Pilates is a body conditioning system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. The main goals are to improve strength, flexibility, posture and tone. Inherent in the practice is a strong mind-body connection as the mind guides muscles to make specific movements bringing awareness to the body. There is a strong focus on the Core, or in Joe’s words the ‘Powerhouse’. Pilates is recommended for everyone and is known for being a very effective low-impact fitness method. Pre-and postnatal women are often encouraged to take Pilates during their pregnancy and after. Email Rebecca for more information.
The six basic principles of Pilates are:
Concentration, Control, Centering, Breathing, Flow/Flowing Movement, Precision
Here is a link to clip of a one to one session with Rebecca
Rebecca Rainey’s Pilates Mat class utilizes the exercises created by Joseph Pilates in a contemporary context combined with her dance and yoga background. With a focus on deep engagement of the core muscles and the breath, we will lengthen, strengthen and align the body. Correct body mechanics, coordinated breath, and a clear mind-body connection are featured. Rebecca is known to combine a fun and relaxed atmosphere filled with challenging exercises.
Pilates Mat Class every Thursday 10:30-11:45 (drop-in €13, 5 class card €50)
Body Activation with Michel Kadison
Every Tuesday & Friday 09:00 – 10:15/ €12 per class
Integrative system incorporating deep & penetrating exercises designed to effectively: Lengthen muscles, ligaments, and tendons for greater mobility and flexibility, Strengthen and tone the body, Transform bad habits into healthy practices, Improve posture through aligning the spinal columnEnhance balance and grace, Reduce tension through time-tested breathing techniques