New this summer…

All inclusive Pilates and Alpine walking holiday based in Les Carroz, Haute-Savoie, France.

P3pilates is joining together with Caroline and Nick from 360sunandski to offer a pilates and alpine walking holiday. You can either enjoy a short break of 3 days or stay for the whole week. Each day will start with a pilates matwork class followed by a guided mountain walk in the surrounding area. The day will end with a delicious home cooked meal. For more information please click here and do not hesitate to contact me or Caroline and Nick at 360sunandski

Dates and Price:

30th June – 7th July (whole week) – €750 pp

30th Jun – 3rd July (3 days) or 4th July – 7th July (3 days) – €400 pp

Getting ready for the winter

This winter stay healthy using the Pilates method as a natural preventative measure to keep yourself warm inside and out, and keep your immune system boosted.

Pilates has sound science-based effects on the internal systems as much as it does the musculoskeletal system. Yes, it will make us look good – tighten abs, lengthen the spine, improve posture. But the unseen, deep and health providing effects of doing Pilates are immeasurable.

Pilates exercises, while including the major muscle groups of the whole body, focus the work of the intrinsic muscles of the body which sit deep within joints and internal structures. Being able to work into these deep regions means that we will create much deeper circulatory responses and movement of fluids like lymph that clean out our bodies of toxins. It also offers us a direct stimulatory effect on internal organs, and thereby stimulation of the functions and chemical responses of systems such as the respiratory, digestive and endocrine systems, which have a direct effect on our immunity and wellbeing.

Practicing Pilates can also help you to stay injury free so that you can enjoy a long winter season whether it be on the slopes of off.

For class times click here

Looking forward to seeing you in the studio.

Autumn Mornings

What a fabulous way to start the day with an early morning pilates class with a view of the mountains.

My new classes in Les Carroz started today, thanks to Book4Alps for the use of the beautiful Chalet Erica, it is such a lovely setting to work from.  I am looking forward to the next few months working here.

If you would like to join the class please do not hesitate to contact me

Quelle fabuleuse façon de commencer la journée avec un cours de Pilates en début de matinée avec vue sur les montagnes.

Mes nouveaux cours aux Carroz ont commencé aujourd’hui, grâce à Book4Alps pour l’utilisation du magnifique Chalet Erica, c’est un cadre de travail si agréable.  J’ai hâte de travailler dans les prochains mois.

Si vous souhaitez rejoindre la classe, n’hésitez pas à me contacter.

Autumn Classes start next week

MONDAY or FRIDAY – LES CARROZ DAY AND PLACE TO BE CONFIRMED

08H45 – 09H45  INTERMEDIATE

TUESDAY – LVF, SAMOENS

08H45 – 09H45  ADVANCED

10H00 – 11H00  REHAB/INTERMEDIATE (slower paced class)

THURSDAY – LVF, SAMOENS

11H00 – 12H00  INTERMEDIATE

12h15 – 13h15  MIXED ABILITY

To book please contact me maximum per class is 6

 

Last chance..to enjoy Pilates outside

Cant wait to teach my last classes this summer before I break for some well earned time with the family.

There are spaces in my last class – Thursday 9th August 09h00

We’ll be mixing it up with all the small equipment – roller, overball, magic circle and more so let your inner child out and come and enjoy the adult version of a jungle gym!

I’ll even serve you a juice at the end!!

 

Juices and Pilates

Next week kicks us off to a start with two fantastic juices to look forward to after your pilates class – The Morning coffee and The Joseph – packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that make for a great liver cleanse and a citrus based juice that will give your metabolism a jump-start.

The four workshops this week will focus on a few fundamentals of Pilates – Breathing, Concentration, Centring and Alignment.

Whilst breathing is the essence of life itself it is also a movement process and has great bearing on the efficiency of each movement performed.  Learning how to breath more effectively within movement helps both mind and body to relax, recharge and focus.  Don’t get me wrong though this class is not all about lying on the mat breathing we will be challenging this movement with some hard exercises!

