HERO OF THE MONTH
How has Pilates changed your everyday life?
Pilates has made an impact in that it has made me re- aware of my body and stretched me to do exercise that otherwise I would not bother.
When did you first start Pilates and how many times a week do you do it?
I first started 3 years ago and because I am still working I always go to class once a week and then when possible I do another class.
What class(es) do you do?
I do a Barre and Mat class
Why did you decide to do Pilates?
I decided I had to be more active and had taken some Pilates classes years ago. I read a few articles and realised this would be a good way to easy myself back into exercise … I have tried going to a gym but didn’t enjoy the experience.
Why did you choose to come to Sandrine’s Pilates?
By recommendations, and intrigue as I was passing the studio most days going into Tunbridge Wells, the advertising was very powerful to go and investigate what was going on.
What is the main improvement you have experienced in your everyday life?
I am a different shape, weight loss and a stronger core, which means I never suffer from back problems.
How would you describe the studio and the teaching?
t is very friendly and accessible,everyone goes out of their way to make sure your needs are met and you are happy. If one is tech savvy then the process of booking classes would be so easy, that having been said Brendon is always there to guide one. It has also introduced me to a lot of lovely new people who are now friends.The teaching is very professional and the teachers are knowledgable and you need only ever go at the pace that is comfortable to you.
What are the positive benefits you see doing Pilates as a regular form of exercise?
The benefits as one gets older is keeping supple, being focused and helping with concentration and anything that helps with getting and manage getting older has to be a big, big plus.
“I first worked with Sandrine and her team at Sandrine’s Pilates in February 2010 where she tailored a Pilates session especially for my ‘On Camp with Kelly’ initiative. Since then Sandrine and her team have been involved with many Kelly Holmes Education programmes. I am really impressed by Sandrine’s knowledge, enthusiasm, professionalism and her ability to adapt each session to include elements of challenge, learning and development. Believe me when I say one of Sandrine’s sessions makes you alert and gets you switching on your core muscles!”
“Sandrine has really helped me to re-educate my training on my core stability, flexibility and balance. I enjoy learning new ways of testing my ability and challenging my body. Sandrine has been such a great support with this over the years and I love going to the studio to use specialist equipment.”
“BarrePlus classes at Sandrine’s Pilates studio really changed my body shape. I am now the smallest and strongest I have ever been. Classes are very challenging but fun too. At Sandrine’s Pilates I have not just changed my body and posture but I have made friends too, it is very social and friendly.”
“I have been referred by my osteopath to go to Sandrine’s after a major surgery in my lower back. Her expertise, encouragement, support and patience help me in my recovery. I would never have been able to go back to my daily tasks without her help. I even went back skiing last year. Thank you.”