This newsletter explains how Mat and I have adapted our Pilates classes for the very different world we currently find ourselves in, and the ways in which we can continue to work together during these challenging times. Like many others, I can’t pretend that the current crisis hasn’t hit us very hard financially, but we are doing everything we can to keep going, and your continued support is hugely appreciated.
Online Pilates Classes
We want you to continue doing your Pilates classes, and my new Online Pilates Classes service, Jane Mackenzie 24/7 is now running! I’m happy to say that we have had nearly 70 of you join us so far, and I’ve had some fantastic feedback as well. For those who haven’t yet joined, it would be fantastic to have you aboard! It’s easy to use, great fun, and I’ve been told “just like having me in your front room” (which may or may not be a good thing!) You can read all about Jane Mackenzie 24/7 from the links below, or contact me to ask any questions.
- News – Press release: https://www.janem.co.uk/2020/03/online-pilates-press-release/
- Jane 24/7 main page: https://www.janem.co.uk/jane247/
- Instructions: https://www.janem.co.uk/jane247/documentation/
And to those of you who have already signed up – a huge thank you – you are all stars! It’s so great to have you on-board and to know you are still keeping fit! And I love the photos and video clips coming in of you doing the classes! Please do send me any feedback you may have – I am always eager listen and improve where I can.
I do have a favour to ask you. I would really appreciate it if you can please recommend my online classes to anyone you know who might be interested. I know some of you have already told others, so many thanks. I want to get as many people exercising and moving over the coming weeks as possible. Imagine coming out of our confinement healthier and looking fitter than when we went in!
One-to-One Live Online Pilates Sessions
My one-to-one Pilates sessions have been consistently popular since I started teaching, for those unable to get to class, or those with complex health issues requiring individual attention. My ethos has always firmly been that everyone can exercise, and I work with people to identify how they can safely achieve that.
Whilst, all face-to-face one-to-one classes have stopped along with group classes, some of my clients have continued their fantastic work with me through live video-link Pilates sessions, and this has worked really well! So if you or anyone you know would like to discuss a one-to-one Pilates session with me over video link, please let me know. You can choose whichever channel you prefer: Skype, Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, Facetime, Zoom, or I can of course suggest. More details here: https://www.janem.co.uk/pilates/one-to-one-pilates-folkestone/
Pilates Equipment for Sale
I’m still selling Pilates equipment, too! Additional equipment can be very helpful as you progress, enabling a wider variety of exercise variations, including more challenging ones. Some of these we have of course covered in our classes, and I continue to cover in my online classes.
Currently, online shops are still permitted to trade, and I am happy to personally deliver to the Folkestone and Hythe areas, and leave in a safe place for you. (For safety reasons, we are not posting items at the moment.) Until we have a chance to set up an e-commerce store online, payment is accepted by bank transfer or cash on collection. Details of my Pilates products are here: https://www.janem.co.uk/products/
I’ll be in touch again soon
That’s all for now. For those who use social media, I’ll regularly be in Facebook-land doing a variety of fun things. And for those Jane Mackenzie 24/7 members, we can always chat in the forum. Stay safe all my wonderful Pilates family. I can’t wait to see you all again, and it’s only been one week!
Happiness and Health