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Article Category - "Pilates & Fitness"

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.”… 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

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

5 Unexpected Benefits of Practicing Pilates

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 the lesser known benefits of practicing Pilates:

1) REDUCES STRESS

One of the first things you’ll be thought in Pilates is to control your breathing.… Read more

Posted on June 20, 2016

Private Pilates Lessons Designed Specifically For You

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 needs and lifestyle and can be arranged at a time convenient to you.

Both the session format and the exercises given are tailored to suit your needs and objectives.… Read more

Posted on March 18, 2016

Why should runners do yoga?

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 face.

Specific muscle groups tend to be over worked while you run due to the repetitive nature of a runners movement.… Read more

Posted on February 23, 2016