Category Archives: Pilates Classes in South Dublin

August 2020 – Pilates Classes Up-Date (Classes in South Dublin & Live-Online)

Below an update concerning my future weekly Pilates & Core Strength, Fitness Class timetable, how it will look like from early September 2020 onwards. Fingers crossed, Covid-19 numbers here in Dublin/Ireland stay low or will drop further so that we can go ahead with the?e local classes. 

I will offer a mix of (1) Online-Live-Virtual Classes and (2) local In-Person Classes in various local Community, Parish and Sport Centers in the South Dublin area (Dundrum, Rathfarnham, Sandyford, Leopardstown, Belarmine, Dublin 14, Dublin 16 and Dublin 18). 

Class Sizes are currently (1) Live-Virtual-Online Classes – 8-11 participants maximum, (2) Local In-Person Classes 8-10 participants maximum.

Fitnecise Pilates Equipment Fitness Classes Courses in South Dublin Rathfarnham Nutgrove close to Dundrum Churchtown Terenure Leopardstown Sandyford

(1) Men Only Pilates & Core Strength Classes
(2) Mid Morning Mixed Gender Pilates Classes
(3) Active Seniors & Over 60s Pilates, Mobility and Flexibility Classes
(4) Golfers Pilates, Core Strength & Mobility, Flexibility Classes
(5) Live-Streaming of Local In-Person Classes (free trial classes, volunteers needed !!! )
(6) Class fees/prices

Classes are 60min in duration, with 15-30min in between classes if classes are taught back to back. 

Class participants who attended local In-Person classes before Covid-19 have first preference to re-join local In-Person classes. 

Local In-Person class participants will have to (1) sign and acknowledge our Covid-19 consent-form and (2) familiarise themselves with our ” Covid-19 Health & Safety Guidelines / Policy.”, see http://www.pilatesdublin.ie/covid19/ .  

You will be able to transfer class credits paid for online-classes to local In-Person classes once we restarted local In-Person classes. 


Pilates Fitness Classes and Courses in South Dublin Rathfarnham Nutgrove close to Dundrum Chruchtown Terenure Leopardstown Sandyford

(1) Men Only Pilates & Core Strength Classes
(1.1) Tuesday 6-7pm Live-Online Men’s Pilates Classes (on-going)

(1.2) Tuesday 8-9pm In-Person Men’s Pilates Classes (Taney Parish Centre Dundrum, Dublin 14, Dublin 16) starts 8th September 2020. 

(1.3) Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm Men’s Pilates Classes – already started – a new 7-week block will start 9th September 2020 (Belarmine Community Centre, Dublin 18, in Sandyford, beside the Leopardstown Industrial Estate). 

(1.4) *NEW* Thursday 6-7pm Men’s Pilates Classes – start 27th August or 3rd September 2020 (Belarmine Community Centre, Dublin 18, in Sandyford, beside the Leopardstown Industrial Estate). 


(2) Mid Morning Mixed Gender Pilates Classes
(2.1) Monday 10-11am Live-Online Pilates for all levels (on-going, most likely until the Golf Club, Club House reopens and we restart teaching the In-Person Classes in DLGC Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in Enniskerry).

(2.2) Wednesday 10-11am Live-Online Beginners to Intermediate Pilates classes (on-going, most likely until the Rathfarnham Parish Centre, the Old Court House reopens). 


(3) Active Seniors & Over 60s Pilates, Mobility and Flexibility Classes
(3.1) Thursday 10-11am Active Seniors & Over 60s Pilates (Taney Parish Centre Dundrum, Dublin 14, Dublin 16) starts 8th September 2020.

(3.2) Thursday 11.30am-12.30pm Active Seniors & Over 60s Pilates (this class is put on hold for the time being). 


(4) Golfers Pilates, Core Strength & Mobility, Flexibility Classes
(4.1) Tuesday 10-11am Live-Online Golfers Pilates (on-going, most likely until the Golf Club, Club House reopens and we restart teaching the In-Person Classes in DLGC Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in Enniskerry).

(4.2) Friday 10-11am Live-Online Golfers Pilates (on-going).


(5) Live-Streaming of Local In-Person Classes (free trial classes, volunteers needed !!! )
I will do a few trial runs of live-streaming, some of my local In-Person Classes, i.e. Men’s Pilates in Belarmine and Taney, to test the sound and audio quality with a few volunteers (FREE classes for them). These classes will be offered, in the future, at a discounted price, if the audio & video-quality work for online-class participants. 


