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16th May, 2022

Bromsgrove fitness instructor's virtual Pilates in Pyjamas will raise funds for the NHS Charities Together

GRAB your pyjamas and get active – that’s the message from a Bromsgrove fitness coach who is running a virtual pilates class to raise funds for the NHS Charities Together.

The 60-minute session, at 8pm on Monday, July 6, via Zoom, takes place the day after the NHS’ 72nd birthday.

Although it is a free class, Claire Cross hopes those joining in will donate £5 to the cause via her fund-raising page.

Claire knows how stressful life is at the moment with working from home, home-schooling and looking after the children.

The Pilates in Pajamas class is aimed at helping people get a good night’s sleep.

She said: “Poor sleep and stress have a really detrimental effect on our health and wellbeing so it is important to find ways of unwinding after a long busy day.

“Doing some gentle exercise, deep breathing and guided meditation is the perfect remedy.”

The 40-year-old who is also a trainee Hypnotherapist wants to use her knowledge of Fitness Pilates combined with the deep relaxation tools she is learning on her hypnotherapy course to design a Pilates Class with a difference.

She added: “I love Pilates and always feel completely chilled out after doing a class, and so do my participants.

“I want this class to be totally relaxing and to give people time to focus on how their bodies feel.”

A really special part of the class will be a 20-minute Guided Relaxation at the end where Claire will use her training to take participants into a completely relaxed state so that they are ready for a deep restorative sleep.

“So grab your comfiest pair of Pyjamas and come and join in,” said Claire.

Click here for the event.

Alternatively, visit or go to the ‘Claire Cross Fitness and Wellbeing’ Facebook page.

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