“I’ve been meaning to write for some while just to say a big thank you to both you and Rob for your brilliant classes. Both Dad and I really enjoy coming along and really feel the benefits after from the detailed work outs. I’m far more toned than when I started but have a way to go, I know … I’ve also lost 21 lbs in weight since joining and I’m certain this has been a massive aid in doing so. My hip problem is much improved and Dads pleased with his mobility improvement too. We wanted you to know, we’re incredibly pleased. Thanks”……….Jo D
“I started Pilates classes initially to help manage a prolapsed disc in my lumbar spine. I remember being really quite debilitated at the time and I had lost a lot of confidence. Essentially, I’d virtually given up all sporting activities. Some three years later I am hardly troubled with my back. I am able to run again. I now participate in two Pilates classes per week and endure two of Rob’s Metafit HIIT classes per week which has really helped improve my fitness.” “What is equally important though is that Pilates has taught me about body awareness and this in turn has really helped my posture. I hadn’t realised how poor my posture was until I started your classes! Suffice to say that I’m totally sold on Pilates and am grateful to you and to Rob for your patience and attention.”……………… Juliette S
“I have been attending Pilates classes for a good number of years with Body-Torque and credit them with helping me overcome problems with both my lower back and shoulders. However, at the great age of 65, I was about to retire and felt that I needed to re-assess my fitness. This was partly prompted by a visit to my doctor, who somewhat cruelly I thought, quoted the ‘use it or lose it’ adage to me!
I decided to see a personal trainer, thinking that I could get an over-all assessment and some useful exercises in addition to the Pilates I was doing with Body-Torque. Big mistake in this case! I went twice: the second time to confirm my initial response. I did not feel I was listened to, or that my age was taken into account when put through a series of movements. I paid a lot of money for a poor experience.
I then spoke to Danielle who recommended some 1:1 classes with Rob: I was able to go once to see if I liked it – I did and so signed up for a course. As in the classes, there was a real sense of the exercise tailored to the individual, confidence building advice and, as hoped, real progress.
I realized because I thought I knew the movements, that I had allowed myself to get a little lazy in my group classes and was not getting the most out of them. The 1:1 sessions enabled me to re-visit the basic exercises and appreciate how the more complex ones are built up.
There was also no escape from the exercises I found difficult and Rob was able to help me find ways in which to succeed with these. The use of the equipment also made a big difference in helping to achieve my goals. I have been able to take what I learnt back into the classes and feel that I am able to benefit more from them now as I have a heightened awareness of what I am trying to achieve – and I have reminded myself sternly that I need to listen attentively at all times!” ………………Jenny B.