Oct 012015

Shake your Pilates mats, a new 5 week term of Mummy and Me Pilates is starting on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October at Tinwell Village Hall! We meet at 1-2 on Wednesdays and 12.30-1.30 on Thursdays. We tone the core, the pesky pelvic floor muscles, have fun AND baby can come along too! £30 for 5 weeks, please contact me to book your place!

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 Posted by at 4:51 pm
Oct 012015

Image result for rest from exerciseHello everyone!  Just to let you know that there will be no classes from Monday 5th – Friday 9th October, classes and personal training sessions to restart on Monday 12th October.  So you can have a week off too and look like this very relaxed man in the photo……just keep in mind that the hard work will restart on the 12th Oct!

There also will be no classes from Monday 2nd – Friday 6th November but restarting on Monday 9th Nov!

 Posted by at 4:49 pm
Aug 152015
 I am starting up a new Pilates class on a Tuesday at Tinwell Village Hall starting at 1pm-2pm.  The classes will commence on Tuesday 8th September and they will follow the format of our normal Pilates class, however with a relaxation element included as well. 

This will be a Pilates class structured to enhance your posture, fitness, health and general wellbeing. The calm, controlled, flowing exercise movements provide the ideal class for mature clients, those experiencing injuries and prenatal clients, promoting mobility and improve core strength and stability.  The classes  are suitable if you are a beginner or have been practicing Pilates a little longer.  

For those of you who buy an unlimited Pilates package (£60 unlimited Pilates classes for 5 weeks) you are most welcome to come along as this will be included in your package.  If not classes are £7 for each session.  If you would like to start Pilates or restart after an absence then please join us too, it will be super to have you there!  Please contact me if you would like to book your space.
 Posted by at 6:44 am
Aug 112015

I really wish I had a drum roll for this………. I am so happy and excited to announce a new Mummy and Me Pilates class for a Thursday afternoon! Starting on Thursday 10th September at 12.30-1.30 our 5 week course will help to strengthen your body after child birth, concentrating on those cores and pelvic floor muscles and stretch your body out, particularly the upper back which can get mightily tight after all those late night feeding sessions! Most importantly you can bring baby along too! The course will cost £30 for the 5 weeks and will be held at Tinwell Village Hall. Please contact me if you would like to book your place, spaces are limited!

 Posted by at 2:57 pm
Jul 302015

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I know how hard you attack your workouts but I also want to make sure you’re fueling your body with what it needs after you exercise. Both pre and post-workout nutrition is essential!  The purpose of eating after a workout is simple – to fuel, repair and replenish your body. What you eat after exercise depends on the type of training you’re doing and its intensity. So, for more information please see my article below and let me know how you fuel up after a workout.  My addiction at the moment after a Dancefit class is peanut butter and banana on wholegrain toast, I cannot believe it is so good for me, its so so tasty!!

Workout Nutrition – how long do I wait?

Consuming a post-workout meal within 2 hours of your Pilates or Dancefit workout will give your body what it needs to repair, grow and build strength for future performance. Ultimately, the timing of your post-workout meal/snack will depend on how hungry you are and how much you ate before your workout. Just like pre-workout meals, post-workout nutrition also depends on what type of training you did and its intensity.

If you attended a Pilates class…

After strength training, protein is needed to repair and grow lean muscle mass, while carbohydrates will replenish your body with energy and prevent muscle soreness. Therefore, a combination of protein and carbs is best after strength training. Remember – fueling your body after a workout is essential to ensure you are not losing muscle mass, but instead maintaining and building it.  I love fruit and a yogurt after Pilates!

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After cardio, hydration is MOST important! Drinking pure water right after a workout will replenish your body from the water lost during sweat. You then want to replace the energy you used by having a snack or meal high in carbs. Having a healthy carb choice such as fruit, veggies or whole grains will not only refuel your energy levels, but also replace electrolytes lost during your workout.

The amount of carbs and protein you need will depend on how intense your workout was. For example, if you just did a quieter Pilates class, you won’t need as many carbohydrates compared to someone who just finished a high-intensity Dancefit session (when I generally have too much energy and work you harder!) . Generally, the more intense the workout, the more carbs you need.  This is when my banana and peanut butter toast snack really comes into its own.

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I hope you enjoyed reading this and find that it added value to your healthy journey!


 Posted by at 12:41 pm
Jul 062015
Hello everyone!
HAPPY JULY!!! This is the month of sunshine, smiles, sweaty classes, sunscreen and even more sweaty classes!  So in July we are dedicating this month to #bananasplits, that is to say we are going to concentrate on our flexibility in July.  When our bodies are warmer we are more pliable to stretching so what a month to become more flexible!  So whether you attend Pilates or Dancefit classes, we are going to become more stretchy and I’m not promising that you will be able to do the splits (!) but we will definitely become more flexible.
Image result for working out in the sunPilates on the beach, yes please!
We started our Post Natal Pilates sessions at Ryhall Village Hall on Wednesday, it went incredible well and I couldn’t stop clucking over the babies in between teaching Pilates exercises that would strengthen the lovely ladies cores and back, areas that new mums do suffer with.  This course will run for 4 more weeks and our next course begins on Wednesday 5th August.  If anyone would like to sign up please get in contact!
I am looking to put on a new Pilates class in and around the Rutland/Stamford area – if anyone knows of any nice village halls/other venues where you think a Pilates class would go down a storm, please let me know!
Happy and healthy regards!
Ps if you are on Facebook please like Stamford Pilates
 Posted by at 7:54 am
Jun 052015

Hello everyone

You have the week off woohoo as there will be no classes from Monday 8th June and we will restart on Monday 15th June, ready to work super hard!

 Posted by at 11:57 am