Article Category - "Pilates & Fitness"
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
When Joseph Pilates wrote ‘Return to Life through Contrology’, he picked 34 exercise to create a sequence that moves, stretches, strengthens, and massages the entire body. These exercises remained at the heart of his comprehensive method.
In this 2 hour workshop, you will discover the art of Pilates with an exercise method where you control your body, mind, and muscles.
The moves he designed focus on core muscles in the “powerhouse” (abs, pelvic floor, lower back), proper alignment of the spine, and awareness of breath.… Read more
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
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
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
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