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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)

Review, Testimonial of my *Online Video Pilates Course* by Karen in Dundrum, South Dublin, Ireland

Review Testimonial Online Video Pilates Course Dundrum South Dublin Ireland Pilates with MartinBelow an Online Video Pilates Course (click to view)  review, feedback or testimonial that I got earlier today from a Thursday morning “Senior / Over 60s Pilates class” participants, who used the *5 Day Free – Snow Video Pilates offer*. This offer is still available until midnight tonight (Monday 5th March 2018).
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Reading
or hearing feedback like this makes it all worthwhile. I really appreciate you letting me know what you think of the courses, no matter if that’s relating to my “Online Video Pilates Course” or my “Fitness and Exercise Classes” in South Dublin.
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Getting regular feedback allows me also to improve the quality of my Online and Offline Courses and classes, so all of you will ultimately benefit more from the courses.
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Please e-mail, text, message or call me with your feedback.
Thank you – Martin


“Hi Martin,
thanks for making this available, really appreciate it. Videos are at a good pace, very clear, good to have a visual check at home between classes. It is helping me anchor the exercises in my memory. Used my tablet so I could have it down on the floor beside me, easy to see as I was working. Thanks again.

Karen
South Dublin, Dundrum”


 

Monday morning 10am Outdoor Toning, Fitness & Weight-Loss Class *postponed* to 12th March due to snow – Leopardstown Heights Sandyford


A quick note to let you know that my Monday Morning – Park / Outdoor Fitness class in Leopardstown Heights (on the MUGA, Multi Usage Games Area – Basketball Court) is postponed by a week to Monday 12th March 2018 due to snow and ice in Dublin 18, D18.

I took the picture/video above earlier on this evening. You can see the basketball court, MUGA on the left, completely covered in snow – as most of the green in the Leopardstown Heights housing estate. It’s better to be on the safe side and continue with the outdoor and park fitness and exercise classes next week.

 

Join in anytime! We use various fitness and exercise equipment (e.g. kettlebells, skipping ropes, a drill ladder, exercise mats, a TRX, Gymnastic ring etc.) to Get you Fitter, Trimmer and Slimmer! – Martin

Leopardstown Heights Sandyford Park Outdoor Toning Fitness Weight-Loss Class postponed to 12th March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Review Lidl CRIVIT® Exercise Bars Unpacking and Assembly in South Dublin (Calisthenics Bar, Parallel Bar)

Earlier in the week I bought a set of Lidl’s CRIVIT@ Exercise Bar in South Dublin, Stillorgan,
which I unpacked and assembled earlier today (video to follow).

Review of Lidls Exercise Bars Parallel Bars Parallelettes Calisthenics Bars South Dublin IrelandThe Exercise Bars come with
(1) a small manual (four pages in Englisch, the rest of it is written in various other European languages).
(2) The two main horizontal bars and two t-shaped feet for each horizontal bar.
(3) 12 screws, 12 washers.
(4) One Allen-key (wrench – the phrase used in the manual) to screw everything together,
meaning you don’t need any other tools to assemble the exercise bars.

Review Lidl CRIVIT Exercise Bars by Martin Luschin Unpacking Assembly in South Dublin Parallettes Gymnastic Bars 3The bars
(1) are very easy to put together, it only takes 5-10minutes maximum.
(2) are sturdy and easily hold my weight 80kg (around 12 stone, 8.3 pounds) 
(3) are designed for a maximum body-weight of 130kg (per manual)  
(4) the horizontal part of the bars are padded with soft, thick bands to make gripping the bar more comfortable.
(5) have rubber feet to prevent unwanted sliding or moving around.
(6) measurements, dimensions are: 78cm high, 65cm wide, 47cm deep

Review Lidl CRIVIT Exercise Bars by Martin Luschin Unpacking Assembly in South Dublin Parallettes Gymnastic Bars 4I used the bars at home for various exercises on a thick carpet and outdoors on a stone patio. The bars didn’t move or slide on neither surface, which makes them safe to use.
There might be some restrictions for certain exercises depending on your height (I’m 5 foot, 9.3 inches or 176 cm) and could just about do tricep dips, without my bent knees touching the ground. The same applied to a “pull-up, rowing motion”, where I was just two or three inches, a small bit more off the ground when holding on to the bars with extended, straight arms.   

The manual shows you seven basic exercises with two simple pictures for each exercise and a very very short description of each exercise (mentioning the starting position and the end position for each movement).
The exercise description doesn’t get into to much detail and if you haven’t done those type of exercises it won’t be of much value for you.

The exercises include (I changed the names of the exercises, as the exercise description are not very descriptive, they are rather confusing in my opinion. It read a bit like a non-fitness person wrote that manual, very odd).
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(1) Tricep-Dips (strengthening & toning arms, triceps, a bit core)
(2) Straight Leg Raises (from a static holding position, core/abdominal strength, legs/quads toning and a bit arm strength)
(3) Raised Push-up (strengthening chest/pecs, a bit the arms)
(4) Knee Raises (from a static holding position, )
(5) Hip-Lift (glutes, buttocks strength/toning, a bit back/core strength)
(6) Rowing Movement (only one version, straight legs – back strength, arms/biceps strength and toning)
(7) Straight-Arm Side-Plank – Static Hold with lower leg lift ( shoulder stability and strength, oblique / core strength, adductors).

