Since I begun teaching 29 years ago, I have always had a desire to own my own studio. A studio that was different from the rest, A studio with fantastic teaching, a studio with an abundance of laughs and a studio where people would do what ever they could to be part of It.
Well after 7 years of enjoying a wonderful studio in Staplegrove Road, Dave (who’s desire is to realise the same dreams as I), found the perfect place … ‘The Studio @ Pen Elm’!
When we realised the potential of this beautiful place set in its own grounds, we really did get emotional (may have been the bottle of champers we opened after a LONG challenge with the planners to gain change of use) but we really did cry.
We are both so very excited about this new venture and we know if you decide to join us, you really will be one of the lucky ones who will enjoy so much more fun as we now have the opportunity to offer so much more.
Artists impression of the finished space when the building has been completed.
The Studio @ Pen Elm is a short 6-minute drive away from our existing premises in Staplegrove Road, with an abundance of parking.
We will offer over 35 classes a week which include 1/2 hour spin classes for those of you that want to become cardiovascular fit but not to the intensity a 45 min class will bring, also Freestyle Step and dance inspired aerobics, great core conditioning classes, more Pilates and watch this space for TRX and Bootcamp.
Changing facilities with 3 showers in each for both male and female.
Two therapy rooms, one of which has already been taken up by a fabulous sports massage and beauty therapist.
A stunning relaxation area with free WiFi where one can relax, read a paper or just enjoy refreshments with like-minded people. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, healthy and not so healthy cakes and bars!
A monthly members social evening will be a regular occurrence where all can enjoy laughter and fun. We already have a race night, quiz night, film night, cocktail evening with band, Sunday morning walks finishing with BBQ provisionally booked and much much more.
There are 2 membership options:
1) Three month membership @ £165.00. Membership to include unlimited classes on the timetable. After 3 months the fee will revert to £55.00 per calendar month. (If after one month you feel The Studio is not for you, we will refund you 2 months membership) Please note there is NO joining fee.
Example: If participating in 3 classes a week, each class will break down to approximately £4.23 a class.
2) Three month membership @ £114.00 Membership to include one class a week. After 3 months the fee will revert to £38.00 per calendar month. (If after one month you feel The Studio is not for you, we will refund you 2 months membership) Please note there is NO joining fee.
If you wish to enjoy a membership then please let us know by July 31st as we are only accepting 300 members.
We plan to open on September 7th and the building work extension will start in 4 weeks. I will keep you updated of our progress as I am sure this part of it won’t be stressful (she coughs a nervous cough).
We have a temporary website set up while the brand new one is built. We will post updates as we have them. www.thestudioatpenelm.co.uk
Here is a copy of our timetable which may be subject a little bit of change nearer the time but hopefully not.
We have an amazing team of instructors joining us, plus receptionists, manager (to do all the admin and organising so Dave and I can do what we do best, which is to TEACH …. well… I can teach!)