The Pilates Studio Sligo was set up in February of 2010 but from September 2011 it changed to Pilates and Fitness Studio Sligo.

Classes are in the Ballisodare Community Council

All equipment is provided: studio mats (to prevent spine injury or discomfort these mats are 4 times thicker then a regular exercise mat), fit balls, mini pilates balls, rings, dyna bands and foam rollers.

The studio can hold a max of 18 people per class depending on equipment used in that particular class, but most of my classes I like to keep small

These are the classes available in the studio, some of the classes may not be listed on the time table but if you are interested in any of these classes dont hestitate to give me a call…


  • Golden Years Pilates
  • Beginners Pilates
  • Intermediate Level 1 Pilates
  • Intermediate Level 2 Pilates
  • Advanced Pilates






About Me

I originally trained in Hotel and Catering Management in Nottingham from 1996-2000. But in 2004 I decided to change career and I trained in Business, Recreation and Leisure in Sligo I.T where I received my Bachelor of Business degree in 2007.

Then I decided to train for my Pilates Diploma in the National Training College in Dublin. I have received my diploma and i am qualified in:

  • Pilates Matwork
  • Pilates Small Equipment
  • Pre/Post Natal Pilates
  • Elderly Pilates
  • Advanced Pilates
  • Personal Training
  • Gym Instruction
  • Gym Stick
  • Martial Arts


Here's what our participants have to say about us:

I began attending Pilates & Fitness classes over 2 years ago & now I'm hooked. The small class size means that I get individual attention & friends now comment on my good posture.

Joanna’s enthusiasm & commitment to fitness instruction is second to none. I have learnt huge amounts about my own body & how to keep it healthy. She knows exactly what level to encourage me too & I always feel that I have achieved something in a fun & varied way. She is patient, enthusiastic & knowledgeable. The classes are always varied so I never get bored.

Dolores MacSharry
Advanced Pilates
Sculpt, Tone & Burn

I started classes with Joanna in 2012 at that time I could clearly see muscle tone deterioration & was losing my confidence in my appearance. During this year I have added a 2nd kettlebells class, already I feel the benefits. My flexibility & body tone have improved considerably & I would highly recommend Joanna as a fitness coach. It has been a life changing experience for me she only ever pushes you to a level she knows I'm comfortable with.

Mary Gallagher
Intermediate Pilates

Having had back pain for over 3 years I decided to take on Pilates. The class has made a huge difference to my general health & the reduction of pain has been amazing. Joanna approach is very clear with great instruction, patience & knowledge. I have also joined some of the fitness classes which I have found challenging, intensive yet highly rewarding.

Sandra Eakins
Intermediate Pilates
Body Sculpting
Sculpt, Tone & Burn

I've been going to kettlebells for nearly 2 years, I really enjoy the classes no 2 classes are the same which I find great so I don't get bored. Its a tough class you get a great workout within the 30/45 min classes. I really noticed a difference in my body shape, more toned & leaner. Joanna is a great instructor, very motivating & friendly.

Emma Tully

Pilates classes with Joanna are enlightening, effective & fun.

Noreen Hickey
Golden Years Pilates

I started going to 7am classes last year as I found it hard to commit to an evening class due to work commitments. I absolutely enjoy both the Tuesday & Friday classes, both challenging. I leave knowing I've had a good workout, the instructors are very encouraging & motivating. I can see & feel the difference from joining these classes.

Rose Tully
Sculpt, Tone & Burn
Body Sculpting

By attending the classes regularly, I have reduced considerably instances of lower back pain & improved overall fitness & wellbeing.

Joe Gettins
Just 4 Men Pilates