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STUDENT OF THE MONTH | JULY 2018

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Natalia, a WC2 | Covent Garden local, is our Student Of The Month for July.  Read our interview with her below.

 

What made you decide to join Tempo Pilates?

I joined due to back and hamstring injuries. A friend recommended Tempo Pilates and I loved it from the first class.

 

How many times a week do you come?

Lately, I average about once a week (with a sneaky extra class now and then) due to the demands of my little girl. However, in an ideal world, it would be at least three or four times a week.

 

What I like the most about Tempo Pilates is…

The constant challenge, the variety, the music, and the feeling of being stronger and more centred as a result.

 

What other forms of exercise do you enjoy?

Dancing, walking, HITT, more dancing.

 

What is your favourite Tempo Pilates playlist tune?

Loved the The Cranberries – Dreams (Dr. Kucho remix),  February 2018 playlist 🙂

 

Any favourite local places for food and drinks you can recommend?

Timber Yard, Boki, Flat White, Tintico. Anywhere with excellent coffee and a chilled vibe.

 

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Dark chocolate, obviously.

 

What motivational quote do you associate with?

“Not all those who wander are lost” – J. R. R. Tolkien

 

What are your new year’s resolutions for 2018?

Be more mindful.

 

Photo by Luce Newman-Williams Photography

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“The best studio I have been to in London.  The space is stylish, the staff are really friendly and all instructors all have their own style and music which keeps it interesting. It is the perfect combination of challenging exercise in an environment that is good for the soul. I definitely recommend it!”

– THANK YOU SARAH

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STUDENT OF THE MONTH | MAY 2018

Tempo-pilates-lond-hackney-shoreditch-covent-gardenGeorgina is a familiar face at our Reformer Pilates studio based in London WC2 | Covent Garden and also our Student Of The Month for May. Read our interview with her below.

When and what made you decide to join Tempo Pilates?

I joined approximately a year ago due to becoming injured with sore knees and my thyroid condition causing more fatigue. I didn’t want to give up exercise as it is something I love doing. So my friend asked me to try Tempo Pilates classes and now I’m hooked!

 

How many times a week do you come?

I aim for 3x classes a week. I like to do one Up-Tempo Pilates class and 2 Intermediate Plus classes as I like the variety and monitoring my progress.

 

What I like the most about Tempo Pilates is…

The music and the challenge of making each reformer pilates exercise more of a challenge. I love that the trainers know when and how to push me.

 

What other forms of exercise do you enjoy?

Yoga, running and some HIIT when I feel able.

 

What is your favourite Tempo Pilates playlist Tune?

I love them all!

 

What’s a great film/exhibition/concert you’ve seen recently?

Red Sparrow- Awesome film!

 

Any favourite local places for food and drinks you can recommend?

Foxlow in Farringdon or Moro in Exmouth Market. It is my favourite place in London!

 

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

A glass of red and thick cut chips!

 

What motivational quote do you associate with?

Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.

 

What are your goals for 2018?

To cut down on alcohol and consistently get to Tempo Pilates 3x a week.

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OFF REFORMER WITH CAT LANE

pilates-teacher-london-cat-laneOne of our regular London WC2 | Covent Garden studio trainers, Cat Lane has been practising Reformer Pilates for 9 years as part of her training as a dancer. Read our chat with her below.

 

TP: What is it about the Tempo Pilates method you enjoy the most?

Cat: I think the Tempo Pilates method has a great blend of fast-paced reformer work while still really connecting to classical technique. The music always helps to motivate as well, and distract from the burn.

 

TP: What’s some advice you have for a student new to Tempo Pilates?

Cat: Don’t be afraid to ask questions to understand why we are doing a certain move. The more you can connect your mind with the movement, the more focused and effective you can be.

 

TP: What’s a misconception about Pilates you would like to debunk?

Cat: That it is Yoga! I think both practices are great and very complimentary but completely different. I also love when people realize the potential to really push themselves further and further in Pilates and understand that the basics are the building blocks and they can take it as far as they want.

 

TP: Tell us your top tips for students to correct form during class.

Cat: Resist the tendency to rush through an exercise. Try and follow the pace your trainer has set so you have time to give your form full attention. Don’t be overwhelmed if you feel there are so many corrections to think about and try and focus on applying one or two at a time.

 

TP: Besides Pilates, what are some other forms of exercise you enjoy and can recommend?

Cat: Yin yoga is amazing for deep release in the muscles especially if you are battling injury, and any form of dance whether you’re taking a class or just dancing socially- it always makes me feel great!

 

TP: What are your best motivational tips to maintain a fitness routine?

Cat: I think having a plan and structure are great motivators, booking into a class in advance or planning to meet a friend to work out can help you keep your exercise regular.

 

TP: What are your favourite places in London to eat and drink?

Cat: Great question! If you live south, Streatham Wine House is an absolute little gem. My sisters and I swear by a little Italian in Kennington called Maximo, it doesn’t look like much but the food is incredible. Apart from that I love markets so often go to Borough or Brixton to meet friends.

 

TP: A fitness apparel/accessories brand whose products you enjoy?

Cat: I have to stick with Lululemon I’m afraid. I’ve tried a lot and nothing else feels as good or last as long but I would say find out when they are having sample sales as you can pick up some great bargains.

 

TP: Your favourite song from our May playlist?

Cat: The warm-up: Make Me Feel by Janelle Monae.

 

TP: Who is an inspirational figure you look up to?

Cat: I’m always inspired by ordinary people who have lived extraordinary lives so I’d have to say people like Jackie Pullinger and Corrie ten Boom.

 

TP: What’s a quote or saying you like to live by?

Cat: “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world yet forfeit their soul” keeps me focused on what’s important.

 

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