What is Pilates?

Pilates is an exercise class that uses body weight exercises and specific equipment to strengthen the main core muscles, improve co-ordination, improve body awareness and increase flexibility. Core weakness (abdominals, low back and glutes) can cause many issues that may result in pain throughout your body. Using our Pilates classes to strengthen these muscles can help you recover from injury and can also be useful in preventing future injury.

Who is Pilates suitable for?

Pilates is suitable for everyone no matter what age or fitness level. At Somerton Physiotherapy Clinic we offer beginner, intermediate and advanced level Pilates classes. Each class is led by a chartered physiotherapist who will have a depth of knowledge regarding any injuries you have and will be able to adapt classes to suit your needs. In addition, if you are receiving treatment with us we will be able to advise which level is most suitable for you to start at. This will mean you won’t find classes too easy or find yourself out of your depth at our Pilates classes.

What conditions is Pilates suitable for?

Pilates can help improve conditions such as:

  • Low back pain
  • Hip and Knee injuries
  • Sciatic pain
  • Neck discomfort
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Pelvic dysfunction
  • Post-pregnancy injuries/pain
  • Chronic sports injuries involving hips, groins and hamstrings


Are you missing your usual Fitness or Pilates Classes?

At Somerton Physiotherapy we are acutely aware that currently you may be unable to exercise in the way you usually do.  But it is especially important to keep up an exercise routine at the moment, both for your fitness and also your mental health.  You will be delighted to hear that we are now running all our Physio-led Pilates classes online.  Our classes are led by Chartered Physiotherapists who are specialists in human movement and have an in-depth knowledge in how to exercise safely.

We are holding these classes via Zoom Video and classes to date have been hugely successful.

The classes are suitable for novices (Beginner) and those who have Pilates experience (Intermediate).  

Online Pilates/Yoga Class Schedule:

Beginner’s Pilates:

Tuesday: 7.15pm

Thursday: 7.15pm

Saturday: 10.00am (Beginners/Intermediate)

Intermediate Pilates:

Tuesday: 8.30pm

Wednesday 8.30pm

Thursday: 8.30pm

Saturday: 10.00am (Beginners/Intermediate)

Yoga and Mindfulness:

Monday: 7.30pm (Suitable for all levels) (Grainne Toher – YogaPal)

We are offering a “4 Week Pilates/Yoga Package”.  You can either choose 1 class per week = €40, 2 classes per week = €60 or 3 classes per week €80

We are offering a free trial of a one-off class for anyone who would like to see if it is suitable for them. (For Limited Time Only)

If you would like to sign up for our “4 Week Pilates/Yoga Package” or a free trial class you can email us on [email protected] or call or text us on 0852455600.   We will be happy to answer any queries you may have.