Pilates is an intelligent form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced lengthened development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and body awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. It also improves your mental and physical well-being. In addition, Pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body’s “core” or “powerhouse” or belly and lower back area.
I have been teaching fitness classes for over 20 years and I am qualified in fitness, personal training, gym, aerobics, aqua aerobics, swimming, Mindfulness and Mediation, Yoga & Pilates. I came across Pilates while researching exercise for preventing back pain for toning and lengthening muscles. I was involved in a car crash and had Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is felt in the low back and buttocks. The pain is caused by damage or injury to the joint between the spine and hip. As my strength am flexibility improved my pain went away. I quickly fell in love with the principle of working the body and mind together, in a more focused manner. Pilates can be referred to as an exercise class, however, during the class, we perform movements that assist your posture, relieve mental stress, lengthen and tone your body. Based on the philosophies of Joseph Pilates, this method will help you develop strength and flexibility. This class has a strong emphasis on strengthening and toning the lower back and abdominal areas, along with promoting greater body awareness. I have been teaching Pilates since 2002 in Sligo and absolutely love it! Having studied Pilates in Ireland, the U.K., the U.S. and Australia I enjoy learning the latest techniques and bringing them to Sligo.
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I’ve been teaching Pilates for over 10 years now. I always had an interest in health and fitness growing up in a small town in the north west of Ireland in the 1980 there wasn’t that much to do if you didn’t like sports, and I loved them all. I was a carpenter for ten years in London I had developed bad posture in my upper back and shoulders kyphosis and suffered lower back pain a lot. 12 years ago I started going to my girlfriends Pilates class to help with my posture and back pain thankfully the Pilates really helped me So much so i marry that girl and then trained to become an instructor I studied with the NTCin Dublin and started teaching 10 years ago. Pilates has changed my life on a physical, mental and emotional side. Pilates has given me a great understanding of the biomechanics of movement in the human body so much so I am now studying to become a Neuromuscular therapist also I’m qualified in Holistic massage, kettlebell instructor, Personal training and kayak instructor. Pilates was originally called contrology ( “complete coordination of the body, mind, and spirit”) which means controlling how we move. We use our Breath to help us control our movement when we concentrate and focus on our breath and movement together we forget about the outside world.
I always say to people when you’re on the mat just focus on yourself this hour is for you some me-time as we all need it now more then ever.
Come join us on the mat at home or in the studio to reconnect with your body and mind,
Oliver Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is felt in the low back and buttocks. The pain is caused by damage or injury to the joint between the spine and hip.
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