Pilates in Edinburgh
class starting on 28 May 2013-if you would like to join this class
(suitable for intermediate & beginners) please contact me to reserve a
Mains Parish Church, 1 Quality Street, EH4 5BB, Tuesday, 7.45pm, commencing
Please check this page and the timetable
page if you have been absent as I will publish details of any class changes
Temporary venue moves-Blackhall
On Thursday, 09 May, the 10am class only
will be held at the Davidson Mains Parish Church, 1 Quality Street, EH4 5BB
(behind the doctor and dental surgeries). There is ample parking there.
All classes will be closed on Monday, 20
May for the local Victoria holiday.
Evening classes closed 19 June 2013
The Wednesday evening classes are closed
on 19 June (I’m going to Robbie Williams concert !!)
All classes will be closed for 3 weeks
summer holidays commencing Monday, 08 July and all classes resume on Monday
and welcome to Sidey’s Pilates. My name is Diane
Sidey. I have worked in the fitness industry since 1995 and i have been
teaching Pilates classes in Edinburgh since 2002. I am a fully qualified Pilates Level 3 instructor and I am
insured with appropriate Public Liability insurance. I am the sole
proprietor of Sidey’s Pilates and I operate all
the classes personally. I am a highly experienced and dedicated Pilates teacher. Each year I teach around 630 hours of
Pilates. The quality and fun of the learning is surpassed by none. You can
be sure to train with the best.
believe that classes should be fun with a bit of hard work thrown in!
Level 3 NVQ (Active IQ)
Pilates: Level 3 Exercise and Fitness Knowledge Theory Module (Active IQ)
Pilates: OCR Certificate (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations)
Aerobics: RSA Certificate
Nutrition & Weight Management certificate:(Rosemary Conley Diet &
Fitness Clubs Ltd)
Why Choose Pilates?
is a balanced safe relaxing form of exercise. It combines the focus on
suppleness that you find in yoga with strength movements you find in the
gym. By correcting our posture, through Pilates we can strengthen our
bodies against future injuries.
What Happens During A Pilates Session?
of my classes are group mat work classes with a maximum of 13 people. The
class normally begins with a few gentle stretches to relax you and get you
focused, then we move onto a series of exercises designed to strengthen your
core muscles. During the class the whole body is challenged through various
movements leaving my clients lengthened, energised and yet relaxed.
When is the next course and how do I book?
-Due to the small class size, booking is
essential. Please check availability on the timetable page. If the class that you would like to
attend is full then please forward your details and I will advise on
waiting times and place your name on the waiting list and then contact you
as soon as a space becomes available. If you are keen to get started
you can join another class that has availability then transfer to your
first choice of venue when a space becomes available. The classes operate all year round so
your personal 8 week course will start on your first visit. Please
download and complete a “Client
Screening Questionnaire” and bring it to the class on your first
How much does a Pilates course cost?
Each course runs for 8 consecutive weeks (one
class per week): The price is £72 per course, payable at the first class.
What to wear?
-Loose comfortable clothing. Socks may be
Do I need to bring a mat?
-No, I provide mats
Can Pilates help me lose weight?
-Pilates on it’s own is a perfect low impact strength
training regime, however it is not a cardiovascular workout. It is
effective in increasing tone and changing the shape of your body by
increasing muscle mass but if your goal is to lose weight it is recommended
that you combine Pilates with Cardiovascular workouts.
What if I have an injury or pre-existing medical condition?
-Before you attend a class you will need
to seek medical advice and obtain permission to start exercising.
Should I eat before a Pilates
-A light snack beforehand is fine but
it’s not a good idea to eat a heavy meal directly before exercising.
leave the class feeling taller, leaner, stretched, toned and totally
In ten lessons
you’ll feel the difference,
In twenty you’ll see the difference,
And in thirty you’ll have a new body !