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Article Category - "Pilates & Fitness"

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

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 therefore increasing the risk of tendonitis, aches and pain.

The typical muscle groups that are affected are lower back, upper back, neck, forearm, hip and pelvis.… Read more

Posted on January 12, 2016

5 ways Pilates improves your health

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 strengthen their bodies and improve their performance. It really works. Here’s 5 reasons why:

Say goodbye to stress

Pilates has grown in popularity for a number of reasons.… Read more

Posted on November 4, 2015

5 amazing tips for relieving lower back pain

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 part of our lives from interfering with work or hobbies to making it more difficult to play with our kids.… Read more

Posted on October 21, 2015

Do you suffer neck pain while working?

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 to back or neck pain. Remember to sit up straight in your office chair and make sure your work space has been ergonomically reviewed.… Read more

Posted on July 15, 2015

Dynamic or Static Stretching? Are your stretches working?

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 injury free, so you can keep pounding the path.

Join Ciarán on Saturday the 18th for his runners workshop to get hands on advice. … Read more

Posted on April 15, 2015

Back Care Workshop

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, old and new injuries or those wanting prevent back problems.

 

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Posted on March 11, 2015