THE PILATES ROOM SUMMER
NEWSLETTER JUNE 2017
We can’t believe that is it
nearly a year since we took over The Pilates
Room. We would like to say a big thank you
to all the fantastic teachers who work so hard
to make your classes enjoyable in our new
GENTLE PILATES! 07/02/2017
We have lovely new (and round) black rollers
and black head cushions. Three fans for when it
is hot but radiators in case it isn’t. Reminder
- when it is hot to bring a bottle of water and
END OF TERM DATES
The last WEEK DAY MORNING class will be
Monday 24th July.
The last EVENING and SATURDAY classes will take
place on Saturday 5th August.
The studio is then CLOSED (apart from workshops,
details below) until Monday 4th September.
NOTICE OF CLASS ABSENCE
A polite reminder that you need to give us
at least 24 hours’ notice if you are unable to
attend your class and wish to arrange a make-up
class. In order for us to offer make up
classes we need to know when there is a space
available. We do understand that circumstances
change at the last minute and sometimes it is
not possible to give us that much notice.
We will do our best to offer you your preferred
make up classes but cannot guarantee specific
dated/ times. We thank you for your co-operation
There will be a form on the notice board
to fill in if you would like a space for any of
Weds 9th August 7-8 pm General Pilates with Tina
Sat 12th August 10-11 am Pilates on the Roller
Tues 15th Aug 7-8 pm Pilates on the Swiss Ball
Sat 19th Aug 10-11 am Pilates on the Small Ball
Tues 22rd Aug 10-11 am Classical Mat work at
Intermediate Level with Sophia
Tues 22rd Aug 11.15-12.15 Stretch and Relax with
Weds 23rd Aug 10-11 am Classical Mat work at
Intermediate Level with Sophia
Weds 23rd Aug 11.15-12.15 Stretch and Relax with
Price is £12 per class – payment to book. If we
have insufficient numbers to run the class your
money will be returned.
CHANGE OF DETAILS
Please advise us of any significant changes
in your health or contact details.
We will be open for a glass of bubbly and a
chat with the teachers on Saturday 2nd September
Please let friends and family (or anyone
interested in joining our classes) know.
We hope you are happy with everything at The
Pilates Room but please tell us if you are not.
We will have Comment Slips and a box available
on the landing very soon.
Stay happy, healthy and active
The Pilates Room Team
Free Introductory Class
on Friday March 17th
1 pm - 2 pm
The Pilates Room, Dorking.
(8 places only)
Would you, or someone you know
be interested in a "gentler Pilates class"
with Sophia. The class would move at a slower
pace incorporating lots of ﬂowing moves in
comfortable positions, mobility work,
stretching and a relaxation!
Safe and effective exercise
The Pilates Room are excited
to announce the addition of Yoga workshops to
We are offering some Yoga Workshops of 1.5 hours
duration to give prospective Yoga participants
an introduction to the practise. We will then
add regular Yoga classes to our timetable
according to demand and the favoured days and
Our first workshop is on
Friday, 17th February, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm. It
will be taught by Charlotte, one of our new Yoga
teachers (see our teacher section for more
information on Charlotte).
The second Yoga workshop we are hosting is on
Saturday, 25th February, from 1.00pm to 2.30pm.
This workshop will be taught by Magda. Again
look at our teacher section to find out more
Each workshop costs £15 and, as numbers are
limited, we require payment in advance to secure
If you are already a client of The Pilates Room
you can pay us in cash or by bank transfer. If
you are a new client, please contact us for
You do not need to bring any equipment with you
as we have mats and blocks at the studio.
However, if you prefer to use your own mat, you
are welcome to bring it. Please wear
comfortable, exercise clothing and bring a drink
in a sealed container. You may also like to
bring a blanket or warm layer to use during
meditation and relaxation.
We anticipate a high demand for our Yoga
workshops. Book soon!
To book a place at one, or both, workshops,
please email us at
More dates to follow!
CHRISTMAS UPDATE AND
Well, it’s been three months
since we officially took over The Pilates Room
and we hope you are enjoying our smart new
studio as much as we are! Thank you to all our
clients for your patience during the building
work and teething problems with the studio, but
I think you will all agree it was worth it!
Thanks also to Sophia and Belinda for bearing
with us through the changes and for your
Here is an update for you
with our Christmas closure dates.
Christmas closure and
The last classes at the
studio take place on Monday, 19th
December, and then we close for our
Christmas break. We re-open on Tuesday, 3rd
Update on classes
We are delighted that the
number of clients have been steadily growing.
Some of our classes are full to capacity and we
have added some new classes to the time table –
Tuesdays at 6pm and Thursdays at 9.30am. We hope
to add more classes in the future.
have significantly increased the size of the
studio, we are committed to keeping our classes
small and personal, with a high degree of
guidance. We are certainly not intending to cram
more people into the classes and not give you
enough room to move freely.
