Class update

Class update

Even though Gyms are allowed to re-open on 25th July 2020, the outside training rules remain the same it is still 6 people including the instructor, and at present we do not feel that returning to inside training is necessary especially for our high intensity classes.

attached is the government link for your information:-

Going forward we have considered offering more outside training on Tuesday evenings, in a form of Circuit training with two separate classes one at 6.25pm and the other at 7.15pm dependant on weather, and allowing time for both classes to arrive and leave separately.

Hopefully by the end of August beginning of September we would like to attempt to re-instate some Pilates and Yoga classes in smaller size groups inside the studio.  Obviously we are restricted on how many students can join these classes due to the size of our studio and social distancing.

We will still keep the Zoom classes going at the moment as so many of you are taking part.  

Students taking part in any classes at the studio please use only the front door to enter the building and the back door to exit.  We have hand sanitisers at the door, which we would ask you to use when entering the studio and there are antibacterial equipment wipes and sprays available.
The studio will also be thoroughly cleaned prior to opening and between classes, as will all equipment used.
Please remain outside or in your vehicle until your class starts to avoid unnecessary group clusters forming inside the building.  The changing room is off limits so please come ready to train and keep your belongings with you.

Bringing your own equipment and mats is encouraged.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.

July Updates Covid-19 Fitness Exercise Training

So Boris delivered his announcement yesterday evening, We were hoping he would announce the re-opening of indoor fitness. In a shock move, we stay closed for now! 
These are the rules as they stand:


If any other instructors are doing otherwise they are not insured. Even if they are following social distancing they should not currently be training groups of more than 5 people. If they are, they are not covered by their insurance and therefore if you get injured and cannot work etc, you won’t be able to claim.

For now, I will be keeping our group fitness sessions outside to 5 students (weather permitting) and via zoom for the safety of everyone. 

As qualified fitness practitioners we believe in promoting wellness and we must endeavour to follow the hippocratic oath, to DO NO HARM. 
We will not be responsible for potentially increasing the spread of the virus and keeping other businesses and services closed for longer. Even if we put the virus aside we wouldn’t be insured to be taking you anyway.

We are desperate to see you all training back at the studio. But we will not compromise your health and safety. 

Thanks for your understanding and hopefully see you all soon. 

New Government Guidelines

Hope you are all safe, and keeping healthy.

I wanted to update you on the new government guidelines with regards to exercise classes from 1st June 2020.

Basically 6 people including the instructor and 5 students can exercise outside with appropriate social distancing measures, any equipment used must be sanitised and all hygiene requirements put in place.

I have attached the link for your information:-

Having considered how we can implement group classes going forward, and having spoken to the other instructors, the issue seems to be for all of us is the weather and how this could hinder classes especially Pilates and Yoga. We have been lucky so far but as we know the weather can be pretty unpredictable in England!

Bearing this in mind I have decided to keep the Live Zoom classes going, as so many of our students are taking part. But also to offer the opportunity to meet up at the studio on the grass area in front of the building for 1 or maybe 2 classes a week depending on the weather.

I will be contacting all our registered students to determine date and times.


Just checking in on everyone and hoping you are all coping with the current situation as best as you can.
Some of you may have already seen some of my workouts on our Facebook page which I hope you are all enjoying, also some of our students have joined me in the live zoom classes, which have been a great success.

The ZOOM app is completely free for you to upload and use, it enables group participation in classes without leaving your homes.  You can decide to have your camera on or off or you can switch to a multi screen and see the rest of the students having fun working out.
This is a great way to keep you safe, fit, healthy and motivated and ready to return to the studio when we are given the all clear.
 At the moment we are offering:-

Tuesday 9.30am Core and Dumbbells
Thursday 9.30am Body-conditioning
Saturday 9.00am Core, Dumbbells and Stretch

If you do not have dumbbells or weights, people have used tin cans, bottles of drink anything they can grab, it does make for an interesting workout!
We are now offering Yoga sessions most Sunday mornings around 9.30am so again let us know if you are interested.
We look forward to seeing you back at the studio when this is all a distant memory, thank you for your continued support, stay safe, stay at home.

Stay at home workouts

Workout from the safety of your home with Zoom and Raphael Fitness

We are offering video workouts on our Facebook page for everyone and also for current students the benefit of LIVE exercise classes with their fellow students from the safety of their home.

No excuses keep fit, keep moving, stay healthy.

Covid-19 Temporary Studio Closure

Its time to close the doors until the all clear
It is with a sad heart but something that must be done due to latest government regulations, regrettably myself and other like businesses have been advised to close the studio from 12pm tonight until further notice.

We will be keeping in touch via the Facebook/Instagram page with videos of our workouts daily giving you all something to do from home.
These will not be edited so if nothing else may give you a laugh which we all need at this scary time!

We can then keep in touch through comments and pictures, yes pictures of you working out at home please post them.

With regards to monthly payments please do not feel obliged to continue paying, but your support would obviously be grateful. Unfortunately it is something that will effect all of us and I know we are all saving our pennies at this time.
I am hoping to ride out the storm and hopefully come through the other side.

I thank you all for your support students and fellow instructors, wishing you all well and hope to see you all very soon.

Keep Fit stay healthy


Updates and possible closure
This email is to confirm and assure you that we are taking each day step by step and adhering to government guidelines in respect of what we should do regarding the Coronavirus spreading.

We are currently open for business but this could change at any time depending on how the things progress, we totally understand students decision to stay away from the studio at this time. If you are still wishing to attend your classes please just check your emails and social media for updates before coming, as I said we are listening and will take any necessary action to keep everyone safe and healthy, which could mean closing the studio at any given time.
We will keep you updated as much as possible.

Lets all stay fit and healthy
From all
The Raphael Fitness Team

Benefits of Core exercises

There are so many benefits of doing core exercises, essentially they strengthen and improve stability in the torso, also improving spinal and postural control. Strong core muscles will help in preventing injury, and also aiding in the recovery from injuries. We offer 4 Core classes a week, Tuesdays 9.30am and 7.00pm, and also Saturday mornings 9.00am. These 30 minute classes are composed of 5 minutes of exercise with 1min rest between each set. For those of you who want to up the pace our HIIT Core Stability class on Wednesdays is at 6.25pm and is a non stop adrenaline pumping 30 min session.

Ashtanga Yoga for beginners

A 75 minute beginners yoga class!  

Small classes ideal for beginners or if you would like to try something new.

Too many Ashtanga classes are for one hour and end up cheating people out of a proper Savasana, not this one.

Try this new class out Thursday evenings 7pm book your place by emailing us now.

New Year! New You!

What are your plans and goals for 2020?
A new fitness regime?
A healthier you?
To lose weight?
To feel stronger, calmer in your body and mind?

What ever your goals, we can help.
Come along and try out our studio. No joining fees, no membership, no contract, just fun fitness at its friendliest, and our prices are very competitive.

What have you got to lose except weight and gain fitness and confidence.

Please email us for more information on prices and how to book into a class.

Your mat is waiting for you.

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We are based at Church Farm, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, MK43 0PW

We look forward to hearing from you.