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New Pilates class starting at High Storrs School S11

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From November 16th I am going to be running a new drop in Pilates class on Monday evenings, 6.45-7.45pm. This will be held at High Storrs School S11 in the Activity Room, which is a large gym approachable from the Sports Entrance nearest to the big free car park.

The class itself will be perfect for absolute beginners but I will offer lots of adaptations and take you through different stages of the exercises so that those with more experience can also be challenged at a level that suits them.

Pilates is fantastic for helping you to improve your posture, gain body awareness, core strength and helps prevent future as well as minimising present back problems. It’s an exercise form that works for all ages and types of person, as it’s slow, controlled and flowing, and has a calming relaxing effect on the mind.

I will have some mats you can borrow but great if you have your own already. Prices are an affordable £6.50/5.50 students and concessions. You can also choose to buy a ten class pass which is available for either £55 or £50 concessionary rate and can be used within a three month time period at any of my community Sheffield classes.

Wear comfortable, layered clothing – you practice pilates in socks or barefoot.

Please email me for any further details and do let me know if you are thinking of coming along!



Farewell Manchester!

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As many know by now, I have made the rather painful and difficult decision to leave my Manchester classes in order to focus my energies now on my new classes in Sheffield. I’m not going to miss the tricky driving conditions in winter but I will miss those of you who have attended my Manchester pilates and yoga classes enormously. I know some of you have been coming to my classes pretty much every week for up to 11 years! (Nora, Sue, Jill, Debbie, Di, Muli, K’ria, Gavin etc etc!!) I will be sad not to catch up with you all and hear your news, share a joke or two before and after classes.

My last time teaching in Manchester is the first Monday and Tuesday in November; so see you this week and next. At least I know I am leaving you in good hands and hope you will be really happy with your new instructors, Suzanne, Karen and Mandy – they are all very experienced and lovely people.

I know a few people have asked me for recommendations for private pilates sessions and very gentle group pilates sessions. Do please ask Karen and Suzanne for ideas and adaptations but here are some thoughts about other good instructors in the South Manchester area:

Vered Hofton at Tatton House Studio in Gatley offers a beginners pilates course that may be suitable for those dealing with substantial injuries/conditions. She’s a warm, friendly lady. She can also offer sessions on the pilates reformers.

Nisha at Pilates Manchester may be able to offer you a class to suit your need in the Sale area – she has tons of anatomy experience and also offers reformer sessions

Sarah Hudson and Alexandra Lamb offer a range of classes in Chorlton and again, bags of experience with both mat and reformer work

Finally I hope you will stay in touch as I definitely have in mind thoughts to organise pilates workshops/retreats as well as further yoga workshops and weekends in the future.

Thanks a lot for all your support and energy over all the years I’ve been teaching in Manchester.

All the best,

Leonie x