Change happens through movement, and movement heals.

Powerhouse Pilates is a leading Pilates company in County Sligo. From beginner to experienced individuals – we cater to all. Powerhouse Classical Pilates Studio has a wide range of equipment including Mats, Reformers, WundaChair, Towers, Ladder-barrel, Spine Correctors, and Foot Correctors.

Strength, Flexibility, and Balance.

Powerhouse Pilates

Powerhouse Pilates is a classical Pilates studio located in Ballisodare, Co Sligo. We are open 7-days a week, with a wide range of both private sessions and small group classes, using the highest quality classical Pilates equipment.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to help people transform their health and wellbeing through the Pilates movement principles.

In the twenty-first century, people often spend more time sitting as opposed to doing something that requires movement. This is time spent sitting in the car or sitting at a desk. This leads to many health issues such as poor posture, low back pain, shoulder pain and general muscle weakening across the whole body.

Classical Pilates is Pilates in the most authentic format, as Joseph Pilates intended the exercises to be carried out. There are over 500 exercises to experience on the mat and varied Pilates apparatus.

Classical Pilates focuses on moving the entire body to improve the body evenly. In the Original Classical Pilates method, there is a sequence and method to the work, which has been designed to move the body through a whole range of movement. The Classical Pilates Method starts with Foundational Exercises to begin with and then as you build strength and control, the exercises become more complex. When practicing authentic Pilates, the method provides a variety of benefits to you and your body.

The benefits include;

  • Coordination
  • Strength
  • Mobility
  • Proper Posture
  • Improved Flexibility
  • Injury Prevention
  • Relief From Joint Pain

And more importantly, integration of the Mind, Body & Spirit.

Powerhouse Classical Pilates Studio has a wide range of equipment including Mats, Reformers, WundaChair, Towers, Ladder-barrel, Spine Correctors, and Foot Correctors.

Our Pilates Classes

Tower Pilates

Pre/Postnatal Mixed Equipment

Mixed Equipment

Reformer Pilates

Mat Pilates

Pilates
Gift Voucher

Give the gift that says you care – a Pilates voucher that’s all about wellness and fitness. It’s not just another gym membership; it’s a ticket to feeling peaceful & confident, inside and out. Perfect for anyone who loves to move, stretch, and find their zen, it’s a thoughtful nudge towards wellness and a happier, healthier life. Whether your loved one is an experienced Pilates individual or someone looking for a new hobby – give them the gift of health.

The Pilates Movement Principles

The Pilates Movement Principles were created through Joseph’s theories, which were condensed into 6 simple ideas to make his method accessible for generations of students. Our Pilates classes at Powerhouse Pilates focus on each area of the Movement Principles to improve your entire body evenly. The more you practice Pilates, the more these principles will become second nature within your daily well-being. Movement is critical in everything that the human body does. Whether it be working out or daily living, movement is involved in every area of living.

