Feedback Please!! Thank you for your continued support.  I would appreciate you taking some time to provide Feedback about our Pilates classes so that I can plan and improve the sessions Let me know what you like or don’t like about the classes, the venue or any other aspect which is relevant Tell me about any injuries or conditions which may have been improved or aggravated by the classes Let me know if there is anything else you would like to do in the class, or different classes you would like to try Ideally, email your feedback to:  cmpilatesfeedback@gmail.com  especially if you would like a response  
If you prefer to put pen to paper, or to provide anonymous Feedback, pass your comments to me in class or post your feedback to me at   14 Maiden Castle Rd, Dorchester Dorset DT1 2ER                                                                                  Thank you   Claire
If you would like to read the feedback from last term...click here to read the handout Below...Testimonials, actual feedback from current participants in class or private 1:1 September 2017 I have really enjoyed the two sessions I have had so far.  Your presentation skills are first class and I think I am following your instructions correctly. I am very surprised that such apparently "mild" exercise leaves me feeling quite tired at the end. (I like to think it's because I'm doing it right!)   V August 2017 The programme you set for me is working well. I've also lost a bit of weight and I'm walking much better now. 6 months ago I couldn't see a way forward so I'm really pleased.   M June 2017 As ever I feel great benefit from your Pilates classes. I saw a neurophysiotherapist a few weeks ago (because of my condition), and she was impressed by my good core stability. Whilst I am unable to strengthen my peripheral muscles due to this condition, I feel that increasing my core stability is essential. I find the upper body exercises very challenging, but I am sure they are beneficial in developing strength and stability (!) in my upper torso. My neck is one of the muscle groups that is affected so I have to be careful not to strain these muscles. You are a brilliant teacher   K June 2017 I felt very tired after today's class & definitely needed some recovery time . I have been coming for 2years now &  feel my posture has significantly  improved & I have much less lower back pain. I feel more comfortable with the exercises this term, as balancing on the ball on my thigh was very challenging, likewise the turtle neck exercise, which I worry puts pressure on my neck ,which is becoming increasingly stiff. As I suffer from osteoporosis  & have bone # 's I am concerned to get the balance right between strengthening my muscles and preventing any further fractures.  I do however trust your advice regarding what one''s body can do. I was very interested to read your list of qualifications, its very varied. You give great value in the classes as you always give us the max time plus and put so much it each session, &  you always appear very positive at each session. I miss the music even though it was at a very low level.   Hope this is useful. Best wishes C May 2017 Claire - feedback as requested ! My move to the 11.10 class co-incided, I think, with the re-focus, and has been very beneficial for me, enabling me to focus in particular on my posture.  At intervals during the day, I now consciously go through the process you recommend, lifting the torso, drawing down the shoulders and squeezing the scapula, etc.  Also, from a position where I felt I would never achieve a sit- up - (I still can't!)  I can feel for the first time that I have stomach muscles which are beginning to strengthen! None of this would be achieved without your expert tuition which, throughout the class, keeps our minds focussed on the exercises in order to engage those innermost muscles which until now we didn't know we had!   Many thanks. C May 2017   There is literally nothing I don't like about the classes!  Quite the reverse! I hardly ever go the chiropractor now, whereas I used to be there at least once a month.  I have a sore right hip, but very much appreciate how all our various aches and pains are patiently tolerated and allowed for.   I always feel better for the class, and am continually amazed that there are so many ways to exercise and focus on all the different parts of the body . I find the anatomy part of it very interesting. The continual giving of information, instruction, demonstration, cautions, and the ability to fit the exercise to our own particular ability - all of this is hugely helpful, and I very much appreciate the effort put in to each class, and how new exercises and variations are being constantly introduced. It is also very helpful to be given quick small routines to use at home. Being able to swap on occasion, and have the option of a Catch Up class , all adds to the general convenience and ease of the  class arrangements, and I am definitely one very satisfied customer! Thank you Claire, very much!   S
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     Quote of the Week comments people have made to me during the weekly classes Since doing the exercises you gave me during our  private session, my lower back feels much freer and I am aware of my posture improving.  I know I need to keep at it        July ‘18     J  Dorchester    I had to do 2 hours of hard raking in my garden at the weekend.  I used your method of elevate & engaging core support...then taking regular ‘release’ breaks.  The next day I didn’t have the usual pain after gardening,  in fact, I wasn’t suffering at all...it’s amazing.  I had to let you know     Thank you                                                       S  Portesham   June‘18 Your cat/camel exercise has made me realise it is not my lower back which causes the problem “pain”. but my upper back...your classes are everything I had hoped for.  Thank you          J  Dorchester      May ‘18 I have noticed that if I do get back ache, I recover from it more quickly since starting the classes.  I certainly feel the difference when I miss my Pilates session                 Feb ‘18    T  Dorchester After a 1:1 with you and learning a few simple exercises...I managed to sit through a 2 hour training course without fidgeting because I didn’t have the pain in my back.  Even my colleagues noticed I was more comfortable.  Thank you!             T  Weymouth I really appreciate being able to swap or make up classes which I missed.   It helps with the continuity. When I  come to class regularly I feel  stronger for it              C   Preston         January ‘18  The private 1:1 session we  did was such a great  investment, it helped me get  so much more out of my  normal weekly classes          E  Brownsword Hall Claire,   I really want to thank  you for giving me back my  waistline!         J   Briantspuddle   Nov ‘17 The Functional workshop we did was  really useful.  It really made me think  about how I move, how I sit, how I  stand. Its genius to use and practise  the Pilates in normal everyday life. I  dont have to make time for a work-out because now I do Pilates as part of  the way I do my daily movements and  tasks              S   Dorchester     Nov ‘17 Your elevate technique was so great...when I had back pain, I  lifted up used Elevate and it immediately stopped the back ache L Dorchester   October ‘17 My riding position had never been so good (after attending your Riders workshop)  The difference was amazing  J     Kingston Maurward                   Adult Camp    September ‘17 when I leave your classes, I have to adjust my rear view mirror because I ‘m taller  L   Dorchester  September ‘17