I recently got a voucher for some cheap sessions at Tempo Pilates in Hackney. £25 for 5 sessions was too good to resist, so I signed up.
Tempo Pilates are based round the corner from Broadway Market in an old warehouse building. After climbing a couple of flights of stairs, you walk into a modern looking space that is light and welcoming. They have 10 (I think) pilates machines, the kind that dancers use, although I have done pilates before, it was the first I had used them.
When I first walked in the previous class were still going, unlike a lot of clases I have been to, the instructor (Daniel La Roux) was playing upbeat music and was encouraging the class members to work hard, which gave me an idea as to what was in store. The session was, as suggested by the name, a little more up-tempo than regular pilates. It definitely works you hard and due to being particularly unfit I was a bit sore for a few days afterwards.
I have booked my full 5 sessions and am halfway through, I’m looking forward to seeing the results of the full set.
You can check them out here: www.tempopilates.com
Tempo has moved since this was published – see their website for their current location.