Louise

My name is Louise and I teach Pilates, Zumba and Aerobics classes and am a Pilates Personal Trainer in and around Stamford, Lincolnshire. I have been working in the fitness industry since 2004 when I was inspired to train as an Exercise to Music instructor at my local gym. I always loved being fit and healthy but it was exciting to realise that I could make a career out of it! In 2010 I qualified to become an Advanced Pilates Instructor, this was a lot of hard work but thoroughly enjoyable. It allowed me to intensely study the human form, allowing me to be fully confident in training all types of people. I was rewarded with the highest Pilates qualification in the UK, Level 3 in Mat Pilates Advanced. This then led me to become a Pilates Personal Trainer where I teach lots of different people, of all ages and abilities. Having built a good reputation as a Pilates specialist, most new clients are referrals from other clients, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists and GP's  Underpinning all classes is my's focus on knowing each client individually. The fun of teaching Zumba classes soon followed! Zumba is such great fun to teach, in my classes we have such a laugh and a good old sweat! 
I teach  classes in  Stamford, Barnack, Empingham, Ketton and Edith Weston. I also teach private and shared Pilates sessions.  

If you would like any more information please email me at louise@stamfordpilates.co.uk or ring me on 07827 665916
 LOUISE GILL Bsc Hons
. I am a Level 3 Advanced Pilates Instructor on the Register of Exercise Professionals, qualified in Exercise to Music, a member of Fitpro, have my own insurance and a hold Zumba®  licences.

Nov 182021
 

Starting on Friday 12th November is our new Pilates class at Empingham Audit Hall on Fridays at 10:45am, straight after our Dancefit class!

You will need to bring a mat and also fill out the health questionnaire that can be found on the above tab.

The class will run for an hour and will cost £8 or £35 for a 5 week package – please get in touch to book your place!

 Posted by at 3:36 pm
Nov 182021
 

You absolute wonderful people have been such a fantastic support for all of my classes over these last 5 weeks, I cannot thank you enough!

Our Pilates class at Carlby on a Monday morning 930am is getting rather full and lovely so I’ve decided to put another Pilates class on afterwards just for the 4 or 5 weeks before Christmas!  How great is that??
So our new Pilates class will start on Monday 22nd November at 1045am and will run until either Monday 13th or Monday 20th December inclusive (depending on when we stop for Christmas).  The class will run for an hour and will cost £8 or you can come as part of our existing 5 week package)

If you already come along to the 930am class, would you like to swap to the later class, I know that some of you like a later start, plus it would give you more room in class – please get in touch to book your place!

 Posted by at 3:33 pm
Oct 062021
 

Day

Location

Class

Time

Monday

Carlby Village Hall

Pilates

9:30am-10:30am

10:45am-11.45am

Monday

Great Casterton Village Hall

Pilates

6:15pm-7:15pm

Wednesday

Ketton Congregational Hall

Pilates

9:15am-10:15am

Wednesday

Ketton Congregational Hall

Dancefit

10:25am-11:25am

Friday

 Empingham Audit Hall

Dancefit

Pilates

9:30am-10:30am

10:45am-11.45am

 Posted by at 7:13 pm
Sep 072021
 

Hello everyone, gosh I have missed you all – here is some darn good news!

So get your trainers, lycra leotard (mmm perhaps not!) and water bottle at the ready because…….classes are restarting on Monday 11th October! (I’m not sure the amount of exclamation marks that I am using here is showing how excited I am!)  It has been far too long since we were in all class and I cannot wait to catch up with you all and really just have a gorgeous time in keeping fit and healthy.  I have missed our really fun times, our really hard plank sessions (!) and our singing along to music in Dancefit.

Some things have changed here, we have two little boys who are just divine, the most fun little poppets ever – Harry is obsessed, as am I, with Starlight Express the musical so I’m trying to incorporate some show tunes into our classes….I’m sure you will all be so pleased with this news!

