What is Pilates?
Pilates is a dynamic form of exercise, which specifically targets our deep, core muscles whilst also strengthening and lengthening your peripheral and global muscles. This is achieved by educating the correct sequence of movement : posture, core activation, breath then move. Technique is everything. Pilates promotes functional every day movement that we need to stay mobile and strong.
What will you learn?
- Increase your body awareness
- Become familiar with your spinal posture and how to modify it
- Isolate and use deep abdominal muscles to support the spine
- Lengthen and strengthen your global muscles
- Core stability and strength
- Relief from spinal pain
- Better balance and coordination
- Heightened mind body awareness
- Injury prevention
- Improved posture
- Enhanced sport performance
Laura Ward graduated from Brunel University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy. She is a member of ISCP and CORU. She is a keen sports women competing in numerous marathons, triathlons and IRONMAN races. She is a mother of 2 boys.
Laura is passionate about her job and understands what it takes to restore movement and strength. She delivers progressive rehabilitation programs that suits your needs.
Laura is a specialist in the spine and pelvis. She has extensive understanding of acute disc injuries and post-operative spinal surgery, through to pregnancy related pelvic pain. Laura’s preferred method of treatment is hands on treatment, dry needling and exercise to treat pain, restore function and rehabilitate.
As a result of her passion for pre and post-natal health and fitness, along with her clinical expertise in pelvic floor treatment, Laura is highly regarded in the Womens Health world.
Laura has been teaching Pilates for 8 years. Her Pilates classes are unique, challenging, precise, strong and dynamic. She teaches classes for all abilities.
Claire Wynne is a Primary School Teacher who has taught for the last twelve years. She qualified as a Personal Trainer in 2012 from the National Training Centre and has taught her own fitness classes as well as working in a gym.
Claire is a fitness enthusiast who is passionate about Pilates and regularly attends retreats. Claire started running three years ago and has completed her first marathon and adventure race. Pilates has become part of her daily life and it has improved her posture, strength and flexibility. Claire has recently received her diploma in Advanced Matwork Pilates from the NTC.
Claire believes that pilates allows us to connect with the mind through movement and allows the body to function optimally. ‘Pilates for me allows me to practice control of my body whilst developing my strength and flexibility. My core strength and endurance has improved greatly and this really benefitted me when training for the marathon’
Teresa Fadden, A proud Cork woman living and working in Kildare for the past 15 years. She is married to a Kildare man and has two young children.
She has worked in the dental field for the past 20 years. Due to the nature of treating dental patients where your neck and back can often be in an awkward position she has found practising pilates for the past 10 years hugely beneficial in
keeping her pain free.
She has completed the Stott pilates essential and intermediate mat course and is looking forward to teaching other people the benefits of pilates