Pilates

What Pilates is all about:

Pilates teaches awareness of breathing and the proper alignment of the spine, head and shoulder blades. It involves strengthening of the deep intrinsic abdominal muscles, which are particularly important to alleviate and prevent back pain. Some of the benefits of practising Pilates are: that you become stronger, leaner and more able to move with grace and ease. All exercises are developed with modifications that can make a workout safe and challenging for a person at any level. It is recommended by Doctors, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors as one of the safest forms of exercise available. It was developed for the purpose of injury prevention and rehabilitation. It is crucial that each client is coached by a highly qualified instructor.

All class sizes are limited & classes are run by a Stott Certified Instructor so you can feel comfortable to progress at your own pace.

To book any of these classes please contact The Novara Centre on 01 2761745 or info@thenovaracentre.ie

Pilates

Level 1-2 This class is suitable for those who have a basic knowledge of Pilates & wish to improve their skills & strength. It is not suitable for those with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia.

Time: Mondays 9:45am to 10:45am

Cost: €78 for 6 classes

Level 2 This course is for people with a minimum of 6 months regular attendance of Pilates Mat class and who have a good general fitness level. Props such as Pilates Ring, Bands & toning balls are used to increase the challenge of the Essential Matwork Exercises.

Time: Thursdays 9:45am to 10:45am

Cost: €78 for 6 classes

Fundamental / Bone Health & Injuries This class is an introduction to Mat Pilates. It is designed to teach the Five Basic Principles of Pilates. It is suitable for complete beginners & those recovering from injury or illness. It is also suitable for those with Osteoporosis & Osteopenia. Exercises will be modified according to individual needs & the pace of the class is slow.

Time: Thursdays 11am to 12pm

Cost: €78 for 6 classes

Beginner / Level 1 The aim of the class is to promote correct alignment of the Spine, Head & Shoulder Girdle. We will focus on strengthening the deep intrinsic Abdominal Muscles & the stabilising muscles of the Spine, Pelvis & Shoulder Girdle in order to promote Spine Health & prevent injury.

This class is suitable for those who have some experience of Pilates & want to progress or beginners who are relatively injury free. It is not suitable for those with Osteoporosis.

Time: Thursdays 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Cost: €78 for 6 classes
Beginner This is a class for complete beginners who have no previous experience of Pilates or who are returning to classes after a long break. The first 4 weeks will be an introductory course with focus on the main 5 Principles of Pilates. This class is not suitable for those with Osteoporosis.

Time: Mondays 11am to 12pm

Cost: €78 for 6 classes