Article Category - "Pilates & Fitness"

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 March 15, 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

Pilates for sportspeople. Improve your athleticism!

Pilates for sportspeople. Improve your athleticism!

Are you trying to improve as a sportsperson? Not as athletic as you used to be? Believe it or not, the answer to solving these problems is Pilates. Yes, Pilates for sports. No longer is Pilates just for women who are trying to stay fit, but it’s now helping people improve their athleticism!

Posture

I bet you are thinking, ‘How in the world could Pilates and sports be connected?’ First of all, Pilates helps with posture.… Read more

Posted on October 1, 2016

Simple Scientific Fitness. Burn Fat. Build Muscle. Get Healthy! – Open Night

Simple Scientific Fitness. Burn Fat. Build Muscle. Get Healthy! – Open Night

Marie Murphy is an exercise & nutrition specialist and former Irish Olympian marathon runner. Here she presents the Murphy METs programme which she designed, developed and implemented. The ‘Murphy (METs) Programme’ a physical activity programme for prevention/recurrence of disease such as cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes and is suitable for those at risk of falls, respiratory, musculoskeletal issues and depression.

The following will be covered during this FREE open session: 

  • Physiological benefits of exercise
  • Fitness level and prevention of disease
  • Understanding METs
  • Resistance training
  • Case Studies
  • Murphy (METs) Programme
  • Fitness Testing
  • Training Schedule
  • Programme Levels

This programme was acknowledged by the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) 2012.… Read more

Posted on August 16, 2016

Reduce The Risk Of Illness With The Murphy METs Programme

Reduce The Risk Of Illness With The Murphy METs Programme

When it comes to reducing the risk of illness such as breast cancer, exercise is increasingly looking like a good bet.

In recent years, studies have found that exercise appears to reduce a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. Furthermore, in women already diagnosed with the disease, exercise appears to reduce the chance of a breast cancer recurrence. These studies have encouraged women to get off the couch and to start walking or running—which is great.… Read more

Posted on July 26, 2016