(6) Class fees/prices
(6.1) Local In-Person Classes
(6.1.1) 7-consecutive-week block of classes €95
(6.1.2) Drop-In (if availability allows) €15

(6.2) Live-Online-Virtual-Classes with live-feedback (correction, motivation, suggestions of alternative moves).
(6.2.1) 4-Online Classes (Introduction Offer) €32
(6.2.2) 4-Online Classes (Post Introduction Offer) €50
(6.2.3) 8-Online Classes (Post Introduction Offer) €90
(6.2.4) 1-Online Class Drop-In / Pay-As-You-Go €13 


Survey Pilates Classes Courses Exercises in Dublin - North Soth West East Dublin and Dublin City Centre
Pilates Classes Courses Exercises in Dublin – North South West East Dublin and Dublin City Centre

Please contact me with any feedback, comments or question you might have via e-mail, an SMS/text or a phone call. 

Thank you
  Take Care & Stay Safe
    Martin  

Men Only Pilates *New January 2020* Class in Belarmine Community Centre, Belarmine Plaza, Sandyford start Wed 8th January 2020

Online & Virtual Pilates Ćlasses are ongoing in June 2021.
We re-start our local In-Person South Dublin Classes - once Covid-19 restrictions allow.
In the meantime ....
(1) Click >>> For Post-Lockdown/Covid-19 --- Updates --- on *local In-Person Classes* - Register here.
(2) Click >>> For - Live-Virtual & Online Pilates Classes with - Martin - www.PilatesOnline365.com


A *new Only Men Pilates class* starts Wednesday 8th January 2020, this will be my fourth Men Only Pilates class per week in the greater South Dublin area. All classes are taught by a male instructor (qualified in 2003, fully insured ).
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The class is suitable for all levels, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Pilates level, as I will demonstrate two or three different versions of the same exercise. Each participant chooses then the right version for himself, depending on any back, neck, shoulder issues etc..
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One-to-One Pilates and Personal Training are also available.

[1} Class venue: Belarmine Community Centre, Belarmine Plaza, Sandyford, Dublin 18, near Stepaside, Kilternan, Leopardstown, Cabinteely and Foxrock.
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[2] Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm
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[3] Course start: Wednesday 8th January 2020
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[4] Course duration: 7-weeks,
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[5] Course fee:
€95 (7-weeks) – Drop-In fee: €15
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[6] please print, fill out the following Health Screening Form and
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Find more * Mens Pilates & Core Strength *, Flexibility, Mobility classes and further details here:
Men Only Pilates Belarmine Sandyford Aiken Village near Stepaside Dublin 18 D18

Christmas Gift Voucher available in December 2019 for South Dublin Pilates Classes and Personal Training

From 1st December 2019 you can avail of Christmas Gift Vouchers. This includes vouchers for Mid Morning Pilates Classes, Men Only Evening Pilates classes, Active Senior & Over 60s Pilates classes as well as for Personal Training / One-to-One Health & Nutrition Coaching. Most classes take place in the Dublin 14, Dublin 16 and Dublin 18 area.

Buy Christmas Gift Vouchers in South Dublin Pilates Nutrition Fitness Exercise Personal Trainer Martin LuschinContact Martin for further information or to get a Gift Voucher for a loved one, a friend, family member or work colleague.
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Your in Health & Well Being
_ Merry Christmas
__ Martin

New 2017 Pilates & Fitness classes start dates … in South Dublin

A quick note to let you know that I’m restarting my 2017 Pilates, Exercises and Fitness Classes during the week of Monday 9th January 2017.

You might also check out the information about a *new* Nutrition & Health Coaching course that I’m starting on the 20th January 2017, see timetable I plan to update the rest of the website with exact details in the next three to four dates.

Yours in Health and Fitness,
.. Martin

Video 12 – 10min Stretching Routine, Programme for your Neck, Back, Shoulder Area

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In Video No. 12 you are going to learn various Neck, Back and Shoulder Stretches that you can do anywhere. Most of the stretches are done standing, some a done seated in a office chair.  I recorded the video for a 10min Corporate – Lunchtime Class Sample, as I’m teaching a regular Mini-Stretching & Loosening Class in one of the corporate offices in Sandyford Industrial Estate. Class participants come along in their work / office suits, there is no need to change. Find a full description of this video and more details on my partner website www.yourehealthhabitcoach.ie/com.
Let me know how you get on trying the exercises and e-mail me any question you might have.
Yours in Fitness & Health
_ Martin

Video 10 – 3 Foam Roller Plank Variations for Core Strength, Core Stability & a bit Upper Body Strength

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In this Core Strength Video you are going to learn  three Progression Core Stability & Core Strength Exercises >>> with a Foam Roller <<< that
(1) Strengthen your global abdominal muscles, (2) challenge your waist (exercise no. 2) and lower abdomen (exercise no. 3), (3) focus a bit more on shoulder stability and shoulder placement.
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Keep your core muscles, your TVA (Transverse Abdominis) slightly engaged throughout to keep these exercises safe for your lower back. Always consult a GP / physician before starting a new exercises regime, especially if you haven’t exercised for a long time on a regular basis.

