In 2019 Hannah’s dream came true, when with her husband, Gary, they opened The old stables Pilates studio in Brancaster on the North Norfolk coast. What an idyllic, beautiful and peaceful setting.
They offered daily Pilates classes, ballet, yoga and ballroom classes as well as sports injury treatment and massage therapy. Then, in 2020 the pandemic hit and they had to close their doors, just a week before their 1st birthday.
To keep their loyal clients moving through the first lockdown, Gary and Hannah filmed classes for them every day from the front room at home, and their clients loved them!
They soon realised how important it was to reach out to everyone that was staying at home and to offer a variety of classes that can be done anywhere and accessed at anytime, not just for physical health, but for mental health too.
Hannah & Gary decided in August 2020 to open up their online classes to a wider audience, so set up a subscription process (the ‘Online Hub‘).
This Hub provides subscribers with access to 10 new Pilates classes every month, plus a back catalogue of around 130 ‘lockdown classes’. At time of writing, subscription is £20 per month or £210 annually.
Gary and Hannah really want to ‘keep it real’. Hannah has been teaching Pilates for over 20 years now and in her experience, exercise has got to be fun and shouldn’t be something one takes too seriously. We certainly agree. Through their Hub they offer classes for all abilities, from beginners to high intensity. Tutorials and specific classes with lots of verbal cues, variations and imagery make it a safe way of exercising at home. Hannah says: ‘We are just us: no frills, no make up artist or cameraman – just him and me doing what we love and having lots of fun while doing it!’ Fabulous.
Group and one-to-one Studio classes and treatments are once again available at their purpose built Pilates studio at Brancaster Hall. Check out the classes here.
The Old Stables Pilates Studio,
Tel Hannah: 07788 134218
Tel Gary: 07771 763347