Welcome to Pilates with Lena

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Benefits

Pilates

Benefits of Pilates

Pilates offers a whole-body workout to create a positive, strong, lean and flexible body and mind. Practising Pilates regularly will improve confidence and body image, develop stability and strength, release stress and get a better posture. Posture reflects thoughts, thoughts become the physical being. If a posture and thought processes are connected, then, in a sense, the thoughts are constantly sculpting the posture and changing the alignment. It is your body and if you don’t pay attention to it, who will?

Small online classes

Class level range from beginners to the advanced, group and private classes. 60 min evening class and 40 min Lunchtime. 24 h cancellation policy.

Corporate wellness

Expand and enhance mental and physical wellbeing to develop a healthy workforce. Promote a healthy lifestyle for your employers and employees by keeping your team productive and happy.

Support

Helpful tips to achieve your personal goals and create healthy daily habits. Prioritize yourself!

Body Mind

Body – mind connection

There is a link between individual’s thoughts, beliefs and behaviours and physical health. By understanding this relationship, you can understand yourself more deeply and claim a greater role in your own well-being and longevity. You can only see what you believe is possible. What happens in the mind can affect what happens in the body and vice versa. Good communication between the mind and the body is essential to attain long lasting results and a healthy, positive life.

Activation

Activation

Be Activated technique is used in every class to create a healthy, resilient mind and a strong body. It helps to release stress, increases the body’s ability to perform and reduces the risk of injuries and compensations. It allows you to learn and explore your body and your mind in a simple and accessible way.

Testimonials

I have been attending Pilates with Lena weekly for over two and a half years. There are certain exercises/activations that always form part of the routine. However, Lena takes great care to introduce new challenges for every class. She was careful to establish my limitations/state of health/old injuries with me when I started, and always keeps these in mind. Lena is expert, dynamic, positive and fun. She runs different classes through the week (via Zoom at the moment) so it is easy to build attendance into your routine. Lena has built my awareness of how my posture and fitness contribute to my overall health. I am happy to recommend Pilates with Lena!

Margaret Kennedy

Dublin, Ireland

Lena Anikina our Pilates instructor has worked with Contracting Plus for over five years and has ensured with her dedication and commitment to get us all on the right track to healthy, strong supple bodies. She is loved and appreciated by all the team a huge plus for any company. I’ve introduced Lena to people I thought would benefit, and they are now all committed Pilates and Activation practitioners. No praise high enough!

Michael Dineen

Dublin, Ireland

I started Pilates with Lena Anikina as a beginner and knew very quickly that even though the practice was challenging, that I would stay and learn and improve. I was sure of that because of the excellence and quality of the teaching from the very beginning. Lena is a natural teacher, she instinctively knows when to intervene to improve your practice in a supportive way, and also allowing room to learn and catch up. During the recent lockdown, Lena continued sessions for all her clients and incorporated exercises that helped us all stay physically and emotionally stronger throughout. Lena is a 5-star teacher, her sessions are strenuous, full of learning a good deal of laughter and fantastic value.

Eadaoin Ni Chleirigh

Dublin, Ireland

Lena is an outstanding Pilates instructor. I have been found weekly 1:1 sessions with Lena for 3 years. Since March 2929 twice-weekly online. My core strength, flexibility, balance and muscle control have improved progressively, and hugely over time. The impact on my posture and overall appearance has been remarked on by many family members and friends. An activation session before each Pilates session ensures that all my muscle groups are firing properly before the stretching exercises begin. Lena is precise very focussed and tailors each session to ensure that I continue to make progress each week. Her whole approach is based on the mutual interaction of mind and body and she is constantly looking for feedback from me. Overall, I would strongly recommend Lena as a Pilates instructor to anybody

Michael Buckley

Dublin, Ireland

How do I know if Pilates is for me?

Anyone at any age can do Pilates. It’s safe, effective and accessible. Exercises can be modified to suit any level of ability. Pilates is a great way to de-stress, improve your mood and increase your energy and fitness levels.

You will feel taller, lighter and happier after the first class.

Try a class and see for yourself.

Book your Pilates classes

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