www.pilatesmann.com 5th November 2017
by Susan Morrson
Everyone has just about returned from the holidays, this is something that happens every year in the Autumn due to the changes in the cost of many of the holidays and with grandparents not being required for baby sitting duties.
This can also throws up a few issues with some damaging their back during the summer holidays but we seem to have sorted most of these issues out. It is always a little strange that the years may pass but the same problems seem to raise their heads through out the year and at the same time every year.
I have made a decision to take some holiday over the Christmas period I will be finishing on Saturday the 23rd December and start back on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 all being well. I will also be taking a day off in November but as yet we have not been given a date but it will be on the board in the changing rooms soon as possible.
Well, last month we have had a few issues with ankles and few clients on chemotherapy, now this month has seen a number of my clients who have multiple sclerosis seeing some changes to their conditions. this has made me think outside the box as usual, the first being the change in the weather and the heating going on around the building and shops etc, whilst this is going on we get some effects in the condition which with good management of the condition we can also improve the overall health of the client.
This at the end of the day is what Jospeh Pilates had intended from this form of exercise, that is to help those with long and short term problems, aiming to return them back to a normal or near normal fitness.
Joyce has been very upset, she is disappointed that she hasn’t had any of the Ipswich town footballers in, she needs a little bit of eye candy !! On the other hand she’s lost Phil, who has moved over to the 8 o’clock slot on a Tuesday for the time being, who is another one that took a breath away occasionally.
I have spoken to local car wash at the bottom of Fonnereau Road and I have arranged for a discount on car washes, if you would like to avail of this please ask for one of the leaflets from the studio next time you are in, prices are £10 wash and dry and £5 for a wash.
8 am finishing at 12
230 finishing at 530
8 am finishing at 12
8 am finishing at 12
230 finishing at 7
8 am finishing at 12
230 finishing at 7
8 am finishing at 1pm
I have no news within the practice that has come up except that I have been working with both Jane ,Mark Newman, Joe and James with a few new case over the last month which have required me to work with them over certain problems. James has been away for a few days in Germany with his martial arts group I always get a little worried about James going on one of these weekends as he has a tendency to return back with an injury, we shall see. Jane has been playing mixed Hockey something I gave up some years ago after breaking my nose and smashing the side of my face in, ending up in hospital for a couple of weeks. I lived then so I felt it was time to switch my allegiance to swimming, something much safer, Jane!
One of the things I have set up this month is a what's app page so that if I have to cancel class I can cancel the whole group at once without making it too difficult for everybody, this also has the advantage of being confidential of course. If I haven’t linked up with you and you want to join in please let me know.
I have great news for everybody the parking has improved beside DanceEast and the council offices have taken over the parking which is brilliant so we now have parking from 2 PM until the end of day for £2 which I think is perfectly acceptable, please note that if you’re coming to a class on a match day give yourself plenty of time to find a parking space.
One of the problems I have teaching these classes has been the issue with the air-conditioning. Unfortunately at DanceEast we are working in a modern building and for some reason opening windows was not considered to be healthy thing to do , although we have two small windows that open up at the top it doesn’t give us enough fresh air in the studio.
We have been working with MS so the class has to change to meet these needs at times. This means we have to use a slightly different style of lesson, we work with the disorder without causing any stress to the pupil but at the same time still motivating and developing strength. This is a very thin line we walk and follow but it is not impossible as I found when dealing with ME some 25 years ago successfully.
As alway this class works very hard but we are still seeing a few problems, sciatica being one of them and a spinal op that had been done last year and was very successful but still causing as few issues but I have admit that her strength is impressive.
We have seen Brian back in the class which is great fun. Brian is unable to get on the floor so we have rearrange the exercises for him to be able to complete the same movements sit or standing, both being possible. It is also nice have Ursula and Maurice back both looking very tanned after their long holiday.
With Nicky away Trish had to use June to shelter her from the radiator apparently June is not quite as good as Nicky at the job but never mind. Everyone popped around to wish Val a Happy Birthday, we still miss seeing her in the studio on a Monday.
