Back Care Pilates

Ever do a pilates class and feel like you could be standing on your head and the instructor wouldn’t notice? And worried you might be hurting yourself? Back-care pilates classes are kept smaller (max 9 people) for greater attention and care.

They are run by a Chartered Physiotherapist, and are designed for people who feel unable to join a regular pilates class due to recent or previous back or neck pain, illness, pregnancy, or osteoporosis. They suit all ages and abilities, from the person who does no exercise, to the GAA player or the runner.

Classes are held in our studio which is down the road from our clinic – located opposite Mount Usher Gardens and across from Heels, and last for 55 minutes. We provide all pilates equipment.

If your desired class is full please get in touch, as we may add more classes to suit demand. Email or call 0404-49781.

Term begins week of  March 2nd, and is a 9 week term. If your desired class if full, please contact us to get on the waiting list.

Monday 1pm

8 weeks
Mixed level class with John€135
Monday 7pm
Run Strong
Strength class for athletes of all ages.
With Mary-Alice
Monday 8pm

8 weeks
Mixed beginners/ Improvers with Mary-Alice€135
Tuesday 7pm

8 weeks
Mixed level with John€135
Tuesday 8pm

8 weeks
Mixed level class with John (no beginners)€135
Wednesday 9.45am

5 weeks
Over 60's with Catherine. A mix of pilates, with some weights. Good for those looking to improve their bone health, balance and strength.€90
Wednesday 12pm

9 weeks
Active over 60's with John. General strengthening exercise class.€150
Wednesday 7pm

9 weeks
Intermediate to advance level with Mary-Alice.€150
Wednesday 8pm

9 weeks
Improver to intermediate level with Mary-Alice€150
Thursday 10am

9 weeks
Intermediate with Mary-Alice€150
Thursday 11.30am

9 weeks
Improvers - Intermediate with John€150
Thursday 1pm

9 weeks
Beginners/ Improvers with Mary-Alice€150
Thursday 5.30pm

9 weeks
Intermediate / Advanced with Catherine€150
Friday 10am

8 weeks
Advanced with Catherine€135
Friday 11am

8 weeks
Improver / Intermediate with Catherine€135

If you have not been with us before, you will first need to contact us so that we can get your medical and injury history before the class begins and decide which level class is most appropriate for you. If you have any history of back and neck pain, we advise a physiotherapy session with us prior to commencing the programme (this is discounted to €50).

10% discount on total cost if doing 2 classes per week. 

You will be required to pay for the whole programme if your place is to be held for you, any classes missed may be made up in another class if there is space, but this cannot be guaranteed. If there are exceptional circumstances causing you to withdraw from the programme please talk to us.

For those people looking for general pilates, we recommend Wicklow Pilates.
There are also two other services that also run at the studio (operating independently from East Coast Physio, so please contact directly):

Yoga Classes

Hatha Yoga is an ancient Indian practice which literally means “to unite body, mind & spirit”.  To feel as well as possible, we need to take care of all 3 aspects of ourselves.

Kerry’s Yoga classes are a nice balance of both body strengthening and tension releasing work. Each class incorporates mindfulness meditation and yogic breathing techniques.  The focus is on the mind as much as body.

The class also has the added benefit of some hands-on Shiatsu massage techniques – great for helping soothe tight back, neck and shoulder muscles. Each class ends with a deep relaxation, to some mellow, soulful music to enhance the holistic experience.

Classes are mixed level, suitable for beginners. Lots of guidance provided!

Classes on Monday evening at 6.30pm, Tuesday morning at 10m and Wednesday evening at 615pm (with Michele).

East Coast Physio clients can avail of a special rate of €12 for your first class, valid from now till 30 May.

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a Japanese bodywork/massage therapy which has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Taking place on a special futon, a variety of techniques are used to ease areas of tension, combining pressure on specific acupressure points, gentle stretches and mobilisation techniques.

According to the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine, our energy or “ki” circulates throughout invisible pathways known as meridians. When imbalances occur in the flow of this energy – which often happens through stress, injury, ilness, fatigue or lifestyle – our health and well-being may suffer.

Shiatsu can help re-balance this energy. It can also be effective in maintaining overall health and well-being as it is thought to stimulate the body’s own healing natural healing system. 60-minute session: €65

For more info, contact Kerry on 087 701 0551.

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