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:  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
Below...Testimonials, actual feedback from participants in class or private 1:1 September 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 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 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
        Quote of the Week comments people have made to me during the weekly or Workshops August ‘22   Many thanks for the workshop & video,   wow it sure does show how we improved in just one hour! We are lucky to have a fabulous trainer and excellent communicator    J  Portesham July ‘22  Thanks for teaching us how to get up and down from the floor.  I used it to get up at the beach. My partner was so impressed...she usually has to heave me up!  M  Dorchester‘ June ‘22 Great class today - as always ! April 22               I need to give you some feedback on the Desk refresh pilates - as somebody who has a bad back... it was just fantastic. Just thought I should let you know how good it was. Jan 22  Lovely class tonight Claire.  Thank you so much for all the classes. Feel so grateful & lucky to join them all.   B  Dorchester  Dec 21   've absolutely loved your classes, both live and online - what an uplift in a difficult year. Nov 21 I absolutely love your classes and I    always feel so much better when I have done them   To keep everyone else safe I am happy to continue to access pilates via zoom J  digital participant. June 21    Thanks again for the miracle that you seem to have performed over the last few years at keeping any back pain at bay – not a twinge since I started with you, whenever it was.     Your classes also provide a perfect excuse to get away from work one day a week and have a proper relax. Well, not too relaxing..!   Mr R Dorchester After using the release technique you taught in neck actually moved further and was so much less stiff        R Dorchester A big 'Thank You' for all your help over the past nine months - when I think back to the beginning of the year I can see a remarkable improvement in my posture, flexibility, breathing and desire to become healthier/fitter - you have been so encouraging!  A Moreton (moving up to the next class) The hour goes by so quickly...the class is really meditative because I have to concentrate   - its a form of relaxation even though we are working hard! P  Dorchester  love the classes, I really like the way you teach, guiding us through and making sure we are all doing it correctly.  I’ve found a form of exercise that I am going to enjoy                                    March ‘19   Y Dorchester I was very proud of myself when I was able to help an elderly gentleman after a fall (he was not much older than me!).  I was not only strong enough to help him up - and he was heavy -but didn’t even feel any after effects the next day    I KNOW I am getting stronger from coming to your classes   Jan ‘19     M Dorchester It really makes me think about how I hold myself and move and now I am standing up straighter!   Jan ‘19      L  Portesham My hip was hurting so much, I nearly didn’t come to class today.  But I forced myself to go and after the class my hip felt amazing, much looser and no pain  at all             November ‘18    V Dorchester The class was so relaxing, even though it was really strong work.     P Dorchester   Oct  ‘18  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’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
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