Pilates and Running



My introduction to Pilates came about as a result of chronic back pain. Once rehabilitated, I went back to my first love: yoga. Shoulder pain then brought me back yet again to Pilates, and that was a turning point for me. In 2009 I signed up to do teacher training with the renowned Pilates Foundation, and have been teaching ever since.

Every teacher has their own unique style of teaching. My classes are dynamic and fluid, with one exercise seamlessly transitioning in to the next. I combine the classical Pilates repertoire with contemporary Pilates, with an emphasis on breathing and alignment.

All the classes over the two days will be open level and suitable for everyone. Modifications will be given for people with less experience, and those with practice will also get to work at their level. Sessions will be available early morning, lunchtime and early evening, so there's no excuse to miss out on your exercise regime. We can promise you an invigorating class with no two classes the same. If you love to move, you'll love Roz’s classes, and if it’s easy, it ain’t Pilates!

We advise anyone taking part to wear leggings/shorts and a t-shirt, non-slip socks are optional. Please bring a bottle of water. Mats will be provided.

- Roz Nugent


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This year will see the inaugural BCO Conference running club established. For those who enjoy an early and energetic start to the day, Nick Searl of Argent will lead a leisurely paced run around the parks near to the hotel on Thursday morning. Starting promptly at 7am the run will be no more than 30–45 minutes (approx. 6 – 7km) allowing you to get back for breakfast before the first events of the day.

Meet at the front of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at 7am on Thursday 24 May. 

Please note: The BCO cannot be held responsible for any underlying medical condition which would make it unwise for a delegate to participate in the running event.