Summer Class in the Crescent Arts Centre
New class at the Crescent Arts Centre 01 August - 12 September Thursdays 6 to 7pm. The class is suitable for beginners and also for those with some experience.
Please bring a Yoga/exercise mat.
You can book your place online by clicking on the link below.
Alternative classes which run all year.
Classes at Jacqui Philpott's Dance Studio & St Bernadette's Parish Centre, cost £36 for 6 lessons, which, unlike the Crescent Arts Centre classes, do not need to be taken consecutively, or £7 per class except for the LA Fitness class which is £4 per class or £20 for 6 classes due to it being a 45 minute class.
Monday St Bernadette's Parish Centre, Rosetta Road, 07:30pm - 08:30pm and 08:30pm - 09:30pm
LA Fitness, Adelaide Street, 06:30pm - 07:30pm £48 for 8 weeks class call 07919172941 to enroll. N.B. you do NOT require membership of LA Fitness to attend this class.
LA Fitness, Adelaide Street, 05:30pm - 06:30pm £48 for 8 weeks class call 07919172941 to enroll. N.B. you do NOT require membership of LA Fitness to attend this class.
Jacqui Philpott's Dance Studio, Ormeau Road, 08:30pm - 09:30pm Friday
St Bernadette's Parish Centre, Rosetta Road, 09:15am - 10:15am
LA Fitness, Adelaide Street, 12:30pm - 01:15pm N.B. this class is open to public and you do NOT require membership of LA Fitness to attend this class.
Ring Neil on 07919172941 if you require anymore information.
Pilates Union Instructor of the Month for February 2013
I am really pleased to say that I am the Pilates Union Instructor of the month for February 2013. As the previous instructors of the month reads like a "Who's Who" of the top Pilates instructors in the world, Michael King, Alycea Ungaro, Kathy Corey too name but a few, I feel very honored to be listed along side them and to contribute an article. The article is called "Pilates for office workers" and deals with the specific exercise modifications for this important group of people.
New Yoga Class in The Neilpilates Studio
I am very happy to announce that Rachel Overton will be teaching a Yoga class in the Neilpilates Studio from Monday 21 January 2013.
Maximum of 5 participants.
Ring or email Rachel directly to enroll.
Classes: 21 Jan – 25 Feb 2013 inclusive.
Maximum of 5 participants
Time: 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Course: 6 week course
Level: Beginners, no experience necessary
Cost: £30 for 6 week course
Venue: Neilpilates Studio, 17 Wynchurch Park, Belfast BT6 0JL
Contact Details: 07802 469676
Online Booking Available For The January / March Term At The Crescent Arts Centre
Book online now for my classes at the Crescent Arts Centre for the 10 week January - March 2013 term. The term costs £60 (N.B. there is an additional £2.46 charged by PayPal)
Both the Thursday and Friday 6 to 7pm beginner classes are now fully booked.
Click on the link below for alternative classes held in various venues.
Friday 7 to 8pm Intermediate class
The Monday lunchtime 12:30pm, forty five minute class, at the Crescent Arts Centre is taught by Neilpilates Instructor Róise Connor.
Contact Róise on 07725476385 for details or to book your place.
Happy New Year for 2013
Happy New Year to all of our clients past, present and future!!
All of classes are starting back from Saturday 5th January.
I'm looking forward to seeing all of my regular clients in 2013 and hopefully lots of new ones.
Have a brilliant Christmas everyone!!
Thank you so much for all of your support throughout 2012.
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Change of Instructor
The Monday lunchtime 12:30pm, forty five minute class, at the Crescent Arts Centre, University Road, is now taught by Roise Connor.
Contact Roise on 07725476385 for details or to book your place.
Bond girl Naomie Harris at the Skyfall premier
Bond girl Naomie Harris looked superb at the James Bond Skyfall premier. I was fortunate to have the chance to teach her and I'm really delighted that she left me this testimonial. ""While filming 'Small Island' in Belfast I attended classes with Neil Healey. I genuinely can't recommend him enough. He is an extremely experienced, caring, perceptive and skilled teacher... without a doubt, one of the best I've worked with in the Pilates field."
New Neilpilates Instructor
Roise Connor is the latest Neilpilates instructor. Like Michelle Morter Roise is a level 3 Pilates instructor who achieved her qualification through Fitness Northern Ireland. Roise's details now appear on the “Contact Us” page and her classes are listed on the “Class Timetable” page below my own classes.
I am now offering a chosen few Pilates instructors that I feel can enhance the Neilpilates name the opportunity to become Neilpilates instructors. I’m looking for instructors who teach in a style that I like, I would be happy to attend their classes and who have the same enthusiasm for Pilates as I do.
