Yes, you read this correctly – I am so excited that I am now able to bring my Pilates classes to the wider public! This is something that I have wanted to do for a while, but just couldn’t find a way to fit it in and deliver in a way that would be satisfactory.
In the end, I made the hard decision to stop my regular Pilates classes which run on a Thursday evening. It was hard because I have run these for nearly 4 years and thoroughly enjoy working with my regulars, and I do feel a bit that I am letting them down. It is also hard because there is a downside to delivering Pilates in the new way, and that is that I won’t be able to see those who have joined, so I can’t provide individual feedback.
However, there is a huge plus to this change, and that is that because this class is going to be run on Facebook – like a sister group to the Masterclass – which means that members can view the class whenever is convenient for them. Obviously I have to make a living and charge for my services, and so for all my regular classes I ask everyone to pay for the whole term up front. But, this always means I feel bad when people can’t attend for whatever reason. I can now put on a weekly class, guilt-free, knowing that if people can’t make it at the time, they can just catch up later.
I will also be able to do these evening classes from home permanently. I’ve loved being able to work from home over the last year – although of course I’ve missed the group chat that we get that just doesn’t happen in the same way on Zoom – and I wasn’t sure I could really go back to getting back at 9pm and still have a load of paperwork to do!
Hopefully, this new format will mean I can take my Pilates – and I mean ‘my’ Pilates because I know that I very definitely have my own style! – to so many more people, and help more people to become more in tune with their bodies and so become better riders.
If you would like to join then all the details are on the Pilates Class page!