Pilates uses slow and controlled movements to develop strong abdominals, back, butt and deep postural muscles, increase body awareness, and gain flexibility.
Pilates can result in a number of physical and mental health benefits and in addition to improving strength, balance, flexibility and posture it can increase energy levels and enhance mood. Pilates improves core strength in an integrated and holistic way, meaning that no one muscle group is over developed relative to other muscle groups.
In this beginners Pilates course, we cover the basic Pilates exercises incorporating light weights or bottles of water to gain upper body strength and to tone the arms.
Mixed Ability Pilates
You don’t have to have done Pilates before to enrol on one of these classes. The tutor will modify or adjust exercises to suit individual needs.
You should wear loose, comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch and perform the exercises.
Maria Keane Monday 18:30 - 19:30 Mixed Ability
Maria Keane Monday 19:30 - 20:30 Beginners
Renata Monday 19.00 - 20:00 Beginners
Renata Monday 20.00 - 21:00 Mixed Ability
Amelia Dunne Tuesday 18.30 - 19:30 Beginners
Amelia Dunne Tuesday 19.30 - 20:30 Intermediate
Maria Keane Wednesday 19:30 - 20:30 Mixed Ability
Maria Keane Wednesday 20:30 - 21:30 Intermediate
Tutor: Renata Clarke
Tutor: Maria Keane
Maria qualified in STOTT Pilates in 2011. She is a dedicated instructor focusing on Mat Pilates for beginners and intermediate levels. Before undergoing the STOTT pilates instructor course, Maria worked as a health and fitness instructor. In the past, she also instructed classes in Tallaght Physiotherapy Clinic, The Arena Gym (Tallaght) and staff classes in the Rotunda Hospital.
Tutor: Amelia Dunne
Amelia has been teaching Pilates for sixteen years. She is a qualified Pilates Instructor with Bodyfirm in both Level 1 (beginner) and Level 2 (advanced) mat work.