Sorry I've been so quiet for the last couple of years - I've discovered that my life is much better without social media in it! However, I couldn't resist reactivating my Facebook for a few weeks so that I could share this post from a couple of weeks ago.
I'm thrilled to be a Comprehensive Studio Certified Teacher - meaning I have shown I can teach on the major pieces of apparatus: reformer, cadillac, chair and ladder barrel. Fancy trying the equipment - let me know and we'll make it happen!
Congratulations to Karen & Hannah who both passed their Comprehensive Studio exams on Friday! 😊😊
Decided to play with live video, and have just done the prize draw for the Equipment survey.
I’ll be in touch with the winners and will arrange getting your mat and bands to you!
"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please read what the lovely Candy says below and make sure you’ve applied the latest updates to phones/tablets and computer apps.
🤞 for a pain free Zoom week!
Just in time. Happy Star Wars Day everyone!
(No comments about me being like Darth Vadar - I’ve heard it all before! 😂)
May the 4th be with you this Star Wars day!✨
Even Storm Troopers need Pilates...💪🏻💙😂
Hope you’ve all had a lovely International Pilates Day. Can you spot me in the photos below?!
Today is also the 6th anniversary of me leaving my old life as Children’s Librarian to focus full time on teaching Pilates. 😍
Just came across this - anatomy and libraries - 2 of my favourite things! 🤣
We're in good company!
We’re happy to see we’re in good company when we’re doing our Zoom Pilates classes 💜 (although we’re still waiting for our J-Lo six packs to appear 🤔).
If you haven’t already joined a Zoom Pilates class, Body Control Pilates are offering over 45 Matwork and Reformer classes a week, from 8am ‘Wake Up’ classes through to evening sessions for all abilities 🙆🏼♀️🙆🏻♂️.
There are also over 1000 Body Control Pilates teachers worldwide 🌍 offering their own classes too!
For more details, please email us at [email protected] today! 🙏🏻
With thanks to all your generosity I have now made a donation of £300 (+£75 gift aid) to the NHS Together Charity, in lieu of my hall hire payments this month. You are all stars! 🌟
Taking the opportunity for some me time with a few days off from teaching, in the past 24 hours I have taken part in a fantastic Chair class with the lovely Lisa B yesterday, a mat class with bands with the brilliant Brooke Siler this morning, and this afternoon took this community class with awesome Anula Maiberg live from New York. If you look closely at the photo you might spot my Zoom studio (I recognised the backdrop rather than myself!).
What a special way to spend Good Friday afternoon! 💙
A massive thank you to the incredible Anula Maiberg ✨ for running this big community class for 60 lucky Body Control Pilates teachers! 🧘🏼♀️🧘🏻♂️
All organised in under 48 hours and all profits going to our incredible NHS heroes 🙏🏻
So lovely to see so many happy faces and bodies moving together! 😊
All current students, and those who were booked in to the retreat, should have received an email from me this week. If you are a hotmail/outlook. com user, please check your spam folder. If you are a btinternet. com user, please prompt me as you will not have received it. If you’re something else and haven’t received it, please let me know! I am in the process of changing my email over to a much more reliable gmail account.
I hope you are all keeping safe and well. What a strange world it is that we find ourselves in.
Both Wi******er Pilates and Wellow Fitness Centre remain open and running their regular timetable this week, so I look forward to seeing some of you over the next couple of days.
Obviously everything is changing on a daily basis at the moment, but I understand many of you are self-isolating in line with Monday's updates regarding "vulnerable" people, either for your own or your families sakes.
With this in mind, I have today run a trial class digitally and will be contacting all students about how my private mat classes, and those at the Hursley Club, will run over the coming weeks. Welcome to our new world...
So far 2020 has been a mixed bag of great stuff and not so great stuff. But I'm determined it's going to get better, and to focus on the positives...
I've spent the afternoon catching up on admin, and finalising the details for our Retreat weekend which is now only just over 5 weeks away!
Another brilliant, but exhausting, day with Brooke Siler. Love her!
Nice to visit in Egham for the first time too, I’m sure I’ll be back there again in the not too distant future.
A little belated but Happy 2020! I had a great social media detox in December and have decided to make less Facebook time my major resolution for the new year.
I'm not sure how we are now half way through Janaury, and most classes are now fully back in to routine! Much more positive comments about how students have been feeling in their bodies this week in comparison to last week's post Christmas sluggishness!
