It seems only fitting that a new venue for My Local Pilates is celebrated by the beginning of my new blog. Last night saw the launch of 3 new Pilates classes at Chats Palace Arts Centre in Homerton, East London. A total of 34 Hackney residents came to try a class and to discover for themselves what Pilates is all about.
The atmosphere was as amazing as the venue itself. Classes took place in the upstairs mirrored dance studio, which benefits from a wonderful glass ceiling which creates a feeling of space and airiness and lends itself perfectly to pilates by creating a feeling of calm.
I thank everybody who supported me in this new venture, not least to the staff at Chats Palace who were so brilliant in promoting my the launch event through Twitter and Facebook. Thanks to everybody that joined in too.... you were all FANTASTIC and worked so hard. It was lovely to meet so many local people, with backgrounds as diverse as this small corner of Hackney. I hope today you are standing and sitting a little taller! You have already taken the first step to banishing your body of aches and pains so give yourself a pat on the back!
That's all from me - Friday is my own Pilates day, some well deserved "me-time" and a chance to relax, stretch, re-recuperate and re-energise for the week ahead. I'm also praying for the rain to stop as it's my final Learn2Row session today on the River Lea and I'm going to get very wet!