Learn to use the Pilates Reformer, Tower and other equipment so you can work out independently!

Local Pilates instructor, Cath Hopkinson, is a qualified Clinical Pilates Specialist and Assessor. She has taught health-related fitness for over 30 years and is now opening her new studio in the heart of Longridge.

Did you know that Pilates is much more than matwork – yes Joseph Pilates did use the mat, but before that, there was (and still is) the large studio equipment.

It is reported that most of his equipment was invented (or at least prototyped) whilst he was in the Isle of Man during the first world war. He used bed springs, pulleys and levers to help rehabilitate the wounded servicemen from the war.

Cath explains that today the equipment has evolved but is still the starting point to any Pilates work.

We have in the main opted for the matwork because quite frankly it is a less expensive way of doing Pilates: you just need a mat and a few pieces of small equipment.

I believe from all the research I’ve done, that the equipment was the first place to start: let the large equipment help you with the moves (some of which are very challenging indeed). Matwork was for those strong enough to do it without the equipment.’

On asking Cath Why she is choosing Open Studio Training? She replied with:
It is my mission (to use the popular vernacular) to make equipment Pilates available to everyone at a price bracket that is open to everyone.

I am on a mission to train Joe Public in Pilates so well that they can use the large equipment IN THEIR OWN TIME WITHOUT DIRECT SUPERVISION. You will be trained extremely well by myself.

I will be opening the studio up to everyone who has gone through the training – you will be able to book in sessions, and I will be around for any support you need.

So after full training how much will each session cost?

Depending on how many times per week you want to come, from £10/session to £15. The more often you come, the less per session you pay. I’ve seen 1-2-1 equipment sessions at £60/session (min 6 session blocks) at other Lancashire studios,

Having completed an internet search I know we will be unique in the area, and feedback has been amazing. I will still be offering our specialist courses – 1-2-1 and group, but the open studio training is your perfect opportunity to really learn the equipment and make your own training specific to you.

So why not make your New Year resolution to make improve your health & fitness with Open Studio Pilates. To book your introductory session or for more information contact Cath directly on: 07941012305, cath@experiencewellness.co.uk

Your Pilates Space will be holding

an Open Day on

Saturday 3rd February 2018