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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.

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(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

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

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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 ).
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..
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.
[2] Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm
[3] Course start: Wednesday 8th January 2020
[4] Course duration: 7-weeks,
[5] Course fee:
€95 (7-weeks) – Drop-In fee: €15
[6] please print, fill out the following Health Screening Form and
___ bring it along to your first class.
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

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 9 – 3 *Posture Foam Roller Exercises, Back Spine Stretch, Shoulder Mobility, Chest Stretch

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In this Posture Video you are going to learn  three Posture Improvement Exercises >>> with a Foam Roller <<< that
(1) Stretch your Back and Spine out, (2) Mobilize and Loosen your shoulder area, (3) Stretch your chest out to prevent rounded shoulders.
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) Foam Roller – Side Sway to Right & Left
( massages the area between your shoulder blades, stretches your chest out )
Lie flat on your foam roller, your feet are flat on the ground, your knees are bend. Make sure your mid and lower back stay reasonable close to the foam roller. Avoid overarching your lower back, lumbar spine, as this would put pressure on your back. Ensure that the back of your head is well supported, avoid dropping the head over the edge of the roller, as this would overstretch your neck.
Then simply sway one to two inches from side to side, to massage your mid back and either side of the spine. Most class participants find this exercise very relaxing. This will also help you to prevent rounded shoulders, bad posture, as your pectoral muscles, your chest gets stretched out as well. 
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(2) Foam Roller – Full Body stretch – Back Stretch and Shoulder Mobility
( focuses on stretching your whole spine and back, increasing shoulder mobility, includes a chest stretch )
This a very simple yet effective exercise. Start in the same position as in exercise number one, then stretch and lengthen your legs away on the Pilates mat. It might be slightly challenging to keep your balance, which will activate your general core muscles a small bit. Aim to keep your mid and especially your lower back, reasonable close to the foam roller, avoid overarching your lower back. Reach with your hands towards the wall behind you, stretch as far as possible through your fingers away to increase the back and spine stretch. This will work on mobility of your shoulder area and stretches your chest out, preventing rounded shoulders >>> Posture Work ! 🙂
Hold for around 10 long, deep breaths and aim to lengthen further away each time you exhale.

(3) Shoulder Mobilizing with a Foam Roller
( focuses on shoulder mobility, posture improvement, a small chest stretch and a bit mid-back strength )
Another simple exercise to loosen and mobilize your shoulder area and improve your posture. Start in the same position as in exercise number one. Reach with your fingers towards the ceiling, let your palms face towards each other, straighten your arms nearly completely, keep your neck long and relaxed. Draw your shoulders down your back, away from your earlobes.
Breath in as you aim to lift / round your shoulder as much as possible off or away from the foam roller towards the ceiling, stretch your fingers as high as possible up towards the ceiling, while keeping the back of your head on the foam-roller. Breath out as you draw your shoulders back toward the ground, it is a bit like wrapping your shoulder blades around the foam roller, aim to keep your arms straight as you do this. Breath in as you restart. Repeat 10 times.
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

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
South Dublin Classes here, close to Dundrum, Leopardstown, Sandyford, Terenure, Rathmines, Rathgar, Churchtown, Bellarmine, Stepaside, Kiltiernan etc..
Yours in Fitness and Health
_ Martin
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.

Mens Core Conditioning & Pilates Class in Dublin 18, Sandyford Industrial Estate – IrishFit.eu Shop

Find a list of other
Men Only Pilates & Core Work Classes (Tuesday 6pm, 8.15pm, Wednesday 6.30pm) here.
(1) Increase your Core Strength
(2) Improve your Mobility
(3) Boost your Flexibility
(4) Prevent Injuries
with a our Core Conditioning, Core Strength and Pilates Class starting in March & February 2016.

I’m teaching Pilates & Core Strength Classes in the greater South Dublin area (mainly Dublin 18, Dublin 16, Dublin 14, D18, D16, D14) since 2003. Classes take place in various public gyms, one-to-one / private classes, community centres, parish centres, sport clubs e.g. TCD Mens Rowing Squat, UCD Ladies Rowing Squat and corporate gyms and corporate classes.

During the classes we will mix:
1. Traditional Pilates Moves e.g. Pilates Single Leg Stretches, Swimming, Shoulder Bridge, Scissors, Side Lifts etc.
2. Sports, Gym like Core Strength Exercises e.g. Plank variations, back extensions etc..
3. Mobility Exercises to loosen joints and to free up your spine and back.
4. Various stretching exercises, some that you might have done at the end of your gym workout, some are more yoga-like others are focusing on tight calf, hamstrings etc..
5. Plus I through in a for general body-weight exercises e.g. push-up variations, squat variations, revers push-ups etc. to keep it interesting and varied.

Most guys/men need to keep working on their core strength, mobility and flexibility to stay at the top of their game, this might be for running, triathlon, squash, tennis or golf etc..

  1. Day: Wednesday’s
  2. Time: 6:30pm (duration 1 hour)
  3. D18 Pilates Core Strength Classes With Martin Fitnecise Irishfit Store Shop Sandyford Multi SportVenue: IrishFit – Store/Shop – Sandyford Industrial Estate, 25 Spruce Ave, Stillorgan Industrial Park, Blackrock / Sandyford, close to the Stillorgan LUAS stop, Dunnes Store and the Beacon Hospital.
  4. Course duration: 8 weeks
  5. Course Fee: €100 for 8 consecutive weeks
  6. Drop-In possible: €14 (availability allowing, call or text at least two days before the day you want to attend)

There is a max. of 10-12 participants per class.
Contact Martin for more details or course bookings or book online below.

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.