers Cardio Combat with all the kicks and punches!!!
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