Pilates Equipment used for Golf Pilates & Core Strength Classes – South Dublin, Dublin 18 Enniskerry (Resistance Bands, Pilates Rings)

AGolf Pilates Class equipment resistance Power bands Pilates Rings in South Dublin ireland Dublin 18 Enniskerry Leopardstown Sandyfordnother successful “Pilates for Golf” – “Pilates for Golfers” class this morning just outside of South Dublin in Enniskerry for a group of guys who want to improve their (1) Core Strength, (2) Mobility and (3) Flexibility to up their Golf Game!

I introduced (see picture beside)
1. Pilates Rings to boost Core Strength and Increase Flexibility.
2. Resistance-Bands (sometimes also called Power-Bands) to work on general strength and once more Core Strength.
We went through the following Partner Exercises with the Resistance-Bands.
2.1. Partner One-Arm Pull (for upper back strength, and core strength)
2.2. Partner Two-Arm Rotation / Upper Body Twist (for oblique strength – waist toning and strengthening)
2.3. Partner One Arm Chest-Press (for Upper Body – Chest – strength, shoulder stability and a bit core work)
2.4. Partner One-Arm Lateral Draw (for oblique / core strength)

Over the remaining week of this block of Core Strength and Pilates Classes we will also introduce
(1) the Swiss-Ball / Gym-Ball
(2) Gym-Sticks
(3) possibly medicine / weighted balls
to keep they Golfers challenged and interested.

Let me know if you have any questions in relation to those Resistance-Band exercises.

Martin

Video No. 20 Outdoor Fitness, Toning & Weight-Loss Class in Leopardstown, Sandyford, Dublin 18

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Join in to Get Fitter, Timmer and Slimmer in 2018! I’m going to start a new Outdoor Exercise and Fitness Class on Monday 19th February 2018. The classes will take place on the green or on the MUGA (Multi Usage Games Area) in Leopardstown Heights, in walking distance to “The Gallops”, “Sandyford Hall”, “Bellarmine” and “Aiken’s Village”. Find more class information and details here or contact Martin to book your place to start a fitter and healthier 2018!

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

Video No. 18 Pilates Book Review – “Sports Pilates – How to Prevent and Overcome Sports Injuries” Paul Massey

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Check out my first video book-review below. In this case I reviewed Paul Massey’s “Sports Pilates – How to Prevent and Overcome Sports Injuries.” book. Please comment on my facebook page and let know what you think about the review or/and the book yourself in case you own it.
Feel free to make any suggestions what other types of fitness, Pilates or exercises books, products or equipment you would like to see a review on. – Thank you – Martin

Here the website links where you can buy the book:
(1) Amazon.co.uk “Sports Pilates, How to Prevent and Overcome Injuries.”
(2) Book Depository “Sports Pilates, How to Prevent and Overcome Injuries.”
(unavailable from the Book Depository at the time of my video book review – 15.01.2018)

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

*New – Toning, Weight-Loss & Fitness Course in Sandyford, Leopardstown, Dublin 18


Do you want to (1) Tone-Up, (2) Get Fitter and (3) Slimmer?… then join my new – Toning – Weight-Loss and Fitness Class in Sandyford Community Centre, Dublin 18, beside Lambs Cross, just of the M50 exit 14.
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The course starts next week, Wednesday 10th January 2018, 7.45pm-8.45pm.
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It runs for 8 weeks and gives you the tools and knowledge to get into your own exercise, fitness and health routine and habit to make 2018 your fittest and healthiest year yet.
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Check the video above for more details or read all the Toning, Weight-Loss and Fitness Course details here.
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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.

Video No. 17 €50 Prize Draw Winner Announcement – Personal Training, Fitness Classes in South Dublin

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And the lucky winners are ….
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a big Thank You before I announce the two lucky winners of the €50 vouchers for a Personal Fitness Training Session or local fitness, Pilates and exercise classes in South Dublin.

I really appreciate you taking time to fill out the survey as your help allows me to identify what you are interested in and what questions you want to have answered. I plan to answer some of your questions in additional short videos and will use your other suggestions to create a online fitness and health course.

My first course will be available to all who filled out the survey at a discounted introduction price. Any kind of feedback will be more than welcome, so that the quality of the course(s) can improve over time.

