Pilates with Danielle Hone
I got hooked on Pilates about 20 years ago and I love the simplicity of a system that uses a series of really precise movements to develop strength and stamina and that can be used to improve flexibility, mobility and posture for everyone, regardless of age and fitness level.
I’ve been passing on my passion for Pilates for more than ten years and have been delighted with the progress my clients have made as they’ve joined me on my journey. I particularly love working with small groups and helping people to achieve their goals – from tackling back problems to swinging a golf club!
I’m trained to Advanced Pilates Matwork Instructor Level 3 with the Pilates Institute and incorporate elements of other styles of pilates such as Modern Pilates into my programmes. I continue to develop my own professional skills, having gained additional experience of targeting Pilates in relation to spinal conditions, postnatal exercise and pelvis and lower limb conditions, among others.
Taking up Pilates will change your view of exercise for good – why not join us and experience the power of Pilates for yourself?
How can Pilates help you?
Pilates is unique. Developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1930s, it’s an exercise system designed to create a stronger, healthier body. The flowing movements balance strength, flexibility and mindfulness to align joints and muscles, and encourage excellent posture.
You’ll soon notice the benefits of stretching, strengthening and aligning your body in this way – and you’ll gain confidence along with core strength and improved stamina. With Pilates, the focus is always on perfecting technique, so you can gain optimum benefits from even the smallest, most precise movements. My classes are small, typically between 8-14 people, friendly and supportive. It’s Pilates for real people: clients hail from all ages and stages of life – some with specific health or postural problems, others simply looking to stay strong and active so they can enjoy life and leisure to the full.
I’d truly love to welcome you to one of my sessions – get in touch today to find out more or to book your introductory 1-2-1.
If you've never been to a class before you may be wondering what is involved. We perform a series of moves with precision, focusing on how we are moving and why, using breath to aid the movement. The limited class sizes allow me to adapt moves to individuals - "one size fits all" is definitely not in my vocabulary, making our initial session even more important - and you will come to understand the different levels of moves and which are best for you. It doesn't matter what your "mat mates" are doing, just that you are working to the best of your ability, gaining the most benefit from Pilates. I promote a friendly, supportive environment so that we can make looking after your health fun. You will need your own mat, some optional simple equipment, and a willingness to learn and develop.
Pay for a FULL course in advance at £8.40 per class (please get in touch about costs for Sedbergh classes). Payment online, by cheque or cash - please contact me for details. No refunds on missed classes.
Pay for 37 classes per year by monthly standing order of £26 per month, guaranteeing your place in your chosen class (please get in touch about costs for Sedbergh classes). You are welcome to make up missed classes at any other class I offer within the year, rather than just the same term.
1-2-1 - 1 hour at £40 or 3 sessions for £105 Two people can share a personal training session at £30 each for one, £75 each for 3 sessions.
One to One
This important first contact is the root of all good Pilates practice and is essential before you join a class. It will not only enable me to instruct you in the basic techniques but will also give me the opportunity to tailor moves to your specific requirements. After your introductory session there are several routes open for you either continuing with the best 1-2-1 option which suits your needs or joining a group class. So if you want better back health or just to improve your golf score, I can help.
Cornerstone Community Church, Sedbergh 9.30 and 10.45
Natland Village Hall 4.30pm
Ghyllside School Dance Studio, Gillingate, Kendal 6.15pm
Proper Northern Yoga Studio, The Factory, Kendal 9.30 am
Arkholme Village Hall 9.30 am
Appointment only 1-2-1 Clinic - Old Dairy Studio, Barkin House
All classes are run as term-long courses and are not suitable for drop-in attendance. Please do contact me for joining information and to check the suitability of the classes. New clients will need to book a 1-2-1 session before taking part in general classes.