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Videos – Ten Pilates & Core Strength Exercise Sample Videos with Martin in South Dublin Ireland

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Pilates Classes in South Dublin Dundrum Rathfarnham Sandyford Leopardstown Close to Churchtown Stepaside Kileternan Marlay Park Bellarmine

My 10th Pilates & Core Strength Video is out 🙂 See all videos below, some of them focus more on posture, others are a combination of back strength exercises or a mix of abdominal strength, back strength and back mobility etc..
Here a link to a list of all Pilates videos with detailed descriptions of the Pilates & Core Strength Exercises and Movements.

in the future I will also include some of my www.YourHealthHabitCoach.com nutirtion and exercise videos on this website, these videos will focus more on Nutrition, Food, Diet and general Fitness, Toning & Health related topics and not only on Pilates & Core Strength.

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Video 7 – Pilates Roll-Up Core Strength Exercise – Three Variations / Options

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In this Pilates Video you are going to learn three variations of an Pilates Exercise called the Roll-Up. The exercise focuses on your straight abdominal muscles / your rectus abdominis and a small bit on lower and mid back mobility.
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 Roll-Up (option 1 – arms stretched out in front of you)
Sit with your legs straight stretched out in front of you and aim to straighten your back as much as possible, keep your shoulders and neck relaxed. Breath in to prepare, breath out as you tuck your tailbone under, draw your chin slightly in towards your chest and gradually easy vertebrae by vertebrae onto the mat. Aim for a slow and controlled movement, avoid any rushed or jerky moves to keep it safe for your back. Breath in as you reach cross over your body to lengthen your back and spine. Roll your back in the same controlled way off the mat as you breath out and reach away to your feet to incorporate a hamstring / back of your leg stretch. Repeat up to ten times. This exercise might not be for your if you have any back issues.
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(2) Pilates Roll-Up (option 2 – arms crisscrossed in front of chest) 
Same as above, crisscross your arms in front of your chest to intensify the movement. Still stretch your whole body out as your hands and fingers reach away for a moment.
(3) Pilates Roll-Up (option 3 – arms / hands stretch away to the ceiling )
Same as above, stretch your arms / fingers away towards the ceiling, your palms are facing towards each other. This intensives the movement further and requires more control.
Same 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

January 2016 Pilates Classes in South Dublin D14 D16 D18

I’m going to start a new set of *Pilates* and *Fitness* Classes in the greater South Dublin area during the week of Monday 11th January 2016. Classes will include:

  1. Men Only Pilates / Mens Pilates and Core Strength Classes
    6pm and 8.15pm – Tuesday evenings (in Dundrum D14 and Sandyford D18)
  2. Over 60s Pilates and Fitness Classes
    10am Wednesday and 11.15am Thursday morning (in Rathfarnahm, close to Ballyboden, beside Marlay Park – Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club and Rathfarnham Parish Centre)
  3. Intermediate Pilates Classes
    10am Thursday morning (and possibly Friday morning as well, to be confirmed)
  4. Toning & Weight Loss Classes
    9.30am Tuesday morning (in Foxrock D18, close to Deansagrange, Stillorgan, Cabinteely, in Foxrock Parish Centre)
  5. HIIT Toning & Conditioning Class 
    7.30am Thursday morning (in D18 Central Park, Sandyford Industrial Estate as part of the Live-Work-Grow Program)

Find a full Pilates and Fitness Class Timetable for above mentioned class in Dublin 14, Dublin 16 and Dublin 18 here.

Contact Martin for further information or to book your Pilates Classes, Trial & Drop-In Classes possible if availability allows.

New – Morning Pilates Class in South Dublin – Dublin14, D14 – Rathfarnahm

I’m going to start a 2nd *Morning Pilates Class* in Rathfarnham, close to Ballyroan, Ballinteer, Churchtown, Ballyboden, Knocklyon and Ticknock.

Here the Pilates Course and Class details:

Location: Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 (see map below)
Day: Thursday morning
Time:  10am-11am (The Over 60s Pilates Class will be moved to 11.15am-12.15pm)
Duration: Ongoing – in 6 to 8 week blocks
Max. number of Participants: 10-12 participants
Prices – Cost: 8 weeks €96 (or pro-rata if the course already started), Drop-In €14
12 Years Teaching Experience:
I qualified with the Pilates Institute Ireland, in Dublin, in 2003

Contact us (e-mail or call) here.

3 New Fitness classes 2x Pilates, 1x Conditioning Circuits – Core Strength Combo in South Dublin start early November

Pilates classes courses in south Co Dublin Ireland Studio Nutgrove Shopping Centre Rathfarnham close Dundrum Leopardstown Sandyford Terenure Rathmines 2

Pilates classes courses in south Co Dublin Ireland Studio Nutgrove Shopping Centre Rathfarnham close Dundrum Leopardstown Sandyford Terenure Rathmines 2

We changed our Fitnecise time able slightly and added three new classes, these classes will start during the week Monday 31st of October 2011:

  1. Wednesday Evening:
    Pilates Mixed Level
  2. Saturday Morning:
    Pilates Mixed Level
    This might range from pure Beginners up to Advanced using various Pilates equipment depending on the class participants and their previous Pilates experience.
  3. Saturday Lunchtime
    Conditioning and Circuit + Core Strength Combo Class
    40min – Conditioning and Circuit Class
    – we use different equipment like, weights bench,  rowing machine, chin-up bar, dumb bells, kettlebells, gymballs, resistance bands, gym sticks,  medicine balls etc.
    15-20min – Core Conditioning

These changes still have to be done on our partner website www.fitnecise.ie

I will stop teaching on Thursday night, but might consider running a Pre-natal, Pregnancy Yoga or Pilates class if I can find a instructor – Please let me contact me if you know of a Pregnancy Maternity Yoga or Pilates Class instructor.

  Regards Martin