Jul 152022

It has just been divine to be back to classes this week and to see you all – even with the heat, we’ve worked out tremendously!

However with having two weeks off with being poorly with covid, time has flown incredibly fast and without a blink of an eye, we are on holiday from Wednesday 20th – Wednesday 27th July, inclusive, which is next week! Wow it has come around really fast.

So luckily there will still be classes on Monday 18th July and we will restart on Friday 29th July.

Apologies for being away, coming back and then nipping off again but when the sea calls who am I to ignore it?!!

So I shall see you on Monday 18th July – I know that this is going to be a really hot day however I thought we would make sure that we would do a sensible level of exercises with plenty of water breaks and air flowing through the various halls.  I hope to see you there, if not see you back on Friday 29th!

Take care everyone


 Posted by at 7:11 pm
May 052022

Well hello everyone, I have some very exciting news for you!  On Wednesday 11th May, our classes will be moving from Ketton Congregational Hall to South Luffenham Village Hall.  I decided to move the classes as the hall at Ketton was becoming a little too small for us and I was having to turn people away, so it was with a sad heart as we have been at Ketton for 12 years.

However the hall at South Luffenham is absolutely perfect for us – it is just the right size for both classes, its warm, clean and modern as it had a revamp during lockdown.  One way it was modernised was by putting in bifold doors which means we can throw the doors open in warmer weather and perhaps even hold classes outside??  The toilets are beautiful too!

I am also changing the times of the classes to what they were before the pandemic – so we will now be starting Dancefit at 915am and Pilates at 1030am

The address of the hall is:
Hall Lane
South Luffenham
LE15 8NN

It is really rather easy to find and is only 2/3 minutes outside of Ketton.  If you carry on the road out of Ketton (A6121/Luffenham Road), go straight over the roundabout before you get to South Luffenham, once you enter the village you take the second turning on your right.  This is also the turning for the Boot pub so I think there is a sign for the pub which you can follow.  The village hall is opposite the pub’s carpark where we have been allowed to park our cars.  I will put my A board out and will keep an eye out for you all!

 Posted by at 7:53 pm
Apr 042022

Pilates at Little Bytham Village Hall

On a Monday morning at 10.45am- 11.45am we meet at Little Bytham Village Hall for a mixed ability Pilates class.  The class caters for all levels of abilities and ages and is an extremely fun and friendly class! In the Pilates class we spend the first part of the class warming up and setting up the body, we then go through a whole host of exercises. These Pilates exercises tone up the whole of the body and we also work on flexibility and posture.  At the end of the class we have a relax and stretch which is a great reward after the class!  All of the exercises and stretches in this Pilates class at Little Bytham will be explained clearly, in order to make sure that you understand the moves.  Please remember to go at a pace that you feel comfortable with, there are lots of different levels with all Pilates exercises so you can find a level that you feel comfortable with.  The beauty of this class is that the numbers will be limited to ensure a small class.


Please contact me to book your place

 Posted by at 4:31 pm
Dec 182021

Really sorry to say that I’m having to cancel next week’s classes – we were all ready to dance and plank our way through next week but I think that it may be the best idea to cancel the classes, I want to keep us all as safe and sound whilst the levels of covid are on the rise. Wishing you all such a lovely Christmas and thank you SO SO much for your support, it means so much to me! See you in January!

 Posted by at 5:42 pm
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






Carlby Village Hall





Great Casterton Village Hall




Ketton Congregational Hall




Ketton Congregational Hall




 Empingham Audit Hall





 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!

Pilates and Zumba Instructor

Pilates and Zumba Instructor

 Posted by at 9:03 pm