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Posted Wednesday 17th February 2016

Petite Pilates is delighted to announce we are hosting 2 Body Control Pilates teacher training workshops in April 2016. These one day courses are for qualified Pilates teachers (no need to be Body Control Pilates trained).  Contact us on info@petitepilates.ie for further details.

Saturday 2nd April 2016 STANDING PILATES

Joseph Pilates included many standing exercises in his original work. They are a great way to add variety and functional challenges within the group matwork environment, especially with regard to balance and proprioception. Other benefits of standing work are the improvement of awareness in gait, effective pelvic floor training and the fact that standing exercises, by their very nature, are weight-bearing.

This course reviews the use and benefits of standing exercises and then looks in detail at the anatomical alignment in standing, considering our relationship with gravity and how we can learn to use it to our maximum advantage. The course also examines the action of the body in walking and considers correct use of the feet. A comprehensive programme of exercises is introduced, ranging from basic functional awareness to advanced challenging movement patterns around the main themes of: Balance, Core Connection and Stability; Spinal Mobility and Abdominals; Dynamic Stability and Coordination; and Creating Sequences and Transitions. The course concludes with time spent on combining and choreographing sequences of standing exercises which can easily be integrated into either a group matwork class or one-to-one sessions.

Sunday 3rd April 2016 MATWORK EVOLUTION

The Matwork Evolution course is ideal for teachers whose main focus is teaching group matwork classes, irrespective of the length of teaching experience. It will provide new exercises covering all planes of movement that build on those already covered in the Matwork Certification Course. The exercises will provide a gradual challenge to your clients enabling safe, effective progression. In addition, the course will demonstrate how you can become more creative in your teaching with the skills that you have already acquired – skills that will develop the familiar basic exercises to a new level. Matwork Evolution is a highly practical course, thereby enabling students to fully understand and practise each exercise thus making it easier to then introduce the material into their own classes.

Posted Wednesday 12th August 2015

Our Petite Pilates Crumlin Children’s Hospital Fundraiser on Tuesday 11th August was a fantastic success. Myself and Sarah would like to extend a huge thank you to all our friends and clients who turned out to raise a whooping 700euro. A big thank you also to Shankill tennis club who kindly gave us the venue for free.

Posted Wednesday 29th January 2015

Men Only Pilates Classes.

Due to success of our current beginners Men Only class in Dalkey, we are running another beginners group in Cabinteely starting Wednesday 25th February at 7.15pm. It will be a 5 week course costing 75euro.

Contact Hope by text – 0872315436, email – info@petitepilates.ie or private message Hope on our facebook page.