About our EVENING classes
TUESDAYS Fitness Pilates & THURSDAYS Fitness Yoga/Pilates combo
We’re back outdoors at Paties Road Recreation Grounds 6.15pm – weather dependent
Working on general fitness, strength, flexibility by incorporating functional exercises like squats and lunges with Pilates exercises and yoga postures and stretches and continuously building up strength & flexibility all the time.
We warm up, move and mobilize all the joints, major muscle groups then stretch.
We work out while lunging, reaching, bending, twisting, squatting, exercising and stretching in various directions while improving strength, mobility, posture & flexibility. If the weather’s to be bad, we can do a recorded class instead.
There are lots of options to make each class or session fresh, new, different, enjoyable and suitable for all.
Options/modifications are given to make each exercise or stretch less or more intense or challenging – it’s your workout in a group exercise class.
Please work out at your own pace, level and speed.
You’ll progress week by week and you’ll be amazed at how much more you can do and achieve.
(* sorry not suitable for pregnancy)
We work at strengthening the muscles around the centre of the body ie abdominal muscles, the muscles in the lower, middle and upper back; those muscles that are responsible for posture.
As well as strengthening the postural muscles, we tone and stretch out other muscles. The fitness yoga postures and stretching aspects of our classes help to improve strength, balance, core, posture and flexibility.
Fitness Pilates/yoga class feedback:
“Susan is the best Pilates teacher in Edinburgh! I’ve tried quite a few classes over the years and no-one else matches her careful balance of enthusiasm and consideration to encourage you to do the best you can, and keep on pushing yourself to do a wee bit more’” (SL)
“Fitness Yoga is brilliant, I just love it and can feel that I’m improving and becoming more flexible and stronger week by week. I’m glad that I’ll be able to come to Fitness Yoga/Pilates on a Thursday evening” (JM)
In advance: bring your yoga mat, water to stay hydrated & bank transfer £5 per class/person, thanks.
Before your first class, please download, fill in & email me completed 1) PAR-Q Health Screening Form and 2) Lifestyle Questionnaire and remember to always keep Susan updated on your health and lifestyle issues and progress.
About our 10.00am outdoor classes
WEDNESDAYS Resistance, Core & Fitness & FRIDAYS Fitness Yoga
We’re outdoors at Thistle Padel Court, Katesmill Road, & outdoor numbers have gone up to 30 max.
Wednesday classes are resistance, strength & fitness training. A general whole body toning/strengthening class to improve overall fitness. Optional use of a resistance band & hand held weights are used in this class too so use your own if you want to use them. Please keep yourself hydrated. Each session £5 (pay bank transfer before attending).
FRIDAY classes are Fitness Yoga and these classes are about fitness and yoga with yoga stretches and we aim to improve posture, core and overall strength, balance, flexibility and co-ordination.
All classes are for men and women (but not pregnancy) and only costs £5 by bank transfer/card machine/cash Please bring your yoga mat and water & be ready to stretch, lengthen, improve and enjoy.
Music is used in outdoor classes and can take your mind off the effort or provide an active beat to work with so the outcome is better performance, more commitment to movement and often, more work achieved through greater levels of effort.
Comments about morning classes:
“Great exercise and music variety, I feel I work harder using the band and weights too. I love working out in the morning, feeling that I’ve done my workout for the day. I feel that the class is a great stress reliever and it makes you feel good”
“FABULOUS classes, each one is different and fresh”. “Fantastic class, great music and brilliant instructor”
What To Wear etc: appropriate fitness clothing, layers, a yoga mat, water, £5 & Forms if it’s your 1st class.
Before your first class, please download and bring completed 1) PAR-Q Health Screening Form and 2) Lifestyle Questionnaire and remember to always keep Susan updated on your health and lifestyle issues and progress.
Please feel free to email Susan with all your comments. Let her know how you’re getting on with achieving your fitness and lifestyle goals and aspirations. Thanks.