Recommend to a Friend Offer

Existing clients, if you recommend an online PILATES X MELISSA class to a friend anywhere in the UK and overseas (except the US and Canada), who then attends a class, to say thank you for the recommendation you will get your next online PILATES X MELISSA class free.

How it works

To get your free place, please ask your friend when they book to say in the ‘Questions/comments’ section of the form that you have recommended the class to them. Please make sure they type in your full name.

After your friend has attended an online PILATES X MELISSA class, you can then apply for your free place. In the ‘Your chosen method of payment’ section of the booking form, please tick the ‘Free place (recommend to a friend offer)’ box. Then in the ‘Questions/comments’ section, please write the full name of the person you recommended and when they attended their online class.

The Recommend to a Friend Offer is valid until 30 June 2020.  This offer is not valid for referrals to the free Pop-up PILATES X MELISSA online tutorials.  If the same friend books in for another class, the original referrer is not entitled to another free class.

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Pilates – Best Exercise for the Menopause


A recent (Spring 2016) research study by the Spanish Menopause Society, the Spanish Cardiology Society and the Spanish Federation of Sports Medicine has found that ‘Pilates could help take some of the pain out of the menopause.’

The typical British woman goes through the menopause at 51 with symptoms, which range from hot flushes to sleepless nights, headaches and depression, potentially lasting up to 14 years.  Hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) is the main treatment, but is not suitable for all and many who could take it are put off by the side effects (headaches, heartburn) and fears that it may trigger breast cancer.

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The report says that while swimming, dancing and other forms of physical activity all help reduce the symptoms of the menopause, Pilates – as well as weight lifting and high intensity interval training (HIIT) – are likely to be the most beneficial. Why?  Examples given were that these three forms of exercise:

  • strengthen the bones and muscles;
  • make it easier for the body to deal with the lapses in heat control that occur around the menopause due to hormonal changes;
  • improve balance thereby preventing falls.

Researcher Dr Helen Jones concluded that the results of the study were so impressive that exercise could be viewed as a natural alternative to HRT.

To read more about these findings, go here.

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