Beginners Pilates

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Well done to all those who attended the first class of our new beginners Pilates in Reigate on Monday’s at 10.30, I think everyone really enjoyed the first class and hopefully are looking forward to this week’s class, having had a chance to practise some of what we covered the first week.

If anyone is still considering joining the course, it’s not too late as we still have a few spaces available, just call 01737 765335 or email rob@body-torque.co.uk.

New Pilates & Metafit Courses Start this Saturday in Reigate

HI just a quick reminder that the new courses start from this Saturday morning 22nd Feb at The Bell Street Studios Reigate.

Classes start with metafit at 07.50, followed by Intermediate Pilates at 08.30, then we have improvers Pilates at 09.30 and we finish with beginners Pilates at 10.30.

All our other classes then follow on from Monday as per our normal timetable, if you have yet to rebook it’s not too late, but classes are filling fast so email or call to check availablity.

See you soon we hope.
Rob

Boost Your Running Fitness with Pilates

Hi, Just wanted to update you all regarding the Reigate half marathon; I’ve been talking to the organizers finding out about entering a Body-Torque Pilates team; seems that we can do this, so once I have more info I’ll pass it on.

In the mean time there’s no better way to supplement your running/fitness training than to attend Pilates sessions; you can either attend one of our 30+ group mat class or if you want to work more specifically, why not attend a few 1:1 sessions and work on the equipment in our Pilates Studio.

Hundred on the Reformer

If you feel you’re doing enough Pilates don’t forget Meta-fit interval training a great way to gain that fitness edge, short bursts of high intensity interval exercise, work at your own pace but work hard!

More soon

Website content

Thanks to those of you who have commented on what you’d like to see on our web site; we have taken on board your comments and will endeavour to try to provide the sort of things that interest you.

So far we have been ask for basic exercises with progressions that make them more challenging. Also shoulder exercises seem popular, so again look out for these, simple exercises but frustratingly difficult to execute well.

We are listening so please keep your comments coming!

 

 

Mens Pilates in Reigate

Mens Pilates in Reigate

Hi just a quick reminder that we are still running Pilates classes for men in Reigate on Monday evenings.

These sessions focus on those areas that guys often neglect, or that suffer due to the stresses of work, i.e. neck, upper back and shoulders. But not only is Pilates great for de-stressing after a tough day in the office, but its also excellent to balance those repetitive movements of sporting activities such as golf or tennis (which includes second hand tennis rackets available for rent or sale) & squash, which are focused on one side of the body. If your sporting activity is more balanced you will still find the flexibility and postural awareness that Pilates promotes will enable you to feel freer in your joints and thereby allowing for a more fluid movement; watching England’s rugby performance against Wales, clearly demonstrates how important it is to be agile in the world of competitive sport, no matter how big or heavy you are.

If you’re interested in attending a class Please contact Rob@body-torque.co.uk

More soon.

 

Metafit in a bucket!

Hi Just wanted to thank all of you guys who came to metafit on Saturday morning 07.50 class, some idiot (me) forgot to bring the stereo ! However with a little ingenuity we managed with a smart phone in a bucket to help magnify the sound; even so it was still a bit quite! This did give us a great opportunity to practise our Ninja skills, with soft landings on jumps brupee’s and light toes on the sprints. Well done to everyone and thanks again for your perseverance.

I want to write an article about metafit and Pilates the benefits of each and how they relate to each other, so I would welcome your thoughts and opinions of each and how you find they interact

Don’t forget to tell your friends and training partners about the benefits of metafit and I won’t forget to bring the stereo!

Enjoy your weekend
Rob

 

Pilates for Men, Monday evenings

Hi Just wanted to welcome the new guys to the Pilates for men beginner’s session on Mondays, 19.30 at the Old Reigatians Rugby Club.

I think you all did really well for your first session; and with the other guys already in the class we now have a great dynamic and age spread, you all looked like you all where enjoying the session so hopefully you did, don’t worry if its a bit confusing, it always is to start with, but stick with it and it’ll soon start to make sense.

I’ll send out the practise sheets for you to work on before next weeks class shortly.

For anyone interested in joining a Men’s Pilates class we still have a few spaces available, call Rob for details 01737 765335.

Keep practising, seen you all again on Monday

Kick the mid week blues!

Wednesday mornings for me are now a real highlight of the week, as at 09.15 I get to teach my Pilates Matwork Intermediate class. Those who attend know that the class will be challenging, yet we still have time to focus on that all important technique and even manage a few laughs along the way!

Those attending have all reached a good level of competence in their Pilates journey and are now ready to be taken to the next level, with the introduction of some more challenging exercises. Today we incorporated some classic moves from the Reformer repertoire into the Matwork sessions, increasing the emphasis on fluidity of movement that is so integral to those reformer exercises.

Hope you all enjoyed the class as much as I enjoyed teaching it; can’t wait till next week!

Happy training

Rob

If you’re interested in attending the class there are just a few spaces remaining, class time 09.15 Venue Bell Street Studios Reigate, call or email for further details; 01737 765335 rob@body-torque.co.uk

Metafit combat matrix

Well done to those of you who attended today’s 07.50 Metafit interval training session in Reigate (Bell St Studios); Finally today we managed to squeeze in the awesome Metafit Combat Matrix, a relentless series of exercises all crammed into a 30min workout!!

Your Metafit Combat Matrix exercises were;

Squat big knees
Leg defend
Take downs
Ball roll press
Pop-ups
Sprints
180 Jump press-ups

Each exercise was performed once on its own then we were into the Matrix, starting with Squat big knees we added an exercise each round till we had performed all seven back to back; we then turn the matrix on its head and counted it back down dropping one exercise each round finishing with the 180 jump press up. Strangely enough everyone seemed to enjoy it, especially once we finished!

Half-pipe workout next week; see you then or if you want more don’t forget our sessions on Wednesday’s am and pm.

Enjoy the sunshine; I’m off for a run followed by a swim and bike tomorrow

Rob