We have been very busy up till this end of term, we have been able to put in some slightly more challenging exercises I have also found some unusual movements I have not used before hope to write them into next term class.
We have had a very steady classes over the last month, a lot have been taking their last holidays of the summer or even baby sitting, a few have even had a birthday which has been great fun hearing what they have been doing, we are also waiting for Robs wife to have her baby which is also brilliant news.
Ipswich and Suffolk club
Ipswich and Suffolk Club 9am
It has been great to have Rabih back in the class again.We have seen a lot of bugs over the last couple of weeks, coughs and cold are abroad again so we have to kept an eye on some of the problems this can cause such as lower back and tight chest after a lot of coughing .
Ipswich and Suffolk Club 10.30
We have seen a couple new clients, we have also seen a lot of problems but it has also seen some success which has been very rewarding but we have had to take our time with them, patience is the key.
Ipswich School of Dance
These classes have been quietly building over the last four weeks, lots of nice problems but at the same time its nice to have one or two of the dancers including Zac and Freya
It has also been nice to see Gareth and Sharon join the class for the first time from Dance east this was due the fact both have been unable to book in.
Stars of the Studio.
Gemma is in Sunset Boulevard and is touring around the UK, she is doing well and I hope to see her in March next year in Ipswich at the Regent.
David and Sandra are back in competitions and we are looking forwards to seeing some silverware coming into the classes. But their last competition was not so great did not get a call back but David made a few mistakes, something that happens to us all from time to time.
Zac is getting ready for a Pro-am completion with his Mum, we are looking forwards to see the results, It has been fun watching the practise. I have just had wonderful news Zac and Emma have just taken their first joint FIRST place in the professional and amateur completion, a star is born!!!
First Aid Course
The course I ran in Halesworth on the 7th October, was most enjoyable we had a lot of fun as it meant I had to think outside the box I was teaching a group of tree surgeons also known as lumber jacks !!!! It meant that I was able to use things I would normal not be able to and it was great fun to do. I came across thing I had never thought of before like different types of crush injuries and how to deal with them.
It is also time for me to run a training session at Gilmour Pipers when the school holidays are over.
I have had some changes in the law for the first aid courses, the changes are not major but it is going to take me some time to go through everything. This is one of those things that will not change when we leave the EU as we are controlled by all the governing bodies around the world.
I also have to retake my oxygen and anaphylactic shock something I have to do every three years, I am not sure if I will enjoy this but it is essential for me to keep my certifications up to scratch but it will also give me an insight into what is going on and abreast of any changes.
It is that time of the year when I need someone to exam me so I think I will ask Allan to come into my class at Ipswich and Suffolk club I hope to be running a course for the staff at the club and to help Robert with some of the problems the staff might find.
Has changed over the last few months. I need to return my swimming back to the speed training I used to do on a regular basis so I have returned to a swimming club, training at Felixstowe. I needed to get back my love for the water and not go through the pain of cold water and the long distance swims against strong currents, I feel I have lost some of my old skills so I have moved on for the moment.
My sessions start on a Monday with a 4 to 7 km run into work and back plus a work out in the gym.
On the Tuesday I complete two 10 km bike rides into work and back again and a studio sessions plus a stretch class in the evening.
On the Wednesday I am completing two runs of 4 to 5 km morning and evening plus a 3 km swim in the pool plus a workout in the studio in the morning.
On the Thursday I am completing two runs of 4 to 5 km morning and evening plus a 3 km swim in the pool plus a workout in the studio in the morning.
On the Friday I walk into town and back again which is about 6 km I swim at Felixstowe for an 1hr and a 1/2 in the pool swimming around about 5 km .
Saturday I am running into work 4 to 5 km after a session in the studio I go over the dance studio for a dancing lesson.
On the Sunday morning I complete a 2 hr session in the pool at 7 am, swimming around 7 km.
I will be returning back to the open water during the winter on a Saturday afternoon after my lesson
This Month's Routine