lily R

When I want something a bit faster paced (depends on my mood - which is why I love this site), this class will be amongst my favourite go-to places. I absolutely loved it. Holly is a wonderful teacher - I really like her style of instruction and motivation. 30 minutes whizzed by most enjoyably and fruitfully.

Amit - yoopod .

We could not agree more! :)

Kate D

Great! thoroughly re-energising quick class - fab on a hot day. Thank you Holly

Kelly S

This was a fantastic class! I loved the pace - the 30 minutes felt like 5. Holly's directions are clear and her energy is uplifting in such an authentic way - not patronizing or cheerleader-like. I want to do more fast classes for longer times with this wonderful instructor!

Amit - yoopod .

Thanks for your lovely comment Kelly! I could not agree more!! I have known Holly for nearly 20 years and her energy as a teacher is consistently positive, uplifting and honest :) And she is a wonderful warm person too... ;) BW, Amit

Elite T

I enjoyed this class as a beginner-intermediate, great abs work and felt like we packed a lot in. It's good to be challenged and I learn a lot from each teacher.

Jackie C

I recognise the comments about the pace but I enjoyed this class because it makes you always feel switched on. The transitions are swift and that helps to experience this as a challenge. Not too technical but feels like a decent workout.

Amit - yoopod .

Thank you for your comment Jackie. I am glad you enjoyed the class and the challenging pace :) We are all different... and we all go through periods... sometimes we prefer to slow down and other times enjoy quick challenging classes ;) If I am honest about it, I usually prefer working in a medium pace, but that is why I push myself out of my comfort zone with a quick class from time to time :)
BW, Amit

Ian V

Been practising Pilates for years and I don't mind working up a sweat but I find this class too fast. I am struggling to follow the tempo and switch between moves as well as the speed at which the instructions are given.

Amit - yoopod .

Hi Ian and thanks for your comment. This class offers variations at what is considered basic level from a "classical" Pilates point of view, but it is indeed fast and demanding! I thought the class description was clear enough but I accept your comment and will edit the description again now.
It might be a good idea for you to explore classes with Lisa, Anoushka, Nikki, Nathan or me where you will be challenged but the tempo is slower.
I hope this helps
BW Amit


Nicely challenging for te abs...there is room for progress!
Thank you Holly and watch you again!

Charlotte F


I have carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists and I'm currently wearing splints. Push ups and any other exercise which requires me to have my hands and wrists in that position (the same as four point kneeling) causes flare-ups of the CPS so I need to find a prop or an alternative position for those exercises. Do you have any suggestions please? I don't know if it's alright to push up on my fingertips or fists so that my wrists are straight, and I don't want to cause new problems with my hands by doing something inappropriate. I'm not very familiar with props.


Charlotte F

Sorry, ignore that ^ I've just discovered the modifications videos in the resources section! Looks like propping up on my fists instead of my hands is perfectly acceptable. Thank you for having so much information on the website!

Amit - yoopod .

Hi Charlotte
Thanks for your comments. I am glad you found the wrist modifications clip and that it was helpful! Alongside finding the right modification for the time being, I would suggest looking at long term strategies of how to mobilise and strengthen your fingers, hands and wrists in order to be able to recover from the CPS.
Best wishes

Judith B

I really cannot do the roll up, what exercises help build up to this please? Can you recommend a class please, the rest of the class is challenging but doable. Thank you.

Amit - yoopod .

Hi Judith
Many people find the Roll Up to be very challenging, for many different reasons... so please don’t worry about it! We have a video that talks you through the exercise which you might find helpful
In addition, I can suggest a few other things to try:
Roll Down from sitting to lying down very slowly, with as much control as you can master and then roll up through the side (rolling to one side and then back to sitting) to start the process again.
Try placing a small folded towel under your lower back so that as you roll down and up your lower back can press into the towel. This might help if your lower back is naturally quite curved.
Try holding small hand weights (or small bottles of water) in your hands while rolling up and down (but please be careful when you take the arms overhead- when lying down- as the arms will feel very heavy…). This would help if your legs are lighter relatively to the weight of your upper body
I hope this will help!

Best, Amit

Judith B

Thank you Amit I will, try the towel trick. I have just done one of your classes that uses the elastic band to assist the roll up and that worked quiet well. So I think I will need to build the muscles up before I can do it. I will definitely work with the link you posted.

Amit - yoopod .

I am glad to hear the elastic band helped Judith! Whichever trick helps, please don't feel that you need to "move on" from it very quickly... the body takes a long time to change (months and years) and often what stops a person from doing a Roll Up is not lack of strength but rather tightness in the back and in the front of the hips which can take a very long time to change. Best, Amit

Mhairi A

Challenging but great!

Marie C

Wow, I appreciate the number of exercises this class moves through in a short period of time; and it was challenging too! Thank you.

Sarah A

well done Michelle, is it getting any easier?

Michelle H

Quite a lot of tummy work, which was what I wanted. Even though it is a basic level class I found some of the exercises very challenging - makes me more determined to keep practising.

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