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  • Pilates

     

    The Pilates method is a unique system of exercises developed by Joseph H. Pilates. His first studio was set up in New York in the late 1920's and since then has had a steady following of dancers and performers.  

    At Exhale Yoga and Pilates Studio, we teach a variety of types of Pilates, including the following.  If you want to discuss what type of Pilates would suit you best, please contact us on yoga@exhale.ie and we would be happy to help.

    Ballet-Lates™ (Pilates + Ballet)

     

    A fusion of Pilates core workout exercises with basic ballet moves, designed to increase strength and flexibility while building on the graceful, supple movements of ballet. The New York Times called this trend one that helps replicate the enviable dancer’s body: long and lean, svelte but not bulky.

    And it's just around the corner in Sandymount! No experience required - come unleash your inner Ballerina! 

    Reformer Pilates

    The Reformer is a bed-like frame with a flat platform on it, called the carriage, which rolls back and forth on wheels within the frame.

    The carriage is attached to one end of the Reformer by a set of springs. The springs provide resistance as the practitioner pushes or pulls as the carriage along the frame.

    At the spring end of the Reformer there is an adjustable bar called a footbar. The footbar can be used by the feet or hands as a practitioner moves the carriage. The Reformer also has long straps with handles that are attached to the top end of the frame. They can be pulled with legs or arms to move the carriage as well.

    Body weight and resistance of the springs are what make the carriage more or less difficult to move. Reformers parts are adjustable for differing body sizes and for differing levels of skill.

    Teen Pilates.

    A fun 45 minute class focusing on the unique needs of the teenage body. 

    This is a Matwork Pilates class and will feature small props such as the Bosu, Resistance Circle and Bands. 

    Whether you are an athlete, a student or both, as a growing teen your body is changing every few months, making this an important time to develop a strong core, back, hips and shoulders. This is also one of the most important times of your life to develop good postural habits and learn good breathing techniques to reduce stress, knowledge that will serve you well as you enter adulthood."

    Pilates Circuits

    A quick blast exercise class using a variety of Pilates equipment - Bosu, Arc Barrel, Resistance Circle, Valslides etc.  

    This class combines all the principles of Pilates with interval training.

     

    What are the benefits of Pilates?

    • Flatten, tone & strengthen abs
    • There is a constant focus on torso stability yielding strong flat abdominals.
    • Longer, leaner muscles & improved posture
    • The exercises are performed by building strength into the natural curve of the spine thus improving posture.
    • Strengthen muscles in such a way as to lead to improved muscle control.
    • The breathing method increases blood flow to the brain which improves focus and has a revitalising effect.
    • Enhance body awareness, balance, strength and flexibility & heighten concentration
    • By becoming conscious of your muscles and how to control them a mind body connection is developed.
    • The Pilates method feels good to do and leaves you feeling wonderful all day. This improved mood helps boost self-esteem.