Pilates for Runners

Whether you’re a competitive runner or an occasional jogger, running is an great way to stay fit. But your body can take a beating – this is especially true if it develops muscle imbalances. These imbalances or asymmetries occur because of poor body mechanics, Pilates for Runnerscausing certain muscles to become overused, while others become underused. This can result in a variety of injuries from lower back pain to hip issues to knee pain. Running can also lead to a wide variety of tears, strains, pulls and aches and pains.

Join us on Sunday 1st November 12:15 – 13:45 for Pilates for Runners to learn how Pilates can create a stronger, more flexible spine and core, and can also promote faster recovery from injuries.

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Good posture is one of the key ingredients to success for runners and is very dependent on a strong core. Pilates helps to develop a strong core by supporting and strengthening the muscles of the back, hips shoulders and pelvis. Better posture adds up to more efficient movement and less chance of injury. In this 90 minute workshop we will show you what good posture looks like and how it feels. We will work on mobility through the trunk to assist in better breathing, as well as mobility through the feet and ankles.

We will show you how to release tight muscles using small equipment such as balls and foam rollers and teach you specific Pilates exercises to strengthen your core and to balance the muscles around the hips and legs.

Limited quantities of Pilates small equipment, bands, foam rollers and spiky balls will be available for purchase on the day also.


Sunday 1st November 2015 at 12:15. This is a 90 minute workshop.


The Live & Breathe Pilates studio is located at 20 Camden Row, just off Camden Street, Dublin 2. Get Directions.

Who Can Attend?

This class is suitable for all ages and abilities, whether you’re a competitive runner or an occasional jogger there is something for everyone.

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