Physiotherapist-led Pilates classes in Oughterard and Bushypark

 

Opti-BUMP Pregnancy Fitness Mondays 7PM-8PM *Please Read First* Bushypark National School

Sept
16
Sept
23
Sept
30
Oct
07
Oct
14
Oct
21
Book!
[6 classes = €90]

Beginners Wednesdays 7PM-8PM NS Scoil Chuimin & Catriona (Oughterard Primary School)

Aug
28
Sept
04
Sept
11
Sept
18
Sept
25
Oct
02
Book!
[6 classes = €60]

Intermediate Wednesdays 8PM-9PM NS Scoil Chuimin & Catriona (Oughterard Primary School)

Aug
28
Sept
04
Sept
11
Sept
18
Sept
25
Oct
02
Book!
[6 classes = €60]

Opti-BUMP Pregnancy Fitness Tuesdays 7PM-8PM *Please Read First* Bushypark National School

Aug
06
Aug
13
Aug
20
Aug
27
Sept
03
Sept
10
Book!
[6 classes = €90]

Beginners Wednesdays 7PM-8PM NS Scoil Chuimin & Catriona (Oughterard Primary School)

July
17
July
24
July
31
Aug
07
Aug
14
Aug
21
Book!
[6 classes = €60]

Intermediate Wednesdays 8PM-9PM NS Scoil Chuimin & Catriona (Oughterard Primary School)

July
17
July
24
July
31
Aug
07
Aug
14
Aug
21
Book!
[6 classes = €60]

Beginners Wednesdays 7PM-8PM NS Scoil Chuimin & Catriona (Oughterard Primary School)

June
05
June
12
June
19
June
26
July
03
July
10
Book!
[6 classes = €60]

Intermediate Wednesdays 8PM-9PM NS Scoil Chuimin & Catriona (Oughterard Primary School)

June
05
June
12
June
19
June
26
July
03
July
10
Book!
[6 classes = €60]

Opti-BUMP Pregnancy Fitness Tuesdays 7PM-8PM *Please Read First* Bushypark National School

June
18
June
25
July
02
July
09
July
16
July
23
Book!
[6 classes = €90]

Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century. Son of a German gymnast, Pilates spent his lifetime, as a gymnast, body-builder, circus performer,  P.O.W (in England during World War I), and later a professional trainer, working out a system that he called ‘Contrology’.  Eventually it was named after its creator. Pilates is a whole-body workout that focuses on developing core strength, while improving posture, flexibility, muscle imbalances and coordination. All the classes are performed on a comfortable mat, which is provided for you.

Pilates is suitable for anyone looking to increase their general fitness, prevent/recover from injury, or improve strength and flexibility. The brief Screening Form completed as part of booking a course allows exercises to be tailored to different abilities and requirements. Physio-led Pilates offers something to people of all ages and levels of fitness. For example, office-workers who may spend long periods of time sitting, should find it enables better flexibility, reduced stiffness and increased strength. For already fit sportspeople/athletes it can improve core control, strength and coordination, and aid performance in many events while minimising some types of injury.

Small class sizes are guaranteed. Having a maximum of 12 participants per class allows for closer supervision to every participant. A physiotherapy background allows you to exercise in confidence while benefiting from a wealth of knowledge regarding anatomy, posture, rehabilitation and injury prevention. Part of registration includes a brief Screening Form, which ensures  individual needs are considered in each class.

The Classes

How it works:  Classes last for one hour and run for 6 consecutive weeks. Mats are provided. All you need is to wear something comfortable, bring some water and simply turn up!
Places are strictly limited so registration is essential to ensure your place. Payment can be made securely on-line when you sign up here. Booking for single classes is not available: a 6 week sequence has been chosen to provide genuine progression and improvement.

Beginners classes

This class provides a complete introduction to the basic principles of Pilates, with individualised feedback throughout the class, so that you learn and gain confidence in your technique. A whole-body workout is guaranteed in a safe and relaxed environment. All it takes is a mat (provided), comfortable clothes that allow you to move (so no jeans!), and focus.

Intermediate classes

Intermediate classes are done at a slightly faster pace, challenging the strength and coordination gained at a beginner level. While those who have a good baseline fitness and minimal health concerns may be suitable to join this class directly, previous Pilates experience is strongly recommended. If you’re not sure which class is most suitable for you contact me first for advice. This class will apply your existing Pilates experience and further strengthen your core and mind-body coordination.

NEW: Pregnancy Fitness Class, Bushypark.

Optimal Pilates Galway now offers Opti-BUMP Pregnancy Fitness Classes in a brand new location in Bushypark National School. This is a Physiotherapist-led 6-week program for women who have passed their first trimester and have had their first scan. How late in your pregnancy you join the class depends on how you are feeling and how active you have been throughout your pregnancy. To book your place, you must register online using the Booking link at the top of the page and bring the completed Pregnancy Fitness Form with you to the first class.

This class allows you to exercise confidently, safe in the knowledge that all the exercises are designed specifically with pregnant women in mind. Progressively challenge your body with guidance from a Chartered Physiotherapist, and enjoy the support and motivation of other expectant mums.

Classes will begin with warm-up and mobility exercises, then progress to include a mix of aerobic, resistance and stretching exercises.

Exercises will be performed in a variety of positions (kneeling, standing, side-lying, sitting, on a ball, against the wall etc). A comfortable exercise mat and resistance bands are provided. Each participant must bring their own Gym ball. These are widely available in most sports shops.

The ball should be well inflated and allow you to sit comfortably with your hips in line with (or slightly higher than) your knees, while your feet are flat on the ground and knees bent. (see approximate size guidelines below).

Size Guide: Choose the ball that is the closest match to your height listed below:

4’9″ to 5’3″ : 55 cm ball

5’4″ to 5’8″ : 65 cm ball

5’8″ + :  75 cm ball

Location: 

*for Opti-BUMP Pregnancy Fitness Classes*
St. James National School, Bushypark, Circular Road, Bushypark, Galway. 

Antonia

Excellent class and got individual attention if stuck on the activities

Antonia

Evelyn

Brilliant class! I enjoy it so much and look forward to it. Lucy is great, so encouraging.

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