(1) Foam Roller – Plank static:
( challenges your general / global core muscles, emphasizes shoulder stability and upper body strength a bit more than a normal straight arm plank)
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Place your hands shoulder distance apart on the foam roller, your palms are below your shoulders. On a breath out straighten one after the other leg, your feet are hip-distance apart.
Maintain a straight line from the top of your head, down to your ankles. Avoid dropping your hip, as this would most likely lead to an over arched lower back / lumbar spine, which would place unnecessary pressure on your lower back.
Keep your shoulders relaxed, draw your shoulder blades down your back towards your bottom.

Maintain a steady, continuous breath, avoid holding your breath.

Hold for 8-10 breath cycles, keep your TVA (Trans Versus Abdominis), your core muscle engaged throughout.
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(2) Foam Roller – Plank & Straight Leg Side Kick)
( same as above, plus additional focus on your waist, “love-handles” 🙂 )
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This is a “simple” variation of above mentioned Plank exercises. You start with the same set-up as above, but instead of holding the plank position you kick your straight leg from the hip to the side.
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Breath out as you kick your leg to the side, breath in as you switch sides.
The rest of your body stays ideally completely still and stable, you just move from your hip joint.
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Keep alternating sides, legs until you have done a maximum of 10 kick to the right and left.
Increase the number of repetition over time, allow your body to get used the exercise and challenge.
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(3) Foam Roller – Plank plus Knee Pull-In
( same as above, plus additional focus on your lower abdominal muscles / abs  )

This is another “simple” 😉 variation of above mentioned Plank exercises. You start with the same set-up as above, but instead of holding the plank position you draw you knee straight underneath your chest and upper-body. The movement is controlled, steady, slow – this will challenge your core muscles more.
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Breath out as you draw one knee or leg in, breath in as you switch sides.
The rest of your body stays ideally completely still and stable, you just move from your hip joint.
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Keep alternating sides, legs until you have done a maximum of 10 kick to the right and left.
Increase the number of repetition gradually over time, allow your body to get used the exercise and challenge.
ame as above, just crisscross your arms in front of your chest to intensify the movement..
Let me know how you get on and e-mail or facebook me your questions, comments or feedback.
Thank you
_ Martin

Video 6 – Core Strength, Pilates, Upper-Body Combo 1. Roll-Down Push-Up, 2. Roll-Out, 3. Ball Russian-Twist

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In this Pilates Video you are going to learn three exercises, two Pilates, Core Strength Exercises and one Upper-Body Toning and Strengthening Exercise.
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Keep your core muscles, your TVA (Transverse Abdominis) slightly engaged throughout to make these exercises safer for your lower back. Always consult a GP / physician before starting a new exercises regime, especially if you haven’t exercised for a long time on a regular basis.

(1) Pilates Push-Up & Roll-Down >> Focuses on increasing upper-body strength (arms, chest), improves spin & back mobility a small bit.
Stand tall, arms, shoulders and the neck area are relaxed. Roll-down into a push-up position, place your hands wide, to the right & left of the mat, aim to keep you neck long, avoid dropping your head if possible to avoid tension in the neck. Keep your hip lifted, maintain ideally a straight line – ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, top of your head. Breath in as you lower your upper-body, breath out as you push away from the mat or floor. Roll up on the next breath out and come into a standing position.
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(2) Swiss-Ball / Gym-Ball Roll-Out
 >> Focuses mainly on increasing your “global abdominal” strength (it strengthens various abdominal / stomach muscles at the same time)
Kneel in front of the ball, your wrists rest on ball, your elbows are slightly bent. Maintain a straight line from your knees to your shoulders and the top of your head. Keep your shoulders and neck loose and relaxed. Breath out as you roll out, breath in as you roll back up.
Avoid dropping your hip and keep your TVA, core muscles slightly engaged to protect your lower back.
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(3)  Russian Twist with a Gym / Swiss-Ball >> Focuses on toning your waist / increasing oblique strength and gets your thighs, buttock / gluteal muscles and mid / lower back a bit as well.
Rest the top of your upper back and the back of your head on a gym-ball, lift your hip to create a straight line from your knees to the crown of your head, keep your hip lifted and your ankles below your knees. Reach with your arms towards the ceiling, palms facing inwards. keep the shoulder relaxed. Breath out as you turn from your waist to the right, remember to keep you hip lifted, breath in as your return to the centre, turn to the left on your next out breath, breath in returning to the centre.
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To-Do-List:
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Do a brief warm-up of 5-8min including some rotational and loosening moves for your neck, back, shoulders and your lower back or do some cardio exercises for 5-8min e.g. brisk walking.
(2) Do each exercise up to 10 times, assuming your back, neck, shoulders, knees and other joints etc. agree with the movement and there is no pain. Do three sets of each exercise.
(3) I suggest to keep an exercise and activity diary, which will allow you to recognize progress.
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Make a note of
(3.1) when you exercise time/date/duration,
(3.2) how many reps / sets you do,
(3.3) how the exercises are getting easier over time. I came up with a rating system.
I use a scale from 1 to 10 ( 1 = very very easy; 10 = extremely hard, nearly impossible).
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Let me know how you get on and if you have any questions.
Martin

