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Although it is better to practise Pilates under the observation of a trained instructor, it is not always possible for clients to make it to the classes.

Doing some Pilates is better than no Pilates at all and following the instructions from our YouTube channel is the next best thing to being in a dedicated class.

Postnatal specific articles and videos can be found in the Postnatal Pilates section.

Have a look at our Medical Pilates section where we provide information and videos on a wide variety of specific ailments or injuries as well as solutions for pain relief from these.

These include:

  • knee injuries
  • sciatica
  • back pain
  • the pelvic floor 
  • massage techniques

People we have helped

Doctors, consultants, physios and friends all refer clients to Pilates Lifestyle because of our success in treating:

  • GAA players; backs, knees, shoulders, necks
  • Runners; knees, hips, lower backs
  • Walkers; knees, hips, lower backs
  • Gardeners; lower backs, shoulders
  • Golfers; backs, hips, shoulders
  • Builders; backs
  • Nurses; backs
  • Farmers; backs
  • Factory and office workers; backs, necks
  • Homemakers; backs, necks, shoulders
  • Pre / Postnatal women; backs, hips, pelvic floor
  • Car accident and work related injuries

What you will find at Pilates Lifestyle

  • A fully equipped Pilates studio
  • Professional, friendly and experienced instructors
  • Men and women from age 11 to 80+
  • People of all shapes and sizes
  • Classes to suit couch potatoes and elite athletes
  • Rehabilitative private classes for specific treatments 

Pilates for Fitness

Whether the class is on the Mat or Reformer, a well taught Pilates class will help you:

  • Lose weight
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve muscle tone and overall fitness
  • Increase stamina and body strength
  • Improve posture and reduce pain
  • Strengthen the pelvic floor
  • Build a stronger spine
  • Strengthen the core
  • Prevent injury
  • Increase energy levels
  • Develop body awareness
  • Improve sleep and circulation
  • Enhance your mental & physical well-being
  • Enhance your sex life
  • Relieve stress
  • See the timetables and types of Pilates classes we offer

 

Pilates for Sport

Pilates on the Mat or Reformer creates body awareness and therefore complements all sports. Pilates will help to:

  • Prevent injury by optimising postural alignment
  • Correct imbalances and muscle overuse
  • Improve core strength
  • Increase flexibility
  • Balance strength and flexibility
  • Develop optimal strength & endurance
  • Improve agility, balance and co-ordination
  • Improve performance

 

Pilates for Rehabilitation Recovery

Movement is a positive start to recovery. Well taught Pilates exercises are safe and effective. As a method of rehabilitation Pilates will:

  • Decrease pain and increase movement
  • Help treat osteopenia & osteoporosis
  • Help the body recover from breast cancer
  • Build a stronger spine for scoliosis
  • Complement joint replacement surgery
  • Reduce pain for auto-immune disorders
  • Provide relief from sciatic, disc and chronic pain
  • Find out more in our Medical Pilates section

 

Pilates for Back and Neck Pain

Pilates is a safe and successful method for relieving and preventing recurrence of chronic neck and back pain. Pilates will help you:

  • Create body awareness
  • Understand muscle compensation patterns
  • Strengthen weak areas
  • Mobilise areas which are stuck
  • Increase your core strength
  • Improve your posture
  • Balance flexibility and strength
  • Restore confidence in your body
  • Find out more in our Medical Pilates section

 

Pilates for Pregnancy

Suitable from 16 weeks. Pilates is one of the safest and most effective methods of exercise and will:

  • Improve pelvic floor strength
  • Develop pelvic girdle stability
  • Improve posture and build a stronger spine
  • Strengthen the upper back for pain free posture
  • Maintain spinal mobility
  • Strengthen labour muscles
  • Provide breathing techniques for labour
  • Improve sleep and circulation
  • Help prevent PGP, SPD & sciatica
  • Assist with a quicker recovery postpartum
  • Read more about Pilates for pregnancy.

 

Postnatal Pilates

Suitable from 6 weeks, postnatal Pilates is an effective way to safely strengthen, mobilise and rebalance your body. Postnatal Pilates will:

  • Strengthen the pelvic floor
  • Safely tone up the stomach muscles
  • Improve posture and reduce back pain
  • Stabilise the core, spine and pelvis
  • Mobilise areas which are stuck
  • Strengthen areas which are weak
  • Alleviate pelvic girdle pain
  • Reduce sciatic nerve pain
  • Correct diastasis recti
  • Correct lumbo-pelvic hip dysfunction
  • Enhance mental and physical well-being
  • Find out more about postnatal Pilates, including the rec test

 

Pilates for Men

An effective method of exercise and stretching for men of all ages and any level of fitness. Pilates will:

  • Increase flexibility
  • Strengthen the core
  • Improve posture
  • Help prevent injury
  • Correct imbalances and muscle overuse
  • Reduce stress on joints and muscles
  • Reduce back & neck pain
  • Enhance mental & physical well-being
  • Improve sleep and increase energy levels
  • Reduce stress
  • Read more about Pilates for men