“Physical Fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” Joseph Pilates
German-born Joseph Pilates was the creator of a physical fitness system that initially was called “Contrology”.
Joseph Pilates studied many forms of eastern and western exercise including gymnastics, body-building and yoga.
He dedicated his entire life to improve his own physical body as he suffered from asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever when he was a child. Later on during World War I and whilst in a British internment camp Joseph Pilates used his knowledge of anatomy and all the exercise disciplines he had studied to develop his own method. He applied his exercise method while in camp training his fellows’ inmates and it is said that these inmates survived the 1918 flu pandemic due to their good physical shape. It was probably the first Pilates for Men classes in the world delivered by the man himself!
Nowadays, this mind and body exercise method is used by many Physiotherapists as a rehabilitation tool to relieve back pain, improve posture and realign the body.
Benefits of taking our Physio – Pilates Classes for Men are:
- All exercises are supervised by a Chartered Physiotherapist
- Learn new ways to challenge your body
- Strengthen your core muscle group
- Improve your posture
- Reduced Back Pain
- Release Tension
- Increase Flexibility
- Increase Sports Performance
The number of participants in a class will vary but maximum per class is 8 people. The small size of our classes ensures that you get the attention you need to make sure you are doing your exercises properly to prevent injury from a bad technique.
Generally classes run for 6 weeks, meeting once a week for a 55m class. Please note that if you miss one class we cannot compensate the missed class as this is a closed course. If you wish, weekly classes can be supported by one-to-one private sessions with your Chartered Physiotherapist, subject to availability.
Classes run in a 6 week block for €135.
Drop-ins cost €25 but are subject to availability and you must call ahead to check availability and reserve a spot for drop in.