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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Where your Questions are Answered

What are the benefits of Pilates?

There are many benefits of Pilates:

  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Improved posture
  • Improved flexibility
  • Better Balance and coordination
  • Longer and leaner muscles
  • Flatter, stronger abdominals

What is APPI Pilates?

The APPI (Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute) method follows the principals of motor relearning, which is the breaking down of whole movements into smaller parts. Once each smaller part is practised and mastered, the elements are put together to recreate the whole movement in a more efficient and natural manner.

The first step is learning to effectively align the body, before activating the deep core of support muscles. Once the basics are learned we then adjust the aim and intensity of each exercise. This APPI method addresses the issue of injuries, fatigue and daily aches through increased body awareness. With Sinead's background in Exercise and Physiotherapy, she believes it is the best form of Pilates to rehabilitate the body and retrain the mind.

What should I wear for class?

Wear whatever is most comfortable for you. For example, tracksuit bottoms or leggings, and t-shirt or other loose clothing. We participate in Pilates class in socks, not runners. No socks? No class for you, for reasons of hygiene.

Where do I start if I have never done Pilates before?

The main thing is not to panic! There is a beginner class to suit everyone. However, if you have a physical injury it is best to discuss your requirements with Sinead first. It may mean you receive a one-to-one session to begin, and then slot into a timed class session that is appropriate for your level.

What will Pilates do for me?

Aside from being a more mindful and intelligent exercise approach, it reduces stress and fatigue while improving alignment and movement control. Unlike gym-based workouts that can lead to tighter, bulkier muscles, Pilates helps give you lengthened, elongated muscles and promotes a more streamlined balanced body.

As you progress through the programme you will learn strategies to prevent the slow creep of poor posture and pain back into normal life. Through repetition of exercises, allied to a strong foundation of understanding, the key elements of Pilates will lead to greater personal benefits and ability.

Consider your Pilates regime as a lifestyle change – not simply as an exercise programme: it will make all the difference.

Do I need to be fit before I come to Pilates?

Absolutely not! However, you are required to fill a Health Screening Form first. If you feel stiff, less mobile, or suffer from general aches and pains, Pilates is a great place to start your recovery. All beginner sessions are practised on the floor.

If you feel you're very fit and healthy, if you're active or part of a team, or if you work out on a regular basis, Pilates will fit perfectly with your busy lifestyle. It helps prevent injuries – particularly for hurlers, football and rugby players, runners, cyclists, golfers and others – making you feel leaner and stronger, through facilitation of your core muscles.

What happens if the class I want is full?

In the event of over-subscription to a particular class, Fit to the Core Pilates operates a waiting list. Once you have applied, you will be offered a position in the class in rotation should another person cancel.

Do you require more infomation?

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Fit to the Core Pilates


Unit 6 (1st Floor),

Clare Road Mall,

Limerick Road,

Ennis, Co. Clare

087 188 7801
sinead@fttcp.ie

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