OK, this is really exciting news! As you know, we have recently rolled out a new online Pilates service called Jane Mackenzie 24/7. What you may not know is that this is much more than just a series of video Pilates classes.
As well as a professional fitness instructor, I am also a qualified teacher and experienced educationalist, part of my career specialising in eLearning (online learning). My husband Mat, who I run my business with, is a professional web designer and computer specialist with a Ph.D. in Information Technology. Together, we have pooled our skills and experience to provide you with a truly unique online Pilates experience.
Each week we record and release for you a full hour Pilates class, recorded either in one of our halls, or – at the moment – from our newly converted ‘studio’ in our lounge. We use professional grade recording equipment, lit by studio lighting. We purposefully record each class section in a single take, and do not post-edit. The reason for doing so is to provide you with a truly authentic ‘Jane Mackenzie’ teaching experience, complete with all the usual slipups and laughter! This whole-class, single-take technique also helps me to visualise that I am teaching you face-to-face, enabling me to better engage with you all, and offer the same degree of technical expertise and teaching points as always.
And that’s just the start. Your video Pilates classes are accompanied by key information about the exercises we did and why, along with quizzes for you to test your knowledge if you wish. As well as keeping you exercised, this is a fun, informal, educational experience to keep our minds healthy as well!
Unique to Jane Mackenzie 24/7, we are running our new online Pilates classes using leading web-based LMS (Learning Management System) software. Each participant has their own user account, enabling our system to automatically keep track of each online class you have attended, your quiz results and general progress, in your own profile, so you have a growing record of everything we’ve done together. You even earn achievement certificates!
“Did my first online pilates this morning. Loved it! So easy to follow. I love that it’s in different sections, so can just do stretches or relaxation at any time. Thank you to you and Mat for all your hard work in putting this together.”
People who follow free generic exercise videos run a risk of hurting themselves through inappropriate exercises, as there is no way the person you are following can account for your own health status and advise you accordingly. It is also difficult to know just how effective, experienced and qualified the person you are following actually is.
Jane Mackenzie 24/7 is quite different. Our service is interactive, personalised and covered by my professional business insurance. And those of you who know me will also know that I have been instructing and training and assessing other instructors since before many of the new names online were actually born!
Just as for my face-to-face classes, participants are required to take a health screening before commencing classes, and are always encouraged to ask me any questions or raise any concerns. This enables me to offer the same degree of safety and effective exercise as if we were working face-to-face. This interaction is via a fully integrated online discussion forum, where you can also chat to me and to each other about classes in general, share tips and information, and generally have some fun!
We have all very suddenly been thrown into highly challenging and uncertain times, and that has naturally raised anxiety and lowered mood. But Mat and I believe that the only way to face these challenges is head on, which is why we have worked so hard to swiftly realign our Pilates business to the virtual world; something we also hope will carry over when we all get back to normal, and face-to-face group Pilates classes resume.
Through Jane Mackenzie 24/7, you can face these challenges together with me, benefiting physically and psychologically from our regular Pilates practice. Together we will come out the other side fitter, stronger and more confident.
I look forward to seeing you in class!
Happiness and Health – JM x
“Just did your online class – warmup, balance, floor work and stretches – it was excellent! Great motivation to do them. So thanks heaps – loved it!”
Online Pilates Classes Now Running
Booking priority and £2 discount on all face-to-face classes for 24/7 members!
Join Jane Mackenzie 24/7, and access the highest quality Pilates instruction, wherever and whenever you like. Enjoy both livestream and recorded classes with Kent's leading Pilates instructor. Be part of a Pilates community where you will learn more about Pilates, ask questions, track your progress, and much more!