Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Happy Christmas from Purely Pilates

Purely Pilates will close at 10pm this evening and reopen on January 4th 2011. If you have any queries please email us on

We'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you at class in January.

Best wishes,


Sunday, 19 December 2010

Congratulations Gemma

Congratulations to Gemma, one of Purely Pilates studio directors for passing her final Pilates exam with a whopping 94%!


Christmas Lunch

Christmas lunch at the Green Mango. Thanks for coming everyone.


Monday, 6 December 2010

Christmas Lunch

Come along and join us this Wednesday (8th Dec) at the Green Mango on Church Road at 1.30 for our Christmas Lunch. We look forward to seeing you then


Congratulations Charlotte!

Congratulations to instructor Charlotte who had baby Sebastian on 29th November at 9.36am. Mother and baby are doing well. We're looking forward to some photos soon.


Friday, 5 November 2010

New Reformer and SP studio opening January 2011!!

We're expanding!

In January 2011 Purely Pilates will open it's third studio. We're introducing group Reformer classes and specialist classes for seniors and pregnancy.

Call us now for more information! 01273 770900

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Charlottes off on maternity leave!

Charlotte ( Wed 7 and 8pm classes) has left us to go on maternity leave. She's due to have her third baby boy in December. We 'd like to wish her lots of luck and look forward to seeing her back at the studio in March. We'll keep you posted as soon as we hear any news.

PP x

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Course renewals and new courses starting November

Course renewals are due by tomorrow for those currently on the course. If you're interested in starting Pilates with us please give us a call asap as our new courses begin in the first week of November.

We look forward to hearing from you

If Felicity Kendall can do it so can you!

Felicity Kendall has put her flexibility and toned body down to Pilates! If you're feeling inspired come along and join us at Purely Pilates today!


Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Thank you!

We raised a whopping £700 for Macmillan Cancer support through your kind donations and our secret bid. Thank you to all those who donated and those who gifts for the bid.


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Bid for fantastic goodies in our fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support

Purely Pilates, will be getting together with clients, friends and colleagues on Friday 24th September

Sarah Nield, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, has been attending post-operative rehabilitation sessions with Karen Hamer at Purely Pilates. Sarah explains “I started practising the Pilates method 10 years ago and felt it was appropriate to carry on through my treatment for breast cancer: this maintained my muscle balance and flexibility. The treatment also really helped me to de - stress through the difficult times I encountered”.

Karen Hamer at Purely Pilates explains, “It is important after surgery to follow a specially designed fitness programme to assist in the recovery and rehabilitation process for survivors of breast cancer. Using specific exercises on spring resistance equipment helps restore mobility, improve posture and regain strength. The most rewarding part for me of working with Sarah was seeing her build endurance and take control of her recovery.”

So come along and join us for a coffee in support of Macmillan Cancer Support or perhaps bid on one of the fantastic goodies in our secret auction....

•A 1-1 session with one of Purely Pilates Studio Directors

*A 1-1 Yoga session With Amanda Baker

* An assessment and initial treatment with Sara Baxter Physio

•A Passionfruit Body Scrub and Fake Bake Tan with Louise at Tranquility in the City, Portslade

• A full body massage with Clare Baker

•*Dinner for 2 delivered to your door by Fiona Stewart

• A full body massage with Jane King

• A manicure and shellac (fantastic no chip nailvarnish) with Michelle Sawyer from Rocksea Beauty, Hove

•An Indian Head Massage with Yvette Ball from Perfect Pinkies in Worthing

•A Foam Roller from Purely Pilates

•* A swiss ball and Pilates on the Ball book by Gemma Wright

Please send your secret bid to Bids will be drawn on Wednesday 29th September


If you'd like to make a donation separate to the auction then please contact us via email.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Wedding congratulations!

Congratulations to Nicola Marvin who got married in New York yesterday! All the Pilates preparation beforehand definitely paid off! PP

Friday, 10 September 2010

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Come and join us for our coffee morning in support of the Macmillan Cancer Support on

Friday 24th September


(in the classroom underneath Purely Pilates)

We’ll provide the tea and coffee but please let us know if you’d like to donate a cake or some biscuits for us to nibble on!

We’ll be accepting donations all week and running a SECRET AUCTION for a whole bunch of goodies. (Donations for things to auction are welcome).

We really hope you can come along and have a coffee with us and support this fantastic charity. Many of us here at Purely Pilates have been affected by cancer and know what a great job the Macmillan nurses do. So help us raise lots of money for a very good cause.


Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Maya and Hugo

Babies arrive at PP!

