We asked you what we could do to improve our classes. Here’s what you said.
Pilates Live is all about making Pilates accessible. So it is really important to me that you get a chance to tell me how I can improve the classes. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts and suggestions. So. What did you say?
Preferred class length
The majority prefer classes lasting between 30-45 minutes. While a quarter of you like having all the options. No one was keen on classes lasting over an hour 🙂
Moving forward we will continue to create a range of classes. But will try to ensure there’s plenty of new options lasting between 30-45 minutes.
We asked if we’re categorising the class difficulty correctly. Nearly 90% of you agreed that the classes are about right. 10% thought that we should increase the difficulty slightly.
It is important to continue providing a range of classes to suit everyone in our Pilates community. I am so pleased that we’re classifying classes correctly for most people, most of the time, but understand there is a spectrum of people undertaking the classes – some of which are more experienced. With this in mind I will do my best to continue providing a range of classes but perhaps also explore the possibility of introducing the odd ‘extra tough’ class. (CRIKEY!)
Month long calendars
We’ve now created a number of month-long Pilates programmes. We’ve had some great feedback on some of the calendars and from the survey I can see they’re still largely popular – with 65% of you following all, or some of the time.
As with last year’s feedback, we can see the calendars are quite popular, but enjoyed sparingly. So we will continue to provide the month-long programmes at a rate of 3 or 4 a year. Starting with our new January calendar!
Within the feedback was some great suggestions on how to improve these calendars. One of which was a downloadable sheet that would allow you to ‘tick off’ the classes as you go and so remember which class was next. I will look to introduce this as an option on our next calendar – Do let me know if it is useful!
Areas of the body
There is a real interest in more classes focusing on all areas of the body.
As there is a desire to continue making classes that focus on all part so of the body, so we will continue to do so. Not included within the options, but highlighted in the comments was a desire for more classes that include and / or focus on pelvic floor. We will plan to create some early next year in response. There was also enthusiasm for more holistic / full body Pilates workouts.
Using Pilates equipment
The desire for more classes using Pilates equipment is split almost 50-50
Presently we have a small range of classes utilising equipment. We’ll continue to increase the options available for those that enjoy classes using different Pilates equipment – but we’ll also continue provide plenty of classes where equipment is not needed.
Types of equipment
For those interested in more classes using Pilates equipment, we asked what the preferences would be. There was a broad interest in all the equipment offered with a particular interest in more classes using the resistance band.
We will look to provide more classes using all equipment. With a particular focus on providing new classes with the resistance band.
Within the survey there was also the opportunity to share any other feedback you may have had. Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this in and share your suggestions and comments. There was so many great ideas and other things for me to consider as we move forward into the new year.
Thanks again for sharing your thoughts. All the best and here’s to a fantastic 2023.