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New Pilates Class Schedule starting September 2015

Here is my schedule for Pilates classes in Dublin 15 starting September 2015.

Monday – 7pm to 8pm, Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge (beginning 7th September)

Monday – 8pm to 9pm, Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge (beginning 7th September)

Tuesday (Over 50s) – 10am to 11am, Our Lady’s Parish Centre, Castleknock  (beginning 1st September)

Tuesday – 7.30pm to 8.30pm, Network Fitness, River Centre, Ashtown (beginning 8th September)


5 Class Course: €60

10 Class Course: €100

Places are limited so sign up now!

Summer Pilates Courses

I am starting 5 new 5 week Pilates courses in June.
A beginners course in Castleknock Parish Centre on Wednesdays from 7.15pm to 8.15pm, starting June 10th.

An over 50’s course in Castleknock Parish Centre on Tuesdays from 10am to 11am, starting June 9th.

An intermediate/beginners course in Castleknock Community Centre on Mondays from 7pm to 8pm starting June 8th.

An intermediate/beginners course in Philbblestown Community Centre on Tuesdays from 8pm to 9pm starting June 9th.

An intermediate/beginners course in Castleknock Community Centre on Fridays from 7pm to 8pm starting June 12th.

You can sign up on here!

No Classes This Week

There will be no class tonight Friday, May 29th, in Castleknock Community Centre.
I also wont have any classes next week.

All classes will resume as normal from Monday June 8th.

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New classes in Castleknock Parish Centre

I will have two new classes starting the second week of June.

On Tuesday morning at 10am I will be running a 5 week Over 50’s Pilates class in Castleknock Parish Centre, Dublin 15.

And on Wednesday evening at 7.15pm to 8.15pm I will be running a 5 week beginners Pilates class in Castleknock Parish Centre, Dublin 15.

You can sign up for 5 classes for only €60.

The Tuesday class dates are:

9th June, 16th June, 23 June, 30th June, 7th July

The Wednesday class dates are:

10th June, 17th June, 24 June, 1st July, 8th July

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Easter Classes 2015 Update

There will be no classes on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Castleknock Community Centre will also be closed on April 10th so there will be no Friday class. No other classes are affected.

I apologise for any inconvenience.



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Free Pilates Taster Class – Monday 9am

Interested in joining my Monday 9am class in Phibblestown, Dublin 15? Well I’m running a free taster class this Monday, the 9th of March, in Phibblestown Community Centre for all newcomers.

Come down and try out Pilates with no commitment. Call me on 0834186025 or email [email protected] to sign up for the free class!

Find out the health benefits of Pilates.

See my normal pricing for Pilates classes in Dublin 15.

Unlimited Pilates with SNC Pilates

Did you know that doing two sessions of Pilates a week provides the greatest benefits.

Want to come to more than one class a week? Well I’m now offering an unlimited Pilates classes monthly plan. Read more

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5 Major Health Benefits of Pilates

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Why do a Pilates class?

Most people who take up Pilates report an overall increase in fitness levels, and many also say that they experience an increase in personal energy. Pilates is one of those exercise systems which can benefit both the mind and the body.

1. Improved Balance

One of the things that most beginners notice after a couple of classes is often improved balance. As you progress with Pilates you will achieve a better understanding of the symmetry of your body. You will quickly learn that every movement you make affects your body in a some way.

Your body has its own balances and checks which it performs on a regular basis without you being aware. Once you have learned a little bit about Pilates, you will quickly improve your posture and notice how your body moves. This is one of the reasons Pilates is so popular amongst professional dancers.

2. Sculpted and Toned Body

Pilates will increase your muscle strength without having to lift weights in a gym. It uses the body’s natural resistance to help you build stronger and leaner muscle. Many regular practitioners often say that they have become a little bit taller.

This is partly due to the fact that your posture has improved, but leaner muscle will help you to look taller and you may even find that you are indeed a bit taller.

As your muscles become leaner you will notice that your coordination will increase as well. Your movements will become more exact, and you will have a much better body awareness.

3. Pilates Improves the Mind

After a long, stressful day at work, a Pilates class can be a much better alternative to help you to relax than a glass of red wine. During your work out you will experience a deep sense of relaxation as you must focus on the exercises you are doing.

Both the mental focus and the increased relaxation will help your body to deal with stress and excess adrenaline.

4. Increased Circulation

Some Pilates teachers neglect to mention that Pilates can help to increase circulation. It does this by improving the blood flow as you move your body through a serious of exercises.

