I have been attending Pilates classes with Deirdre Souchere at Inner Light Pilates & Yoga since 2005 and YogaPilates Fusion more recently. I do Pilates for back care and YogaPilates Fusion for flexibility.
I find both classes great. The Pilates classes are graded but there is also a lot of tailoring to the class composition. One gets a lot of individual attention from Deirdre. A facility to make up missed classes means that you can fit in things like holidays and still do a full term of classes.
I cannot recommend highly enough.
I trapped a nerve in my back, suffered muscle waste in my leg and required three injections in my spine under X-ray.
I thought that I was reasonably fit as I had hill walked since I stopped playing rugby and had done three Peter McVerry cycles from Dublin to Wexford. I had neglected my core muscles, that is stomach and back, I had not exercised them for thirty years.
My Physio and my consultant advised me to do Pilates. I started with Deirdre just over three years ago and I had not had back problems since. My back is straighter and my golf has improved. Deirdre is a very good instructor and the classes are fun.
They are suitable for all ages and abilities. Do not wait until you have back problems to strengthen your core muscles.
As I suffer with Osteoarthritis in my spine, neck, feet, hands and shoulders, Doctors are constantly amazed at my flexibility and ability to move without pain.
When I get spasms or bad spells Deirdre provides Acupuncture to alleviate pain and I'm back moving again in no time.
Strenuous exercise is impossible for me but I began Yogalates classes with Deirdre in 2009.
These two sessions per week, keep me well in body and mind.