"This class has taught me to be more aware of posture and how my body should work."
"I really enjoy Karen's classes, her carefully planned sessions have benefited me both in my general health and fitness and by reducing the joint pain I have suffered for many years.Her calm and humorous manner makes Pilates enjoyable for all who attend. Thanks Karen."
"Pilates classes run by Karen in Balcombe are small. friendly affairs. The age range is quite diverse but it doesn't matter because Karen is attentive, encouraging and a very patient teacher. Every week feels as though progress is being made but in a very measured and instructive manner. I really enjoy the classes, which I feel that I have benefitted from in many ways, not least of which is a much improved "core". I shall continue to attend the classes and recommend them to others."
"I have been to many Pilates classes and many Pilates teachers over the years, and you are by far the best! Your classes flow so well and are so interesting, I never get bored. And although you always challenge us, you never forget our age or give us exercises that are inappropriate or unsafe. Thank you. "
"I joined Karen's classes almost two years ago and they have made a great difference. Although I never had any particular problems, I feel much more fit, flexible and healthy. Karen is a great teacher and knows exactly how hard to push each individual member of her class. I look forward to attending her classes for many years to come."
"My body feels strengthened & more alive!"
"I love your classes, …......As I age my muscles feel less flexible and shorter; your weekly classes help to keep my muscles long and more flexible than they would be without. I often find that I arrive feeling rather stiff and sore from, say, gardening, and come away feeling much freer in my movement. I like the fact that the classes are small and there is no competition about who does how many repeats of the exercise.
I enjoy the way you plan each class, that you demonstrate the exercise, and that you make sure we are in the right position. I have been doing Pilates for 7 years and I am still learning, from you, how to position myself correctly. I appreciate the fact that you are aware of each individual's difficulties and will offer alternate exercises. I can't think of anything that would make the classes more enjoyable. All in all I think your classes are great."
"Thank you Karen for your excellent classes and the way one exercise flows into the next. I find it interesting and enjoyable."
"This class has taught me to be more aware of posture and how my body should work. It's a great stress reliever and the class accommodates people with all abilities and needs. Try it once, you might be pleasantly surprised."
"Dear Karen, I had to miss a class last week when I was struck down by flu…It made me realize how much I depend on your Pilates sessions at Bramble Hall! It is a perfect setting, you keep a wonderful atmosphere and always make your instructions clear and personalized. I can face the rest of the week with realigned, albeit still creaky bones, and can deal with the pain knowing that there is relief if I follow your advice."
"I enjoy and feel your classes are essential for my well being."
"Always feel the benefit from your classes - you constantly put so much thought and preparation into them each week."
"I think I have benefitted enormously from the class, not least because the injury to my leg/hip area seems have completely disappeared. I was beginning to think I was on the way to needing an artificial hip. Our one to one session was a good introduction to Pilates and left me with quite a lot to think about particularly getting the breathing right (which I still don't always manage) and which muscles to engage in the various movements."
"Thank you for your help and guidance. It has helped so much."
"I have thoroughly enjoyed all the Pilates classes and you seem to know exactly where we all are individually and where/when we are needing added instruction! I think you have given us a great variety of exercises, keeping us all focused."
"I have felt the benefit from your classes - always so varied - you are amazing. It's a joy walking out. Thank you."
"Your calm and soothing voice makes me drift away from all the stress"
"I really enjoy the classes and feel that I benefit from feeling stronger, more balanced and suffer from fewer backaches. My posture has improved and hopefully I am more aligned. I like the exercises on the roller because they give such a good stretch and my back feels more flexible afterward. Purely selfishly, the classes work so well because of their size, and you are able to give almost one on one attention. You are an excellent teacher because you are always ready to help and encourage everyone. Keep up the good work and I'm looking forward to the new term."
"I see class members coming week after week, year after year, it's evidence that you are doing a great job. Thank you."