Conclusion:

Personal Trainer South Dublin Foxrock Deansgrange Cabinteely Leopardstown Sandyford-Stepaside Stillorgan Dublin 18 D16 D14Lidl’s Exercise Bars are solid and sturdy, easy to assemble and for €34.99 you can’t really go wrong (except if you are rather tall, as you might not be able to do some exercises without your knees or legs touching the ground).
I would definitely recommend these exercise bars, having used them a three four times in the meantime. 

I plan to post various short exercise videos in the next few weeks and months demoing different movements and exercises with these bars.

I looked up various other Exercise Bars, Parallel Bar and Calisthenics Bars on www.amazon.co.uk (make sure that the supplier delivers to Ireland, as not every Amazon.co.uk supplier delivers to Ireland, but you might try to use services www.parcelmotel.com ).
Most comparable bars were much more expensive on www.amazon.co.uk, prices ranging from £34.99 to £54.99 or more, plus you would have to pay postage and packaging as well.

I hope you found this review useful. Let me know what you think and if this review possibly made it easier for you to make a decision whether to buy or not buy these exercise bars.

Thanks 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

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)

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

 

Video 12 – 10min Neck, Back, Shoulder Loosening & Stretching Routine

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In Video No. 12 I’m showing you a 10min “Neck, Back and Shoulder Stretching” Routine. This includes various standing and seated stretches. You could do the program e.g.

  1. first thing in the morning after waking up, to loosen your body after a good nights rest.
  2. as a office desk mid-morning or lunchtime break
  3. as a evening routine after work or a long day at the desk to stretch those tight neck, back and shoulder muscles.
  4. maybe when driving long-distances as a mini break
  5. what else could you use this routine for …… ? Let me know.


The stretches and exercises are very simple and can be done anywhere. You don’t need any special equipment or props, nor do you need to change clothing – simple – quick and easy !!!

You will see a few seated stretches being done in a office chair, just to give you some ideas what can be done to stretch your back, spine and shoulder area and reduce tension in that area, as it gets tight for most of us when sitting for hours on a desk.

Aim to do some or all of these exercises at least once a day, ideally twice a day. Maybe get your work colleagues to join in and do it as a team activity or break. Taking a few minutes out will give you a mental break and boost your alertness and productivity.

I generally recommend to
(1) set a fixed time at which you do this stretching program e.g. mid morning 10am or after your lunch break at 1.30pm. The main goal is to establish a routine, something you do at set times and days. Ultimately you want to do this without having to think about it, without any conscious effort – your posture will thank you.
(2)  Schedule it in your diary at the beginning of the week, it only takes 10min.
(3) Get your work colleagues to join and make is team activity or do it together with you partner or spouse.
(4) ask yourselfWhat is different after doing this stretching routine?” – “Which body-part loosened up or is more relaxed after the stretches?” – “What are the benefits of doing this?”

Enjoy, let me know how you get on and send me an e-mail with your questions.
Martin

The Happy Pear Brothers go “bonkers with the bankers” – Stephen & David Flynn’s Ulster Bank talk in Central Park, Dublin 18

The Happy Pear brothers in Ulster Bank with Nutrition & Health Coach Martin Luschin in Sandyford Central Park Leopardstown Dublin 18I just met two of the most inspirational, enthusiastic and entertaining guys in the nutrition, health and food field in Ireland, Stephen & David Flynn from the “Happy Pear”.

It’s a shame I made it only to the last 30min of their “Nutrition Masterclass” in Ulster Bank’s office building in Leopardstown, Central Park, Dublin 18, where I manage Ulster Bank’s gym, give classes, do my bit to get the bankers fitter, happier and healthier, and raise health awareness.

One of Stephen and David’s main message or as they call it “our three-word-manifesto” is EAT MORE VEG !!! (and with veg they really mean (1) fruit, (2) veg, (3) beans, (4) legumes and (5) whole grains).

It’s all about, making small, simple, easy to do changes that add up over time and lead to a healthier, fitter and happier YOU !!! One of them, “who is Stephen and who is David ????”, they really look alike. said focus on establishing habits and that’s what I’m all about here at “Your Health Habit Coach”.

I’m going to focus on habit creation and giving tips how to get into healthy, beneficial habits in some of my next blog posts in the coming weeks. I’m in the process of testing a free habit online coaching tool for that last three or four months. Currently I’m working on some of these habit:
(1) Drinking two glasses of water first thing in the morning – 89 days in a row up to now,
(2) Making bed immediately after getting up – 90 days in a row, (my girlfriend is very happy with that 🙂 ),
(3) Going to bed before midnight – only 20 times in the last 90 days, I’m more of a night-owl, but there are lots of health benefits for going to bed before midnight or even better before 10pm, which I doubt I’m going to be able to do for a good while,
(4) Wake up early, (85 times) to work on your “First things first” (reference from Stephen Covey, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and similar books and approaches, re productivity, efficiency and effectiveness, e.g. the 80/20 rule or Pareto-Law etc..

Sorry, I drifted off a bit here, got too enthusiastic.

A big THANK YOU to Stephen and David Flynn for coming in to Ulster Bank in Leopardstown, Central park, Dublin 18 and raising awareness, educating folks in a very entertaining and enthusiastic way. Plus a even bigger Thank you for Camilla Waters who organized the Health & Well-Being Forthright in Ulster Bank in Central Park and Georges Quay.
Remember to take on Stephen and David’s four day challenge … Going for the Healthier Option !!!!

Martin
Your Health Habit Coach