…. and finally the two winners of a €50 Fitness & Exercises Vouchers are:
(1) Paula Lonergan, Stepaside, South Dublin, Dublin 18
(2) Karen Doyle, Sandyford / Leopoardstown, South Dublin, Dublin 18

Congratulations to both of you. I will be in touch early next week. You can either use the €50 voucher yourself or pass it on to a partner, relative or friend.

Your’s in Fitness & Health
_ Martin

Here a link to my current south Dublin based Fitness & Exercise Class Timetable.

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)

Be in to Win €50 Survey 04/2017 – Winner Announcement – Fitness, Exercise, Pilates & Nutrition Videos

Personal Trainer South Dublin Foxrock Deansgrange Cabinteely Leopardstown Sandyford-Stepaside Stillorgan Dublin 18 D16 D14A BIG Thank you to all of you for taking the time to fill out the short – 3 question Fitness, Exercise, Pilates and
Nutrition Survey re * Online Courses & Classes *
in the last few days.

Here are some of the repeatedly mentioned questions and comments .You might spot your own questions or comments below ( no names are mentioned here). I hope to address some or all of them in the coming months in my general fitness, exercise and health videos, blog-posts or answer them as part of various online courses that I’m planning do create.

Congratulations to the following three *Winners of a €50 Voucher* which can be used towards:
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(1) any type of fitness & exercises classes I’m teaching
__ (Classes are currently taken place in Sandyford Community Centre, The old Court House, in Rathfarnham – off Willbrook Road,
__ Glencullen Community Centre, Taney Parish Dundrum) or for
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(2) Personal Training Sessions (in the Dublin 14, Dublin 16, Dubln 18 area or withing 10-15min commuting distance to Leopardstown or Sandyford).

>>> Winner No. 1 – * Yvonne W., Churchtown, Dublin 14

>>> Winner No. 2 – * Padraig D. – Churchtown, South Dublin

>>> Winner No. 3 – * Ena A. – Glencullen, Co. Dublin
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  1. How often per week should I do the exercises at home, beside the actual exercises in the class? Exercise Frequency
  2. What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga?
  3. I would like to know more about core strength. I sometimes get stretches confused with strengthening exercises. For example all the time when I was doing what I thought were strength exercises for quads, it was actually stretches!
  4. I’m 69 and have good health, what do I need to do stay that way as I enter my 70s.
  5. I get confused about what foods are good to eat before or after exercising i.e. Proteins, carbs, good fats like avocado. Specific information on these would be helpful.
  6. (similar to no. 4) During exercise and Pilates what food and drinks are best to aid in muscle recovery the quickest?
  7. (I really like this one and will definitely answer it in a video or blog-post)
    Time is a big factor, possibly ideas on incorporating exercise into normal daily activities.
  8. I’d like to know more about how diet that helps reduce inflammations. (This is another one I will comment on in the future).
  9. I would like to know what type of food you should eat when excising.
    For your strength and the portions you should eat.
  10. What effect do different exercises have on the various areas of my body.
  11. I would like to learn more about core strength exercises and would love to have something to take away and work on in my own time outside of the classes. (that is something I want to cover the online videos in the future).

Quote No. 2 Dr Mark Hyman “Think about it, if there is a health food section … “

Quote 2 Mark Hyman Think about it if there is a health food section in the grocery store what nutrition-coaching personal training south Dublin Martin LuschinMore food for thought. This time from Dr. Mark Hayman quote: “Think about it, if there is a health food section in the grocery store, what does that make the rest of the food sold there?”.
He one of the few doctors and physicians I follow online,  worthwhile following.
Martin

 

Be in to WIN – two days only – this survey is now live Saturday 7th January 2017

Survey Fitness Exercise Pilates Nutrition Personal Training in south Dublin with Martin click here take part in my short 3 question surveryTake part in this short online survey (only three short questions) to “be in to win” a 8 week fitness, Pilates, exercise course, a personal training session or an online coaching session (valued between €50 – €120).
Click to read more and fill out the survey (only open Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th January 2017).
Martin

 

Quote No. 1 – “Get comfortable with getting uncomfortable.”

https://www.facebook.com/YourHealthHabitCoach/To help you to keep focused and achieve your goals and ambitions I’m going to post motivational quotes or snippets of books and other resources I’m reading on my website and *Your Health Habit Coach* facebook page.