I'm now looking forward to the Retreat in March, and if you're booked in check your emails as I need some info from you soonish.
I’m going to take a break from social media until the new year. Contact via text or email please!
In the meantime, have a lovely festive season.
All sessions finish by Thursday 19th December and resume from Monday 6th January. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2020.
It’s been a busy few weeks, and I missed saying this on Thursday, but hopefully better late than never!
I want to thank Elin for her teaching on Thursday evenings over the last 2 years. I know from the students that they’ve loved your classes. We are all very sad that such good things have to come to an end. We’d like to wish you all the very best for the future, and hope that one day soon you’ll be able to teach regularly again. In the meantime, we all look forward to having you cover classes!
So true for me. Wouldn’t want it any other way.
I might have warned some of my classes that this is on the menu for next week...
When the teacher says SIDE KICK KNEELING & you’re thinking...I know a variation of the PLANK when I see one 😂 (see what we did there🤣 🏴☠️)
Another great week of training. Starting on Saturday at Kinetic Pilates, with 2 fantastic workshops (Classic Mat for Teachers and It All Starts with the Feet), continuing today at the Mothership (aka Body Control Pilates) for an empowering and intense Studio Teaching Workshop with the incomparable Sarah Marks, and finishing on Sunday with the Foundation Training session run by Cadenza Pilates at Wi******er Pilates.
Always learning, always striving to improve!
Pilates sessions built to tailor the range of exercises to suit your individual needs in our idyllic home studio. Private and group sessions available.
Anyone who’s seen my bag would be amazed if they found fewer than 3 pairs, fewer than 15 would be quite impressive! 😂
Who’s with me on this one? 😂😛😂
Great article! I teach classes on behalf of employers - happy to talk through options with anyone else interested in their staff wellbeing!
NHS staff in the UK work tirelessly to look after us in our hours of need 🚑 so we were delighted to see this article in The Guardian this morning which highlights how certain trusts are taking steps to improve staff wellbeing, including offering free Pilates classes on site! 🙆🏼♀️🙆🏻♂️
With over 1000 teachers around the UK, Body Control Pilates is perfectly placed to support any staff well-being initiatives...if you’re an employer and would like to find out more then please contact us 💙.
For the full article, visit https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/oct/09/nhs-staff-wellbeing-hospital-standards-trusts-yoga 🌟.
@ Body Control Pilates
I’m still chuckling at this from Movemnt with Maria’s post on Monday!
But I definitely need to say, “Not only did my class say how great I was at counting today, I also got my lefts and rights correct!” 😂🤣
Adding to my ”Training with Pilates Royalty” Wall of Fame, here I am with Kathy Corey this week. We worked on and significantly improved another of my nemesis exercises, the Airplane (or Waterwheel). Thank you for all your help, Kathy! I am incredibly jealous of anyone spending time with her at the BCP Development Weekend today and tomorrow! I loved every second of my 2 days with her at the pre-convention workshops. ❤️💙❤️💛❤️
Such an amazing weekend. It was an honour to be moved (in so many ways - physically and emotionally) by 2 fantastic teachers. Brooke Siler and Dana Santi - thank you for all your sharing, generosity and for helping me find strength in places I didn’t know I had it! 🥰
The learning never stops! Looking forward to this 3 days but it’s going to be intense. Hope I can still move on Monday!
So as a change to posting about the retreat (thanks for all the deposits - only 1 space left now!), I thought I’d mention I’m in London this weekend on the Cadillac 2 course at Body Control Pilates. I hope it won’t involve a driving lesson...
The Autumn Newsletter - including information about our planned Weekend Retreat in March 2020 - has been sent out to all existing class students, anyone who’s expressed interest in a retreat, and ex-students who gave me GDPR permissions to contact you.
I know my email has some problems with hotmail, so do let me know if you haven’t received it. I’m also aware that a couple of people have had problems with their Mac computer receiving the PDF so again let me know if you need the attachment resending!
And to finish, here’s a photo of some of the Godshill Park Barn Retreats alpacas having a chat about how exited they are to meet us next year!
Thanks for the understanding this evening, and sorry again for the very late notice cancellations. 🤢 I’ve had some sleep and some food now, and am starting to feel human again.
Sorry also for not sending the email out this evening as promised this morning - check your inboxes at lunchtime on Tuesday!