Article Category - "Pilates & Fitness"

6 Weeks Foundation Barre Course

6 Weeks Foundation Barre Course

Barre is a fitness class based on the technique and style of a traditional ballet class. The great thing about Barre is you do not need to be a dancer to attend this course (no tap shoes or pointe work required).

This practice is a fusion of Ballet, Pilates, and Yoga that will leave you with improved posture, muscle definition, increased flexibility and reduced stress. The course is a dynamic and invigorating workout.… Read more

Posted on December 2, 2017

10 Top Running Tips

10 Top Running Tips

It’s that time of year again. People are dusting off their runners and are back pounding the pavement. Whether you’re a hardcore marathon runner or a couch to 5km novice there’s always something you can add to make you a better, safer runner.

Here are 10 great running tips to get you started

1. Challenge accepted

“Everyone is an athlete. But some of us are training, and some of us are not.” —Dr.… Read more

Posted on August 9, 2017

Breaking Down the Barre – Beginners Workshop

Breaking Down the Barre – Beginners Workshop

Barre is a fitness class based on the technique and style of a traditional ballet class. The great thing about Barre is you do not need to be a dancer to attend this class (no tap shoes or pointe work required).

This sweet practice is a fusion of ballet, Pilates and yoga that will leave you with improved posture, muscle definition, increased flexibility and reduced stress.

In addition, this class will suit just about any fitness level.… Read more

Posted on July 30, 2017

What type of posture do you have?

What type of posture do you have?

Are you a swayback? A sloucher? Military type? Does your bum stick out a bit too much? Are your hamstrings too tight? Pilates is one of the most effective ways of correcting posture. We always recommend you start a beginners course – see our schedule here

Negative effects of poor posture

The truth is – the way you sit or stand can have a negative effect on your body over time causing niggling aches or worse.… Read more

Posted on June 20, 2017

Progressive Pilates – The Original Sequence with Aideen Macken

Progressive Pilates – The Original Sequence with Aideen Macken

When Joe Pilates wrote ‘Return to Life through Contrology’, he picked 34 exercise to create a sequence that moves, lengthens, strengthens, and massages the entire body in full 3D. These exercises have remained at the heart of his comprehensive method.

In this 2 hour workshop, one of Irelands best Pilates Instructors will guide you through Art of Pilates as Joseph would have.

Explore this marvellous and challenging set of exercises which will coordinate your mind and body.… Read more

Posted on February 18, 2017

Pilates or Yoga?

Pilates or Yoga?

Cheese or tulips?  Swimming or cycling ?  Bruce Lee or Rudolf Nureyev?

What’s the difference?

On the surface, both disciplines present similarities like breathing, moving and wearing stretchy apparel.  When we look closer they are as different as Martial Arts are to Ballet. I’d even go as far as to say that if they were people one would be Bruce Lee (fighting streak aside) and the other, Rudolf Nureyev.

Are you a budding Rudolf or grasshopper Bruce?… Read more
Posted on February 1, 2017