What We Do
Women's Health Physiotherapy
Ante & Postnatal Classes
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a system of exercise designed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century. Pilates developed his system over years of meticulous studying and research.
During World War One he was credited with rehabilitating sick and wounded soldiers with his exercises and after the war he travelled to New York and continued to refine his system with his wife, Clara.
He worked with many people, including ballet dancers and his popularity grew.
Pilates is known mostly for it's most accessible aspect- the exercises on the mat, however it continues to be a full system of exercise on the mat and other pieces of equipment, such as the reformer, chair, tower, arc barrel and cadillac to name a few.
Pilates is a low impact, mindful form of exercise with focus on strength, control, breath, mobility and flexibility. When one of Pilates most famous students, Romana Kryzanowska, was asked to describe Pilates she replied "Stretch with strength and control".
At The Powerhouse we run group, private and semi-private matwork and reformer sessions to allow you to feel the benefits of this system - each movement can be modified to suit your individual needs and as each of our sessions is taken by a Physiotherapist, you know you are in good hands.
Meet the Powerhouse Team
Woman's Health Physiotherapist & Founder
Orlaith is the founder & director of The Powerhouse Newry. She qualified with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy in 2008. Her love of movement led her to train as a Pilates Instructor and she has always enjoyed watching clients improve their strength and confidence during sessions.
Pilates Matwork soon led to Reformer training and also into a role in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy where Orlaith works both privately and in the NHS. Orlaith offers private and semi private Pilates sessions for people of all abilities.
Sarah is a qualified Physiotherapist with an honours degree from University of Ulster, Jordanstown in 2013. Since qualifying, Sarah has worked as a physiotherapist within the HSE in the areas of Orthopaedics, Neurology, Respiratory and Musculoskeletal.
Sarah is trained in Pilates under the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI). She is passionate about encouraging movement for all age groups and structures her pilates classes to be inclusive for all.
Grainne attained a Bsc Hons in Physiotherapy from The University of Ulster, graduating in 2005. Experienced in all areas of physiotherapy including respiratory/ paediatrics / msk / stroke/ elderly rehab to name a few.
Her first experience of Pilates was using it as a treatment method for back pain. She then began to see the benefit of it and how it can used to treat a range of conditions and also to help us all to “actively age”.
Grainne completed her matwork Pilates training with complete body movement using the Stott method in 2019 followed by reformer training with north coast pilates using the APPI method in 2020.
What Our Clients Say About Us
In-depth conversation where you feel confident to share. Excellent recommendations and understanding.
Thanks Orlaith for helping with my postnatal issues. I found the appointment very informative and helpful!
Such a thorough examination, the intricacies of my pelvic floor and surrounding musculature explained in such detail. Thank you so much Orlaith!
It was lovely to speak to someone who has had a C Section like myself, and who you can talk to about your aches and pains on a personal and professional note.
Book in for a Class at The Powerhouse
We have a range of classes available for all levels. From matwork, reformer, pregnancy, postnatal and easy movers, you are sure to find a suitable class at the Powerhouse.