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Clients have been asking me recently what the best way is to get a toned tush for summer. There are loads of ways to achieve it on the Reformer so here are my top 3 tush toner exercises! Strong glutes also help prevent injury and work as a support system to our lower back. And…
After making the decision to do the Marathon again this year, I needed to get my act together for once. After unsuccessfully training for the marathon before, I decided 2018 is the year I do it properly.
As an avid cyclist myself, I know that this approach will definitely prepare you for any cycling event. However, I also believe that the introduction of reformer Pilates to a cyclist’s training routine can result in increased efficiency
Since doing the “Platinum Operation Transformation” in January, I’ve been looking for quick lunch options to keep me on track. I make up a batch of these at the weekend and freeze them. That way I have a supply for the week.
Often with patients who present with these types of symptoms the solution is relatively easy but does require persistence and hard work. Here are our five top tips to help resole your symptoms and most importantly, to give you a chance of completing your next racing event without seriously injuring your knee.
With the French open in full swing, let us take look at how Pilates can help your game, set and match! To avoid a first round crash out like Ostapenko, you need to up your Pilates game! For me, Summer officially begins when the French open starts. It’s only a hop, skip and jump to…
First off, remember I am a BRUTAL cook, so if I can make these work, anyone can. They can be eaten straight from the oven, of better still, cold with lots of salad.
You will reduced back pain and stress while improving your sleep patterns. It will create change in your lifestyle to allow exercise to become a regular part of it. You will feel better.
Pilates means a lot to me, but just like any great rom-com, we didn't see eye to eye at the start. Think Catherine Heigl and Gerard Butler in the Ugly Truth, Off to a bad start and destined to end up together.
Rather than make today about us, we decided to dedicate World Pilates Day to the founder of this wonderful practice. Without Joseph's hard work and dedication throughout the years there would be no Platinum Pilates, or any Pilates today
Attention all Runners, Walkers and anyone with Ankle or foot issues. Platinum Physiotherapy are offering this fantastic opportunity to learn more about foot and ankle injuries associated with running and endurance events. Foot and ankle injuries are very common in runners and can greatly affect aspiring athlete’s ambitions for their upcoming season. In this workshop,…
Hot on the heels of Emma, we welcome another new member to our Physiotherapy Team, Anthony Pierce. After spending 10 years in the UK, Anthony returns home to join us here at Platinum Physio. Anthony qualified as a Charted Physiotherapist from the University of Essex in 2010 following completing a four-year degree in Natural Sciences…
If Brigid Jones ever had Dry Needling, I reckon her diary entries may have read something like this. Dry Needling Day 1: Alcohol units 6, cigarettes 0 (yippee), calories 1784 Went to Physio on lunch break to get pesky shoulder pain sorted out. Dry needled. Physio warned “you may feel a little uncomfortable over the…
Every year, it’s the same. Wimbledon brings me straight back there. Me (Sampras – a bit dull, but highly effective) against my neighbour (Agassi – he was always the flash one) duking it out over three days on a court carved out of a field in Kilkenny. When Mahut finally outlasted Isner 70-68 in the…
Joseph Pilates said “In 10 sessions you feel better, in 20 sessions you look better and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body” With a New Year, comes new ideas. Here at Platinum Pilates HQ, we have decided to change the way we reward you guys. Out with the old system that was…
The days of seeing Acupuncture as some kind of woolly hocus pocus are pretty much over, thankfully. There now exists a growing body of scientific research that has examined the effectiveness of Acupuncture on various conditions. So, if your Physiotherapist employs these techniques, it doesn’t mean she is a new age flower child or even…
I seriously over indulged over Christmas!I ate everything and anything that was going. All the chocolate, crisps, biscuits and drank maybe a little too much gin.
I have to admit, this year I had a relatively quiet Christmas, social-wise, so that definitely helped hinder the Christmas inclination to over indulge! My biggest binge over the festive period is Christmas Day itself. My husband, children & I, do 2 Christmas dinners – Yes, 2!!!.. (- you know, to save hurting familial feelings…
It goes without saying that Christmas is a time associated with eating festive treats and over indulgence. Like most people, sugar is my biggest enemy. Therefore, I’m giving up sugar for ‘Operation Transformation’ this January. For a long time, I have battled with a ‘sugar addiction’. I have no self control when my eyes come…
The concept of logging the personal journey to a healthier, trimmer and more mobile body, that our clients could draw some inspiration or new knowledge from.
Every single week I have at least one patient who presents in the clinic with severe shoulder pain which has been ongoing for some time. They will say something like “I have been seeing a therapist of some kind for months, but it hasn’t improved. Everyone keeps saying that I may have frozen…
Over the last 10 years I have helped many people in creating their goals and achieving them, but unfortunately this year I haven't put a lot of thought into looking after myself
Piriformis Syndrome is a pain in the ass. It’s true. Literally. The principle symptom of piriformis syndrome is described as ‘buttock pain with or without leg pain’. How vague is that? There is a lot of confusion surrounding it and still a lack of consensus on the precise definition of this syndrome. Pain in the…
As the sun rises on January 1st, we get full of good intentions. Out go the bad diets and copious nights on the wine, and in comes the Nutri bullet smoothies and herbal teas.
