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Welcome To Perfectly Pilates

Pilates will make you feel like a better you in so many ways - whether you're a fitness fanatic who wants to incorporate full-body toning and improve your core strength and stability to enhance your performance, or you're a golfer seeking ways to increase your power and control over your drive while protecting your lower back, you're a new or expectant mother wishing to get back into exercise, tighten your pelvic floor muscles and in need of some 'me time', or you're a busy office worker or student who needs to stretch and tone and work on postural niggles and neck pain caused by sitting down for long periods in poor postural positions. Get in touch to book your class.

Pilates is fantastic for all ages and fitness levels as every exercise can be adapted to suit and challenge every level of fitness and flexibility.

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My classes are in the beautiful North East in Houghton-le-Spring and Hexham

Each class lasts an hour and is taught in a way that suits all abilities and fitness levels.

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7 hours ago

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It’s one of those Sorry-not-sorry posts...

If it’s good enough for Lewis Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scott Jurek (world’s fastest ultramarathon runner) it’s good enough for me.

If you’re on the fence about cutting down on meat, diary and eggs or cutting it out entirely but feeling confused or conflicted or just not sure why you’d want to, maybe give yourself an hour to watch The Game Changer documentary on Netflix. It’s the best thing I’ve seen on health, wellbeing and diet in a lonnnnnng time.
If you are trying to overcome health problems or all kinds or weight problems, give it a watch.
When people ask me why I have changed to plant-based eating, I find it difficult because I started for health reasons, then realised the huge environmental impact and that’s it’s actually THE ONLY way to stop and reverse climate change. Then you learn about all of the health problems and illnesses that are helped and cured by eating plants and not meat (and the reversal of the illness and heart conditions etc, happens fast!), and then the fact that plant protein actually makes you a better, faster, stronger athlete or performer. It’s just incredible. But it’s hard to say all of that without sounding preachy or evangelical or just plain crazy... This film really shows how plant eaters’ athletic endurance can easily blow away that of meat eaters, and even, dare I say it, massively improves sexual health
so, this documentary does a great job of explaining all of this and more in a fascinating and real way.
Who’d have thought #arnieschwarzenegger would become vegetarian!




#changeyourworld #changeyourhealth #changetheworld #changefortheworld #changeforyou #changeyouchangetheworld
#plantbased #plantbaseddiet #vegan #veganfood #veganforlife #veganislife #veganism #thegamechangersmovie #thegamechangersdocumentary #healthyliving #livelong #health #healthyeating #eatingforhealth #eatingforwellness
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23 hours ago

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I haven’t posted about food for a while and I was reminded about plant-based eating today when a friend told me about her husband who’d watched the Netflix documentary, The Game Changer, and is now interested in plant-based eating and how it affects the human body’s capabilities.
I eat this way 75% - 80% of the time now and it’s because of the massive health benefits of not eating meat, fish diary or eggs, AND because of the huge detrimental impact that those foods have on health, inflammation, chronic disease, illness, mental state, physical performance, fitness levels, energy levels and the ability to create the body you want inside and out. Eating plant based can actually reverse all those horrible things!
I feel better, I have more energy when I eat like this and I know my skin is better, my body tightens right up around my stomach and waist.
If you’re in doubt, maybe watch that documentary too. World’s best athletes and strongest men who are almost superhuman due to their plant-based diets! 💪🏼 vegetable 🍅🥒🥬🥑🥦🥕
So here’s a picture of my evening meal tonight. Roasted veggies with herbs and spices and stir-fry veggies. I’ll blend them in one bowl and have the rest for lunch tomorrow. Look at the colours! This will beat the winter blues! •


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2 weeks ago

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This is what one ‘happy customer’ thinks after my Core & Cardio class... hahaha
I promise I’m trying to keep you all alive until you’re 112, not kill you off! 😂😂 🥰
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2 weeks ago

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Loved the look of this line of fabulous women today. Really holding good positions to get the most out of the chest stretch and shoulder stability work!
Doing great in our beginner joint-care class.
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2 weeks ago

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Don’t forget that although we stopped our Friday 5pm class, we now have a great Pilates class Saturdays 10am at the Boundary Shiney Row and a faster blend of Pilates, yoga & HIIT (core & cardio) Wednesdays 6:30pm at Penshaw Community Centre - great for weight loss and getting fitter without pounding your joints!
No need to book, just come along.
If you want to get in touch, you can direct message me or call 07341817156
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2 weeks ago

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Having to cancel tomorrow’s 12:30pm sculpt, tone and ease aches and pains class at The Looking Glass, Sunderland! 😢
Our brilliant Fi has torn her a calf muscle and is hobbling about on crutches in pain. She’s trying to get back to it but needs recovery time, obviously.
Hoping to have her back soon but wishing her well and to take time to heal properly...
I’ll keep you updated for next week!
Saturday’s class as Shiney Row is going ahead as I’m planned in for cover then anyway.
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I also do tailored one-to-one and small classes if you have specific areas you'd like to work on or perhaps you just prefer a smaller or private session to a group class.

Call, text or email me to arrange or find out more.

What My Clients Say...

