Pilates 2019-11-05T10:49:02+00:00

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
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The Benefits

  • Core stability and strength
  • Relief from spinal pain
  • Better balance and coordination
  • Heightened mind body awareness
  • Injury prevention
  • Improved posture
  • Enhanced sport performance
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The Instructors

Laura Ward

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

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’

Agnes Buckley

Aggie’s career started as an accountant and auditor in 2012. She first started doing Pilates to compliment her training for her first marathon and also used to reduce stress after long day in the office and studying for exams. However it was through a back injury that she really learned about the importance of Pilates, breathing and engagement of muscles correctly. She realised that it would help reduce the severe pain she was experiencing with her back and strengthen the muscles through correct breathing and engagement. 
She now utilises Pilates to increase flexibility, help prevent injury and assist her other training. After seeing first-hand how Pilates helped her in her recovery she decided to become a qualified Pilates instructor and to teach others the importance of connecting the mind to exercises being performed and correct muscle engagement.
It has allowed her to develop the strength in my back so that I no longer suffer with my back. She truly believe you are as young as your spine is flexible. She didn’t want to rely on medication and surgery for the rest of her life to fix my back in order to do simple basic daily tasks.  She teaches classes for all abilities and her classes are challenging, athletic and challenging.

Teresa Fadden

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

Aly Walker

Qualifying with a BSc in Physiotherapy from St John University, York in 2006. Aly then initially worked in the UK & Australia before developing a special interest in Women’s Health and returning to Ireland.
Aly then went on to gain a first class honours degree in Midwifery from Nottingham University in 2013. Her obstetric experience includes a midwifery role within a busy tertiary referral centre for obstetric and neonatal care in addition to working in a midwifery led unit where she assists in water birth, perineal suturing and parent education.
Aly has found her grounding in Pilates method has benefited her clients significantly within both professional roles. Her ongoing training with the APPI and her focus on antenatal and postnatal care has dovetailed nicely with her midwifery qualifications to bring a greater level of depth and insight to her work whether this is in a class or during one to one setting.
Aly is a Mam to Maebel and is currently working in a Dublin Maternity Hospital as both a Physiotherapist and Midwife.

LWF Physiotherapy

At LWF Physiotherapy we provide premium and quality service to individuals of all ages and abilities by highly skilled professionals who promote health, well being and independence in an atmosphere of genuine care, interest, and respect. We focus on hands on treatment, prevention and education.

Contact Info

Unit K2, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 T3C7

Phone: +353 1 912 1867