New pilates class starting in Leominster..

New pilates class will be starting at The Forbury Chapel in Leominster on Tuesdays, 11.30 -12.30  starting September 23rd. Suitable for beginners. More information is on website http://www.dawnarkellpilates.wordpress.com or phone Dawn 01568 615239 to book a place.

Dust down those Stability balls ready for action…

The stability ball is a great piece of equipment to use in pilates. They challenge our bodies in a different way and are good fun too!  I’m hoping we can use them in my mixed level classes at the end of August . It will be possible if most people have their own balls to bringContinue reading “Dust down those Stability balls ready for action…”

How balanced are you?

My Pilates for Gardeners class today, focused on balance. Gardening often requires us to lean or reach, taking us off balance, so not surprising that most gardening injuries are caused by falls. We used the pilates poles for standing balance work and the Thera-Band to stretch tight muscles.  Can you stand really tall, lift oneContinue reading “How balanced are you?”

Routine-how to fit pilates into our busy lives

This week we’re focusing on the last of the 8 principles-Routine. The more we practise pilates the more we feel the benefit. People tell me they’d like to practise at home but     1. they forget the moves 2. not sure they are doing it right and 3. not enough time. So we’ve been learningContinue reading “Routine-how to fit pilates into our busy lives”

May 19th

Thanks for all your feedback about this site. It’s a work in progress and I’m hoping it will be a useful means of keeping in touch. There have been requests for more photos along with options for downloading the handouts, which I’m working on. My thanks to Alan for volunteering to be photographer and takingContinue reading “May 19th”