PowerPilates, with Jane Mackenzie
Outdoor Pilates-Based Exercise Classes in Hythe
Leading fitness professional Jane Mackenzie is proud to introduce a brand new type of outdoor exercise class: ‘PowerPilates’ utilises the six key training principles of regular Pilates: concentration, control, center, flow, precision and breathing, but in a more dynamic, aerobic format. Classes are one hour in length (including warmup and stretching sections), and follow an ‘interval’ structure, with alternating short periods of power walking combined with standing exercises.
PowerPilates is suitable for all levels of fitness, from beginners upwards, as Jane will provide different variations of each exercise to ensure everyone is working at a safe and effective level, irrespective of experience. As well as developing your core strength and balance, the class is also designed to get you moving, warm, and to elevate your heart-rate, building your aerobic fitness. PowerPilates is especially suitable for weight loss/control when combined with a healthy nutrition plan.
As well as a highly qualified Pilates instructor, Jane Mackenzie is also a fully qualified aerobics and power walking instructor, as well as a level-3 personal fitness trainer, with 30 years experience. Jane looks forward to welcoming you to this novel outdoor group exercise class.
Dates, Venue and Price
- Saturdays at 9.00 am – (from 10th April) see our Class Availability page for specific dates and status of classes.
- Marine Parade, Hythe – behind Hythe Swimming Pool – click here for Google map
- £6.00 (£22 for four) – 24/7 members (Join Now!) or £8.00 (£30 for four) – non-members.
- Booking and payment in advance is required. Fee refundable/transferable only if class cancelled by us. At least one week’s notice is required if you wish to change a pre-booked class date. Please see our full Terms and Conditions for PowerPilates classes.
IMPORTANT - Class Information (click to close/re-open)
- New participants will be required to complete our Health Screening in advance of their first class.
- PowerPilates is an aerobic exercise class designed to keep you warm outdoors. Classes will therefore run in nearly all weather conditions, including rain – see Class Status Indicators section below.
- Please wear clothing appropriate to the conditions on the day, including where neccessary: additional thermal layers, warm hat, waterproof/windproof top layer, suitable training shoes.
- This class is designed to get you out and exercising at times you might not always feel like it. Please note that bookings are not transferable if you simply don’t like the weather on the day!
- Bring an exercise band if you have one. (We will not be using Pilates mats, blocks or balls.)
Additional Covid-19 Safety Guidance: As much space as you wish, but minimum 2m social distancing will be observed. Outdoor exercise classes pose an extremely low risk of transmission. However: You must NOT attend classes if you are any experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, have tested positive, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Class Status Indicators
Although we plan to run classes in nearly all weathers, it may occassionally be neccessary to cancel a class due to: very heavy rain, very strong wind, or snow/ice conditions deemed to make travel to the class or fast walking hazardous. The forthcoming class as shown on our Availability page will have one of two status indicator bars beneath it as below. A class may be cancelled up to 8.30 am on the morning of the class, so please check back shortly after this time. If the status bar is still green at this point, the class is going ahead as planned – yes, even if it is raining!
Class running as planned.
Very bad weather expected. Class cancelled.
IMPORTANT - COVID-19 SAFETY
Government Update of 22/02/21
Indoor group classes suspended until 17th May.
The latest government advice of 22/02/21 is that indoor group Pilates classes may resume from 17th May 'at the earliest'. Outdoor group Pilates classes may resume from 29/03/21. We will of course keep you fully up-to-date, and I look forward to seeing you in person soon.
When we return to classes...
Jane Mackenzie's Health and Fitness maintains Covid-Secure status. Please note:
- You must NOT attend group classes if you are any experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, have tested positive, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Coronavirus.
- You must wear a face-covering when entering, leaving and moving around within each venue. (You do not need to wear a face-covering during the class itself, and it is not recommended, but you may do so if you wish.)
- You may not 'socialise' before or after class in groups larger than 6.
- We must by law keep a register of all participants' names and contact details. (I already do this through information collected on your health screening forms. You will not be able to participate in classes unless you provide a contact telephone number.)
- Please also use your NHS Covid-19 Contact Tracing app to scan the venue barcode each time you attend class. (Whilst this is not mandatory, you are encouraged to do so.)
Jane Mackenzie's Health and Fitness adheres to all mandatory Covid-secure regulations to ensure our clients remain safe at all times. We work in conjunction with our professional industry body (CIMSPA) and insurers (FITPRO) in order to do so. Measures we have put in place include:
- NHS contact tracing adherence
- Documented risk assessments for each teaching venue
- Reduced and strict maximum class sizes to permit required 2m social distancing*
- Maintaining required social distancing between Jane Mackenzie and her class members at all times
- Taking contactless card payments instead of cash
- Strongly encouraging advance booking and payment
- No longer using shared group equipment
- Adherence to recommended hand hygiene protocols
- Ensuring adequate ventilation during classes. (Please note that in order to do so, the class environment may sometimes be slightly cooler than we are used to, so please bring an extra layer to wear just in case.)
- Cleaning of venues between classes
- Keeping everyone up-to-date with the latest regulations and guidance.
- Additional venue-specific safety information may be found on our Class Information page Timetable and Venues section, and also on our Availability page by clicking the Class Percentage bars.
*The photographs used on our website were taken before the Coronavirus pandemic, and hence do not reflect the social distancing measures we now have in place.
Government guidance, and therefore our operational procedures, may change, and will be updated here accordingly.
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