What our clients said about us in our most recent Annual Survey...
"I have felt an improvement in my movement having started the classes. I find that Sam's instructions are well-tailored and she is very observant, making specific targeted adjustments which have a big impact"
"The teachers are brilliant. I am an educator myself I recognize the qualities of a good instructor"
"Well explained, unpretentious classes at comparatively affordable prices. Nice range of ages and gender present"
"I've really enjoyed and can feel the benefits of the relatively small number of classes I've been to already - so will definitely be back next term!"
"It’s good to be able to have a laugh in sessions as well as work hard - I look forward to my classes"
"I think the teaching is superb and the classes are really interesting and fun. I go to Danai's classes on a Tuesday and she is fantastic. She puts a lot of thought into what she teaches, the classes are well structured and she is really experienced. Classes are fairly priced"
"It is a great pilates concept and the teachers (I mostly attend Sam's classes but I have attended Caroline's and Danae's) are brilliant. Well trained themselves, patient and encouraging they may you want to do more pilates. If my work permitted me I would do at least 2 classes a week"
"Sam is superb, very knowledgeable, able to adapt to each student's needs, kind, motivational, good at changing the routines. She is a massive asset"
"Excellent inspiring teaching creating a good learning atmosphere"
And some testimonials from previous years...
"Sam is an excellent teacher with a calm, friendly, personable manner. I originally looked to pilates as therapy for neck problems and have been amazed at how quickly pilates has helped. Having previously been more of a yoga fan, I now really appreciate the Pilates methods, and Sam is always keen to tailor the exercises to your individual level so that you get the most out of each class."
Charlotte, Bethnal Green, E2
"I had done pilates before with several other teachers but Sam's well-structured classes, gently building challenge with focussed personal attention, made this experience of Pilates unlike any other and finally I understood why so many people rave about it - including doctors.
I started Sam's classes a few weeks before having a hysterectomy and my consultant commented on how much it would help recovery. What I was unprepared for were the back aches that followed the surgery and change to my body and on returning to pilates I was able to target areas where I need to build strength to accommodate these changes.
I now feel fitter than I have been in 10 years and can return to other sports that I'd thought were now passed me.
Booking in for regular attendance has not just cut the cost but also made me prioritise the time for me and feel so much more confident in my body again."
Pam, Bow, E3
When I started attending Sam’s classes over 18 months ago I was a complete novice in the Pilates methods but Sam’s calm, friendly manner and well-structured lessons put me instantly at ease. I initially started attending these classes as stress relief while writing my PhD and as a remedy for the long hours spent sitting in the library but I have enjoyed them so much that I have now advanced to the intermediate level under Sam’s careful guidance. Sam is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend her classes to anyone, regardless of confidence or ability level.
Sarah, Hackney, E9
"I've been attending classes (once a week) at My Local Pilates for nearly a year. I really enjoy the classes particularly because Sam and the other teachers vary the activities each time and the venue is lovely. Different options for individual exercises are given so I feel like I work at just the right level of challenge for me. I'm definitely noticing the difference in my body since starting, having become more toned and stronger (but without adding bulk) - it really does pay off! Sam is also very well organised with bookings and providing information by email and on the website, which I like. I'd highly recommend My Local Pilates to anyone considering joining a new Pilates class!"
Amelia, Hackney, E9
"I started a year ago, having tried a number of different pilates classes. As a middle aged somewhat overweight lady I have gained so much enjoyment and encouragement from Sam and have finally found something I can take part in without embarrassment or self-consciousness. Sam pays individual attention to each class member whatever your ability. I feel I have made steady improvement and been encouraged by Sam's expertise and adaptability to clients needs. The sessions are also fun and enjoyable, a great stress reliever."
Sally, Bow, E3
"Sam knows her stuff and keeps the workout fresh and fun! Awesome venues with great light! Try it and you will be hooked!"
Yuk Yee, Hackney, E9
"I injured my back 35 years’ ago and for two years now I have been pain-free from attending Sam’s ‘slow’ pilates: we’re never rushed, with time to practise each exercise until it’s right, and the small studio enables her to give individual attention when needed, while the repetitions work the body well. As one of the older clients, I appreciate the thoughtfulness of being given an option if I struggle with an exercise so that I still achieve something that works for me. The setting is beautiful, in Victoria Park, and I leave completely satisfied."
Imogen, Hackney, E9