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Pilates Classes

I have continued Pilates into August with a new 6 week block Wed 23rd July – 27th Aug (inclusive). I have combined the two classes to an 8-9pm class for Beginners and Inprovers. This Wed 6th Aug is at the slightly earlier time of 7-8pm.I am also working with Barefoot Yoga & Fitness Studio, as their Pilates instructor. This is also be a beginner / inprover class. Classes in Barefoot Yoga are not on this week w/c 4th Aug, due to holidaysSo now there is no excuse for not attending one of my pilates classes, class details below:- Wednesdays: Beginners / Improver’s 8-9pm. Lucan Leisure Centre, Griffeen Park.
– Thursdays: 7:30-8:30pm Beginner / Improver, Barefoot Yoga & Fitness, 13 Millbank Bus Park, LucanIf you would like to get involved and build your strength, please contact me to book a place in a class.
Injury Prevention: Sports Massage for Runners With just about 3 months to go to the Dublin Marathon a lot of runners will be starting to focus on their marathon training. Most training plans will involve building your mileage gradually over the next 12 weeks.With that in mind, I wrote a blog on Sports Massage, why to have them and when to have them when training for a marathon. I also give some advice and tips to help prevent any sports injuries while training, it is important to build them into your training plan.To read more click on the link to the blog: Injury Prevention


Some of you may have noticed that I have been playing around with body weight training, also called Calisthenics. I thought I would share a few of things I have been doing in case you would be interested in experimenting with bodyweight training.

Bodyweight training is actually hundreds of years old and is how the Greeks (Spartans) use to train before barbells and dumb bells were invented. Bodyweight training is resistance training using mainly your own body weight and gravity, as a result it is considered safer for muscles and joints to bodyweight train.

There is a lot of debate over whether you can build mass with just body weight training, personally I am not interested in that, I am looking to grow pure strength through a variety of exercises and avoid injury.

While researching Calisthenics I came across a book entitledConvict Conditioning, written by Paul Wade, he was an inmate in the US and the book outlines how he trained while in prison. The book focuses on 6 primary exercises e.g Pistol Squat / One Handed Pull Up, the book breaks down each exercise into 10 stages starting at the most basic level so anyone can try it.

Anyone who wants to train bodyweight does not necessarily need pull up bars etc, the basic levels can be done at home. I located a bodyweight training park in Ballyfermot (opp FAS Ballyfermot). The park is fantastic and has 2 full sets of bars and rings etc. I go to the park a couple of mornings a week and if the weather is bad I go to my gym and do the same work out using the pull up and dip machines.

Calisthetics is great fun and having worked out using barbells etc. I find I am getting more sense of achievement and satisfaction when practising headstands etc and actually progressing to be able to hold a headstand for a 1 minute.

If you wish to learn more please feel free to call me for a chat.

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