Flow
Breathing
Concentration
Control
Centering
Precision
Flow
Pilates routines and exercises are carried out through a gentle flow. This ensures that the various exercises on offer through Pilates is gentle and beneficial, regardless of your age or fitness level. Ease & Fluidity is the intention that Joseph Pilates applied to all the Pilates exercises and methods. The idea is that ease & fluidity encourage the body to move without struggle, even through the most difficult and testing challenges.
Breathing
Pilates is about improving your body, both Physically and Mentally. One important focus for your entire body is the breath. Like a lot of exercises, correct breathing is essential for a fulfilled, safe workout and Pilates isn’t any different. Regardless of what exercise you are doing within Pilates, you need to be breathing and inhaling enough oxygen into your body to ensure a safe workout. Joseph Pilates has been quoted as once saying “Breathing is the act of life, and the last... above all learn how to breathe properly”.
Concentration
The moves and challenges presented by the exercises within Pilates require you to focus on what you are doing and how you are doing it. Joseph Pilates knew that by concentrating on the movements that his students were doing with their bodies, that the results they would see would be beneficial to the entire body.
Control
Pilates is about stretch, strength and control. The importance of control is about using your mind to power your actions.” The Control Principle was created by Joseph and states that every Pilates exercise should be carried out with complete muscular control. He also stated that no body should be left to its own devices, it should be a conscious but specific movement that is fully controlled by the mind. Pilates was originally called Contrology and as a result, the Control Principle was created. He placed great emphasis on the importance of deliberately controlling every movement when performing the Pilates exercises. Pilates was originally called Contrology and as a result, the Control Principle was created. He placed great emphasis on the importance of deliberately controlling every movement when performing the Pilates exercises. He designed the Pilates Apparatus for this purpose too, as the apparatus requires complete control of the body to make sure that the pulleys and springs of the machines glide smoothly. However, for Joseph, Control was more than just about the body. Several of his first students said “Pilates is about stretch, strength and control. The importance of control is about using your mind to power your actions.”
Centering
Centering refers to the connection between your mind and your body as a whole. It’s about the center of your body, which is often referred to as the core or powerhouse and ensuring that the area of which the core covers is exercised properly. It includes your diaphragm, deep abdominals, pelvic floor muscles and multifidus. A strong & stable centre is essential to a good Pilates workout, as this is where your body movements originate from. It’s your mind and your centre that control your movements and control what your entire body is doing. The center is often referred to as the ‘core’ or ‘powerhouse’ which includes your diaphragm, deep abdominals, pelvic floor muscles and multifidus.
Precision
When it comes to Pilates, precision is what encourages your awareness, balance and control in the same, specific manner, every time. Focusing on precision enables you to be present and connected 100% throughout your Pilates workout.

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Trusted Pilates Experts

Excellent
Based on 29 reviews
Helen Gurley
Helen Gurley
2022-10-12
Very enjoyable and feel great afterwards
Rachelp McKeon
Rachelp McKeon
2022-10-06
I'm so grateful for Claire's pilates classes and variety of Mat, Tower and Reformer! They have helped me recover my strength after surgeries and my bone density DXA scan remained the same 4 years later, thanks to these strength classes!
melinda kelly
melinda kelly
2022-10-04
Claire is a wonderful teacher extremely knowledgeable, helpful and fun. Without a doubt her classes should be a highlight of anyones week, from young to more mature, male or female her fabulous attitude, enthusiasm and love for what she does brings everyone together to feel uplifted fit and ready to take on the world with well "oiled" hips (if you know, you know!)
Margaret Farrell
Margaret Farrell
2022-09-28
Powerhouse Pilates is fantastic ! I really enjoy the classes with Claire. She takes a personal interest in each individual's progress and we have good banter in class. I would highly recommend it.Margot
orla walsh
orla walsh
2022-09-28
Claire’s Pilates classes are wonderful. I was recovering from an injury when I first started attending Claire for individual sessions initially and then moved on to group classes. I got stronger so quickly with her expert guidance. She is an amazing teacher, so knowledgeable, so encouraging and has a brilliant sense of humour that makes her class so enjoyable. I look forward to my classes so much every week. Thank you, Claire.
Olivia Seery
Olivia Seery
2022-09-27
Claire gives attention to detail and variety with the exercises and I always come away from her classes renewed and relaxed.
Patricia Murray
Patricia Murray
2022-09-26
This is a beautiful bright and airy studio. Claire is an excellent teacher with a lovely cheerful disposition. I was a complete novice when I first attended but Claire's guidance and expertise continues to guide me through each step so that I never feel overwhelmed. Highly recommend.
Arleen Mc Donagh
Arleen Mc Donagh
2022-09-26
I joined Powerhouse Pilates a year ago with a goal in mind of improving fitness and mobility levels due to injury. I would highly recommend Powerhouse Pilates. Claire is an excellent instructor with a bubbly and encouraging nature. Classes are fun and engaging while also getting a great workout done. Thank you Claire!
Sorcha Dunne
Sorcha Dunne
2022-09-26
Claire has a very clear way of explaining the moves and making you feel at ease which makes the class beneficial and enjoyable.
Marie Mooney
Marie Mooney
2022-09-25
Really enjoy these classes, great range of exercises for all levels, always some fun to be had