The Live & Breathe Pilates studio is located on the first floor of 20 Camden Row, Dublin 8. It is a big, old four storey granite building on the corner of New Bride Street and Camden Row – directly opposite the old Meath Hospital, in Portobello. We’re a 5 minute stroll from St Stephen’s Green. Other nearby landmarks are St Patrick’s Cathedral and Christchurch.
Since moving in to Number 20 Camden Row, we have re-fitted the first floor in its entirety to provide a Pilates space that allows us to have both mat and equipment areas as well as spacious changing and waiting areas.
It took over two years to find the location where we wanted to set up the studio – and it couldn’t have worked out better. Having taught and taken classes in many other locations over the years, I’m proud to say the finish in Camden Row is second to none!
Many people will know the side entrance of well known live music venue Whelan’s at the far end of the street as a good landmark. Our studio is on the same side of the road as the back entrance of DIT Kevin St and the lovely St Kevin’s Church Park.
The building itself has had many other guises over the years – it was previously a knitwear factory and showroom and in the distant past it was also a debtors’ prison. The studio now overlooks gardens and greenery and is an oasis of calm in the middle of the city centre.