Deborah

"Thank you so much for making my first ever Pilates class so enjoyable today. Sarah is fabulous at making you feel relaxed and I'm already looking forward to my next class. Even as a total beginner I didn't feel like I was out of my depth and I actually felt like I knew what I was doing! Thank you Perfectly Pilates."  - Deborah, Tyne and Wear
Pilates Classes
5.0
2018-04-25T14:47:17+00:00
"Thank you so much for making my first ever Pilates class so enjoyable today. Sarah is fabulous at making you feel relaxed and I'm already looking forward to my next class. Even as a total beginner I didn't feel like I was out of my depth and I actually felt like I knew what I was doing! Thank you Perfectly Pilates."  - Deborah, Tyne and Wear

Michael

"I'm a solictor who has been really suffering with neck and back pain since late 2014. It got to the point where it impacted on my enjoyment of my day to day life. I tried physiotherapy, rest, massage, and even acupuncture, none of which did much, if any, good.

By the time of my first 121 with Sarah I had given up on trying to find a solution and had just become accustomed to being in pain all of the time.

I felt an improvement after my first session with Sarah and after a few sessions we found the cause of my problems, and I now have a regular set of exercises which keep them at bay. Whenever the trouble flares up again I simply increase the amount of Pilates exercises I do. 

I cannot recommend Sarah highly enough. Her thorough, methodical, and exacting approach has resulted in a huge improvement in my symptoms, with the situation continuing to improve with every passing week." - Michael, South Tyneside
Pilates Classes
5.0
2018-04-25T14:46:38+00:00
"I'm a solictor who has been really suffering with neck and back pain since late 2014. It got to the point where it impacted on my enjoyment of my day to day life. I tried physiotherapy, rest, massage, and even acupuncture, none of which did much, if any, good. By the time of my first 121 with Sarah I had given up on trying to find a solution and had just become accustomed to being in pain all of the time. I felt an improvement after my first session with Sarah and after a few sessions we found the cause of my problems, and I now have a regular set of exercises which keep them at bay. Whenever the trouble flares up again I simply increase the amount of Pilates exercises I do.  I cannot recommend Sarah highly enough. Her thorough, methodical, and exacting approach has resulted in a huge improvement in my symptoms, with the situation continuing to improve with every passing week." - Michael, South Tyneside

Yvonne

"I've dabbled with Pilates before but never stuck with it for various reasons. However, once I started attending Sarah's classes, what a difference! I'm hooked! I really enjoy the classes - Sarah is so knowledgeable but explains it in such a clear way, it makes it easy to follow and to do the exercises correctly. The classes are very relaxed and not without humour which is lovely. I am already starting to feel "looser" in my neck and back and I'm definitely aware of my posture and how to maintain correct posture. Myself and two friends recently had a private session with Sarah. This enables her to tailor the Pilates to each individual with their various issues with the back, shoulder, balance etc. It was excellent and I would recommend it!" - Yvonne, Hexham, Northumberland
Pilates Classes
5.0
2018-04-25T14:48:07+00:00
"I've dabbled with Pilates before but never stuck with it for various reasons. However, once I started attending Sarah's classes, what a difference! I'm hooked! I really enjoy the classes - Sarah is so knowledgeable but explains it in such a clear way, it makes it easy to follow and to do the exercises correctly. The classes are very relaxed and not without humour which is lovely. I am already starting to feel "looser" in my neck and back and I'm definitely aware of my posture and how to maintain correct posture. Myself and two friends recently had a private session with Sarah. This enables her to tailor the Pilates to each individual with their various issues with the back, shoulder, balance etc. It was excellent and I would recommend it!" - Yvonne, Hexham, Northumberland

Andrew

"I started attending Pilates classes through Perfectly Pilates as it was recommended to me by my osteopath. At the time my back was damaged and weak, my left leg couldn’t hold my weight as its strength had all but gone, and I hadn’t done any serious exercise in years. I wasn’t in pain (my osteopath had fixed that), but I was certainly in my worst shape in years. Thanks to Perfectly Pilates, and specifically to Sarah, that’s all changed.

Sarah is a brilliant teacher. She’s engaging. Her classes are fun. Her knowledge of the human body and how it works is up there with any physio I’ve ever seen, and as a result she’s used Pilates to focus on building my strength and range of movement back up in a safe, risk-free environment.

Don’t get me wrong, Pilates is NOT an easy workout. You will ache after an hour with Sarah, as you would after any exercise class or gym session.

So, if you want a toned, strong body, this is for you. This is a real workout. If you’ve tried other forms of exercise and been bored or not stuck at them, then this is for you. An hour with Sarah Wilkinson feels like ten minutes. Thank you Sarah. I’m stronger, fitter, healthier and happier thanks to you and your classes. It’s always a pleasure. Never a chore.” - Andrew, Sunderland
Pilates Classes
5.0
2018-05-20T17:04:44+00:00
Sarah is a brilliant teacher. She’s engaging. Her classes are fun. Her knowledge of the human body and how it works is up there with any physio I’ve ever seen, and as a result she’s used Pilates to focus on building my strength and range of movement back up in a safe, risk-free environment... ...If you want a toned, strong body, this is for you. This is a real workout. If you’ve tried other forms of exercise and been bored or not stuck at them, then this is for you.
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