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Mon 4th May 2020

Online Classes Receiving Great Feedback!

 Feedback for our online Pilates classes

"The technology works really well and it's great that you can see us. I really like the way you watch what we are doing and provide very clear instructions on how to get into the correct position and what we should and shouldn’t be feeling….online is really working well for me and that's a surprise!"

"I’m loving the online Gentle Pilates class for Backs……it feels special as if I’m having a 1:1…….I simply listen to your voice, often with my eyes closed, and am able to focus on what you are saying without any distractions…..on the odd occasion I’m not sure what I should be doing I simply look up and there you are on screen showing us what we need to do."

“Trying to remain positive has been, at times, difficult during Lockdown. Being able to do Annita’s on-line classes has had a big impact on not only my physical health but my mental health too and without fail I am in such positive spirits following every class."

"I was apprehensive about the technology at first but Annita was a brilliant guide and so patient as I got to grips with it.  I only wish I could fit in more classes!  Thank you Annita for making these possible.”

"Great to be doing Pilates again and good to be able to see Pilates friends before and after the session to have a chat! "

"I am loving Annita’s online Pilates classes.  It’s great to be able to do a class in the comfort of my own home, whilst being able to still feel part of, and to see everyone else taking the class. It’s great to have a class to look forward to each week.  I’d definitely recommend it and would even be interested in carrying on with on-line classes after lockdown, if possible!"

"I haven’t taken a Pilates class for some time now due to injury so thought an online class would be a great to try it out again. It’s not a difficult process once the Zoom App is on your device I have mine on an iPad and connect it to my TV to give me a better view of Annita (being that I’m a bit rusty!) You get the same care and attention as if you were physically in the same room and the team are also available on email etc I would definitely recommend the online classes.”

"I am really enjoying my Zoom mat Pilates classes. I am feeling the benefit of the class in many important ways. It's great to have the routine of joining the class each week and seeing familiar faces and it's so easy to join once you know how. I find it is easy to follow the teachers and they are carefully watching us so it is just like being in a 'real' class. The level of exercise is good for me and I feel stronger. It's a good boost to know I am being active even though we cannot go out to classes! Thank you Annita and Jill!"

"I was sceptical, being a technophobe, that on-line Pilates would not be for me. But it is! I love it! It feels almost  like the real thing. I’m so glad I gave it a go. Makes social distancing that little bit more bare-able. 
Thanks Annita!"

“I’m surprised by how much I am enjoying the zoom pilates classes. Once I’d worked out how much space I needed for the exercises and where to position my laptop, I’ve really got into the swing of it. Annita’s instructions are very clear and her breathing suggestions are helpful. If I’m not sure if I’m doing something correctly, I can glance at the screen to check. And as Annita is watching, she can give feedback and correct me if I haven’t quite understood.”

"I urge you to try doing Pilates online. I am able to see Annita on the screen and she demonstrates any new or complicated exercises. She can see all of us and check that we are are doing them all correctly. It's really good to have that encouragement and meet together as a group."

"Classes are easy to follow and instructions both visually and verbally are just like being back in a “normal” class, it’s also good to “see” fellow Pilates friends again.  Thank you for organising these classes it is something to look forward to."

"The thought of not being able to have weekly Pilates sessions for the duration of this period of maintaining social distancing was not a good option so when Annita and Jill introduced on-line classes it was a brilliant solution."  

"I was exceedingly sceptical about how on-line classes would work – but now I’m hooked! I have a pretty useless internet connection (download speed hovers around 5!) but reception for the classes is perfect. I’ve never been much good at doing pilates between sessions and I wasn’t much better when lock-down started, so it’s really good to have a routine established again, before I got too out-of-practice.
An added bonus is that the acoustics are MUCH better than in the studio!! It’s good to see the familiar faces and being able to chat (sort of) at the beginning and end of sessions too. The technology isn’t difficult to use and Annita & Jill are very adept at guiding through any problems."

"I would like to thank you for adding the new intermediate online class.  I have been working on my own the last few weeks and finding it increasingly easy to be distracted by other pressing issues, placing my Pilates on the back burner. It was a delight to join the class on Tuesday.  Afterwards I not only felt the physical benefit but also felt much better in myself.  It’s not the same as a real class in Chapel House but it comes a close second.  As this lockdown looks like it’s going to continue for some time to come, I am so grateful that you have offered us online classes, and would recommend them to everyone. It’s also lovely to feel a part of something again.  I do hope we can get back to  normal classes soon, but in the meantime I shall enjoy the virtual ones.  Many thanks."