Video 1 – Morning Pilates & Loosening Routine with Martin

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In this short Pilates video I’m demonstrating a sample Pilates routine that could be done:

  1. as a Morning Pilates Routine after getting up to boost you energy levels, wake up and loosen up after a good night’s rest.
  2. as a Warm-Up Routine before a work out or a run etc..
  3. in between when working at a desk / in a office  for several hours to break up the day (you might just do the Neck, Back and Upper-Body Stretches and Loosening moves).

I plan to create one video per week from now onward, where I demonstrate different Kettlebell, Pilates, Body-Weight Exercises, Resistance Training and other exercises. Nutrition and diet advice videos, with various tip, recommendations, food reviews etc. are also planned.

Please let me know if you are interested in particular routines, exercises or have any specific questions. 

Yours in Health & Fitness
__ Martin

New June, July & August 2016 Pilates Classes in South Dublin, Dublin 14, D14 – Dublin 18, D18

A new set of 2016 Summer Pilates & Fitness Classes started this week in South Dublin, (1) Rathfarnham, Willbrook (Rathfarnham Pastoral Centre, off Willbrook Road) and (2) Sandyford, Leopardstown (Sandyford Community Centre, Lambs Cross). Pilates Classes in South Dublin, Rathfarnham Village, Willbrook, Nutgrove, close to Marlay Park, Churchtown, Ballinteer

 

 

 

 

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 Join Anytime !
 Beginners are Welcome !
13 Years teaching experience
Small Classes: 8-10 participants max.
Free Parking
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(1) Pilates – Thursday 10am-11am – Mixed Level, Beginners to Intermediate.
Classes take place in Rathfarnham Pastoral Parish Centre, off Willbrook Road, Dublin 14, D14 

(2) Men Only Pilates – Wednesday 6.30pm-7.30pm – Mixed Level, Beginners to Intermediate.
Classes take place in Sandyford Community Centre, Lambs Cross, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, D18 

Contact Martin for more details and booking. 

6 over 8 week South Dublin Pilates – Special Offer – June, July, August 2016

Pilates South Dublin Summer 2016 Special Offer Rathfarnham Sandyford Dundrum Leopardstown Cabinteely Foxrock Dublin 16 Dublin 14 Dublin 18For the months of June, July and August 2016 we are going to run our “6 over 8 Pilates Class Summer Special” again. Meaning you can choose to pay for 6 classes and use them over an 8 week period. This allows you to book a class and at the same time have the flexibility that’s needed if you go on a two weeks holiday break. Terms and Conditions apply, see below.
This applies to the following fitness and exercise classes:
 1. Morning Pilates Classes 
 2. Over 60s Pilates & Fitness Classes
 3. Men Only Pilates / Core Strength Classes

Beginners are welcome
Small Classes, there is a maximum of 8-10 class participants
• Various Pilates equipment is provided (Pilates Rings, Balls, Foam Rollers,  Gym Sticks etc.).
Cost: €75 for 6 classes
Cost: €100 for 8 classes (book this if you can do 8 consecutive weeks)
• 13 Years teaching experience
Parking is free

• Find our Full Pilates, Fitness and Exercise Class Time Table for our
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South Dublin Classes here, close to Dundrum, Leopardstown, Sandyford, Terenure, Rathmines, Rathgar, Churchtown, Bellarmine, Stepaside, Kiltiernan etc..
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Yours in Fitness and Health
_ Martin
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Terms and Conditions:
1. Your six-week class booking is valid for 8 consecutive weeks from
your first class onward.
2. A health screening form must be filled out before the start of the class,
find a link to the health screening form here (print and bring along to the first class please) www.PilatesDulbin.ie – Health Screening Form.