It's that time again....Christmas, which means 'summer' or at least 'summer-break'. Which is what we will do, from December 19th 2016 to January 16th, 2017. The studio will then be open for fascial manipulation and private pilates classes. I will also run some drop in classes -not sure which days yet - until the mat-class-blocks resume in the first week of the schoolterm. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Platypus Pilates facebook page for the "holiday sequence work-out' and updates on drop-in classes.
Have an amazing break and keep moving!
On Wednesday January 13th, 20th and 27th the drop-in classes are at 9.15am and 7.30pm. If you would like to come to the 9.15am class but have young children, as long as they don't mind sitting here and you don't mind them seeing you do the 100s, feel free to bring them along. For both times: please let me know if you are attending.
On February 1st, the 8-week block classes will start up again. Same place, same time, same price. The Tuesday 6.30 class, if there's enough interest, will be a Pilates based suspension class, using Rip 60, TRX and/or TRX Rip sticks. This class is physically a bit harder than a pure Pilates Mat-class and is therefor 50 minutes only.
Some people have asked about a circuit class. In these classes you use each of the 5 pieces of equipment for 10 minutes with matwork in between and warm-up/down at beginning/end. I can only have 3 people in these classes so the fee is slightly higher: $160 per 8-week block/pp.
Hope to see all of you soon.
Hurray! I am now a certified Rossiter coach. What is Rossiter? It is a way of manipulating your fascia. During a Rossiter work-out, you will be making slow, deliberate moves, while I stand on you. Yep, I stand on you. But don't worry. You are the 'person in charge', you can decide how much pressure you want. Part of the beauty of Rossiter is that you are fully clothed and it is quick, as each each move takes about 30 seconds and is repeated 2 or 3 times, with my foot changing position slightly each time. So, should you, say, during a Pilates session, find movements hurt, we can immediately apply some Rossiter and then move on with the session. Of course you can also have a pure Rossiter session, which can last from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on your needs. Come on, give it a try!
Happy New Year! Hope your break was as good as mine. I am all set to go, with the studio officially opening on Wednesday January 14th for drop-in classes at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Please email me or ring me when you want to 'drop-in'.
Then...the challenge... 30 Pilates exercises 4 times a week for 12 weeks.
Starting in the week of January 12th, you will have 3 x 30 minutes class (you have to do your 4th by yourself or with friends or whatever). Same for week 2. By now you should know the 30 exercises and the sequence. Week 3 and 4 you'll have 2 x 45 minutes classes . Week 5 to 12 (8 weeks during schoolterm) back to 1 hourly class per week. In this session we will be doing different exercises.
Depending on how many are keen to join me, I'm thinking of scheduling classes for week 1 & 2 tu/we/th between 9.30 - 11.30 and between 6.30pm - 8.30pm. For week 3 & 4 tu/we/th between 9.30 - 11.45 and between 6.30pm - 8.45pm. For week 5-12 tu/we/th 9.30, 10.30 and 6.30pm, 7.30pm.
Sounds like fun, doesn't it?!
It's time for a well deserved break. The studio will be closed from today till January 13th, 2015.
I will use this time to finalize the details for "The Pilates Challenge", so keep checking back.
Term 4, 2014
Classes start again on Monday October 13th.
On Monday September 22nd the studio will open again for classes. Most classes will run at the usual time, but we are introducing an extra class on Wednesday morning 9.30. This will be a Pilates based suspension class. These classes are 50 minutes with a maximum of 4 participants. Ring me for more information.
Correction: The Pilates fundraiser classes at Onslow start on Thursday March 27th at 7pm. Not on the 28th.
To help raise funds for Onslow College's Music Department's trip to Sydney for the 25th Australian International Music Festival, I am going to teach beginner's Pilates Classes at Onlsow College on Thursday evenings, from 7.00 - 8.00pm and from 8.00 - 9.00pm, starting Thursday March 28th, 2014.
This 4 week course will introduce the Pilates principles and classical Pilates exercises. Hopefully you will like it so much that you will join for the 8 week course in term 2!
The fee for the 4 week course is $50.00, payable before or on the first day. You can pay in cash, cheque, or direct debit into Platypus Pilates's bankaccount, with AIMF and your name as reference. The account number is: 06-0541-0185300-03.
Hope to see you on Thursday march 28th!