Elle & Sweaty Betty’s Introduction to Pilates Class

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Way back in October Elle Magazine announced they were joining forces with Sweaty Betty to host a pilates class in each of their stores across the UK on a cold dark January night, as I hadn’t attended a pilates class in over two years and as everyone keeps telling me as a runner I need to stretch & work on my core more I decided that this would be as good as place as any to rekindle my love of pilates

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For a small fee of just £15 we got a 60 minute class and a fab goody bag which included a years subscription to Elle, an Elemis Shower Gel, 2 Bounce Balls, 2 Nuun Hydration tablets (I have wanted to try Nuun for ages, I can’t find them in the shops anywhere) a 20% off voucher from Sweaty Betty, a Vita Coco water, 2 Benefit products and a few other goodies, there were so many great bits in this bag I can’t remember them all!!

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Our Instructor was lovely but the smile on her face hid what a hard task master she was going to be for that hour, even those I follow on Twitter and Instagram and who I know who are much fitter than me, commented on how tough it was, my stomach muscles took several days to forgive me & the class has given me the confidence to sign up to some pilates classes

If you fancy trying something new Sweaty Betty run a series of free community classes in their stores each week ranging from Boxing to Yoga, Core Work to Ballet Classes to find out whats on near you click here

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So far I have received 2 issues of Elle the first included another fab Benefit freebie, I must admit the timing couldn’t have been better for a magazine delivery subscription when I am stuck at home bored for 6 weeks and unable to move much, I am loving having something new to read other than back issues of Runners World or the Weight Watchers Magazine

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