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A Runners Stretching Workshop

A Runners Stretching Workshop

Join our resident sports specialist and physical therapist – Ciarán Aherne for the ultimate runner’s workshop.

Warming up and warming down is vital for anyone who runs or plans to run. Stretching exercises are paramount to protect your hips, ankles, knees and feet is vital to stay injury free.

Learn how to:

  • Stretch the right muscles without straining your joints
  • Effectively build muscle to maintain endurance
  • Use an efficient warm up and warm down routine each time you run
  • Help stay injury free and keep running for many years to come
  • Build up your competitive advantage if racing is your game

If you would like info on any of our classes or workshops to support your fitness plan, please email, reception with your enquiry, best of luck with your running.… Read more

Posted on March 6, 2015

The Unexpected Benefits of Pilates

The Unexpected Benefits of Pilates

These days we hear a lot about Pilates & most people can list off the benefits of practicing it without ever having done a class.

There are the usual suspects of improved posture, a stronger core, injury rehabilitation, feeling better about yourself when you’re wearing a swimsuit etc but the benefits are actually far more wide-reaching than that.

Develop Muscle Memory

I really believe that my years of learning how to use my body in a subtle & co-ordinated way through Pilates is helping me to learn the violin of all things.… Read more

Posted on August 11, 2014

Support your Running: The power of Pilates

Support your Running: The power of Pilates

Many of us have taken on the couch to 5k challenge for 2014.  Although optimum fitness is on most of our minds, these stormy weather conditions are slowing down progress.  Developing a pilates practice is a great way to keep muscles strong and supple to assist your running regime.  It will keep you focused and motivated on your 5k goal and perfect to practice at home on the days that are just too challenging.… Read more

Posted on February 3, 2014

Pilates promotes good posture & helps back pain

Pilates promotes good posture & helps back pain

A regular Pilates routine will ensure that optimal posture becomes the foundation for a balanced, injury free way of moving. Tight muscles will lengthen and strengthen which promotes healthy blood circulation and lubricate your joints.  If you have never tried pilates before it is a good idea to get a solid foundation with a beginners course.

A common cause of back pain is poor posture which puts abnormal stress on the spine.… Read more

Posted on September 16, 2013