Biomedicine and ballet barre!

What a month it has been, I knew it would be interesting but it has far exceeded my expectations! 

As some of you may know, since March I have been doing a Health Coaching Course with the Institute of Integrated Nutrition and whilst I am thoroughly enjoying the experience I wanted to delve deeper into the world of nutritional therapy and functional medicine. On the third of November therefore I began a three year Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist Diploma with the College of Naturopathic Medicine (a mouthful I know!) with a view to becoming a  Functional Medicine practitioner once I've qualified in 2019. 

Never one to shy away from further education I can honestly say that my brain melted a little after my first biomedicine lecture, it was a struggle to form a cohesive sentence after seven hours of Cytology study and I must admit I wondered if I'd made the right decision. Science was never my strong point at school (not that school in general was really my strong point) and the depth of knowledge we were going into was greater than anything I had done on my Pilates training in anatomy and physiology but it was amazing and fascinating and exciting. 

Three more lectures under my belt and numerous hours of study and creative memorisation (thank you husband for being a Grand Master of Memory) and I am slowly finding my way with it all. It is going to be a tough yet rewarding three years and I am unbelievably excited to see where it will lead me. 

Not only was November the start of my nutrition journey but it also marked the return to teaching Ballet Barre classes. Having not taught them for three years and having never taught them in Sevenoaks I was a little apprehensive. Barre classes make your legs shake but I can honestly say mine were shaking before we even started (my nerves always go to my knees). Thankfully it was a wonderful class, we all worked really hard and got our bodies moving before 9am on a Saturday morning which I think is an impressive feat! One year on from my ankle surgery and it is a joy to be teaching barre class, I love moving to the music and the very idea of doing plies and port de bras brings a smile to my face. With another barre class starting in the New Year it looks to be a popular addition to the timetable. 

And talking about the timetable I am very pleased to announce new Pilates classes will be starting right in the centre of Sevenoaks after Christmas. Details will be released soon but it is a lovely venue with parking on the doorstep (it is literally right in the centre of town!).  

The new booking system seems to be working well and classes are running up until December 17th so make sure you are booked in for a class before Christmas and if you'd like to discuss health coaching, Barre classes or even biomedicine you can email me or find me on Facebook.  


New name, new site and new classes!

September is the start of the new school year and in true back to school mode I have been preparing my timetable and gearing myself up for a new term.

WholeHart is the new name of Hartpilates and with new classes and a new website and booking system things are all change here!

In the space of a week I have built not one but two new websites and this is the finished product. This new site includes details of all my new and existing classes as well as a new online booking and payment system. No longer will classes be booked per block but instead you have the choice of buying a single class or five and ten class passes which you can use to book a session whenever you want. Gone are the days of having to pay for class even when you are on holiday and if something crops up you have twenty-four hours to cancel and rebook a class for later that week or the following week. 

New classes are opening at Neal's Yard Remedies in Sevenoaks with a tantalising 15% off products in store after class and a maximum of five mats per session, what better way to start your weekend. Various other things are in the pipeline and I will let you know once everything is ready to go.

Let me know what you think of the new site and name, I'm really looking forward to seeing you all in class again in a few weeks.