We are very pleased to announce the arrival of three new clients at Purely Pilates! Many of you will have met Sophie, Anna and Rebecca who were all due with their first babies during the summer. They attended the mat classes with us until they were about to pop! So we thought you'd like to meet the new additions...

Anna gave birth to baby Hugo on 30th July. Here he is looking like a very smiley chap in his white baby grow.

Then came Maya, born to Rebecca on 25 August weighing 6 pounds 6, spookily predicted to the date by her mother!

And last but certainly not least, Sophie gave birth to William at the end of August.

We're looking forward to meeting them all soon and wish the new mums and dads lots of congratulations!

PP x

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

New kit at PP!

We're always investing in new equipment at PP to help keep the sessions we offer refreshing and challenging. We've just invested in a new wall unit for the mat room to add diversity to our 1-1 sessions. The wall unit enables us to do much of the cadillac work but on the raised mat.

Alongside that we've purchased a Spine Corrector. This is one of the barrel family so not as evil as it sounds! You'll be using it in your 1-1s or studio sessions soon!

Sounds fun huh? Come along a try it out.


New term begins September 6th!

Hi All,

We hope you've had a lovely summer, even if the weather hasn't quite lived up to our expectations. So now the children are back at school we're sure you're dying to get back to class next week! All our mat work courses begin next week so if you have yet to confirm or pay for your space please give us a call this week. And we promise to be gentle for the first week at least :)

We've had a good summer at PP. Lots of you have attended our summer drop in classes trying out the arc barrel and flex band master classes, an added challenge to the usual mat class.

Pauline Young came along and tried a Reformer class for the first time. She says of the class: "What does go on in the attic? Reforming? Leather straps, metal bolts and a vague smell of unease. Once the panic subsides and providing you ignore the mirror, it turns out to be good clean fun.Or what passes for fun in Gemma’s world. New tricks find new muscles, but it isn’t torture, it’s a great new challenge and one I’ll be looking forward to repeating. I’m reformed!"

Other have used the time for a bit more 1-1 focused attention. Sharon Kenyon has been doing Pilates with us for a few years but was finding some exercises tricky. We went right back to basics in the 1-1 and made a change to Sharons technique which will really help her to progress and move along with her training. She can now use her increased awareness and knowledge in her group mat work classes.

So it's not too late to benefit from a 1-1 or a studio/reformer session. Why not book in with your instructor for a 1-1 to get back your focus after the summer break? Or if you fancy a new challenge then perhaps try a reformer class?

Give us a call on 01273 770900.
We'll see you soon.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Summer brunch

A farewell brunch with the Wednesday morning 9.30 Intermediate class before everyone went off on their hols. Eggs benedict all round! Much deserved after the session Karen just put them through! PP

Summer Timetable 2010

Our summer timetable begins next Monday and we're already taking bookings. Give us a call to arrange a session to keep you ticking over for the next few weeks until the courses begin again. We've got a whole variety of sessions on offer, from arc barrel and fitness circle master classes to reformer and studio equipment sessions. 1-1s are also available if you'd like a little extra help with your pilates workout. We'll see you soon! PP

September renewals

Remember those of you currently on a course with us that you have until tomorrow to confirm your space otherwise I'm afraid your space will be allocated to those on our waiting list. If you're new and want to start a course then give us a call asap to book your space on our courses starting week of September 6th! Call us on 01273 770900. PP

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

To all current Purely Pilates clients,

You should have received your course renewals by now. Please remember we need your payment by the end of next week to confirm your space on the March/April courses. If we don't hear from you by then your space will be allocated to those we have on our waiting lists.

We look forward to seeing you at your class this week.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

It's our 2nd birthday on Saturday 3oth January and we'll be holding a variety of free master classes between 09.30-13.30. Come along and try the foam roller, arc barrell or our upstairs equipment studio for free! All classes must be booked in advance on 01273 770900 as spaces are limited.

There's a beginners taster session from 11.00-11.45 so if you are new to PP this would be a great way to come and try Pilates for yourself.

Already a PP client? We're offering a 'refer a friend' gift for Saturday 30th January only. Should your friend sign up for a mat-work course with us you'll receive a of a Purely Pilates goodie bag full of pilates treats!

If you can't make a class then you are welcome to pop in to see us for a coffee and a look around.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Hi to all Purely Pilates clients and welcome to our new blog!

It's been a tricky to start to the year for us all due to the snow but we have managed to keep all our classes running over the last week for those of you that could make it. If you haven't made a class don't worry. Remember that you can drop into a class at any point over the next 7 weeks ( until your current course finishes).

We hope to see you soon,