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STUDENT OF THE MONTH | OCTOBER 2017

Tempo-pilates-student-of-the-monthWhen Mahsa is not travelling for work she joins us 5 times a week, read below on the amazing results she’s seen and what Tempo Pilates helped her accomplished.

 

 When and what made you decide to join Tempo Pilates?
I joined Tempo Pilates in May. I have a hip condition that has kept me from running these past few years. My physiotherapist had told me I needed to strengthen my core, and I finally got around to it by joining Tempo Pilates and attending classes at least 4-5 times a week.

How has Pilates changed your day-to-day life? Have you noticed any differences when you are at work?
So my hip problem which usually flared up for me at least once a month has basically disappeared, and I’m running my first half-marathon next Sunday (after I was told to stop running long distance back in 2013).

What I like the most about Tempo Pilates is…
If you find the moves too challenging, you can lose yourself in the breathing or the music, and before you know it, that 2-minute difficult plank is over.

What is your favourite Tempo Pilates playlist Tune?
When I first started and was getting really annoyed and worn out by the ‘over and under’ leg presses I memorized the lyrics to ‘Everything’ by Maya Jane Coles that always played during that set (June playlist I think). Now I hear that song on my playlist at home and think “over and under.”

What motivates you to maintain a regular exercise routine?
Being able to run, and not being crippled by hip pain. Of course, feeling like my body is looking really toned and strong since I started doing Tempo Pilates obsessively is a pretty nice added bonus.

Any favourite local places for food and drinks you can recommend?
Campania for a nice meal, and then next door at Printers and Stationers for drinks is always a lovely time.

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OFF REFORMER WITH MICHELLE LANE

instagram-michelle-lane-pilatesAfter working all over the world, natural performer Michelle Lane joined sister Cat Lane this year as an instructor at Tempo. This month we’re speaking to her about her travels, interests, and also tips to get the most out of your exercise routine.
TP: When did you first hear about Pilates?
When I was at dance college we had Pilates classes to help us gain core strength, which is crucial for dancing. It was vital for reaching a professional standard in dance and for avoiding injury and helping existing injuries.

TP: How long had you been doing it before you wanted to become an instructor?
I looked into becoming an instructor as a side job when I left college, so about 3 years. However, I didn’t get round to doing my instructor training until 8 years later!

TP: What’s some advice you have for a new student at Tempo Pilates?
Choose a reformer where you can see others around you, so you can get the gist of the movements. We keep the class flowing (hence ‘Tempo’), so take things at your own pace and soon you’ll enjoy the flow of the class and will be rising to new challenges every time! Your instructor will assist you as much as possible.

TP: What are some other forms of exercise you do/would recommend?
Yoga for deep stretches and ‘zen’, and for cardio I like a good dance aerobics type class because it’s fun so you don’t mind that you’re out of breath! Try to use your technique from Pilates in all forms of exercise (breathing, core, control, alignment), and you’ll be working efficiently, effectively and safely.

TP: You recently went to Japan for work before starting at Tempo, what was it like? Was there much of a Pilates presence?
Japan was amazing and I’d recommend it to anyone! I was in Tokyo doing a show so in my time off I was doing as much sightseeing as possible.

I understand there is a Pilates scene in Tokyo – it’s a very happening city and a lot of the international Pilates training methods exist there too.

TP: You’re in the WC2 | Covent Garden studio every weekend, do you have any recommendations for things to do and see in the area after a class?
Well I love theatre so watching a show is a must! I love Neal’s Yard, the Jubilee Market, Seven Dials, and there’s a beautiful little secluded garden called The Phoenix Garden, down Stacey Street.

TP: A good film/show/book/performance you’ve read/seen recently?
I saw An American In Paris recently and it was beautiful. Lovely catchy tunes and beautiful dancing. The cast were very multi-talented! Also the film ‘Tallulah’…dark and funny and brilliant.

Catch Michelle’s reformer pilates classes in our E8 | Hackney and WC2 | Covent Garden studios today!

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STUDENT OF THE MONTH | SEPTEMBER 2017

Student of the month- tempo-pilates-reformer-pilates-london
Nicholas joined us in October 2012, attend 2-3 times a week and see an amazing improvement in flexibility, core strength and mastered the plank.

TP: When and what made you decide to join Tempo Pilates?
Nicholas: October 2012, at the suggestion of my wiser half.

TP: What changes have you noticed…
Nicholas: I have become more flexible!

TP: What I like the most about Tempo Pilates is…
Nicholas: An hour of great exercise flies by, and is enjoyable.

TP: What is your favourite Tempo Pilates playlist tune?
Nicholas: Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance.

TP: What do you do to wind down after a class?
Nicholas: A light run home, or cycling to work.

Well done Nicholas

 

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