Article Category - "Pilates & Fitness"

Breaking Down the Barre – Beginners Workshop

Breaking Down the Barre – Beginners Workshop

Barre is a fitness class based on the technique and style of a traditional ballet class. The great thing about Barre is you do not need to be a dancer to attend this class (no tap shoes or pointe work required).

This sweet practice is a fusion of ballet, Pilates and yoga that will leave you with improved posture, muscle definition, increased flexibility and reduced stress.

In addition, this class will suit just about any fitness level.… Read more

Posted on July 30, 2017

Don’t Let Your Back Pain Define You!

Don’t Let Your Back Pain Define You!

Many of us have experienced back pain at some stage in our lives. Varying diagnoses can be given to people and often we have difficulty seeing any improvements. Your back is an incredibly complex structure, an evolutionary masterpiece comprised of bone, muscle, ligaments, fascia, nerves, and disks. Studies suggest that 80% of our population will suffer from back pain at some stage in their lives. This unexpected burden often strikes down even the most flexible of yogis and the strongest of athletes.… Read more

Posted on July 2, 2017

What type of posture do you have?

What type of posture do you have?

Are you a swayback? A sloucher? Military type? Does your bum stick out a bit too much? Are your hamstrings too tight? Pilates is one of the most effective ways of correcting posture. We always recommend you start a beginners course – see our schedule here

Negative effects of poor posture

The truth is – the way you sit or stand can have a negative effect on your body over time causing niggling aches or worse.… Read more

Posted on June 20, 2017

Progressive Pilates – The Original Sequence with Aideen Macken

Progressive Pilates – The Original Sequence with Aideen Macken

When Joe Pilates wrote ‘Return to Life through Contrology’, he picked 34 exercise to create a sequence that moves, lengthens, strengthens, and massages the entire body in full 3D. These exercises have remained at the heart of his comprehensive method.

In this 2 hour workshop, one of Irelands best Pilates Instructors will guide you through Art of Pilates as Joseph would have.

Explore this marvellous and challenging set of exercises which will coordinate your mind and body.… Read more

Posted on February 18, 2017

Pilates or Yoga?

Pilates or Yoga?

Cheese or tulips?  Swimming or cycling ?  Bruce Lee or Rudolf Nureyev?

What’s the difference?

On the surface, both disciplines present similarities like breathing, moving and wearing stretchy apparel.  When we look closer they are as different as Martial Arts are to Ballet. I’d even go as far as to say that if they were people one would be Bruce Lee (fighting streak aside) and the other, Rudolf Nureyev.

Are you a budding Rudolf or grasshopper Bruce?… Read more
Posted on February 1, 2017

Pilates for sportspeople. Improve your athleticism!

Pilates for sportspeople. Improve your athleticism!

Are you trying to improve as a sportsperson? Not as athletic as you used to be? Believe it or not, the answer to solving these problems is Pilates. Yes, Pilates for sports. No longer is Pilates just for women who are trying to stay fit, but it’s now helping people improve their athleticism!

Posture

I bet you are thinking, ‘How in the world could Pilates and sports be connected?’ First of all, Pilates helps with posture.… Read more

Posted on October 1, 2016