Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Best Hour of My Week

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Best Hour of My Week

Article excerpt

Fiona Lloyd has been doing Pilates for over a year and says she finds it incredibly relaxing.

A gynaecologist and mum to three children aged five, three and one, Fiona doesn't get a lot of time to herself, so she really treasures her weekly sessions with Carol and Gillian.

"I love it," she said, "it's one of my best hours a week.

"It's just so relaxing and you feel so much better afterwards."

Fiona says she got into Pilates after trying out a class while on holiday and when she got home looked around for a local class.

"I'd just turned 40 and having had three children in five years didn't feel in the best of shape.

"But now I feel so much better, my abdominals are stronger, I'm more flexible and my posture has definitely improved."

"The thing about the classes is that even though you work hard, it's still very relaxing.

"Carol and Gillian always manage to create a lovely ambience with music and the lighting and the candles.

"And they really get you to take care with how you do it as well, so you know you're doing it right. …

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