Until 2005 I was definitely a gym bunny believing you had to sweat and puff and pant in order to reap any physical reward. When I became pregnant with my son in 2005 I decided to try a new class – Pilates – never believing I’d see the benefits. Well, how wrong could I be? I finished classes feeling two inches taller which is quite something at just 5’2”. I still feel I’ve gained height after each class.
I qualified as a Level 3 Pilates Instructor in 2015 and had my first class lined up for me to teach just a week after my final assessment. Since then I have instructed at various gyms and running my own classes in January 2016. I have met so many wonderful people through these classes. I love teaching and am keen to prove to every person who attends my sessions how Pilates and PureStretch can have a positive impact both mentally and physically.
Everyone leads a busy life. Unfortunately, time for ourselves is the first thing pushed aside and so any form of exercise takes a back seat. Pilates and PureStretch is something you can do anywhere, in any clothing, without any equipment. Just a couple of exercises a day will alleviate those aches and pains, and improve your posture to a point where you can give 100% to all those other demands. Come and learn how to improve your physical health and well-being forever.
Monday 9.15am St Dogmaels Memorial Hall.
Tuesday 6.00pm Online via ZOOM.
These classes are suitable for both ladies and gents, from complete beginners to those who have a good knowledge of Pilates; you can start doing Pilates at almost any level of fitness and cardiovascular strength and at any age. The key point is to get everyone to move. All exercises are layered so every person can work to their level; I layer exercises from beginner to advanced. Whilst it is difficult to correct via our screens, I do encourage people to email me to email me regarding any injuries/niggles so we can discuss adaptions which may be required during the next class. During ordinary face to face classes I move around the class to keep an eye on individual’s technique and provide correction when required and to make sure everyone has a clear view of exercise demonstrations and adaptations. The classes are interactive and I don’t think anyone feels they cannot ask questions before, after or even during a session.
Wednesday 9.15am St Dogmaels Memorial Hall.
Thursday 5.30pm Llechryd Coracle Hall.
Routines incorporate movement, toning and strengthening, stretching and relaxing designed to lengthen, strengthen and improve your flexibility. PS will complement all your regular fitness regimes from golfing enthusiasts, runners, cyclists to weight lifters and combat fanatics. Not many of us devote enough time to proper stretching before or after our exercise routines so here is a chance to learn how far your body can lengthen and watch yourself progress from barely reaching your knees to touching your toes.
One 2 One / small groups
Improving core strength can assist with rehabilitation following an injury and alleviate so many pre-existing conditions and back pain. An hour's 1:1 session involves me watching your every move, guiding you through a programme of exercises tailored to meet your specific needs and allow you to gain confidence in your abilities. These sessions are suitable for everyone; even for those who attend other classes but want an individual session at monthly/bimonthly intervals so they can have my undivided attention then use this detailed instruction in larger classes. 1:1 £35, 2:1 and 3:1 up to five people - fees are adjusted accordingly. All private/small group sessions are held at my studio in Llangoedmor, Cardigan
“In ten sessions you’ll feel the difference, in twenty you’ll see the difference, and in thirty you’ll have a new body.”