Why are we asking for your help & how will your pledges be spent?
WE are calling on you...our PILOXERCISE family for some support in our time of need.
Our mission is to continue to provide you with a variety of high quality and unique affordable classes which are inclusive and suitable for everyone.
As most of you know we had an unexpected set back after the large Harbourside studio space we were using was suddenly closed without warning.
Within one week we managed to relocate the majority of our classes to our new space in LA Combat.
We hope you'll agree our new space is more convenient and full of potential!
We've been using the two smaller studios in that building but we have been given a great opportunity to give you the use of a THIRD massive studio in the same building so we can continue to provide you with the best experience in our classes.
Is a massive (20 x 8 metres) and it perfect for classes like Carnival Fit, Soca Step which are popular and packed!
This opportunity is only open IF we can renovate it now. But the sudden closure of our old space has caused short term financial set back so, in short, we can't do it on our own.
We have done the majority of the work ourselves...we have pulled up all the floor, redecorated the walls and brand new floor to ceiling mirrors have just been fitted. We will also be installing a new soundsystem and club lighting.
The floor desperately needs resurfacing to make it safe and suitable for our dance and fitness classes.
We need to raise £2000 in the next two weeks to get it done in time.
We plan to keep the studio for dance based classes and we are well on our way to opening. Please help us go the last mile.
How this benefits you
If you come to class you will have a bigger, better space with beautiful mirrors, brand new floor and improved ventilation.
If you are a dance or fitness instructor in Bristol and you struggle to find suitable space to rent, we will be offering a large space close to the centre, easy to park and affordable hourly rates.
How can you help?
We will be organising a 2 hour fundraising event on Saturday 14th September where we will have 5x 20minute taster classes. Entry is by donation, give as little or as much as you can!
You can also donate online and we have special sponsorship packages available.
£2 - Personalised thank you on our facebook page & instagram
£5 - 50% off your next class plus a personalised thank you on our facebook page & instagram
£10 - 2 credits equating to 2 free classes, plus a personalised thank you on our facebook page & instagram
£20 - 1 hour PT session, plus a personalised thank you on our facebook page & instagram
£50 - 2 month membership
MORE ABOUT US
PILOXERCISE is dance and fitness brand, offering intense and original programmes set to uplifting Afro-Caribbean and Latin music and moves. Each class is packed with the best and latest tracks that are designed to maximise cardio training, at the same time as concentrating on working different muscle groups.
Our aim is to use Afro-Caribbean music and dance to promote fitness, health and wellbeing, cultural awareness and community cohesion.
We aim to provide a safe and inclusive environment that ensures people can have the most fun possible, while getting fit, and have a positive learning experience from every class.
We are a local, Bristol-based company owned and run by husband and wife team Pilo and Ilaria Selguera, from the Redcliffe area.
Pilo is a personal trainer, gym and exercise to music instructor as well as a salsa teacher. The entrepreneurial fitness guru is the creator of the original PILOXERCISE fitness programme which is inspired by his Latin and Caribbean upbringing in Cuba and developed with more than 10 years of experience and knowledge from working in the fitness and health industry.
Pilo and Ilaria are passionate about music, dance, fitness and of course health and wellbeing…especially since Ilaria, the driving force behind the new studios and the company, is a doctor.
Pilo said: “We want to offer something fun, different, motivational and uplifting that anyone can take part in. We want fitness, as well as health and well-being, to be accessible and affordable for everyone of all ages."
“To make it affordable, we continue to offer super reasonable membership options which include unlimited access to all our fitness and dance classes from morning until night, seven days a week. There will also be pay as you go options, we accept Move GB bookings and we offer NHS and student discounts."
“Everyone is welcome, and we hope to motivate people by creating a positive space and experience that also gives an insight into the vibrant, uplifting, Caribbean and Latin music and culture that influenced me growing up.”
Thank you all so much for taking the time to look at our pitch. Support in any shape or form is truly appreciated and spreading the word helps hugely.
Pilo, Ilaria & the PILOXERCISE team