Category Archives: Pilates for Men

Video – Sample Pilates Class (Mens Pilates & Core Strength) Program/Routine and the importance of balancing your exercise routine.

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In the video below you see me talking you through a sample “Men Only Pilates & Core Strength Class” Routine and Program. The exercise routine was taken from one of the Mens Pilates classes, that I’m teaching in South Dublin, Ireland in Sandyford/Leopardstown in the Sandyford Community Centre.

I firmly believe that keeping your exercise and fitness regimes and programs * balanced is essential to prevent overuse * of muscle groups and joints etc..
Here a few examples re how to pair exercises to maintain balance.
If you work x … then work y …
1. If you work your chest, work your back
2. If you work your thighs, work your hamstrings
3. If you work your abdominals/abs/stomach, work your mid/lower back
4. If you work your biceps, work your triceps
5. If you work your right, work your left (e.g. neck, shoulders, etc.)

I still see it in lots of exercise classes, some personal training programs etc. that fitness instructors and personal trainers prescribe routines that are out of balance and will lead to issues in the long term if one body part or muscle group is un-proportionally stronger/weaker than it’s opposite body part or muscle group.
You should keep this idea also in mind when creating your weekly or monthly exercise program – balance your exercise week or month similarly.
Here you ideally mix (1) Strength Exercises, (2) Cardio Exercises, (3) Mobility and Flexibility Exercises, (4) Core Strength and (5) Stability exercises (possibly also Balance depending on your age profile, sport or physical activities).

Contact me with any question you might have about this “Keeping the Balance Concept” or above video.

Stay Pro-Active, Stay Fit and mainly Stay Healthy!
Thank you – Martin


Video – Is your lower back stiff, sore and niggling? Stretch it out with the Shoulder Bridge (a simple Pilates exercise)

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Is your  lower back  stiff, sore and or tight??? … Do you need to loosen & stretch your back??
In this short video, I show you three different variations of an exercise called the shoulder bridge. It’s a simple exercise to

  1. mobilize,  stretch and loosen your back
  2. stretch tight chest muscles and
  3. loosen your shoulders as well.

Check it out and send me an e-mail or message, via Facebook or SMS with any questions or any   feedback or questions you might have!
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Stay Pro-Active, Stay Fit and Stay Healthy!
Thank you – Martin

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Video May 2018 – availability – Men Only Pilates Classes in South Dublin, Ireland

A new set of Mens Pilates, Core Strength and Flexibility Classes starts during the week of Monday 7th of May and Monday 14th of May 2018 in the greater South Dublin area, Dublin 14, Dublin 16 and Dublin 18.

The classes and courses run in eight-week blocks. There is generally a maximum of 8-10 participants per class, meaning the classes are rather small and this allows me to offer a good degree of individual attention. Benefit from 16 years teaching experience, I worked with hundreds of individuals of all ages mid/late teens to individuals in their 90s, busy mums, business owners, desk-bound office workers, retired people, various groups and individuals from sports like rugby, GAA, soccer, tennis, long-distance running and golf.

View the video below for class details, check my full exercise and fitness class timetable here or contact me if you have any further questions or to book a class.

Martin
(Personal Fitness & Health Coach / Trainer, Nutrition Coach read more here)

Video Explained – Mens Pilates, Core Strength & Flexibility Classes in South Dublin, Ireland

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In the “Explained – Mens Pilates, Core Strength and Flexibility” Video below I talk you through:

1. What one of my “Men Only Pilates and Core Strength” class entails.
2. What the benefits of these Pilates Classes are.
3. What Pilates and other fitness and exercise equipment we use during those classes.
4. What I want you got get out of the classes.
Find a full fitness and exercise class timetable with all current classes I’m currently teaching here.
.Contact me with any question you might have or to book your course or trial class.

Martin
(Personal Training, Nutrition & Health Coaching, Fitness and Pilates Classes since 2003)

Free – Online Pilates Video Course Access **until Monday 5th March 2018** South Dublin, Ireland