The first Instructor to fit this description is Michelle Morter who is a level 3 Pilates instructor. Michelle gained her qualification through Fitness Northern Ireland. Michelle’s details now appear on the “Contact Us” page and her classes are listed on the “Class Timetable” page below my own classes.
Roise Conner will be the next Neilpilates instructor and her classes and contact details will be appearing on this website in the near future. Like Michelle Roise is a level 3 Pilates instructor who achevied her qualification through Fitness Northern Ireland.
5 Week Blast
Checkout Rachel's results from my intense training!
You can read her experience of the process on my 5 Week Blast page.
Eight 1 to 1 sessions and six classes over a 5 weeks for fast results.
If you need to get toned quickly for any reason it could be for you!
Ideal if you are getting married like Rachel or for any other reason that you need to look your best in a hurry.
£230 all in normal price £276!
ring 07919172941 to get started or if you have any questions
30 Minute 1 to 1 sessions
I am starting to do 30 minute 1 to 1 sessions for £15. 30 minute can work for you if you are a complete beginner or if you are more experienced.
If you are new to Pilates in your 30 min 1 to 1 we can go over your Pilates "setup" which is the basics of what makes the movements Pilates rather than just exercises. You will learn the Pilates breathing, learn how to switch on your deep core muscles and bring your spine and shoulders into a neutral position. You can have a posture check to learn what you muscles you need to work or stretch.
If you are more experienced you can work to perfect the Pilates movements that you feel that you are not quite getting the most from or that you're not sure that you are performing correctly. Equally, a posture check to learn what you muscles you need to work or stretch could be hugely beneficial for your Pilates practice.
Contact me on via the "Contact Me" tab or ring 07919172941 to book your 1 to 1.
Alice Mogg, who plays Peggy in the Grease The Musical which is playing at The Grand Opera House in Belfast, came to my Friday 12:30pm class at LA Fitness, Adelaide Street. It was really good to get the chance to teach her and I'm delighted to say that she was lovely to talk to and very friendly.
Here is her rather impressive list of appearances taken from http://www.greasethemusical.co.uk/cast-alice-mogg.php
Training: Millennium Performing Arts.
Theatre includes: Alice in In Touch (workshop); Martha/Onstage swing in Carousel (Savoy Theatre, West End); ensemble u/s Alma, Mrs Squires/ Ethel and Maud in The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre); Silly Girl, u/s Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (UK tour); Miss Polanski in Promises, Promises (Crucible Sheffield); Carousel (Chichester Festival Theatre); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium, West End); 42nd Street (Apollo Theatre, Stuttgart Germany); principal singer on The Regal (Princess cruise liner); Spirit of Broadway (Opera House, Israel); Victoria Wood and Friends (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch); Aspects of Dance (Lyceum Theatre, West End); Cinderella in Cinderella (Loughborough 2010/2011 season); Robin Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal Norwich).
Television credits include: commercial for Sky Sports; Showtime at the Stadium (BBC/BBC Wales, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff); and The All- Star Talent Show (Channel 5).
Other credits: the voice of Nancy on the computer game Chase HQ; member of the Spinettes, a three-part harmony group, appearing on the MS Amsterdam.
The First Neilpilates.com Members Draw of 2012
I am now a Level 3 Pilates Instructor
I have now completed my Active IQ Pilates Level 3 course through Fitness NI. This course ulilizes documentation supplied by Body Control Pilates and is an excellent course.
I would like to give an enormous amount of thanks to Michelle, Roise, Denise, Gillian, Zuzana and Helen for being such a wonderful class to teach and for giving up their time on a Saturday morning. Thanks to all of you. Thanks also to those of you who under different circumstances would been there in my class.
Should require any further information on the Active IQ Pilates Level 3 course supplied by Fitness NI go http://www.fitnessni.org/training.php?menu_item_id=3
New Pilates On The Ball class
My new for 2012 Pilates On The Ball class starts tomorrow at 9:30am in my Studio!! There are still a couple of places left. Opening offer of 6 classes for £30! Normal price will be £36 for 6 classes. Maximum of 5 people.
New for 2012 the 45 Minute 1 to 1 session for £22
I have just introduced 45 minute 1 to 1 sessions for £22.
So if you have an injury, you're getting married, or you want to start doing regular 1 to 1 sessions but feel that hour sessions are just to long or the idea of paying out £30 a time seems just a little to extravagant at the moment then a 45 minute £22 1 to 1 could be just right for you.
Contact me on 07919172941 or use the "Contact me" form on this web site to get more information about available dates and times.
An hour session can still be booked at £30. Pay in advance for 6 sessions and pay £150 a saving of £30.