In the lower limbs and upper body classes we will be focusing on mobilising and strengthening your hips, knees and ankles and opening, stretching and mobilising your upper body. In order to do this efficiently we have to look at alignment and precision of movement.  Correct alignment at the start of and throughout the movement is absolutely essential.  By correctly aligning the body and bringing the joints and soft tissue into their natural neutral zones, sound recruitment patterns are encouraged and the joints remain healthy.

In the spinal mobilisation class we will focus on centring by maintaining support and control of the body as movement takes place.  It does so by encouraging the recruitment of deep core muscles that help to control and stabilise movement.  All pilates movement stems from a strong centre and from this centre we can challenge the range of movement of the joints including your spine.

Click here to book

 

Pilates goes outside for the summer

Come and join us outside for the Summer Pilates Workshops being held in Chatillon.

The classes are all based on different aspects of Pilates from breathing and relaxation to strengthening your core muscles and re-balancing your body. Each of the workshops will be between 45-60 minutes and they will be repeated at least twice during the summer so if you cant make one date hopefully you will be around for a different one.

A glass of juice will be provided at the end of each class.

Click here for workshop information, class times and booking.

Are you entered for the Samoëns Trail Tour?

Just under six weeks to go until the big day…with the success of my summer workshops for the last 2 years I have decided to start running these early with a specific focus for those entered into the Samoëns trail tour.

By focusing on the specific movements related to running, breaking these movements down into simpler bio-mechanical events (building blocks) and working on how these are used and combined, Pilates can be instrumental in improving your stability, flexibility and strength in these areas.  By adding Pilates into your training regime you will increase your ability to access and maximise the benefits of your primary physical and technical training environment.

My workshops will run over the next 5 weeks and each one will have a specific focus.  They are open to all, men and women.

Don’t be shy come and get ready!

TIME OF THE CLASS IS 10h00 – 11h00 TUESDAYS 15TH MAY – 12TH JUNE

CLICK HERE TO CONFIRM A PLACE

Can Pilates really help improve cycling/running?

In one word….YES!

Whether you want to compete or just want to improve for leisure Pilates has been proven to help sports performance.  By focusing on specific movements related to your chosen sport, breaking these movements down into simpler bio-mechanical events (building blocks) and working on how these are used and combined, Pilates can be instrumental in improving your stability, flexibility and strength in these areas.

In my Pilates for Performance classes I work on these building blocks to help you reach your goals as efficiently as possible whilst increasing your strength and flexibility and reducing the risk of injury.

In this way, Pilates works along side any other exercise program you may already have.

If you are interested in coming to this class please click here for class times

P3 Pilates moves to La Vielle Ferme for the winter

P3 pilates is very excited to be moving for the winter term.  From January to April all of my classes will be held at LVF in Samoens.  Thanks to the LVF family I have use of a wonderful bright room with plenty of space.

This winter stay healthy using the Pilates method as a natural preventative measure to keep yourself warm inside and out, and keep your immune system boosted.

Pilates has sound science-based effects on the internal systems as much as it does the musculoskeletal system. Yes, it will make us look good – tighten abs, lengthen the spine, improve posture. But the unseen, deep and health providing effects of doing Pilates are immeasurable.

Pilates exercises, while including the major muscle groups of the whole body, focus the work of the intrinsic muscles of the body which sit deep within joints and internal structures. Being able to work into these deep regions means that we will create much deeper circulatory responses and movement of fluids like lymph that clean out our bodies of toxins. It also offers us a direct stimulatory effect on internal organs, and thereby stimulation of the functions and chemical responses of systems such as the respiratory, digestive and endocrine systems, which have a direct effect on our immunity and wellbeing.

With reasonably close access to the GME you can come to my early morning class on Tuesdays to do a morning warm up to get all the joints in your body moving, increase circulation of your blood and oxygen around your body, increase lymphatic circulation to remove toxins from the bodies tissues, and create internal metabolic heat.  All ready for a day on the slopes.

Or have a more relaxed morning and come to my later classes knowing that all the benefits of Pilates will keep you warm this winter.

Practicing Pilates can also help you to stay injury free so that you can enjoy a long winter season whether it be on the slopes of off.

Please click here for class times and bookings.

I look forward to seeing you all this winter.