A Big Warm Welcome to Pilates with Pilates Donegal. We hope you will feel your classes make a difference to your body.
We work all the main muscle groups and joints of the body. We generally start at a slower pace to build up confidence gradually.
Each exercise will be demonstrated and explained before you will be asked to follow. We then observe, and correct.
Our Beginners classes cover all the basics – the exercises and the principles of Pilates. The aim is to give you a good feel and understanding.
Just bring the body you have and we will take it from there. Our goal is to help you maintain and develop your all over body strength, flexibility, mobility, muscle balance, and stability.
The toughest part of your class will probably be just showing up. You will be encouraged to work at your pace. Give yourself time - we all were beginners and understand what it is like.
Your goal is to leave your class at least a little bit better than when you arrived. Stop and rest when you need to. Accept options to increase/decrease the challenge level of moves to suit you.
Having a medical condition or injuries will require you to check with your GP to ensure Pilates is right for you at the moment. It may mean that some of your exercises need to be modified to ensure you get the benefit of them - that's okay, we are very flexible - we can easily take a different approach.
it can be very exciting and also a little scary starting something new. However, if you are prepared, the experience should leave you feeling great - and keen to do your next class.
Classes start promptly so allow yourself time to sign in and get settled. Aim to have something light to eat at least an hour before the class starts – and be nicely hydrated.
Wear something you can move in freely. Bare feet or socks, or flat shoes for our beach classes - if you wear insoles maybe keep your shoes on for foot support - choose whichever you prefer and are most comfortable with. You will need a mat, or a thick towel, and bottle of water.