Every now and again we ask our clients what they think about us!
Just wanted to say thank you for the ‘zoom’ Home Studio pilates you’ve run over the last 4 weeks Helen. I must admit I had been very dubious about doing it but it was great being able to exercise in the comfort of my own home and not have to trudge into town on these dark evenings. I was concerned I didn’t have enough equipment but a mat and a couple of tins of baked beans along with a stretchy band did the trick perfectly. I regret now not having done this back in April.
Dear Helen, thank you very much for your terrific Zoom lesson today. A calm oasis of expert instruction, would be my Trip Advisor review!
Here we are in lockdown again – only for a few weeks hopefully. After doing such a wonderful job to re-open the Studio, Louisa and her team are now operating on Zoom rather than the Studio. Although we all look forward to resuming ‘normal’ Studio life without restrictions – Zoom sessions are really not second best. I have been Zooming from the beginning and I really enjoy it, certainly I feel pretty challenged and I look forward to it every week. So, if you’re not sure whether it’s for you, my advice is – go for it – you’ll be very fit and prepared for the Studio when it re-opens.
Pilates on Zoom was an absolute lifesaver for me during lockdown.
Pilates has been holding me together for the past 25 years, for the past 12 years with Louisa and colleagues in Winchester. I’ve always told people it’s all about being in the studio, on the machines, with all the variety of exercise they can provide and being taught as an individual even within a group, doing tailored exercises. But in lockdown I was so desperate to do Something that I asked Louisa if I could join a Zoom class and I never looked back. Once a week, I spent an hour on Zoom with three others, being talked through a well thought out series of exercises, which varied quite a bit each week. For equipment we each had a physio ball at home, but otherwise grabbed whatever was in the room to be a weight or a roller or a leaning post. I absolutely loved it, it gave me energy and strength, my core was looked after and so was my head. I always felt fantastic afterwards. It was quite a meditative experience, a lot about listening and less about watching, but Louisa was always watching us individually to prompt when needed so we made the most of the exercises and didn’t go wrong.
Fitness wasn’t difficult during lockdown, with walking or cycling that part was easy. But keeping the balance by continuing with Pilates was really important for me. A quick hour one morning a week, with no need to travel, my cup of tea at hand, it became a great routine. For anyone already familiar with Pilates I would really recommend it. I’ll certainly be taking up a Zoom slot when I can’t come to the studio.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the team for all you have done to make it possible for us “students” to get back into the Studio. I really enjoyed my session yesterday and had absolutely no qualms about safety and cleanliness; in fact I’m sure I could have eaten off the floor!
May I congratulate you and the team in making The Studio ‘Covid- safe’. It’s great to be back in the studio with Sam and other clients. May I also thank you for your Update emails which have been very balanced, measured, sensitive, informative, positive and with an added bonus of your underlying humour sprinkled here and there. The tone has been spot on, which must be very difficult to achieve in these very judgemental times.
Really enjoyed being back in the studio – the set up was brilliant and I thought you steered the group really well. Well done to you all for creating that blended model and for making it so seamless. Really professional.
Online Pilates has been great over the last few months of lockdown but it is really nice to get back to the Studio at Winchester Pilates. The staff have gone above and beyond to make it Covid-safe. There are separation screens, thorough cleaning regimes and well behaved participants! Many Thanks.
I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work in getting the studio back up and running in these tricky times. I have had two studio sessions with Helen and am impressed by the diligent cleaning and the social distancing. I have no safety concerns and am very pleased to be back!
I thought the treatment with Robyn was fantastic. I have tried a lot of things to help my back issue over the years and had good, bad and indifferent experiences, highly rate what Robyn is doing.
“Bad back? You have found the answer! Winchester Pilates has stopped my backache and allowed me to continue doing a very physical job without pain. I cannot recommend Pilates strongly enough to anybody who is struggling with lower back pain….fantastic!”
Since I joined Winchester Pilates as a complete beginner over 5 years ago, I have always been supported, encouraged and gently corrected to help me improve. Much to my surprise (I would not describe myself as at all “sporty”) I now feel at home in the Advanced class. Pilates is a ‘can’t miss’ point in the week, and the only exercise where I am willing to get off the train after working in London all day, and go straight to class. Why? Because I always come away feeling more positive, calm and relaxed. I am also stronger, more flexible and have a much flatter stomach as a positive side effect!
Pilates sets me up for the week, leaving me feeling limber and relaxed. If I miss a week I immediately notice stiffness and back pain. It is a real necessity for me!!
I look forward to Monday evenings when I can take time out for myself within a relaxing environment focussing on my core strength, flexibility and sometimes stability! I began classes with the usual aches and pains of getting older and have found an incredible difference to my backaches and find I have an all round increased feeling of well being. Thank you!
I have been coming to Pilates for just over a year and I really enjoy it. I used to get all sorts of aches and pains from my job but because my posture has improved I hardly get any. It’s great to have an hour a week to myself to relax and exercise.
I have very much enjoyed my experience so far. I am sure it has helped me unlock my body and improve stability both of which have helped with my new sailing challenges. The classes feel like a sort of oasis of calm to which I look forward each week although I usually leave feeling pretty stretched! I really appreciate the gentle and insightful help from the teachers. Thank you.
The studio classes have a totally professional and expert feel to them. You always feel like an individual even within the small group. Instructors are friendly, pay attention to detail and provide encouragement without being overly critical – these are the best classes I have ever attended.
Due to working away from home I have experienced several different Pilates classes and studios. I am so glad I can come back to Winchester as it has the best facilities and teachers I have experienced.
I have been taking Studio lessons for some time now; under Louisa’s expert eye and encouragement, I have progressed to a level of body awareness and ease of movement that I could never have imagined.
I recently started to supplement this with Nick’s MELT class. Nick’s passion for the Method is infectious and under his tuition I have felt instant results during the class. I feel that the techniques I am learning are equipping me to make long-term benefits to my health and wellbeing.
I just wanted to let you know how great Class Swap is now particularly since I learnt to use the ‘swap alert’ facility (under My Pilates on the Home Page). It makes cancelling sessions you can’t make and swapping into one you can so easy. You click on any sessions that work for you day/time wise and get an email if one becomes free to book. It took me a bit of time (and Louisa’s help) but it’s been well worth it and it means I never have to miss a session.