Wendy Maguire Physiotherapy and Pilates News
We had a very successful blended Zoom/in-person class at the Clinic both last Tuesday and yesterday, so I am keen to maintain this format of teaching for the time being. I am on holiday next week but please contact me if you are keen to re-join the classes again.
IMPORTANT: Just a note for anyone trying to contact me, if you telephone my mobile no (07747432418) and I am unable to answer, PLEASE LEAVE ME A VOICEMAIL MESSAGE. I have stopped calling anyone back who has not left a message due to the number of suspicious calls or scam calls going around at the moment, so I will not call back if there has been no message left.
Exciting news ahead as I am trialling a blended Zoom/in-person class at the Border Physio Clinic next Tuesday 8 June at 9.30am! Hopefully all goes smoothly and we can then start to think about continuing with these blended classes which will allow regular participants to all have a go at attending an in-person class at some stage over the next few months.
Planning for success next week, I am hoping to then start these blended classes the following week to allow for some much-needed face-to-face chats!
Please keep an eye on the website to see when these classes are likely to start!
I am very happy to say that the Zoom classes last week appeared to be a great success, judging by the feedback I have received to date!
From the beginning of February, I am planning to run THREE classes a week:
Tuesdays @ 9.30am
Wednesdays @ 12.30pm
Thursdays @ 6.30pm
If you are not able to join any of the live streaming classes, please contact me to get a link to the recording of each class and I will send you the link with a passcode to access it. The recordings will be available for 24 hours after each class.
Again, I am thrilled with the support and enthusiasm shown by all my loyal participants, thank you very much!
This week, I am starting with two classes - one on Thursday 21/1/21 at 6.30pm and the other on Friday 22/1/21 at 9.30 am - please contact me if this is of interest.
Since this is a new venture, I am going to cap the classes at a maximum of 25 participants until I get more used to using this technology.
Any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - HOPING 2021 SEES US BACK INTO OUR USUAL CLASSES SOON!
I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and safe New Year and also say thank you for all the support you have given me over the past difficult 10 months, I am truly grateful that so many of my wonderful loyal clients are still wondering when our usual classes may resume again.
Sadly, it appears that our normal class schedule is unlikely to resume any time soon, and definitely not in January as I'd hoped. I am pleased that so many of you enjoyed the whatsapp audio sessions that were sent out.
However, New Year, new ideas so I am now considering other ways to get back on track....WATCH THIS SPACE!!
Any queries, please feel free to contact me either by email or on 07747 432418.
UPDATE - FRIDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2020
Good morning everyone,
With regard to the latest announcements made yesterday and bearing in mind the recent countrywide increases in coronavirus cases, I have made the difficult decision to suspend all classes until January next year. I am bound by professional guidelines to make sure that all participants are safe and this is currently not financially viable for me at all, as well as not forgetting the concerns of my colleagues at the Clinic.
Once again, I am indebted to you all for your support in the past. However, please be assured that I will not take offence if you are able to find other classes which may be able to offer a larger venue and thus more space for safety.
MONDAY 24 AUGUST 2020
Just to keep you all updated, following a meeting with the Clinic Directors last week, they raised a number of concerns regarding patient safety and increased footfall at the Clinic, so I am sorry to let you know that classes are not likely to resume before the END OF SEPTEMBER. Apologies for getting everyone's hopes up for an earlier start, but these concerns are valid, as I'd hate to be responsible for having to close the Clinic due to contact tracing.
Take care everyone.
Following the latest change in lockdown restrictions with pupils returning to schools tomorrow, I have had a number of queries regarding the resumption of Pilates classes. However, I draw your attention to the latest information on the Scottish government website which states that FROM Monday 14 September 2020:
"Gyms (indoor) can re-open following relevant guidance including on physical distancing and enhanced hygiene. We will keep this under review to consider whether an earlier re-opening date is feasible."
At present, the guidance states that for every participant in an exercise class, the minimum area that should be available PER PERSON is 9 sq m - if you had to think about the area of the gym hall at the Border Physio Clinic, this means that the maximum number of people permitted to attend a class is 4. Obviously, this makes booking and planning of classes extremely difficult. We are also using the gym area as a thoroughfare for the one-way system at present to ensure the safety of all patients currently attending for physiotherapy, which will impact on class times as well.
I ask you all to bear these important points in mind when considering the possible resumption of classes. I will contact you to let you know as soon as possible when we are hopefully able to get moving again. In the meantime, enjoy dipping into the half hourly sessions if you have them - I've been enjoying being a participant and not a teacher for a change!
Stay well and safe, everyone!
IMPORTANT REMINDER RE PILATES PRODUCTS
Please note that if you would like to purchase any Pilates products (eg. mats, cushions, spiky balls or any other Pilates equipment or clothing) from the APPI website www.appihealthgroup.com please use this link - https://shop.appihealthgroup.com/?ref=69 which enables me to gain a small percentage of sales generated.
Thank you in anticipation
Please note that as from today, 18/03/2020, we have taken the decision that all classes at the clinic are cancelled in line with official guidelines. Apologies and hope to see you all back at classes soon.
Thank you so much for all your support.
INFORMATION ON COVID-19
I would like to clarify that in line with the current situation with the coronavirus (also known as Covid-19), the health and well-being of all clients remains a top priority. To this end, I want to reassure you all that all mats and equipment are regularly cleaned to maintain the highest standards of good hygiene practice and I will continue to do so. However, if anyone feels they would prefer to bring their own mats and/or cushions or hand towels for use under the head, I am more than happy to accommodate this.
Also, please could I ask that if you are feeling unwell or are generally worried about the current situation, please do not hesitate to let me know and I fully understand if you would prefer to limit attendance to classes at this time.
For those of you still planning to come to classes, we are asking that you wash your hands before the class and/or use the hand sanitiser gels that will be placed around the clinic.
Thank you for your understanding and support at this difficult time.
A reminder about how the classes work:
- for anyone who hasn't attended my classes before and would like to have a go, here are some details regarding the book-a-space (drop-in) classes. For those of you unsure about how this works, I request that you contact me either by text, mobile phone or email to book a place and my phone is available for bookings FROM 8 AM ON MONDAY MORNINGS. These classes are charged at £8 per class. Could I ask that you please ALWAYS put your name at the end of your text messages as I don't keep a record of everybody's individual phone numbers, many thanks.
For anybody thinking about trying Pilates, I'd recommend a one-to-one session first to get an idea of the concept behind Pilates, as well as the Basic Principles which can be quite tricky to master initially. Once you've had some practise, it's all a lot easier!
Please contact me on 07747432418 for any queries.
FEEDBACK FROM A CLIENT:
Personally, it is a minor miracle that I enjoy Pilates very much. Exercise is not my first love but your Pilates has changed me. I very much look forward to the classes and like the way new exercises are introduced. The encouragement from you is really appreciated as well as the care you take that none of us hurt ourselves. Over the weeks I have gained a huge amount of strength and confidence which was sadly lacking before I came to you. My friends have commented on my changing body shape (unsolicited) and more than one person has said “you’re glowing!” Thank you so much! MH