Join us for an online Beginners Workshop on April 25th and 26th

Sarah will be running our first online Beginners Workshop on the weekend of 25th/26th April. This will be a 4 hour workshop run over two days from 10.30am – 12.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

So if you are looking to learn something new to keep up your physical activity or want to experience the benefits of Pilates for your mental wellbeing during this lockdown, this is for you. It’s a also great if you haven’t been to class for a while and feel a little rusty but want to get started again – or if you are a regular attender at mat classes but want to spend a little more time focussing on your technique so that you can get more from your ongoing sessions.
Maybe you have a friend or family member that you would like to get into Pilates in which case please forward this email on!

We know that people are busy even whilst we are staying in so don’t worry if you can’t make both days. Sarah will be happy to make alternative arrangements for you and we can also send you a link to enable you to watch anything you miss on our subscription TV channel (without any cost to you )

The 2 day workshop costs £30. You can book a space via our website- go to the  workshop page https://www.energyflowfitness.co.uk/workshops/ or you can text Sarah 07776196504 or email hello@energyflowfitness.co.uk.
Please pay by. bank transfer using your name as the reference to Sarah Hudson Jones Sort 60 12 39 Acc No  87165678. Payment will secure your place on the workshop and we will then send you a zoom link to join the live online sessions.

energyflowfitness.tv

energyflowfitness.tv is our subscription channel featuring sessions recorded by our Teachers for you to do at a time that suits you. It was set up in haste in March when Covid-19 restrictions meant that we could no longer meet for our weekly classes and was a sharp learning curve for the team.

energyflowfitness.tv helps take the place of your regular weekly Pilates class. Each week our Teachers provide new content for you to try at home. It includes…

  • Many of your regular Pilates classes now taking place via Zoom, which we will record for you to do at home later.
  • Short 10-20 minute sessions with different Teachers focusing on a multitude of topics and using props from around the house!
  • Guest Teachers are providing other types of exercise to get us doing some more aerobic cardio sessions, including HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).
  • Workshops will be coming soon…

We aim to provide one new video per Teacher per week, and we will keep adding and removing videos so that you have a varied selection to keep you entertained!

energyflowfitness.tv costs the same as one mat class a week. It’s run as a monthly subscription hosted on Vimeo, and you can cancel your subscription at any time. For that price you can do each video as many times as you wish, on your own or with your housemates, stopping and pausing whenever suits you!

To subscribe, please click here

Keep safe
Sarah and the team x

Top Tips for Zoom classes

After a week of classes we have some tips for you to make sure that you can get the most from your sessions.

  • Firstly please make sure that your mat is in landscape position so your teacher can see all of you and not just your feet!
  • It’s best if you wear clothing that contrasts with the background you are against.
  • If you have any of your own small equipment get it together and we can use it in the class.
  • You will be able to see better on a tablet or laptop – a phone is more difficult as the screen is so small.
  • If you’re using a laptop try connecting it to your TV for a clearer view and better sound (instructions here).
  • Late cancel charges do not apply for online classes at the moment so you do not need to worry about booking and not being able to join in.
  • Don’t worry if you have small children, pets or partners in the background!
  • Try and join the class early so you have time to set up and get ready. You’ll be calm and relaxed at the start of the class. We are allowing 10/15 minutes before classes so that we can make sure everyone is properly set up – and give you time to have a chat!
  • You can send a message to the instructor during the class using the chat feature, or simply wave to attract their attention!

You can find more information on booking and joining Zoom Pilates classes here.

You can also subscribe to our Weekly energyflowfitness Home Classes

If have any questions or need help just contact us.

Our Zoom classes timetable

Our timetable for online Zoom classes is a little different to that for our regular classes. We need longer gaps between classes to give us time to make sure you are all up and running with the technology before the sessions start. The main changes are to our evening classes. Our classes on Monday evenings are at 6.30pm and 8pm. Tuesday evening classes are at 6.35pm and 8pm and Wednesday evenings are now at 5pm and 6.40pm. Times for these and all other classes are on the website – please check carefully when you book.