Feel free to e-mail me other quotes or articles, links to books and other resources, that you think are worthwhile sharing with other and I will post them here or on facebook.

Martin

“To progress, to get results, to succeed, to thrive, to triumph you must … get comfortable with getting uncomfortable.”

A Happy, Successful and Healthy New Year 2017 and thoughts on a Year Review

I wish you and yours – “a Happy, Successful and Healthy New Year – 2017”.

We are just back from a brief wintery holiday break in the sunny, yet freezing south west Germany, the Black Forrest – Baden Wuerrtemberg (think Black Forrest Gateau yum, Cuckoo Clocks, Mercedes, Porsche, Lake Constance etc.), see pictures below.

A happy successful and health 2017 from Martin Luschin in South Dublin Ireland, Your Health Habit Coach planning ahead for 20172016 was a very eventful year for myself and those around me, filled with varied memories of excitement, happiness, fulfillment, but also frustrating and sad moments, as some of those who were close to us passed away. During the break I took time out to write a year review (in mind-map format), assessed what happened, reflected, remembered exciting, relaxing, sad, emotional, breathtaking and happy moments.

 

 

 

 

 

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And started to plan ahead for 2017,
where I envisage further changes to my private and work life e.g. (1) regular time out with my partner, friends and loved ones, (2) more deep and focused work enabling me to create some of the following, (3) online video fitness and nutrition courses, (4) a regular in person nutrition course in Mount Merrion Parish Centre, Stillorgan, (4) other online fitness and health projects, (5) reading more an reading varied, (6) following the notion of “Less is More” (less distraction – more focus, less in person courses – more (some) online courses, less drifting – more clarity etc.).

Give a Year Review a go, jot down what happened and reflect on the good and not so good. You might start with things that happened at certain location, things that are related to certain individuals or groups of people or your could structure it month by month. See what works for you. I prefer a mind-map format, as it allows the mind to quickly jump from one thought to another thought and you are not forced into the structure of grammar and sentences etc. (which often slows down the our thinking) you can kind of let your mind free-wheel.

Schedule three or four 30-60min blocks to do your 2016 *Review. it really frees the mind and will then allow you to look ahead and plan 2017 to make it a successful, happy and healthy year.

Try it out and make 2017 a year to remember !

Martin

Video 14 – Warm-Up Exercise Roll-Down with a Push-Up

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Video No 14 Warm-Up Exercise Roll Down Push Up Martin Luschin South Dublin Ireland Personal Training Nutrition Health Coachingin Video No. 14 you are going to learn a very simple, yet effictive “Warm-Up Exercise”. It’s easy to do and I will show you a few different variations in the video (from Beginners to Intermediate Level).
The “Roll-Down with a Push-Up” combines back / spine mobilization and looseing with a upper-body warm-up (shoulders, chest and arms) plus adds a stretch for your hamstrings and calves (back of your legs) as well.

You don’t even need a mat, just a bit of space.

This exercise can simply be added to other warm-up exercises like neck, back, shoulder and spine mobillization moves, a bit of foam-rollering, some dynamic stretching etc..

Always do a 8-10 mintue warm-up routine, as this prepares the body for your main workout and aim to make the warm-up exercises specific to the exercises you plan to do.

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Enjoy, let me know how you get on and send me an e-mail with questions you have in relation to this exercise.
Martin

Christmas Gift Vouchers in South Dublin for Fitness Exercise Pilates Classes, Personal Training

buy Christmas Gift Vouchers in south Dublin Pilates Nutrition Fintess Exercise Personal Trainer Martin LuschinGive the Gift of Health, Fitness and Well-Being this Christmas. Allowing a friend, relative, partner or colleague to be more energetic and feel fab about themself.
From first of December 2016 onward you can buy Christmas Gift Vouchers online on my website. This might be for (1) Nutrition & Food Coaching, (2) Pilates & Core Strength Classes – general mixed gender, Over 60s or Men Only Pilates, (3) Personal Training or Buddy Training Sessions, (4) Kettlebell sessions, (5) Health Coaching. Read more here or purchase a voucher online now.
Martin