After last week's amazing launch, Pilates at Chats Palace has officially begun! By Thursday temperatures had risen somewhat and beer gardens across Homerton and Clapton were calling out, so I congratulate everybody who came- we had a near 100% attendance!
Exercises performed in class are taken from a repertoire by Body Control Pilates. Whilst respecting the heritage of classical Pilates and the pioneer Joseph Pilates, my beginner/improver exercises are designed to be suitable for the modern body who spends much of the day sitting. That said, it's useful to be reminded of the end game (i.e. the classical work) and the exercises as they were performed in the day of Joseph. A fellow teacher shared this video and I'd love to share it with you. My added disclaimer is "don't try this at home" (and certainly not in my class!!).