CLASSES AT BLACKWELL VILLAGE HALL RESUMING MONDAY 27 JULY AND ONLINE CLASSES
Hello, I'm Gill Wright and I have lived in Blackwell for 8 years and around the Cotswolds for 30 years. My pilates journey started in 2010 following a knee injury from skiing. I was advised to try pilates to strengthen the muscles and keep my knee mobilised. After my first session I was hooked! Increasing weekly sessions to twice a week, it was the first exercise class I had ever been to where I wasn't clock watching and bored. Knee problem resolved, lower back pain disappeared and with a bit of practicing at home (not a lot!) , I was amazed at how quickly my body changed, becoming stronger, leaner, better posture, more flexibility and mobility and just general well being.
I discovered Body Control on a Pilates retreat in Tuscany. I'd never heard of it and at first I though it was a bit slow, a bit controlled; then something clicked with the revelation that this was what pilates was all about. Not jumping around to music, swinging it all about, but slow controlled movements done with precision, with a teacher who cares about your movement pattern, corrects your alignment and gives you a suitable exercise for your own ability. Once I had discovered Body Control I wanted to pass on this hugely beneficial method to others and telling virtually everyone I met they should try it, I decided to train to teach. It was very challenging and hard training as Body Control have such high standards, but I was proud to qualify with Body Control Pilates as a Level 3 Matwork Pilates Instructor.
My classes in Blackwell are small, friendly and suitable for all. Whether you are recovering from illness or injury, have sedentary lifestyle, overweight or a fanatic fitness fiend, my pilates classes will improve your mobility, flexibility, strength and attitude to fitness. During our one hour class you will forget about work, troubles, stress, kids, etc as your mind will be focused on movement, breathing, control, leaving relaxed and refreshed!
Photos taken at Vix Pilates Studio, Bulmer, Yorkshire