Online Classes - Studio 44 Pilates
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Get Stronger for Running

with Pilates for Runners

Are you in your 40s, 50s or beyond and like to run two or more times a week? 

Let me guess, you run because:

  • You want to keep fit and healthy. (Naturally.)
  • You love the time to yourself. (AKA some much needed headspace.)
  • It’s a reason to meet up with friends. (Even more so during lockdown!)

But there’s a problem.

And you already know what it is…

Those bodily niggles won’t go away. 

An aching hip. Your bad back. Or recurring pain in your calves. That’s just part and parcel of getting older isn’t it?

NO IT’S NOT

Is it your goal to run pain free and just have that runners high?

Then you need to spend some time on you!

All you need is 10 minutes of Pilates a few times a week, whatever level you are we have something for you

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You’re an intelligent person, I can tell. That’s why I know that you’ve already sussed out the fact that you need to support your running body with some strength training.

It’s all very well for young whippersnappers to ‘grab their trainers and head out the door’ but us more mature folk need a bit of extra attention.

I should know, I’m 56 and still running strong. And training for an Ultra in fact!

Without strengthening your running muscles, it’s like your bones held together with rubber bands. Injury is almost inevitable!

Did you know that 65% of  runners suffer from injury each year?

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones who’s never had an injury. Perhaps you think ‘cor, that would be a good excuse to not have to run for a few weeks!’

The reality is heart-breakingly frustrating.

To have your choice taken away from you. To not be able to join in with your running friends. To feel all your progress ebbing away.

The truth is that you NEVER have to stop running because of age. You’ll end up stopping running because of injury.

Unless you learn to support your body properly.

But you knew all that didn’t you!
Your problem isn’t knowledge, it’s fitting it into your busy schedule.
Well strap yourself in for some good news…

All it takes is TEN MINUTES  a few times a week! 

My ethos is little and often. It’s so much better than one blow out session per week. 
Small, manageable habits that build up to rock solid support so that you can keep on running. And even improve your speed and resilience as you get older, if that’s what your goal is.
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Which level is right for you?

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Pilates 10 Basic Support is perfect for you if:

  • If you’re a seasoned Pilates bod and don’t need feedback on your form
  • If you know you’re good at fitting self care into your life
  • You only want access to my 10 minute video library and that’s it
  • ONLY have 10 minutes you get access to the daily workout calendar, log on do your Pilates, job done, get on with your day!

 

 

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Pilates Plus Full support is for you if

  • You have specific running or fitness goals you’re working towards
  • You want the accountability of live sessions to put in your diary
  • You know that, even if you’ve done Pilates in the past, we could all do with a bit of feedback on our form now and again.
  • You have the option of using the Pilates workout library if you need it

ARE YOU READY TO GET STRONGER AND KEEP RUNNING?

The Pilates for Runners membership will give you the following, depending on which level you join us at (you can always change at anytime too!)

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I was drawn to an online class because I could do this at home, and wanted something short, but effective to weave into my daily weekday routine. And I found it. It’s easy to follow, and I felt able to perfect the technique to my level, whilst knowing there was room for further progression as my ability improved. As a busy working mum, it’s good to have something for yourself that you can fit in. It feeds the soul as well as my mobility. It’s the small changes that add up, and I seem to creak less now 🙂

Sue Stimpson, Ware Herts

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Louise’s Studio 44 has been a great solution for me. Working from home in an unpredictable job meant I was looking for something ultra-flexible, affordable and easy to slot into my life. Ten minutes at 7am is the perfect start to my day but when I can’t fit even that in – there’s a bank of pre-recorded videos to choose from. The lives enable personalised, in-the-moment feedback and, coupled with the Facebook group, you really feel you’re a part of a little community. Pilates in your pjs is totally acceptable and Louise is funny and light – but she really knows her stuff. Being able to keep flexible and get the day off to the right start has never felt more achievable.

Samantha Boffin

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Before, I’d tried Pilates classes because I knew the benefits of it but I was always so rubbish at it, and felt self-conscious because of my poor co-ordination and balance. I also found the classes a bit long and boring.
What I liked about the online lessons with Louise is that they are only ten minutes so you can do as much or as little as you like – I mostly did two sessions at a time. The videos are clearly explained and easy to follow and I loved having the group calls with Louise where she checked I was doing the positions right.

