Developed by physiotherapists, the Clinical Pilates programme pioneered the link between recent spinal stability research and the original work of Joseph Pilates. Core stabilization training and muscle efficiency are key factors that have been identified by researchers and addressed by the Clinical Pilates approach. Athletes too are now focusing on muscle control work. The result is a body that works more efficiently. For more details see www.clinicalpilates.com/about/ or ask our Chartered Physiotherapists. Our group classes are designed to incorporate the principles of Clinical Pilates into your ongoing physical healthcare.
What are the benefits?
- Training your muscle groups in functional patterns, helping your body to work safely and efficiently
- Develop your dynamic core stability
- Challenging your muscle control (rather than brute strength and rigidity)
- Safe injury management & greater resistance to injury
- Correction of poor mechanics that underlie injuries
- An overall feeling of physical wellbeing, with improved posture, balance and motor control
Clinical Pilates Group Classes
What does it involve?
- An initial individual assessment with a Chartered Physiotherapist to assess your needs & introduce the basics of Pilates, either as part of your normal treatment or in a specific session.
- 45-60 minute classes which are all run by instructors trained and experienced in leading Pilates classes of the highest standard.
- Small class size, with a maximum of 6 participants, to ensure everyone in the class is carrying out the exercise safely and correctly and allowing modification of exercises to accommodate any injury, restriction or difficulty you may have.
- Our Pilates group classes cost €20 per class. Discounts are available if a number of classes are paid for in advance: €50 for three, €100 for seven or €150 for eleven classes. Due to the high demand and to remain fair to all patients, discounted classes booked in advance may not be rescheduled or refunded in case of cancelation.
What do I need to bring?
- Comfortable clothing is essential, preferably what you normally wear for exercise e.g. tracksuit, shorts, t-shirt. Skirts or dresses are not recommended.
- Optional items include water bottle, towel and your own mat if preferred.
- Please remember to switch off your phone before entering your class.