Another thing that has changed is that our Monday morning class at 930am will now be held at Carlby Village Hall – I just felt that we needed a hall that was big enough to give us space in case we needed a bit more than pre-covid and Carlby Village Hall is ideal – its beautifully maintained, so clean and really importantly is a big hall.

The other thing to have changed is our classes on a Wednesday at Ketton Congregational Hall – we are now starting with our Pilates class at 915am and then Dancefit at 1030am.  This is something that we tried at Empingham Audit Hall between the two lockdowns.  The idea was that during Dancefit we do get rather hot and sweaty so therefore may be more of a risk regarding Covid, with this class coming after Pilates it will give a chance for the hall to be really cleaned afterwards without another class starting straight afterwards.  This may not be forever but I just think that we still ought to be sensible as we can and deal with the situation that we are in, safely for everyone.

With regard to Covid, I will still provide hand sanitiser for when you enter and exit the venue and also I will bring along cleaning materials that can be used if needed.  Just for the moment I am going to ask you to book onto the classes, just so that numbers can be monitored.  Please may you email me if you would like to book onto the first 5 week’s classes so that is everything from Monday 11th October until Friday 12th November, our new exciting timetable looks like this:

Monday 930am Pilates at Carlby Village Hall
615pm Pilates at Casterton Church Hall

Wednesday 915am Pilates at Ketton Congregational Hall
1030am Dancefit at Ketton Congregational Hall

Friday 915am Dancefit at Empingham Audit Hall

So that means our 5 week packages are restarting, woohoo, can this get any more exciting?  There are no price changes for classes but please follow this link for a reminder of package and class prices

Class Timetable and Prices

Finally onto my 1-1 Pilates sessions which I have so so missed, I have missed being able to give you a fully personalised class and I have missed the glasses of Ribena that were kindly given to me! I have got to know many of you so well through these sessions and I think they are just a brilliant way to get what you want out of a session, if that is a stronger core, stretching of the hamstrings or building up strength generally.  It may even be something you are interested in as a beginner to Pilates or even as a reminder for those who haven’t done regular Pilates sessions over these last 18 months.  If you are interested in restarting your 1-1 Pilates sessions or would like to try a one off session to get your Pilates groove, regrooving please get in touch via email louise@stamfordpilates.co.uk or call me on 07827 665916.

So as I said this is all so exciting and I am so blooming looking forward to restarting classes – however on a personal level, please excuse any baby sick that you may see on my clothes or any Gruffalo stickers that have been stuck there!  I also keep having dreams that I turn up to class and I have forgotten the boom box, so may someone remind me the night before we restart to pack the boom box as I have images of us having to sing along to music in classes and no one needs to hear my singing!!

Toodle pip for now but see you very soon, let me know if you have any questions or queries or just to say hello!
Louise

Pilates and Zumba Instructor

Pilates and Zumba Instructor

 Posted by at 9:03 pm
Jun 072021
 

Well what a year this has been so far!  I just wanted to let you all know that classes will be restarting on Monday 4th October 2021 after coming back from my maternity leave.

 

I will keep you up to date with more information in the next few months, it will be so lovely to be back!

 Posted by at 1:29 pm
Sep 152020
 
Stamford Pilates Newsletter
Shake your bam bam, bee bop de boo, woohoo…..anyway you like to dance and sing, this is your week because Dancefit is starting in real time, at Empingham, yippee do dah! We are meeting on Wednesdays at 1035am and Fridays at 915am – there are a few places for tomorrow’s class but this Friday is fully booked  – subsequent classes are becoming booked too so if you do fancy coming along please contact me on 07827 665916 to book your place!

