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)