You can find more information on booking and joining Zoom Pilates classes here.

Thanks

Annie x

Our classes are now online so that you can keep fit and healthy at home any time of day

Hi everyone

This week we launched our online energyflowfitness video channel, https://energyflowfitness.vhx.tv/. Our wonderful team have been really working hard to create fabulous and videos for you to do at home at any time of day or night with your family or in peace! We know that lots of you have small equipment at home so we know that lots of you have small equipment at home so Alexandra has created a roller class, no roller? you can improvise at home using a rolled-up beach towel or yoga mat!

Jamie has created a upperbody strengthening workout using handweights but you can easily use cans of beans and just gaffer a couple  of tins together for heavier weights!

 Abi’s new class will be available later on today too so including my two there’s already five classes up there for you to work through. 

The introductory price is currently about the same as 1 weekly mat class and can be paid as a monthly direct debit. We want to keep it affordable in this current situation but give you different classes throughout the week.

If you are in a situation where you’re unable to afford to subscribe but would really like to please do get in touch. we have a number of free subscriptions available which we will prioritise for regular clients.
 Personally  I know that without having put our business online so quickly I would have been unable to manage a £9 a week for a class.

Alexandra, Lyndsey, Jamie, Abi and  I will be providing new Pilates and barre classes each week to maintain the feel of your regular class, you won’t be just repeating the same class over and over again!

Rachel Johnston is joining the team to give us a physio perspective, She has been working for some time now with our clients and has been a Pilates devotee to mat work and the equipment for many years. She will be providing short videos and also one-to-one zoom sessions where she will help us work on our breathing,  dealing with working in a home office environment and much more but I will send you information about that in more detail next week once she’s set up ☺️

I have told the team not to worry we are not expecting professional standard recordings, But I’m really impressed with what they’ve managed to produce they are so resourceful ❤️

Zoom classes

Thank you so so much to those of you who have already come to a class, I know that many of you have needed time to regroup and are hoping to join in this week. 

I LOVED Lyndsey’s HIGH INTENSITY POWER PILATES class this week (although it was quite hard to get out of bed the next day!)Here’s a reminder again of what you need to do if you’ve not yet joined a class…

To join any live streamed classes just…
1. download the ZOOM app.
2  go onto www.energyflowfitness.co.uk/classes and book for the class you would like to attend, that includes the Monday and Tuesday night classes. (Ignore the venue, it’s at your house!)3. We will send you a link, click on it to join the class

How to pay

Well personally I keep forgetting about payment but luckily the classes seem to remember, We’ve seen some fabulous systems for recording tickets!

To pay for classes you can just use your tickets as usual we are having a ceremonial tear up at the start of each class! If you need to buy a new course of tickets we can just log how many virtual tickets you’ve used. 

To pay by cash you can transfer into our account with your Name as the reference. Our account details are energyflowfitness  8716 5678 sort code 60 12 39 (Please contact Lyndsey separately for Barre and Monica too if you attend her class and they will give you their information)

Some  of you have asked if it would be possible to rent the small equipment out and we are going to get this sorted over the next couple of days.

The classes are now an extra ten minutes long to allow for time to set up and check everyone is able to see and hear. Please try to have your mat “landscape” so that we can see all of you!

Our studio sessions are still running we are still teaching one-to-one 2 to 1 and 3 to one sessions via ZOOM.
Clients are welcome to borrow a full set of small equipment inc roller for these sessions.

Keep safe
Sarah and the team x

Please text on 07776196504, phone or email Annie and I at hello@energyflowfitness for any advice on any of the above. Apologies I have got a bit behind replying to some of you as we have been setting all of this up x

New Soft rollers at The Hub

We’ve just replaced all of our bands, prickle balls and spikey balls at the hub for the pre book mat classes PLUS we have a new “soft” set of rollers as we start to incorporate the MELT method into some of our sessions- come along to find out more!

New Website

Welcome to our new website! If you have any problems using our site or find any errors, typos or such like please email annie@energyflowfitness.co.uk to let us know -thanks x