So I do hope that our Dancefit classes will still be a bundle of fun and joy and you will work out really hard but there will be some changes because of Covid 19 so I just wanted to let you know what these changes will be and also what you need to bring to class:

* on Wednesdays there will be a Pilates class before Dancefit so please can you try and get to class not too early and not to wait in the hall itself- the fewer people we have in the hall the better!  Of course there is the entrance hall and outside to wait in but to make sure there is reduced cross over of people the better.  This will also give me to time to antibac any public surfaces such as door handles.
* there will be an entrance and exit for all classes at Empingham to reduce cross over of people – so the main entrance will be the ….entrance and the fire exit will be the ….exit…this is good!
* Empingham Audit Hall have outshone in the antibac stakes – there is anti bac handwipes, sprays and wipes so please anti bac your hands before you enter and exit the hall.
* class numbers have been reduced to ensure social distancing.
* please sign in to classes using the register and please leave your contact details – this way if I am advised if any client has developed Covid 19 symptoms and were recently in class I will contact all other clients and the Public Health Authority to discuss the class, identify people who have been in contact with them and I will take advice on any actions or precautions that should be taken.
* you are all such sensible people but I just need to say that if you are displaying Covid 19 symptoms such as a new continuous cough, loss of smell and/or fever/high temperature please do not attend class.  See the NHS  and Government’s websites for guidance.
* it would be great if you could pay via bank transfer, if not I am still taking cash and cheques

We will still have lots of fun and laughter but I just wanted to let you know how seriously I am taking the guidance from the Government  – we have worked so hard to get to this point and I’m going to make sure we do all in our power to continue with our classes safely and effectively.
 Posted by at 3:09 pm
Aug 102020
 

Hello lovely people and what a fine day it is today – are you keeping cool?  I’m so not, I just keep harrumphing and saying I’m hot!!

Anyway back to the case in hand, this week is such a special week for us as the first of our Pilates classes are restarting, woohoo!!  There is one space left on Wednesday’s class if anyone would like to book this last place, please contact me on 07827 665916.

The classes will be the same format as before with lots of sweating, grunting and laughing but obviously with some restrictions in place, so here is a little list of how the sessions will work out:

  • The main entrance into Empingham Audit Hall will be the entrance and the fire door will be the exit so that we have a little organisation in the hall regarding the passing of people.
  • There is such a fab sanitising station at the entrance of the hall – the committee has thought of everything so if you could sanitise your hands as you come into the hall and leave the hall that would be great.  There is antibacterial spray and wipes just in case you need to wash anything down.
  • The hall is thoroughly cleaned by the committee and has had a massive deep clean over lockdown.
  • My technical team and I – that is Tim, Harry and myself! have measured the hall to see how many people can attend the class with social distancing and we have worked out that with a 2 meter gap between us all that works out to be 8 people plus me.  So there will be plenty of space for everyone to social distance themselves.
  • This may make some people’s year, nay millennium but we aren’t using the Pilates rings! However as before please can you bring your own mat and maybe a couple of weights – that could be your actual dumbells, tins of beans or big books – there is no judgement, bring whatever is safe and you can lift!!
  • The kitchen in the hall will be locked so please make sure that you bring enough water for the whole session as it will be a sweatfest as we have MONTHS to catch up on….that will work out as 15 minute plank if thats ok?!
  • All of the toilets will be open with hand sanitiser…..thank goodness!
  •  You are so welcome to wear a face mask – I won’t be wearing one as I want you to be able to hear what I say – there will be plenty of ventilation too.  I won’t have the music on too loud so that I don’t have to shout……well unless we don’t smash the 15 minute plank!!
  • You can either pay me on the day with cash or pay me via BACS with the details that can be found below.
  • I will be so excited to see you all that there will be lots of air/socially distanced welcome backs, you may have to just calm me down! Apart from that it will still be the same happy, relaxed class that it always has been – if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

So I shall see you at the following times this week:

Wednesday 12th August 9.15am, Pilates at Empingham Audit Hall

Friday 14th August 915am Pilates at Empingham Audit Hall.

Places are being booked up for the following weeks, in fact some weeks only have 2/3 spaces left so please do contact me if you would like to book your place!I

 Posted by at 10:15 am