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Interview with Tony

Who are your clients exactly?

Our Pilates clients are just normal people who understand that their lifestyle and work is affecting their health and fitness and they want to do something about it. They are men and women between 18-85yrs who want effective, low impact exercise that will future-proof their bodies for a healthy older age. They are people who are dealing with niggling aches, back pain, bad posture and joint stiffness.

Who will your programmes work for?
My programmes are suitable for everyone and for all levels so long you are willing to make a commitment to your fitness and wellness.
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Where do your Pilates classes take place?

We offer Pilates classes at Cantley Community Centre, Epworth Imperial Hall, Belton Pavillion, Barnby Dun Old School Hall and St Pauls community Hall at Wheatley.

What type of person do I need to be to make this work?
You don’t need to be a saint. Just someone who is open minded and genuinely willing to make the time for the change you seek.
I’ve tried lots of stuff before and nothing has worked. Does this really work?
Pilates can offer many benefits such as better posture, joint mobility and strength. It has changed many of our clients’ lives including our athletes and made them feel empowered and in control of their bodies once again. These can all be achieved so long you are consistent with your practice and you make it a habit. We’re there to help you, but ultimately you are in control of how far you progress.
I’m not sure I’m ready to get started, can I try your class to see if I like it?
Yes, we offer you a Free Pilates taster class. Where you can join our group classes and meet us and our other clients and get a feel for our teaching and approach.
What results can I expect?
I’ll tell you what my clients have said to me. They feel more dynamic, stronger and body aware. They tell me that my voice is in their head and they catch themselves slouching so correct their posture when they are out and about queueing for things. They know what to do if their back is aching when they wake up but they also know that if they do their Pilates every week, the frequency and intensity of their pain or aches will reduce. Some of them have told me that Pilates changed their lives, they feel more confident, they stand taller and feel better about themselves.
How quickly can I expect results?
There is a famous quote by Joseph Pilates. He said: “In 10 sessions, you feel better, 20 sessions you look better, 30 sessions you have a completely new body.”
It sounds great but I don’t have time?
If you want your wellbeing and happiness to improve you’ll find the time.
Do I need to be fit to keep up in the sessions?
No – our classes are aimed at beginners and there are modifications for all the exercises if you have mobility, flexibility and fitness issues. You don’t have to touch your toes or do the splits
Is it going to be really hard?
You will be progressed at your own pace and ability. Like anything new, you will initially feel uncomfortable and awkward but that soon passes and you’ll see your own improvement really quickly. We don’t teach impossible exercises, challenging yes, impossible no!