Making up missed classes
politely remind everyone that we require 24
hours notice if you cannot attend your
regular class, and please let us know if your
circumstances change and you cannot attend your
make-up class. If we don’t receive enough
notice, then we cannot offer your space to
others who may be waiting for a make-up. If you
do not give us enough notice that you are unable
to attend the make-up class you have booked,
then you will forfeit your opportunity to
re-book that particular make-up.
Our stage has arrived and the
feedback so far has been excellent, as the
instructor is now clearly visible to everyone in
the class. We are pleased to confirm that new
blinds and additional mirrors have been ordered
and we hope these will be installed soon. We
have new heaters and these are on timers so the
studio will be warm when you arrive.
T-shirts and toe socks
We have a super range of
T-shirts in new colours, in long sleeve, cap
sleeve and vest styles. We offer grey, orange,
purple and blue colours, with the choice of
printing in any of these colours. The T-shirts
wash really well and are a great fit. The long
sleeves are perfect for winter classes. Prices:
long sleeve - £17.50, cap sleeve - £15 and vest
style £12.50. We also have a range of brightly
coloured toe socks with non-slip soles. They fit
from a size 36 to 40 shoe size. These are kept
at the studio and available to buy for £5 a
Look out for other
All updates we send out will
also be available to view at the studio, and we
will continue to send regular email updates to
clients each term.
We have a new Facebook
page - the
previous page was closed down :o( . Find us on Facebook at
The Pilates Room Surrey.
If you “like” our page then you will see our
updates in your personal news feed.
our website for updates in the “News” section.
Thank you again for your
loyalty and custom! We hope you have wonderful
Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in
the New Year to work off all those mince pies!!
The Pilates Room Surrey
reopened for business on Saturday, 3rd September
2016, under new ownership and following an
extensive refurbishment and enlargement of the
The new owners - who are all teachers at the
studio - are Tina Westwood, Sarah Reeves and
This double celebration was marked with a "grand
opening" party, with cake, champagne and
Clients, the other teachers - Belinda Cox and
Sophia Sladden, friends of The Pilates Room and
local businesses came along to congratulate
Tina, Sarah and Wendy, and view the smart new
Bookings were taken from new clients and the
current classes are starting to fill up.
Additional classes will be announced soon!
The new studio can accommodate up to ten
participants (previously seven). This is still a
relatively small class size, allowing the class
teacher to move freely around the studio
offering advice and correction as needed, and
allowing free and comfortable movement to
execute the exercises. New mats, balls and bands
in different resistances have been purchased and
there is a new, comfortable, non-slip flooring.
As part of the refurbishment, the ceiling and
floor have been insulated and there is secondary
glazing to the sash windows, meaning the studio
will be warm and quiet during the winter months.
New blinds for the windows are on order to keep
out the glare of the summer sun and there are
powerful new fans to keep the clients cool on
those rare hot summer days!
Following the success of the launch, Tina, Sarah
and Wendy plan to host regular, informal get
togethers at the studio for clients, thus
enhancing the friendly atmosphere at the studio.
Hello and welcome to The
Pilates Room Surrey!
We - Tina Westwood, Sarah
Reeves and Wendy Scott (all teachers at The
Pilates Room) took over the business from the
original founder – Sally King on 1st
We would like to say a big
“thank you” to Sally from us, Sophia, Belinda
and clients – past and present – for setting up
this superb Pilates studio nine years ago. The
studio will now move forward in our good hands
and we hope to continue, and enhance, Sally’s
vision and success.
During our summer closure the
studio has undergone a complete refurbishment.
We now have a larger studio that can accommodate
at least ten clients, with brand new flooring
and equipment. The studio has been redecorated
in soft, relaxing colours. We have new fans to
keep you cool in summer and new heaters to keep
you warm in winter. The pretty sash windows have
been redecorated and overhauled, and we have
Our “loft style” studio
occupies the entire top floor at the new
“Dorking Wellbeing Centre” at 173 High Street,
Dorking (above Patrick Gardener Estate Agents).
On the first floor below us,
there are various therapists offering treatments
that complement our Pilates – massages, beauty
therapy and stress counselling.
The Wellbeing Centre has been
completely refurbished by our landlord. It is a
smart, light and relaxing environment with a
comfortable reception area so clients have a
place to relax before visiting a therapist or
attending Pilates classes.
Our classes will continue as
before – full details are on our website – and
we will add more classes in the future. Although
the studio has been extended, our USP is small
classes so we will restrict the attendance to
around ten clients per class. This means our
instructors are able to offer a high degree of
personal attention and care.
We look forward to welcoming
clients to our new studio and moving the
Tina, Sarah & Wendy
Partners, The Pilates Room Surrey