Your body starts to use oxygen much more efficiently, and oxygen is carried with the improved blood circulation to your extremities and internal organs. Increased blood oxygen levels will help to remove toxins from the body, and this is one of the reasons you will experience increased levels of energy with Pilates.

5. Improve Your Immune System

Not only does Pilates exercise your muscles but it also supports the lymphatic system. When lymph starts to circulate more freely around your body, you will find that you will suffer less colds.

Lymph carries with it white blood cells which is our bodies’ main weapon again all kinds of infections.

There are many other benefits reported by regular Pilates practitioners as well. Many claim it has helped them to improve their digestion, and people suffer from IBS say that it often helps them with their condition.

The main benefit is that it is a way of exercising which is open to all regardless of age and health. Even if your health is not perfect, Pilates seems to be able to have many benefits and there are a range of suitable exercises for many common health problems.

Sign up to my Pilates classes now. Not convinced? Well drop me a line and ask me a question about why Pilates is suitable for you!

Sinéad 🙂

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New Pilates Classes in Phibblestown Community Centre, Dublin 15

I will have three new Pilates classes starting in Phibblestown Community Centre, Dublin 15. The new class times are Monday morning at 9am, Tuesday night at 8pm, and Thursday night at 8pm.
Read more

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The Six Principles of Pilates

Philip Friedman and Gail Eisen, two students of Romana Kryzanowska, published the first modern book on Pilates, The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning, in 1980 and in it they outlined six “principles of Pilates”. These have been widely adopted—and adapted—by the wider community. The original six principles were concentration, control, centre, flow, precision, and breathing.

Pilates demands intense focus: “You have to concentrate on what you’re doing all the time. And you must concentrate on your entire body for smooth movements.” This is not easy, but in Pilates the way that exercises are done is more important than the exercises themselves.

“Contrology” was Joseph Pilates’ preferred name for his method and it is based on the idea of muscle control. “Nothing about the Pilates Method is haphazard. The reason you need to concentrate so thoroughly is so you can be in control of every aspect of every moment.” All exercises are done with control with the muscles working to lift against gravity and the resistance of the springs and thereby control the movement of the body and the apparatus. “The Pilates Method teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy.”

For practitioners to control their bodies, they must have a starting place: the centre. The centre is the focal point of the Pilates Method.[14] Many Pilates teachers refer to the group of muscles in the centre of the body—encompassing the abdomen, lower and upper back, hips, buttocks, and inner thighs—as the “powerhouse”. All movement in Pilates should begin from the powerhouse and flow outward to the limbs. This is the main focus of Pilates. It does this to strengthen the rest of the body. This can have effects for years to come if you are consistent to the exercise.

Flow or efficiency of movement
Pilates aims for elegant sufficiency of movement, creating flow through the use of appropriate transitions. Once precision has been achieved, the exercises are intended to flow within and into each other in order to build strength and stamina. In other words, the Pilates technique asserts that physical energy exerted from the centre should coordinate movements of the extremities: Pilates is flowing movement outward from a strong core.

Precision is essential to correct Pilates: “concentrate on the correct movements each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all the vital benefits of their value”. The focus is on doing one precise and perfect movement, rather than many halfhearted ones. Pilates is here reflecting common physical culture wisdom: “You will gain more strength from a few energetic, concentrated efforts than from a thousand listless, sluggish movements”. The goal is for this precision to eventually become second nature, and carry over into everyday life as grace and economy of movement.

Breathing is important in the Pilates method. In Return to Life, Pilates devotes a section of his introduction specifically to breathing “bodily house-cleaning with blood circulation”. He saw considerable value in increasing the intake of oxygen and the circulation of this oxygenated blood to every part of the body. This he saw as cleansing and invigorating. Proper full inhalation and complete exhalation were key to this. “Pilates saw forced exhalation as the key to full inhalation.” He advised people to squeeze out the lungs as they would wring a wet towel dry. In Pilates exercises, the practitioner breathes out with the effort and in on the return. In order to keep the lower abdominals close to the spine; the breathing needs to be directed laterally, into the lower rib cage. Pilates breathing is described as a posterior lateral breathing, meaning that the practitioner is instructed to breathe deep into the back and sides of his or her rib cage. When practitioners exhale, they are instructed to note the engagement of their deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and maintain this engagement as they inhale. Pilates attempts to properly coordinate this breathing practice with movement, including breathing instructions with every exercise. “Above all, learn to breathe correctly.”

Source: Wikipedia