Snow Feb 2018 No Morning Pilates Classes in South Dublin Rathfarnham Willbrook near Nutgrove Marlay Park WhiteChurch Dublin 14 Dublin 16You can get free access (the coupon code is “snowpilates” ) to my short Online Pilates Video Course until Monday 5th March 2018 (normally €39.99) in exchange for some feedback after using the course for a few days. I do this due to the weather conditions today – lots of snow, a bit of ice and the weather predictions for tomorrow/Thursday 1st March 2018 and Friday 2nd March 2018 here in Ireland / South Dublin.
This will allow you to keep doing your Pilates, Stretching and Mobilizing exercises, especially as some of you were or are missing the classes that or normally no at this time of the week, due to the snow and ice.
No excuses lets get moving, to stay fit and healthy!
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In the video below you see how to apply the *coupon code* and get *free access* to these videos until Monday 5th March 2018.
My Fitness and Pilates course website is http://courses.yourhealthhabitcoach.comYou can do these Online Pilates Video Sessions at (1) home or (2) on the go when travelling for work or leisure, in your (3) local gym etc.. You can use your tablet, phone, laptop or desktop to access the course video lessons.
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I was in contact with Taney Parish Centre, Sandyford Community Centre and Glencullen Community Centre / GAA Start of Erin Hall … all venues are closed on Wednesday evening, Thursday and Friday (28th February, 1st March and 2nd March) according to the centre managers.
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Take care, stay safe during this hopefully short cold wintery weather spell and keep active … and
maybe see you during one of my indoor or outdoor classes.
Martin


Video No. 19 Pilates for Golf / Golfers “A Back Strengthening and Loosening Routine, Mini-Programme” in South Dublin, Ireland

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In the short Pilates Video below I’m talking you through a brief “Pilates Back Strengthing and Loosening Routine” that you might do
(1) at home
(2) as part of a general Morning / Wake-Up Routine
(3) as part of your Golf Warm-Up
(4) as part of your Cool-Down, Back Stretching routine in the gym
(5) after your team training, GAA Gaelic Football, Hurling, Soccer or Rugby …
etc..

This Mini-Circuit consists of three exercises, that work on different parts of your back. These exercises complement each other and work very well together to maintain general back and spine health, assuming you don’t have any major back, neck or shoulder issues.

(1) Pilates – Shoulder Bridge (version 1a)
(2) Pilates – Chest Opener, Crab, Crocodile (version 1)
(3) Pilates – Swimming, also referred to as Superman (version 1b)

Let me know if you have any questions in relation to these Pilates and Core Strength Exercises (send me an e-mail here).

Please comment on my facebook page and let know what you think about this short routine.
Feel free to make any suggestions what other types short video you would like to see here or on my facebook page.

Yours in Fitness and Health
_ Thank you – Martin

Dublin Pilates Class – Well Done, Thumbs Up & Homework ! 

A “Well done and Thumbs Up” to all class participants in this morning’s South Dublin based Pilates Classes, Rathfarnham/Willbrook in the Old Court House, close to the Yellow House Pub, near Rathfarnham Castle.
The home-exercises or “homework”, as I like to call it are/is:
>>>> 3 Sets of the following three exercises <<<<
(1) 10x Pilates Single-Leg Stretches (R/L), mainly core/abdominal strength 
(2) 10x Shoulder-Bridge version 2, for a good back stretch and to loosening and lengthen the spine and back.
(3) 10x Side-Bends, focusses on oblique strength, waist / love-handle toning.
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Martin

January 2018 – Let me know if you want to rejoin my South Dublin Pilates & Fitness Classes next week . Thanks M

Hi all, can you please let me know if you plan to rejoin my new January 2018 Pilates or Fitness classes next week, so I can reserve a place for you, as I already got various inquiries and I want to give current class participants first preference. All south Dublin based classes start during the week of Monday 8th January 2018.
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Please mention the (1) day, (2) time and (3) class venue of the course you want to attend, here a link to my contact details / contact page.

Feel free to spread the word and invite a friend, family member, work colleague, teammate or someone else to try the classes, so they feel and experience the various benefits of exercising regularly.
Thanks Martin

Pilates, Fitness Classes in South Dublin in January 2018 – Join Anytime !

A quick note and video to let you know when I’m restarting my various Fitness, Pilates and Exercises classes in January 2018.

The following classes will start during the second week of January 2018, the week of Monday 8th of January.
Find all class details below the video!

  1. Tuesday 6.00pm – Men Only Pilates in Sandyford Community Centre, Lambs Cross, Dublin 18
  2. Tuesday 8.15pm – Men Only Pilates in Taney Parish Centre in Dundrum, close to the LUAS bridge, Dublin 16.
  3. Wednesday 10.00am – Pilates Beginners to Mixed Level in The Old Course House, Pastoral Parish Centre in Rathfarnham, off Willbrook Road, close to the Yellow House Pub.
  4.  Wednesday 6.30pm – Men Only Pilates in Sandyford Community Centre, Lambs Cross. Dublin 18
  5. Wednesday 7.45pm – 30/30 Toning & Weight Loss Class plus Q&A, Mini-Seminar, Talk.
  6. Thursday 10.00am – Over 60s, Senior Pilates & Fitness Class in Taney Parish Centre in Dundrum, close to the LUAS bridge, Dublin 16.
  7. Thursday 11.30am – Over 60s, Senior Pilates & Fitness Class in Taney Parish Centre in Dundrum, close to the LUAS bridge, Dublin 16.
  8. Friday 9.30am – Glencullen Pilates in the old Library, Glencullen Community Centre, close to Johnny Fox’s Pub and beside the local church.