Classes in 2012
Enrollment for the LA Fitness Evening Classes
The next block of 8 classes in LA Fitness, Adelaide Street, Belfast starts next week. each block of 8 classes costs £48 and there are spaces in both the 18:30 Tuesday class and the 17:30 Wednesday class. Contact me via Facebook, e-mail email@example.com or phone 07919172941 to book your place.
The Neilpilates.com Members Monthly Draw Winner
The winner of the Neilpilates.com Members Monthly Draw for September 2011 was Diane Gerrow. Diane wins a free 1 to 1 personnel Pilates training session and Marie-Louise Connelly who was runner up gets £15 off either Pilates classes or off a 1 to 1 personnel Pilates training session.
The Neilpilates.com Members Monthly Draw is Back!
After having lots of problems which were unfortunately beyond my control, the e-mails for the September free draw have been sent out to the members of Neilpilates.com.
As with the monthly Neilpilates Facebook draw the winner gets a free 1 to 1 personnel Pilates session in my studio. The session lasts 1 hour normal price £30.
The runner-up gets £15 off a 1 to 1 or £15 towards the payment for a set of classes.
The draws will now be held on a Monthly basis as before.
Neilpilates Facebook Page free draw Winner
The winner of the September Neilpilates Facebook page draw was Fiona Kelly who gets a free 1 to 1 in my studio aith Kate Petrie as runner up. Kate gets £15 off a 1 to 1 or off classes.
See above to link to the Neilpilates Facebook page tohavea chance of winning next moths draw.
Pricing changes from September 2011
Unfortunately I am in the postion were I feel I need to slightly increase to the cost of my classes. This will be the first every price increase since I started teaching in 2004. The cost of each class will increase by £1.
The drop in classes at St Bernadette's Parish Centre, and Jacqui Philpott's Dance Studio will cost £36 for 6 classes that do not need to be taken consecutively or £7 per class.
The enrolled classes at LA Fitness on Tuesday and Wednesday evening remain unchanged at £48 for 8 classes. The Friday lunchtime class also remains unchanged at £4 per 45 minute class.
The enrolled classes at the Crescent Arts Centre will be priced at £6 per class from the start of the January 2012 term i.e. if the term lasts 8 weeks it will cost £48 etc. The September term is still priced at £5 per class, £60 for 12 classes. The lunchtime class on Mondays starting in September will remain unchanged at £32 per 8 week block, £4 per 45 minute class.
The Friday class at International House will remain unchanged at £5 per class.
The Antenatal class held on Saturdays in my Studio will remain unchanged at £40 for 5 classes which do not need to be taken consecutively.
1 to 1 and 2 to 1 personal Pilates tuition remain unchanged at £30 and £40 respectfully.
I can run private 1 hour classes in my studio for 3 to 6 people
£15 per person for 3
£12 per person for 4
£10 per person for 5
£8 per person for 6
CRAZY AUGUST SPECIAL OFFER
Book two 1 to 1 private Pilates tuition sessions and you will get the first session for £25, normal price £30, and the second for a fabulous 50% off £15!!
Call me on 07919172941 to book your sessions.
June Neilpilates Facebook Page Draw
Poledancing classes for your your core
Peaches is run by Karen Simpson and pole dancing classes will greatly improve your core strength and flexibility as both are needed in abundance if you want to perform some of the higher level moves.
Friday Morning, 09:15 to 10:15 Class Change Of Venue.
During the months of June, July and August the Friday morning, 09:15 to 10:15, class normally held in St Bernadette's Parish Centre will be held inthe Neilpilates Studio at 17 Wynchurch Park, Belfast BT6 0 JL. From September 2011 this class will revert to being held in Bernadette's Parish Centre, Rosetta Road.
Radio Ulster Talkback
Due to Pippa Middleton stating her much admired shape is due to Pilates I was invited onto the Radio Ulster Talkback programme with Wendy Austin on Thursday 19th May to talk about the many and various benefits of Pilates. I have to say that Wendy Austin really put me at my ease and made the whole experience very enjoyable. I have added a link the the http://www.bbc.co.uk/ iplayer so that you can hear my interview. It is the last 5 minutes of the programme.
April Members Draw
The winner of the April draw was Paul Heaney with Alison Young as runner up. Paul will get a free 1-2-1 and Alison gets £15 off a 1-2-1, £15 off classes or she can have a £15 gift voucher.
March 2011 Members Draw Result
The winner was Lisa Johnston and the runner up was Jennifer Bill, pictured above. Lisa will get a free 1-2-1 and Jennifer gets £15 off a 1-2-1, £15 off classes or she can have a £15 gift voucher.
