Not all Chairs are Bad for You!
Originally designed as the first piece of Pilates home exercise equipment (and a living-room chair for small New York apartments), the Pilates Wunda Chair is a simple piece of equipment consisting of a seat, a pedal and springs that attach to the pedal (to adjust the resistance).
Chairs had become the symbol of our modern sedentary age.
We all know that spending too much time sitting in chairs is bad for us.
Personally I was never part of the "Sitting Is The New Smoking" movement that swept the media (just google it if you missed the hype), and that is because it's not the actual sitting but the 'staying in one position for a long period of time' that is unhealthy for us and wrecks our bodies.
If Anything…. Breathe!
During the mid-term break in the studio we ran a survey to learn about how we’re doing in our new premises. I believe it’s important to know how we can improve and get some authentic feedback about our classes, new facility and instructors.
What I really love about running a survey is that it can bring up some Pilates topics that clients think about, perhaps struggle with, and I get a chance to address them.
In this last survey a comment was made which warrants an explanation that I believe everyone can benefit from – anyone doing Pilates (not just in our studio), anyone thinking about doing Pilates and anyone who’s heard about this thing we all do all the time - - -
What IS Pilates? Well, that’s a very good and valid question.
Music always was, and still is, a great love of mine.
As a dancer I always moved with music and musicality is what made the difference between just being a technique mover to someone that dances - you cannot be a good dancer if you cannot feel the music with your body. Allowing the movement-musical-phrasing fill your soul makes your heart soar.
FOR Your Life
Did you hear about Club Pilates???
If you did not: Club Pilates is the largest network of franchised Pilates studios in the world. Club Pilates has over 350 locations in the US. Club Pilates is expanding rapidly and is the hot new thing in the Pilates world nowadays. Now you know.
It’s been a long while (too long!) since I’ve been to the States.
I have never set foot in any Club Pilates studio and cannot tell you a thing about their classes or their instructors (they have their own Teacher Training).
What I do know is that there’s a world of difference between Club Pilates and my own local Pilates studio in Kildare town.
What do I need to bring with me, or wear, to the Studio?
What do I need to bring with me to the Studio?
Whether you’re coming for your first Assessment appointment, a Group class or Private session all you need to bring is clean socks (essential for hygiene) and we highly recommend having non-slip grip socks ('Shashi Performance' grip socks are available for purchase in the studio) – LEAVE THE REST UP TO US.
Everything you need for your class is in the studio including our water station so you can hydrate before and after your class.
He invented it. GRATZ makes it. We have it.
Gone are the days of Yoga/Fitness mats for Pilates Mat classes in our studio!
I am absolutely over the moon to have Gratz™ Pilates Mats, now available for ALL OUR MAT COURSES.
These beautiful Pilates Mats had arrived, all the way from Philadelphia, into our studio late summer '16 and after running a very successful pilot program with raving reviews and feedbacks I’m delighted to bring to everyone that new level of quality to enhance our Pilates practice.