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What is Pilates?

Pilates, Clontarf, Sutton, Malahide, Howth, North Dublin, irelandAnatomy Pilates offers a wide range of Pilates Classes in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment and caters for all fitness levels from beginners to intermediate and advanced students. Pilates can be an excellent introduction to exercise for those who have been inactive for an extended period.

Classes are small, averaging 10 students per class, which enables the instructor to give individual attention to students thereby ensuring correct technique, best results and utmost safety.




What is Pilates?

Pilates, Dublin, Clontarf, Sutton, Howth, Malahide, North Dublin Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates in Germany. It focuses on the core postural muscles which assist in keeping the body balanced and is essential to providing support for the spine. In particular, Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath, alignment of the spine and aims to strengthen the deep torso muscles.

Pilates is a very versatile form of exercise. It can be an easy and gentle or a tough and demanding workout depending a client’s requirement. It is therefore suitable for all ages and all fitness levels. It can be similar to yoga in term of stretching and flexibility or it can compare to body conditioning in terms of building strength and endurance.

Pilates combines seven elements to achieve maximum results:

1. Breathing: Deep inhalation and exhalation form part of every Pilates exercise. This is critical in order for ones blood to be charged with oxygen and purged of waste gases.

2. Centering: The core muscles of the body include the abdomen, lower back, hips and buttocks. All energies for Pilates begin at the core and flow outward to the limbs.

3. Concentration:
Pilates requires concentration and focus on the muscle group being exercised.

4. Control:
Muscle control is central to the concept of Pilates.

5. Precision: Every movement and instruction in Pilates has a purpose and importance.

6. Flow or efficiency of movement: Once precision is achieved, exercises should flow into each other so as to build strength and stamina.

7. Flexibility

Pilates, DublinPilates has many practical applications ranging from simple toning, increasing flexibility and fitness to rehabilitating patients with spinal injuries, fine tuning the sporting performance of top athletes (for example, Dancers or Rugby Players) or as an aid to weight loss or reducing stress.

Pilates is frequently recommended by Doctors, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors and other medics as a method of treating musculoskeletal pain and aiding the rehabilitation process. In fact, the lead Anatomy Pilates Instructor is a qualified Physical Therapist and Fitness Instructor thus combining skills from a number of disciplines so as to ensure that clients receive the best possible care and attention during exercise.

Each Anatomy Pilates Instructor is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor. STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to Pilates which includes the modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and effective methods available. The standards required to be become a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor are therefore very high to ensure the safety of the participants. Each instructor must achieve a grading in excess of 80% in an independent examination before being approved to teach STOTT PILATES® and must participate in continuous development thereafter in order to remain certified.

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