New Antenatal Facebook page.
There will be a new Neilpilates Antenatal Facebook page coming soon. I will give more details when the new page is ready. There are still places in my Antenatal class which is held in my studio on Saturdays from 3:45pm to 4:45pm. Contact me on 07919172941 for details.
And the winner is!
The first draw of 2011 for members of Neilpilates.com has been completed. The winner was Diane Gerrow and the runner up was another Diane, Diane Hume. The winning Diane will get a free 1-2-1 and the runner up Diane gets £15 of a 1-2-1, classes or she can have a £15 gift voucher. The December Members Draw
The winner of the December Members was Jo-Anne Quintero and the runner up was Anne Marie McGirr. Well done to you both!
Gift Voucher Donation
Are you looking for prizes for raffles that you, or someone you know, are organising? Contact me through Facebook or on 07919172941 and I will donate £30 and/or £15 gift vouchers for you to give away!
Remember that gift vouchers make a great present! Buy them online at this link Gift Vouchers
The November Facebook draw
There were 37 entries and the winner was Parveen Akhtar! The runner up was Caira Downes. Same as the website draw the winner gets a free 1-2-1 and the runner up gets £15 off a 1-2-1 or £15 off a block of classes.
The November Members Draw
The winner was Mandy Hamilton who will recieve a free 1-2-1 in my Neilpilates Studio and the runner up was Helen O'Conner who gets £15 off a 1-2-1 or £15 off a block of classes.
November Special Offer For those who 'like' the Neilpilates Facebook page
Last month I ran a £10 off discount offer for the members of the neilpilates.com website who booked a 1-2-1 or 2-2-1 in October. I worked really well so for the month of November if you have hit the 'like' button to add this Neilpilates page to your pages you can book a 1-2-1 for £20, normally £30 or a 2-2-1 for £30, normally £40. If you have ever though about booking a 1-2-1 then this is the time to do it!! Ring me on 07919172941 or send me a message or comment on Facebook to book your place. If you have already booked for November the discounted £20 rate will apply.
Ante Natal Class
The class is at 15:45 to 16:45 on Saturdays and costs £40 for 5 sessions. I have set a maximum class size of 5 people for this class. If you are interested in attending this class you can contact me on 07919172941 or by Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Neilpilates/133802856851?ref=ts
Tuesday and Wednesday evening classes at LA Fitness
There are still some places left in the Tuesday 18:30 class and the Wednesday 17:30 class at LA Fitness, Adelaide Street, Belfast. Get in touch on 0791917941 or through Facebook if you are interested in these places, maximum 5 per class. It's a 8 week term priced at £48, 5 non-LA Fitness members will be allowed to enrol in each class. The Friday lunchtime 12:30 class costs £4 per class and ther is no limit on the number of non-LA Fitness members who can attend.
October Special Offer For Members of Neilpilates.com
If you join this site as a member, which is totally free, or you are already a member you can book a 1-2-1 for £20, normal price is £30 or a 2-2-1 for £30,normal price is £40 during the month of October! So if you every thought about trying a 1-2-1 or 2-2-1 this would be the time to do it! Offers subject to places being available and sessions must take place during October.
The September Facebook Neilpilates page draw
The September Facebook Neilpilates page draw winner is Siobhan McKenna and the runner up was Beth Bell. I will be contacting them both to sort out their prizes.
The September Members Draw Result
The winner was Kathryn Carson who will get a free 1-2-1 and the runner up was Lynette Baillie who will get a £15 gift voucher.
Are You Free on Fridays?
If you have free time on Fridays I have three classes you can choose from;
St Bernadette's Parish Centre, Rosetta Road, 09:15 - 10:15
LA Fitness, Adelaide Street, 12:30 - 13:15 N.B. this class is open to public and you do not require membership of LA Fitness to attend this class.
International House Language School, University Street, opposite All Saints church, 16:00 - 17:00
If you have a Yoga/exercise mat you should bring it for classes in St Bernadette's although I do supply a limited number of mats. You need to bring a mat to the International House class. Mats are supplied at LA Fitness.
If you have access to a Membership Plus or PERKS discount card, you don't need to be the named person on the card, you get 25% off the LA Fitness class each time you attended!! Pay £3 only, normal price £4. You can also get 25% off your first 1-2-1 or your first 6 lessons at the classes at Jacqui Philpott's Dance Studio & St Bernadette's Parish Centre, £22.50 instead of £30!!
Classes at St Bernadette's Parish Centre, cost £30 for 6 lessons which do not need to be taken consecutively, or £6 per class.
The International House class costs £5 per class.
The LA Fitness class costs £4 per class due to it being a 45 minute class.