Booking your classes at Pilates Centre couldn't be easier. Just click 'Book A Class' at the top of every webpage, make an account and choose any time that suits you. Download our app and it's even easier!
Only at Pilates Centre can you enjoy group classes on all of the Pilates apparatus as we have 8 Reformers, 8 Towers, 8 Wunda Chairs, 8 Foot Correctors and 8 arcs. This gives you so many class options and is the most beneficial way to practice Pilates as you're guaranteed to find the best class for your needs on any given day.
In private sessions you also have the use of our Ladder Barrel, Trapeze Table, Ped-O-Pull, High Chair, Spine Corrector, Baby Arc and Toe Correctors. Purchase yourself an introductory trial equipment pass and mat pass to get a taste of everything!
Classical Pilates, Modified?
Confused about Classical - versus - modified Pilates? Are you doing the best Pilates for your own body? I see so much confusion and there seems to be a misconception that Classical Pilates doesn't modify movements. A well trained Classical Pilates instructor knows the most advanced version of every Pilates movement - they also know every modification for every movement. Your Pilates class - even in a group - should be tailored to you - so that you're doing the very best Pilates available to you and your own body, which will be very different to the body beside you. It sounds impossible but any great teacher knows how to do this and does so whether they're teaching from a Classical or Contemporary approach. Traditional Pilates was not created for dancers and elite athletes, it's a misconception that gets put out there a lot - they just loved it for it's benefits. A young sickly Mr. Joseph Pilates did lots of different exercises to get himself stronger and healthier. Then, when interned during WW1 he used his techniques that he'd built up over the years to rehab INJURED AND SICK SOLDIERS and to keep them HEALTHY. He moved to New York - where there happened to be a lot of injured dancers - they heard about the amazing health benefits his clients were getting from his sessions so they went to work on their injuries with Mr. Pilates. So no - you don't need to be a dancer or elite athlete to do traditional or Classical Pilates - a great instructor might teach you so well that you become as strong and as supple as one though! They'll definitely modify what you're doing so your doing the best movement possible for your body too!! So my advice when choosing the best class for you? Choose the best instructor over the best brand - and make sure your instructor is well trained! Any well trained instructor, from any Pilates lineage, will only want you to get the best for your body from your Pilates class. Anna xx
Breathing... We do it continually, we must to survive, but do you ever find when you turn up for your Pilates class that you're learning to breathe for the first time? The Pilates method promotes better health and Mr. Joseph Pilates was very adament that good breathing was integral to the benefits of his exercises:
Pilates For Men
Pilates is definitely not just a ladies game!
You don't need to be a dancer to get a dancer's body with Barre Blitz! Pilates Centre is excited to be launching a new class to Dublin!
Pilates and Pregnancy
There are many proven benefits to Pre-natal exercise. These benefits include enhanced mood and self esteem, lower incidence of excessive weight gain, improved posture and improved circulation. Just to name a few!
Where Pilates Began
As I said previously, the Pilates technique is named after its German founder, Joseph Pilates. I thought I'd share the story of how his exercise methods came about so you can have more of an understanding of where the roots of the method lie.
"I used to suffer from back, shoulder and neck pain on and off as a result of a minor car accident, the muscles never really recovered. However since I started doing Pilates I notice my back, shoulder and neck muscles are so much stronger than previously, I could really tell a difference after 5 or 6 classes. It’s been fantastic."