If you have had regular previous Pilates experience you are welcome to book a taster class during which I can assess your level. You can then attend the appropriate level for your ability. Arrange this by emailing email@example.com.
Mat based Pilates involves a series of exercises on the floor. The key is use the combination of gravity and your body weight to provide resistance to the muscles. I offer small class sizes, a max of 12 students. This ensures you get personal attention, even in a group environment. Classes may include some Pilates props, such as Magic Circles, bands, Balls and Rollers.
8 week Course €120pp
Private Pilates tuition is the best option for those who want a highly personalised Pilates session. The sessions utilize the original Pilates equipment on the Reformer, Cadillac, ladder barrel, Wunda Chair and Spine corrector offering your body both resistance and support. A low impact, muscle lengthening and strengthening routine.
Duration: 55 mins per session €60pp
Fundamental. For those who are new to pilates. The pilates principles are taught and modifications given to those who need them. It is important to build a solid foundation in the beginning. Staying at this level for a while is highly recommended. Learning to move from your centre, focusing on body alignment, and control are the main focuses in Fundamental level classes.
Fundamental II. Are for those who have grasped good basic technique and want to be challenged with tougher exercises. At this point we work on increasing core strength and stamina. At the same time we teach much more complex patterns of movement.
Intermediate. We build on what you’ve learnt so far to incorporate the flow of sequences and transitions between exercises. The exercises are preformed with higher reps at a quicker tempo
Intermediate/Advanced. Precision, Control and flow is the emphasis of this class with added movement requiring strength and balance. A minimum of 6 months regular class attendance is recommended for this level.
The Franklin Method® teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized.
Founded by Eric Franklin in 1994, The Franklin Method® uses Dynamic Neuro-Cognitive Imagery™, anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create lasting positive change in your body and mind. The Franklin Method is taught all over the world, including the Universities of Vienna, Cologne, Karlsruhe and the Juilliard School in New York.
Your whole body is part of a symphony of coordinated movement. In a sense, your posture is reinvented at every instant. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscle must be found and directed by your brain and nervous system.
Suzanne Griffin of Cork Pilates runs dedicated 2-hour workshops to share some of this knowledge with you, so you can learn more about a problem area you may experience or for your general education, to enable you to understand how to preserve greater pain-free movement as your life progresses.
Suzanne established Corkpilates in 2006 and has gathered a wealth of teaching experience from beginner to advanced students, professional athletes – in group class and private teaching settings. She has travelled to New York and Europe to gain qualifications and attend workshops in area’s such as Pilates for Athletes, Golfers, Pre/post pregnancy, Breast Cancer patients, Pilates with props any many others.
MS.c Exercise & Sport, University of Ulster, Jordanstown.
Dip Project Management, University College Cork.
Axis of Life (Posture Kinetics, Italy 2011)
Advanced Matwork (CYQ L3), Swissball & Small Props with Pilates Institute Ireland & UK (2006)
Reformer & Apparatus trained with Michael King Pilates.
Franklin Method Educator Level 1 2017, Franklin Method Educator Level 2 2018
Body restoration & balance for woman living with Breast Cancer
Workshops participated in Feldenkrias, Franklin Method & Anatomy Trains.
For bookings or enquiries, please use the form below or contact Suzanne directly at the phone/email provided.
All courses and workshops take place in one of the following venues:
Garryduff Sports Centre,
Clarkes Hill, Rochestown Road, Cork.
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Ardfallen Hall, Ardfallen Centre,
Nursery Drive, Parking at Gus Healy Swimming Pool
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