Another satisfying teaching week, using the bands. Some of the comments I’ve heard : ” ..I feel taller” “…. I feel more confident” ” ….I can leap out of the bath now!”
A fourth pilates class started on Wednesday at Eardisland Village Hall this week, attracting 12 people, all from outside of the village – for some it was their first visit to the hall. Most people were new to pilates, so we started with the basics of breathing and core engagement. Lots of positive feedback at the end of the session and everyone’s booked in for future weeks, which is always encouraging! I look forward to working with everyone over the coming weeks.
A second week with the foam rollers and I’ve received some very positive feedback from people who have felt the benefits of using them. Although they can be uncomfortable to lie on, it seems it’s worth it for most! People reported feeling taller, more open across the chest and more mobile around shoulders. I had 20 requests to order some , so good to know people want to practice at home. They arrived this week and I’ll be bringing them to classes next week for those who ordered one. There is a 10 minute roller routine which you can download here, which has 6 of the exercises we have done in class over the last fortnight Foam Roller 10 Minute routine
Last weekend I went on a training course to learn how pilates can help women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Our tutor was an experienced Pilates Instructor and also a breast cancer survivor. We learned which exercises are of most benefit post surgery, to help restore full range of movements at the joints, to help stretch tight muscles and skin following surgery and radiation treatment, and to re balance the body. Often our posture changes when we have a vulnerable area in the body, in attempt to protect that area. Pilates helps to improve posture and importantly helps that person get in touch with their body again and regain a sense of control in their life after such trauma.
Thanks to everyone who took the opportunity to fill in a feedback form . It was very interesting and hugely useful to me for planning future classes. The thing that struck me most was just how different everyones’ experience of pilates is and how varied and specific the benefits to each. No 2 forms were the same. It reminds me that our pilates journey is absolutely unique to each of us, as no 2 bodies are the same! There were some good ideas of practical elements to add to the classes, and it’s given me plenty to think about. The feedback summaries for each class can be downloaded here if you’re interested : feedback weobley feedback kingsland feedback forbury 10am feedback forbury 11.30 feedback eardisland wed feedback eardisland fri