Check this 5-minute Trial Video with a few different neck and back stretching and loosening exercises below.
A few of my morning Pilates Class participants asked me to create a simple video that they can do at home, during the August 2018 class break.
The video will give you a few useful ideas and a routine that you can do in your own time.
Feel free to share this video with anybody who sits the whole day, or most of the day in an office, on a desk or computer needs some relaxing and stretching.
You could do those exercises also as an easy (1)morning loosening sequence or routine, (2)in between during the day as a work break or (3) as mentioned above as a break from your desk or computer.
Please let me know what you think of the video, what is the sound quality like, can you see me clearly etc.? Depending on feedback I hope to record a good few similar videos with more ideas for simple and easy to do stretches and other exercises.
And remember to share this video with someone who you think would benefit from those stretches etc.. .
It just takes 5-minutes, and you will feel so much after doing them. .
Thanks _ Martin .
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.
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: . (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 . (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. 2 – * Padraig D. – Churchtown, South Dublin
>>> Winner No. 3 – * Ena A. – Glencullen, Co. Dublin .
How often per week should I do the exercises at home, beside the actual exercises in the class? Exercise Frequency
What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga?
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!
I’m 69 and have good health, what do I need to do stay that way as I enter my 70s.
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.
(similar to no. 4) Duringexercise and Pilates what food and drinks are best to aid in muscle recovery the quickest?
(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.
I’d like to know more about how diet that helps reduce inflammations. (This is another one I will comment on in the future).
I would like to know what type of food you should eat when excising.
For your strength and the portions you should eat.
What effect do different exercises have on the various areas of my body.
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).
in 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.