Find a full, up-to-date class timetable here or contact me with any questions you might have. Find an FAQ (frequently asked questions) section here.

Flexi Pass – Special Summer 2017 Offer / Deal – 7 Classes over 9 weeks in July, August

2017 Special Summer Offer Deal Fitness Exercise Classes Courses in South Dublin 18, Dublin 14 Dublin 16Over the remaining summer months June,  July and August 2017 you can avail of our
Flexi Pass – Fitness, Toning & Pilates Summer Special
** 7 Classes over 9 weeks ** 
in South Dublin
Sandyford, Leopardstown, Rathfarnham, Willbrook, Whitechurch, Dundrum, Dublin 18, Dublin 16, Dublin 14.

• Book 7 Fitness or Pilates Classes and use them over an 9 week period.
_ This offer is valid for the following weeks (week of Monday 26th June, 10th July,
_ 17th July, 24th July, 21st July, 7th August, 14th August, 21st August, 28th August.
_ There *won’t* be any classes during the week of Monday 3rd July  2017.
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• This allows to cater for you going on holidays or being away.
• There is a maximum of 8-10 class participants
• Pilates, Stretching or Yoga mats
_and various Pilates equipment (Pilates Rings,
_Balls, Foam Rollers, Resistance Bands,
_Gym Sticks etc.) are provided.
€87.50 for 7 classes over 9 weeks – You might attend 8 or 9 classes if the dates suit.
_ •  The fees for 8 weeks is €100, for 9 weeks is €112.50. 

_ •  Trial or Drop-ins, Pay-As-You-Go Classes are possible is availability allows €14/class.
• This offer is valid for my Wednesday Morning Class, and my Evening Classes on
Tuesday and Wednesday night.
• View a full Class Timetable here.
• Classes take place close to Stepaside, Belarmine, Sandyford Industrial Estate, , Leopardstown, Lambs Cross, Marlay Park.


Contact Martin for details or to book your place.

There is still availability in my Fitness, Exercises Classes in *Sandyford Community Centre & *Glencullen Community Centre

April 2017 Sandyford Community Centre Toning Weight Loss Class Leopardstown near Belarmine Stepaside Kilternan Foxrock Cabinteely GlencullenJoin my morning or evening Fitness, Exercises and Pilates classes in Sandyford Community Centre or Glencullen Community Centre Classes Anytime !

I started a *new* Toning & Weight Loss Class in Sandyford Community Centre recently on Thursday morning 10am-11am, there is still availability in that class. Contact Martin for further information or with any questions you might have.

Glencullen Toning Pilates Fitness Classes start in February 2017 with Martin Your Health Habit Coach>> All Fitness Levels and Age Groups a welcome ! <<

These classes are small, 8-10 participants max. to allow individual attention and me being able to give specific advice and recommendations depending on your circumstances, individual needs due to niggling backs, shoulders, neck or other issues or your preferences.

Below a list of South Dublin based Fitness & Exercise Courses that I’m currently teaching in the Dublin 18, D18, Leopardstown, Stepaside, Belarmine, Aiken’s Village, Sandyford Hall, Kilternan area which is close to Carrickmines, Enniskerry and Rockbrook (all classes are full 60min even for back-to-back classes as I generally take a 15min break between classes).
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(1) Tuesday 6pm – Pilates for Men Class – Combines Pilates, Core Strength, Conditioning & Flexibility [Sandyford Community Centre]
(2) Wednesday 6.30pm – Pilates for Men Class – Combines Pilates, Core Strength, Conditioning & Flexibility [Sandyford Community Centre]
(3) Thursday 10am – Toning & Weight-Loss Exercise Class, including 10-15min Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition Q&A [Sandyford Community Centre]
Personal Trainer Personal Training in South Dublin Ireland with Martin Fitness Exercise Toning Weight Loss Nutrition Diet Advice Coaching(4) Friday 9.30am – Pilates Toning & Fitness Class [Glencullen Community Centre]
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Online booking-reqeust are possible on each class page, follow the class links above.
Find a Full Fitness, Exercises and Pilates Class Timetable with all my classes here.
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Your’s in Fitness & Health
_ Martin

(Fitness Classes & Personal Training in south Dublin since 2002)