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rachel brown

About Rachel

Rachel is an Advanced Pilates Instructor, Certified Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and Gym Instructor. She is also a qualified instructor in Indoor Cycling, Body Conditioning, Suspension Training and Kettle Bells. She is currently working in the Corporate Wellness Sector. She is a keen cyclist and triathlete. She has a particular interest in getting people exercising in a safe, informed and fun environment. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and abilities.

About my Online Classes

With current restrictions limiting numbers allowed in studio (or at some levels not allowing any studio classes), I will continue to run online classes. Here is some information about the classes:

What kind of classes are they?

I have 3 different styles –

  1. Pilates Fusion, which combines Pilates and Strength and Conditioning. It’s the fastest paced class of the week, the class can be completed with no equipment but if you have any it’s a chance for you to use any resistance bands, weights or other gym equipment you might have at home. You can improvise and the following list of items can be useful:
      • 2 x small drinks bottles (to use instead of weights)
      • small towel
      • 2 x Paper plates (or something that will slide along the floor)
      • A golf stick/hockey stick/broom handle
  2. Mat Pilates – Just you and your mat – but again if you have resistance bands, a Pilates ball and 1kg weights, they can be useful (the household items above may also come in handy)
  3. Pure Core – a quick 30 minute class, with more pace than the 1 hour class. It is not advised for those with niggles, ongoing pain or those rehabbing an injury.

Is equipment necessary to complete the class?

Not at all. But a number of class attendees have equipment and I will demo where they can use it.

When are the live stream Classes on?

  • *Monday 9.30 – Fusion Pilates
  • *Monday 18.30 – Mat Pilates
  • Wednesday 9.30 – Mat Pilates
  • Wednesday 10.30 – 30 minutes Pure Core
  • Friday 9.30 – Mat Pilates

*On Bank Holidays these classes will take place on Tuesday, so you will still have 5 classes each week.

How do I access the live class?

You are paying for a *month of classes and will get a booking confirmation each time you book, that confirmation will include a link to the live classes and a password for the whole month. You will get a weekly reminder, which will also contain that link.

*Some months show 4 weeks, some 5 – going forward, your start date will be the 1st Monday in the month and include full weeks.

What if I can’t make the live stream class?

You will get an email after the live class, with a link to the recording. The recording will be available for the week.

Are the classes suitable for everyone?

I give options throughout the class, so that you can build your strength carefully and comfortably. However, the pace of the 30 minutes Pure Core class will be too quick for some, so is not advised for everyone. If you are at all unsure about the suitability of any exercise you should leave it out and get in touch with me by email (rachel@rbpt.ie) to ask for advice and further adaptations. If you have any injuries or illnesses, or if there is any reason that you feel the classes may not be suitable please contact me before undertaking any of the classes. It is very important to remember you will see and hear me, but I can’t see or hear you. If you are currently, or have recently attended a physio for treatment adhere to what the physio has advised in relation to what is suitable for you. Again, if you are unsure contact your physio for advice.

Are all the Mat Classes the same?

I vary the class content across the week and week on week, but all movement patterns are covered, so you will make great progress if you stick with it.

How many classes should I do each week?

Many people who usually attended our studio once or twice a week are now doing 4 classes a week. But everyone is different in terms of ability and fitness levels. Some of my clients are doing half a class one day and the 2nd half another. My moto is make sure what you do is done well. One good rep is better than 20 bad ones!

I hope that gives you a good feel for how these classes work and I really look forward to having you along. I encourage attendees to email me and let me know how they are getting on and of course if you have any further queries, please let me know!

See you on your mat!

Rachel

rachel@rbpt.ie

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