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Your feedback on our Pilates classes

We asked what we could do to improve our classes. Here’s what you said.

It is so important to us that we are providing you with the best classes possible. And your input is vital in making that possible. So a HUGE thank you to everyone who took the time to share your thoughts. We were really blown away by the response and have read every single comment and suggestion….it really means a lot being able to hear your experiences.

So. What was the feedback?

Preferred class length

The majority prefer classes lasting between 30-45 minutes. While a third of you like having all the options.

Looking ahead

Moving forward we will continue to create a range of classes. But will try to ensure there is plenty of classes in the 30-45 minute bracket.

Class difficulty

We asked if we’re categorising the classes correctly. Nearly 90% of you agreed that we are.

Looking ahead

It is important for us to continue creating a range of classes to suit everyone in our Pilates community. We’re really pleased we’re generally getting the difficulty levels correct. We will continue to create a range of of classes but maybe we’ll look to design a few tougher classes that are even more tough, to suit those who are very experienced and looking for more of a challenge.

Month long calendars

Last year we created a month-long Pilates calendar roughly every quarter. We asked how popular they were. It appears there is a real mix, with about 70% of you following them at least some of the time.

Looking ahead

Given that the calendars are generally popular we will continue creating them at the current rate – about 4 a year. We feel this gives a good mix for those that follow and enjoy the calendars as well as keeping a varied range of new classes for those that also like to choose.

Areas of the body

There is a real interest in more classes focusing on all areas of the body. It appears that classes focusing on the core, back and upper body a slightly more popular. (This question allowed you to select multiple options).

Looking ahead

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 with perhaps a slight increase in core, back and upper body classes.

Using Pilates equipment

The desire for more classes using Pilates equipment is split almost 50-50

Looking ahead

Currently we do not have many classes available that utilise Pilates equipment. We will look to create more so there is a greater range for those that have that preference. Of course, well continue making plenty of new classes that do not rely on equipment too.

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.

Looking ahead

We will look to provide more classes using all equipment. With a particular focus on providing new classes with the resistance band.

Other feedback

In addition to the options above there was also an option to write specific feedback and comments. Just to re-iterate we have gone through everything and taken on board these suggestions as well as been blown away by your comments! It is wonderful to hear how about your experiences of using the classes – so thank you so much for taking the time to let us know.

All the best and here’s to a fantastic 2022

Vicky

20 COMMENTS
  • patricia
    Reply

    Thanks for all your hard work Vicky.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Thanks for your kind comment Patricia. Much appreciated.

  • Helen B
    Reply

    Thank you so much Vicky. Your classes are great. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Merry Christmas to you too Helen.

  • Carla
    Reply

    Thanks so much Vicky for giving us the opportunity to practice Pilates from our home… it’s a gift to be able to keep fit if we don’t feel comfortable with the idea of sharing a room with other people due to Covid. I do have another idea though: I think many people wouldn’t mind paying a fee to practice Pilates online LIVE via Zoom, for example, that you can also have the possibility to correct us on our moves. Food for thought πŸ™‚ Have a lovely Christmas Vicky!

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Hi Carla. Thanks for your comment and suggestion. I have considered live classes previously, but with my job and two little ones getting some dedicated time would be hard for me right now. I would also need some practice with some live streaming equipment to ensure I could provide the quality I would like – you may have noticed from my very first classes I have gone on a bit of a journey to improve the picture and sound and wouldn’t want to provide anything that isn’t as good as it could be.

      Certainly one to come back to though πŸ™‚

      Have a great Christmas too. Vicky.

  • Steve
    Reply

    Thanks for sharing the results. ( I like the response to the equipment question, Youcan please some people some of the time…….πŸ˜‚)
    Happy Christmas to you & family!πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Thanks Steve. It is wonderful that there is such diversity in our little community. For me – it means I can provide a real range of classes which I love. Happy Christmas to you as well.

  • Marilyn
    Reply

    How thoughtful to provide this feedback, Vicky. It helps make us all feel part of the Pilates Live family. Thank you for all your hard work and expertise, and a Happy Christmas to you and the family.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Thank you Marilyn. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas as well.

  • Peggy
    Reply

    We feel so blessed to have found your classes. So well guided, encouragement from you, and at the right level. No more gym classes for us, we much prefer these. Have a great Festive Season and a happy new year. Peggy and Alison

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Thanks for your lovely comment Peggy. All the best.

  • Jan
    Reply

    Thanks for your hard work in providing these classes free of charge Vicky. It’s such a gift in these strange times. Looking forward to seeing you next ye. Have a wonderful Christmas x

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Have a wonderful Christmas too Jan. All the best.

  • Mary Howell
    Reply

    Thanks for posting results of your survey. Great that you communicate with your followers, much appreciated.

  • Lynn
    Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing the results. I agree that having your classes available for us all is a real blessing. I am very grateful to you.
    All the very best wishes to you and your family. Best wishes as well for 2022. Look forward to more of your classes.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Thanks Lynn. And the same to you πŸ™‚

  • Maureen
    Reply

    Thank you for taking the trouble to show the results of the survey Vicky πŸ™‚

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      You are most welcome. So glad it has been well received.

  • Claire
    Reply

    hi vicki, i so appreciate your classes, my local pilates instructor has given up due to ill health and i much prefer in the comfort of my home. saves so much time and can be done in my pj’s, many thanks again.
    claire

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