I joined the classes at St Andrew's over 6 yrs ago as I wanted to tone up, strengthen core, and keep myself in good shape. The class provides challenging routine yet relaxed environment, professional and friendly - perfect for my weekly regimen, and can chose either evening or afternoon class for my lunch hour!. My daughter and friends joined the evenings as well.. Enjoying the practice at Pilates Shape&Relax, and looking forward to next week!. Thank you. I also posted this review on google, KB
I joined Inna's class last year, as a beginner in my 60s, and already I am noticing improvements in strength and balance. Inna gives clear instructions, with variations for those more advanced, so we are all stretched (in every sense of the word) at the appropriate level. It feels good, and I would recommend the class to anyone. - Susan McCoan
I have been attending weekly classes for over two years with Inna and have noticed a significant increase in strength and flexibility in the back and shoulders. Inna tailors the class to suit us, so we are always challenged! - Justine O'Driscoll
I have started Pilates only a couple of months ago. Thoroughly enjoying the class with Inna, I like the pace - not too fast! I now find myself more aware of my posture and breathing. Looking forward to my next session! - Catherine
I started my classes with Pilates Shape and Relax about twelve months ago. Initially I was hoping to improve my asthma, and I’m happy to say I was able to reduce my medication, and my breathing improved greatly! I also learnt some excellent exercises along the way, as I now feel much stronger and fitter. Many thanks Inna!. There is much more to learn, looking forward to my next class! - Helen B
I've been going to Inna's Wednesday lunchtime class in Ealing for a few years now. I find it an excellent break in the middle of a busy week, I relax and yet feel fitter and more energised when I leave, ready to tackle the other half of the week. I also use some of the exercises that Inna has introduced to us as part of my morning wake-up exercise. She's a lovely teacher. - Rowena Lusty
I have been participating in my Pilates Shape&Relax class for the last 12 months, and I am feeling the benefits. My core strength and flexibility have improved significantly, I have learnt to relax better through the breathing technique that we use in class, my lower back problems are now much easier to manage then ever before. As a regular runner, the class has also been invaluable for improving my balance and stamina. I find the class very helpful, especially after a hectic day at work. So many thanks to Inna has always been there for me! - Ryan Cox
When I first started Pilates two years ago I wasn't sure exactly what it was, but I suffered with lower back pain and thought I would give it a go. I am also 'alergic' to high impact exercise of any sort so I thought this sort of exercise would suit me. Since joining I realise that, although low impact, Pilates does give your body a good work out. I feel more toned, and certain exercises that we do really help when my back is feeling stiff and playing up. It also helps that Inna advises what things I should avoid and which exercises would help me. - Nigel
I have gone for a few years to a yoga class once a week which I really love but had never tried Pilates. I added your class once a week and I find I am much stronger, my body has changed shape (everyone thinks I’ve lost weight which is not the case!). I will religiously continue with my once a week Pilates, it's good for the body and it’s good for the soul! - Nicky Barnes
I have been doing classes for about two years with Pilates Shape&Relax, and it is the first time in 52 years I have stuck to any exercise regime. I feel so much better about myself and can see a definite improvement in my shape and in my ability to perform everyday tasks. My sleep has also improved a lot, as I discovered ways to relax easily using the breathing technique we are practising in class. I would advise anyone to try Pilates and see for themselves! - Mike Baker
I find the exercises really do strengthen and tone. These are exactly what I need to improve my upper body strength, and i already feel my lower back is much stronger then before. The fact that you target different muscle groups gives the whole body a thorough work out. The pace at which the class is conducted is also good so people do not feel they have to keep up or slow down. Besides we can individually chose to have the exercise harder or easier at any point, as you say everyone is unique..Thanks again! - Jillian Murray
It actually works! I've been doing Pilates moslty every day for about nine or ten months now, and I've noticed a big difference in my body. Although I was in pretty good shape before, now I feel stronger and buffer and actually happier. And my teacher told me this: for most people, after ten classes you feel the difference, after twenty classes you see the difference. So true. Many thanks Inna! - Kate Turner
I am a beginner , but can honestly say that the flexiblity of my neck and shoulders has been greatly helped by Inna's classes.
I find the pace suits me and the very detailed guidance offered during the class.
Thank you! - Susan Peatfield