I’m starting to feel a bit Christmassy, and do love this time of year! I’m really looking forward to seeing those who are coming along to the Christmas meals out over the next two weeks. We have the largest ever number of you coming to the meals this Christmas, which is amazing! I have emailed all of you coming with the address etc. of the venue, so please let me know if you didn’t get an email. (The 7th December is actually Christmas Jumper Day, so you might want to wear your jumper, or something festive? Obviously wear what you feel comfortable in, no pressure to wear Christmas jumpers if you find them a bit warm for a meal out!)
A Request Regarding your Bookings
Please can you make sure that you book your blocks of classes at least a week before they run out. Some of our classes are now getting really popular, which is great, but I do want to make sure you keep your regular places. You can book online, or in class with cash or a card. And, when booking online, please check the availability on the website first (if the bar is yellow, you need to ask me). We keep this up-to-date daily. Please also remember that – whilst you can of course pay on the day if you wish, you will only be able to join in if there’s space.
What to Bring to Class w/c 27th November – Hand weights
This week we shall be using hand weights in class for some added resistance and bone-loading. This is of course optional for those who would prefer to continue exercising without. Why not take advantage of the competitively priced hand weights we have in stock to add to your Pilates arsenal?! Purchase now and I’ll bring them to class for you. Otherwise, you can bring food tins or small bottles of water to use as weights instead.
- 1 kg weights: https://www.janem.co.uk/shop/equipment/1kg-hand-weights/
- 1.5 kg weights: https://www.janem.co.uk/shop/equipment/1-5kg-green-hand-weights-x-2/
Christmas Holiday Dates – Plus a NEW Christmas Special class!
We shall be taking a break for two weeks over Christmas this year, the week before and Christmas week itself. We shall be restarting again promptly in the New Year. There will be no classes on the following dates (including Zoom and 1-1 classes). For those of you who have booked classes during the dates below, I have carried these over to the following weeks, so please let me know if you need to change any of those.
- Tuesday 19th December – all classes cancelled.
- Wednesday 20th December – all classes cancelled.
- Thursday 21st December – all classes cancelled.
- Tuesday 26th December – all classes cancelled.
- Wednesday 27th December – all classes cancelled.
- NEW!! Thursday 28th December – Christmas Special classes at 9.30 and 10.45 These are open to anyone from all classes. (Thursday regulars – Please let me know if you wish to attend, as I’ll only book you in for these if you let me know in advance.)
- Classes resume as normal from Tuesday 2nd January.
Keep up your Pilates over the Holiday
I will be practicing my own Pilates whilst on holiday, and you can continue yours, too, through Jane Mackenzie 24/7 Online Pilates! For the price of two classes, you can have access for 18 days to over 120 full hour classes plus lots of convenient half-hour classes, our data base of over 70 exercises, exercise challenges, my Back Health Toolkit and weight control resources. Take as many classes as you like – whenever you like. So many of you now are taking advantage of this great offer to continue your Pilates whilst we are on holiday. Please let me know by Tuesday 12th December so we can set you up with a login and password. https://www.janem.co.uk/jane247/
A reminder of our Price Changes for 2024
There will be a small increase to the price of our Pilates classes from the start of 2024, as hall rental fees and other costs have risen considerably over the last year. Classes purchased as part of a block will increase by 50p each. Individual classes remain the same. One-to-one session prices will increase by £4. The cost of 24/7 Online Pilates will remain the same. My new 2024 price list is as below:
- Group classes: block of 4: £36.00** (or £28 for 24/7 members)
- Group classes: single class: £10.00** (or £8 for 24/7 members) (Unchanged)
- 24/7 Online Pilates: 28-day membership: £24 (Unchanged)
- One-to-one Pilates: £58 Premium or £48 Standard
The new prices will apply to purchases made from 1st January 2024, so if you would like to take advantage of the current prices for a bit longer, please feel free to purchase additional blocks of classes before the end of the year.
**Please note that I require at least 7 days’ notice to transfer a pre-paid class to a different week, although if not I will try and slot you into another class during the same week and only if I have space. (You can also do a Zoom class during that same week if you prefer.) If you ever need to change a class, please can you use this form: https://www.janem.co.uk/pilates/class-change-request/
I look forward to seeing you all in class and spending time with you at our social events.
Happiness and health