For a two month trial, starting in January 2014, I will be moving most of my Wednesday Lunchtime classes to a new location – Dance Generation, Level 2 / 102 Gawler Place.
It’s only two minutes walk away from Inspire Fitness and, for many of you, probably closer to your offices in any case.. Photos here.
All classes remain the same day / same time / same cost.
(Inspire Fitness members will continue to be entitled to the same discounts)
- The first Wednesday of every month:
Pilates FitBall class – this will remain at Inspire Fitness.
- Every other Wednesday:
Traditional Pilates ** will be at Dance Generation, Level 2 / 102 Gawler Place.
** (using mat, bands, chi balls and foam rollers on occasion)
Benefits Of The New Location:
This is a dedicated Dance Studio – the acoustics are amazing. The room is slightly smaller
Personally, I think the ambience will work better for the traditional matwork. I may be wrong and we may find we miss the ‘vibe’ of the gym – in which case, Jason (the owner of Inspire) has said we can return if this doesn’t work out.
There is no class immediately prior so I will be able to set the equipment up in advance and you will enter a peaceful room and be able to stretch / unwind / relax and focus prior to class start.
There will be no music and noise in an adjacent room – allowing me to play my own quiet, peaceful music (don’t worry, not Whale Mating noises – just pleasant background stuff like Enya et al).
I will be able to cue without needing to raise and strain my voice which, in turn, should mean the teaching style is more relaxed / effective. You should be able to hear me easily!
Although the room is slightly smaller, there are no pillars in the centre of the room – likewise, no hanging boxing bags. Everybody should therefore be able to see me – from the front and from behind in the full length studio mirrors.
Like Inspire Fitness, the lighting is natural with large windows that can (and will!) be opened. Fresh air!
The Air Con will be better.
A major benefit for me is I can store the mats / foam rollers in the same room. I am only really supposed to have an hour for lunch and although my ‘Day Job’ colleagues are extremely supportive of my Pilates Teaching, I am acutely conscious of the extra 20 minutes or so I take setting up / putting away.
Like Inspire Fitness, there are changing/shower facilities.