Our mat classes are based on the classical Pilates exercises developed Joseph Pilates to work every muscle group of the body with particular emphasis on strengthening the back and abdominals. Instructors use a range of Pilates small apparatus (magic circles, foam rollers, exercise bands etc) to ensure a varied class with continuous challenges.
Reform Pilates Dublin guarantee a maximum of 12 participants in a mat class so that you get the individual attention you need based on your strengths and weaknesses.Classes are run continuously so you can start any time. Check out this pilates video to see how it can be done at an advanced level.
Beginner Pilates Mat Class @ Reform Pilates
This class is suitable for those who are either completely new to Pilates or those who have completed 12 classes or less. It will take you through the Reform Pilates key exercises and teach you how to use Pilates outside of the class to strengthen your core, improve your posture and get rid of minor aches and pains.
Intermediate Pilates Mat Class @ Reform Pilates
This class is for those who have completed at least 12 beginner classes with Reform Pilates or another studio. It assumes that you are familiar with the key Pilates principles (although they will also be covered in class) and that you are looking for an increased challenge in your workout.
BellyUp Prenatal Mat and Stability Chair Class @ Reform Pilates
This class is suitable for all those over 12 weeks pregnant with a low risk pregnancy (if your pregnancy is categorised as high risk please provide a doctor’s note to say it is safe for you to attend class). Reform Pilates prenatal classes are customized to individual needs and goals. The overriding goal of pre-natal Pilates is to maintain core strong to support the back, hips, and stomach and to help during childbirth. As a bonus, many Pilates mums find that postpartum recovery is faster because of the existing core strength and muscle awareness. Pilates mums find that they get back into shape faster, have fewer physical complaints during and after pregnancy, and have easier deliveries!
BellyUp Postnatal Pilates Mat Class @ Reform Pilates
This class is suitable for all mothers who are at least six weeks post partum (normal delivery) or 10 weeks post partum (C-section). Pilates can be a fast, safe and effective way to get in shape after having a baby. Initially we focus on reconnecting the walls of abdominal muscles that were stretched throughout pregnancy.After core strength is re-established, the postnatal program is customized to target those specific areas needing and wanting tone, strength, and stretch. Some Pilates mums find that their postpartum body is in better shape than their body before baby. You are welcome to bring your babies to this class. They can lie beside you if they are awake. Please consider that there are stairs leading up to the studio so you will not be able to bring strollers. Babies are welcome up until the age of one year.
Over 50s Pilates Mat Class @ Reform Pilates
This mat class uses traditional Pilates exercises to improve core strength from the inside using the pelvic floor muscles. The class also focuses on increasing flexibility while improving spinal mobility for men and women over 55.
Private/Duet Appointments @ Reform Pilates
Reform Pilates offers private one-on-one classes for those with an injury or those looking for individual attention to get an understanding of Pilates principles before getting started in a group setting. A private class also lasts for one hour and the initial class will include a functional strength and flexibility test as well as a full medical history review. If you have any doctor or physiotherapy reports or notes from other healthcare providers, please bring them to your first class as they can be quite useful to your instructor. We also offer private duet classes for two people who know each other and are looking for a more customized experience.
Studio Classes @ Reform Pilates
Reform Strength and Conditioning classes (see ‘Studio’ classes on Timetable) use specialized equipment, including the increasingly commonly used Reformer, to add variety and specificity to your workout. These classes are suitable for all levels of fitness as each client works from a customized program to achieve their own goals whether it be increasing specific muscle strength (often to rehabilitate an injury), improving flexibility, reducing back or neck pain or losing weight.
Hundreds of exercises have been developed to challenge every muscle in your body and at our Dublin studio located in the heart of Blackrock wee use the Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, and Spine Corrector to provide a unique type of workout.
We can adjust the settings and tension of the springs on the equipment to change the intensity of your workout, and focus specifically on different parts of the body to achieve your goals. We also utilize small apparatus and the Pilates mat exercises to give you a rounded workout.
You will work from an individual program which is customised for you based on the outcome of an initial consultation. You will be fully supervised at all times by a qualified instructor, and class sizes will be limited to a maximum of 4 clients per hour (in Semi Private Sessions). You can also opt for a Private or a Duet Session if you are looking for individual attention.You can also opt for a Private or a Duet Session if you are looking for individual attention.
All clients will be required to complete an initial consultation in advance of commencing a strength & conditioning programme. The consultation session will include a functional strength and flexibility test, an introduction to each piece of equipment and a full medical history review. If you have any doctor or physiotherapy reports or notes from other healthcare providers, please bring them as they can be useful to your instructor.
For class prices please see the Fees page.
Our studio provides you with all equipment necessary to attend any session or class (there is no need to bring a mat). Clothing should be flexible, form fitting and comfortable. Classes and sessions are performed in socks to maintain a high level of hygiene.