Archive for the 'Pilates & Fitness' Category

5 Unexpected Benefits of Practicing Pilates

We all know that Pilates helps strengthen your core. Most people will be aware of the fact it helps improve your flexibility. Basically your body will look tight and toned with a regular practice. What many people aren’t aware of are some of the extra benefits Pilates brings.  If you’re considering a Pilates foundation course, here’s a list some of […]

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Private Pilates Lessons Designed Specifically For You

Book a 60 minute one-on-one starter assessment and discover how Pilates benefits so much more than just your core! In the session you’ll meet with one of The elbowroom’s experienced instructors, receive a postural assessment and create a Pilates development plan tailored specifically for you. Tailored Private Classes Private lessons can be perfectly tailored to your specific […]

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Why should runners do yoga?

Yoga and running. Two totally different disciplines. What could they ever have in common. More than you’d think! Yoga will help lengthen tight muscles and will also help to strengthen the core, feet and ankles while improving your posture.It also helps you breath more efficiently and can help you overcome some of the mental challenges that runners undoubtedly […]

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It’s bloody important to stretch and here’s why!

Feeling stiff and sore and don’t know why? Muscles, like other tissues in our body, need to be well circulated and healthy. We spend most of our day in the same posture. By not stretching, we continue to overuse and fatigue our muscles, making them short and tight. Adhesions are being formed decreasing circulation, flexibility […]

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5 ways Pilates improves your health

Ever had a tough day at the office and just couldn’t muster the effort to drag yourself down to the gym? There’s one activity which will make you feel both relaxed and energized. Pilates. Pilates isn’t some sort of fad. It’s a well established training technique that numerous high profile sports people have used to […]

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5 amazing tips for relieving lower back pain

Here’s 5 simple suggestions to help banish that lower back pain Most of us have suffered or will suffer from it at some point in our lives. About 80 percent of adults experience it at some point. It’s the most common cause of work-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. It can effect every […]

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Do you suffer neck pain while working?

4 Exercises to reduce work induced neck pain We all carry tension in our neck and shoulders. This tension tends to get worse while sitting at a computer or when you’re on your phone. This can be exacerbated when tired, stressed or busy. The most important thing to remember is to maintain GOOD POSTURE. Poor posture will eventually lead […]

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Dynamic or Static Stretching? Are your stretches working?

Running has seen an increased in popularity in Ireland in recent years.  Running is one of the easiest forms of exercise, just put on your trainers on and go, right? It’s not quite that simple if you intend to keep running long term.  A fitting warm up and cool down routine is key to staying […]

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Back Care Workshop

Join our resident physical therapist Ciarán Aherne for this back care workshop. You will be guided through a series of stretching and strengthening exercises and educated on the mechanics and movement of the spine. You will leave with a home care exercise program leading towards a pain free lifestyle. Suitable for people with back discomfort, […]

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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 […]

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