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WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER – APRIL TEMPO PILATES PLAYLIST BLOG

I always look forward to finding the song for placement in your Pilates classes as I get the chance to sift through lots of unusual light and airy compositions and discover artists I wouldn’t necessarily go hunting for any other day. Forty-two year old American composer Dustin O’Halloran has become part of the neo classical scene. His music and musical collaborations have been making me stop, take time out and listen. You can really feel what O’Halloran is feeling or rather trying to tell you. His background begun learning the piano from the age of 7, studying art at college in Santa Monica and forming the melancholic, indie rock band The Devics. Along side that he has been scoring for films such as Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and 2011 film Like Crazy, to name a few, which have made people sit up and take notice. If you happen to be heading to Primavera festival this year, you will see O’Halloran along side Pixies, Disclosure and Tempo Pilates favourites Darkside! Sounds like a pretty good line up to me.

We chose YouTube sensation JENI’s smooth RNB remix of SBTRKT’s Wildfire feat Little Dragon to help you focus on those obliques this month. Joining Youtube in 2006, the talented Korean now has nearly 300,000 subscribers checking out her wicked remixes, having also watched her as a finalist on Kpop star (the Korean X Factor) as a contestant. This one woman band can really sing and is a very modest and confident performer – something that nowadays can be hard to come by. We hope to see her get some more recognition and perhaps the opportunity to begin writing her own material. I guess we will have to wait and see. We love her at Tempo Pilates and we hope you do too!

 

It’s been 30 years since Kate Bush toured since her only tour in 1979. Therefore, Tempo Pilates thought we should commemorate this by finding not one but two gems from her fine musical collection to get you through your Reformer Pilates classes. One is a remix by French house/nu disco/funk UK producer Louis La Roche and one from Bush’s brilliant 2005 album Aerial. Sadly and to no surprise her tour in London is sold out so unless you got that golden ticket, you can groove to it on your reformer instead! Additionally, you can buy the dvd! A fine example of perseverance, it took three attempts to convince EMI to sign the teenager. Being so young, they decided to invest and improve her already amazing talent by enrolling her in dance and mime classes. An investment which is evident in her style and videos.
MUSIC + PILATES = TEMPO PILATES  by Hayley Johnston – Tempo Pilates playlist creator

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STUDIO NEWS AT TEMPO PILATES LONDON E8, HACKNEY AND WC2, COVENT GARDEN

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Thanks to all those who have been downloading the Mind Body App to book their classes – for those that haven’t we have been having great feedback on it’s ease of use.  So far you guys have given us an amazing 4.9 out of 5 stars.  This is encouraging news for us and we will strive to get it up to a solid 5, so spare a couple of minutes (it’s quick, we promise!) and complete this survey click here>  and, as an extra incentive, leave us your details and you will be entered into a prize draw to win one of ten pilates cotton bags and one lucky winner will receive 25% their next purchase!

On top of our 4.9 stars at Mind Body Connect, Constant Contact (the provider of our newsletter software) have given us a prestigious award for the second year running – awarded to only 10% of their clients, and based on the positive response we received from our dedicated Tempo Pilates students.  We would like to say a Big Thank You.

– The Tempo Pilates Team

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TEMPO’S MARCH INTO SPRING

You will be pulse, pulse, pulse’ ing your abs on the Pilates Reformer this month with new soulful/electro outfit Years & Years. The boys from London have just released their second track ‘Real’. I have had this synth pop number stuck in my head for the past week! Just like Tempo Pilates – It’s addictive! The video sees English actor Ben Whishaw pulling some crazy cute dance moves and he really does pull off the adorable lost and confused look really well. Lead Singer Olly Alexander isn’t a stranger to acting either having starred in films such as Bright Star and the 2012 remake of Great Expectations and also the UK teen drama Skins.

 

And as your class comes to an end at Tempo Pilates you will be serenaded with the serene sounds of Son Lux with his newest single Alternate World. Born in New York, the man behind the name, Ryan Lott, spent most of his time composing for commercials in between album releases. He first met his wife, a ballet dancer, while collaborating with her to produce a dance piece during their studies and continues to produce compositions for dance and film companies to this day. The voice you hear is Christopher Barnes from a band named Gem Club (who are also really good, check em out!). Together, Christopher Barnes’s fragile voice and Ryan Lott’s classical arrangements have synced stupendously for this track and I would like to hear more! If you fancy checking out more of what Son Lux has to offer in the scheme of things, he is playing 21st of May at XOYO,click here> in London – The perfect Thursday night hang out after your Tempo Pilates class in E8.

 

You will be winding down for your finale at Tempo Pilates with Bon Iver and Daughter’s collaboration ‘Perth Love’. Bon Iver takes it’s name from the French phrase ‘Bon Hiver’ which translates as Good Winter (I’ve just realised I have been pronouncing it wrong all this time). At their first concert following their debut album ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’, an unknown drummer named Sean Carey approached lead singer Justin Vernon. He informed him that he had learned the whole album from My Space off by heart and wanted to play with him. He took to the stage later that night, was signed afterwards and is to this day Vernon’s bandmate in Bon Iver. So it just goes to show that like our Tempo Pilates classes, hard work, determination and taking chances pays off. You never know unless you try, just what you are capable of achieving.

MUSIC + PILATES = TEMPO PILATES

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