Thank you, Louise, for showing me I can do Pilates!

Louise is a fantastic instructor, patient, friendly and fun and really goes above and beyond to make sure you get the best from the programme.
I also found some niggling injuries I have had for years were helped by the sessions. If you’re considering this, maybe you’ve tried Pilates and felt rubbish at it and silly like I did, then absolutely give it a go.

Rachel Spencer

Rachel Spencer

I was drawn to an online class because I could do this at home, and wanted something short, but effective to weave into my daily weekday routine. And I found it. It’s easy to follow, and I felt able to perfect the technique to my level, whilst knowing there was room for further progression as my ability improved. As a busy working mum, it’s good to have something for yourself that you can fit in. It feeds the soul as well as my mobility. It’s the small changes that add up, and I seem to creak less now 🙂

Sue Stimpson, Ware Herts

Online Classes - Studio 44 Pilates

Louise’s Studio 44 has been a great solution for me. Working from home in an unpredictable job meant I was looking for something ultra-flexible, affordable and easy to slot into my life. Ten minutes at 7am is the perfect start to my day but when I can’t fit even that in – there’s a bank of pre-recorded videos to choose from. The lives enable personalised, in-the-moment feedback and, coupled with the Facebook group, you really feel you’re a part of a little community. Pilates in your pjs is totally acceptable and Louise is funny and light – but she really knows her stuff. Being able to keep flexible and get the day off to the right start has never felt more achievable.

Samantha Boffin

Online Classes - Studio 44 Pilates

Before, I’d tried Pilates classes because I knew the benefits of it but I was always so rubbish at it, and felt self-conscious because of my poor co-ordination and balance. I also found the classes a bit long and boring.
What I liked about the online lessons with Louise is that they are only ten minutes so you can do as much or as little as you like – I mostly did two sessions at a time. The videos are clearly explained and easy to follow and I loved having the group calls with Louise where she checked I was doing the positions right.

Thank you, Louise, for showing me I can do Pilates!

Louise is a fantastic instructor, patient, friendly and fun and really goes above and beyond to make sure you get the best from the programme.
I also found some niggling injuries I have had for years were helped by the sessions. If you’re considering this, maybe you’ve tried Pilates and felt rubbish at it and silly like I did, then absolutely give it a go.

Rachel Spencer

Rachel Spencer

FAQ's

There are two levels of membership.  Pilates 10 Basic support which is £10 per month and gives you access to the 10 minute workout library and the monthly calendar.

Pilates Plus Full support membership is £30 per month giving you access to the same as Pilates 10, plus weekly LIVE Pilates classes, guest speakers and more

We use Stripe to take your payment. You can just use your credit/debit card to set up either your monthly or annual payment. You don’t need an account and we don’t hold any of your card details on are servers.

You can cancel whenever you want, just by heading into your account and selecting the cancel button. There are no penalties.

Yes, we have a beginner’s course within the membership which takes you slowly through the technique and then goes through each of the exercises at a basic level and builds them up slowly. You can take a long as you want to do this section. Plus, we have a member only Facebook community where you can ask questions so you are never alone.

All you need is a mat and your phone / iPad / laptop / smart TV so you can watch the videos. We do use some small equipment like bands, mini balls and weighted balls. If you want to purchase these, they aren’t expensive and guidance can be given on where to purchase them from, but they aren’t essential. All of the videos can be done without them.

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It doesn’t matter what level you are, from Beginners to Advanced, there’s something in the membership for you.

Louise from Studio 44 Pilates standing by a wall smiling

About Louise

Hi, I’m Louise!

I’m a Pilates Institute Instructor and running enthusiast. I’m 56 still running when I want to for as long as I want. Something I put down to my regular Pilates practice! l’ve also passed the APPI Pilates for Runners Course and the American College of Sports medicine qualification, Oh and I’m also a Canicross Instructor  (running with dogs)

Learn to fit it in

My clients have very hectic lives but still they manage to fit in their Pilates habit to support their running body.

So what’s made the difference for them?

It’s deciding that enough is enough. ‘I will make supporting my body a priority!’

My ethos is little and often. I’m talking just 10 minutes four or five times a week. It’s much better than a weekly one-hour mega sesh!

You don’t need to be afraid of getting older. You can build a body strong enough to keep you running for decades.

Be a runner to your core.