We Raised $270!!!!
My heartfelt thanks for the donations - I have disbursed as follows:
Walk For Waist
Tony - see website screen grab below - is the friend of one my CBD class students. Donation receipt below: (I will post the receipt for Parcel to Phillipines Disaster Relief as soon as my colleague gives it to me - she will be sending her parcel next month)
Phillapines Disaster Relief Area Parcel
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Live Music During Class / Charity Fundraiser
I'm celebrating 4 years teaching - Heck, where DID the time go? So many people have grimaced and truly suffered - both the Pilates moves and the inscrutable Brit Wit. To make the class extra special, I'm not just playing his CD ...... instead.......
.... ANDY SALVANOS will be playing, - LIVE IN CLASS ...!!!
As with each previous 'Birthday', I am also using this as an excuse to raise money for a good cause - and will donate:
The Two Good Causes
Birthday Guest Book
Booking as per usual on the website - I've upped the usual max of 20 to 25 as a one off.
(Ever done Pilates in a stair well? You may have too...!)
My Previous Fund Raisers
Details of the previous three years' Charity Fund Raisers / Results:
FitBall Class - Wed 4th May
Reminder - 1st Monday of the month means FitBall Pilates at Inspire Fitness, Hyde Street!
Private Extras Cover - Pilates Refunds
Incidentally, if anyone has Extra Private Health Cover with Health Partners, please let me know. You can claim a rebate (up to $100 a year) and my weekly/sessional block passes qualify!
Jodi Martin - Concert
Finally, a shameless plug for a young lady in my classes at AquaticSA...
She's a local girl / surf chick who came to me seeking assistance with balance for her surfing! Not only that... turns out she's a very talented singer/songwriter and I have played her music several times at my CBD site.
Her name is Jodi Martin and she is doing a gig this Wednesday in the City (7pm prompt, for an hour and a half). Free entry / children welcome. I've attached her Press Release. She's as passionate about her music as I am torturing you all... Yup, she's THAT good! :)
Facebook Links (for those of you who know me, you'll realise it would have taken a LOT out of me to post a bl00dy F/B link.... YUK)
Most of you know Helen - our very own, resident student teacher. Problem is, she is WAY too lovely, gentle, serene and calm and it's high time we knocked it out of her.... As you know from me - these traits are NOT what being a Pilates Teacher is all about ....
You can think of it as Karma in reverse. I'm giving you the chance to get the first blow in BEFORE she qualifies and starts taking it out on you all ...
Sort of kidding but it sets the tone methinks.....
I am not an official Polestar Pilates Mentor, I'm just a friend. Helen's official teacher needs her to get specific practice at giving verbal cues when people are getting the moves wrong. Hitherto, Helen hasn't had much opportunity with this given you all are pretty well behaved and seem to do the moves pretty darned well (those electric cattle prods were the best teaching aides I EVER got....)
So, the format this Wednesday:
Poor Helen confessed to being a little bit apprehensive. I reassured her with "it'll be like being taught to swim by being thrown in the deep end - of a pool of sharks"....
Helen: - no pressure :) Look at it this way - if you survive doing this with a class of TWENTY, corrective cueing in the exam with just a few will be a walk in the park girl. Besides, I daresay you will have a very sympathetic audience now that they've seen what an evil s.o.b I am ... Break a leg
DM (Dungeon Master)
The Championships event has finished - Wednesday 6am class back to normal. See you 6am Wed 20th April!
This Wednesday's Class = Fit Ball
The first Wed of the month, ergo FitBall Class at Inspire Fitness. There are 18 booked - ie 2 places left.
The Three Stooges....?
A FreeBie Class - Tuesday 26th April - 1pm - Dance Gen
Most of you have met Bec Nguyen - a trainee Pilates Teacher I have the honour of mentoring. Her exam is soon and to assist her, I'm running a mock exam in the small studio at Dance Gen - but I need willing bods/victims/guinea pigs ...
Would be delighted if any of you could help us out - entry and abdominal pain are complimentary - please book online in the normal way
And Finally.... Air Bags On The Way...
Kinda flies in the face of my insistence of flat back - but I'll explain in class. Suffice to say, keeping the needle still is WAY more difficult than it looks and the temporary 240v mains shock on failure gives added incentive to get it right next time... :)
Classes Maxing Out At 20 People!
A nice 'problem' to have to manage - thus far, it's working perfectly, thanks, primarily, to people using the waiting list and also others cancelling online as soon as they discover they can't attend after all. Thus far, nobody has missed out! Thanks all.
For anyone that missed it last week, here's a link to new doco explaining the Bookings System.
Wed 23rd March - "Strap Test" & Chocolate...
But the pairs will be, as best I can organise... one from each of the following camps:
- Them wot HAS done the strap test with me
- Them wot HASN'T...
Or, to put it another way - regulars Vs newbies (evil grin - be afraid, be very afraid.....)
Jesting aside, it's actually a REALLY good reminder for ALL of us, what an imprinted spine actually feels like - especially when under load.
Our daughter Sammy is a chocolatier - tough life for us as parents.... Anyhoo, she's made sugar free Easter Eggs and I've just had a sample.... OMG, wow (malitol is used instead). Given the following weekend is Easter, if you all behave yourselves, chances are good I will bring in some of her work to share with you.
Foam Rollers Back In Three Weeks!
No More FitBalls
Major Event At The Centre - Three Consecutive Wednesday Classes Cancelled
- Wed 30th March 2016
- Wed 6th April 2016
- Wed 13th April 2016
For more info:
Sunday Classes - Unaffected
Easter Sunday Class - **IS** Scheduled! :)