Welcome to Abbey Pilates

Mat Pilates Classes for all Ages & Fitness Levels



Abbey Pilates Portrait Chris Prendergast - Pilates Instructor

About Abbey Pilates

Abbey Pilates is a purpose built Pilates studio based in The Fairways, Abbeyleix that offers group and one to one Pilates for all fitness levels and abilities.  
We keep classes small so every client can receive unique instruction in order for them to make the most of their Pilates practice.

About Chris

I’m a fully qualified advanced Pilates teacher with the Pilates Institute of Ireland. 
Having practiced Pilates for most of my life I truly believe in the health and wellbeing benefits it brings. 

As a busy mum of three active boys I appreciate how difficult it can sometimes be to fit exercise into a bustling schedule but I know that all aspects of my life are better with Pilates and I feel passionate about sharing the benefits of Pilates with you.

Be in control of your body and not at its mercy.”

Joseph Pilates


What is Pilates?

Pilates is a full body exercise system which aims to strengthen the body in an even way. Particular emphasis lies on core strength and correct posture alignment to improve muscle tone, balance, joint mobility and posture as well as relieve stress and tension.

Pilates was developed by its name sake, Joseph Pilates, in the 1920’s. Joseph Pilates believed that mental and physical health, were closely connected. He developed a body conditioning regime to help build flexibility, mobility, strength and coordination with this in mind.  

Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes.

Abbey Pilates - Instructor with Magic Circle

Beginners/ Improvers

Suitable for anyone who is new to Pilates or has a low fitness level

Mixed Level

This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate levels.


Gentle Pilates

A gentle class suitable for beginners, pre and postnatal and age active. 1 to 1 and small group classes available. Contact us for more information.

Abbey Pilates - Equipment


Suitable for people that have some experience of Pilates or have some level of fitness



Suitable for people with a high level of Pilates experience or with a good fitness level