With more people turning to meat free and vegan diets Christmas dinners have seen a change from the traditional Turkey and ham. Chick peas, aubergines & tofu are now staples on many dinner tables across the country.
With the festive season in full swing, We may have all over indulged in a a few too many adult beverages and paid the price the next day. Here at Platinum we know how you feel, It's not all selfies and lettuce leafs as Instagram lets on!
I eat healthily probably about 75% of Christmas, because I just can't bear how yuck I feel when I overdo it!I will enjoy all the trimmings for 2-3 days but then clean up my diet.
Last festive season I thankfully managed to not wait until the New Year, I was not an angel by any means but I just tried to stick to a few little strategies and the difference both mentally and physically were twofold.....
We'll be guiding you through 2.5 hours of Ballet Barre technique and training, flexibility work and stretching, and finishing our afternoon with Nutcracker-inspired choreography
This is one of my favourite healthy comfort food to make and it is easy and fast to do too so it is perfect for busy families. A way to feel like you are having a treat without the badness.......you can't get better that that!
Everybody will greatly benefit from Pilates. Whether you are a pro athlete, a complete beginner or somewhere in between - Pilates offers attributes that you cant get from many other workouts.
With the colder days upon us - finding food that heats up the body and staying healthy can be a challenge. Teresa has the perfect blend of comfort & health in her home made winter warmer soup
Whilst there are so many amazing benefits to exercising throughout your pregnancy, there are also some adjustments and modifications that need to be made to keep you and bump safe and healthy.
With over 20,000 people taking part in this years Dublin City Marathon, we have some helpful tips to speed up recovery in the hours and days post race.
I believe potential only accounts for a small percentage of what is necessary to become a successful athlete, whether you are striving for Olympic gold medals or just trying to improve your fitness
If you come to class, peek into the studio and see an extremely tall, dark-haired, athletic lad teaching a sweaty Athletic Conditioning class, it's not Damy on stilts, no... it's the sergeant of snow, the partisan of Pilates, the one and only (Colonel) Dan Sanders.
The Franklin Method approaches health by giving you the tools you need to move better and feel better in any situation. Our next workshop takes place on October 21st.
Management of patient's post breast cancer surgery is improving thanks to initiatives such as the Platinum Pink Ribbon Program. Ben Doyle explains how the Program can help.
What can patients who face a long time on the Orthopaedic waiting lists do to maintain strength before their surgery?
The benefits of pre-habilitation exercises extend to those awaiting orthopaedic surgery or intervention of some kind.
With the Dublin City Marathon upon us and Triathlon season coming to a close we chatted to William Byrne our Runity Coach & Ben Doyle our Charted Physiotherapist about common running related injuries.
The thing that makes Platinum Pilates so special is the great people we have working it in. In this latest Real Time series we've grilled our team so we can share a little more of their magic with you. First up - it's Milena!
Ben has devised a handy exercise program for those of you heading away - all you need is a yoga mat (towel!) and the stopwatch on your phone. Available to download here.
Platinum Pilates and PlatinumPhysio team will be lending a helping hand at the “King of Greystones” charity triathlon at the end of July. This event is organised by a group of family and friends to raise much needed funds for “The Gavin Glynn foundation” in honour of the late Gavin Glynn.
More time spent behind a desk has consequences for us all - in part one of this Post series Ben looks at his own situation and how he is working to reduce his own lower back pain.
Incorporating HIIT into your Pilates Training will have powerful benefits to your health including weight loss, cardiovascular gain & serious body conditioning.
Pilates gives you a good core; Pilates helps with flexibility; Pilates is a great mindbody workout - so what makes it so special for runners?
Lower back pain accounts for a staggering number of sick days taken by employees each year - our motto here is "Prevention is more important than cure".
We've put together our list of wellness tricks to keep you supple, mobile & healthy and the best part is you can do them at your desk.
Derek takes a look at how its Discipline that gets you up off that couch, that desk, that car and into a better way of being, of moving, of living.
The lead up to Christmas can quite often feel hectic and a little overwhelming. Catching up with friends, christmas parties, family do’s, last minute gift shopping as well as those cold dark mornings and evenings tend to lead us astray.
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month our Reformer teacher Lisa shares her personal story with us. For the whole month of October Hospitals all over the country are offering free Breast checks.
Over time, your neck joints are continually compressed. Many of your neck muscles tighten up, due to continual tension, whilst others weaken due to disuse.
Joseph Pilates' intuitive nature led him to create a system that could help the body heal from injury & illness. Milena picks out 5 reasons you should make Pilates part of your life.
Our Open weekend in Greystones takes place on 12th & 13th November, we're also offering free movement assessments to all new Platinum clients at our beautiful new studio!
Your body has its own very sophisticated plumbing system ... Imagine the plumbing system in your own house, without a constant supply of water things get clogged up as they do in your body
Milena shares some insights into her work day and reminds us that there is never an excuse to not show up for your health and you are never too old to start looking after yourself.
No better motivation than a special event to get us into the right mindset - I stay motivated by making my training and food preparation part of my weekly routine.
My motivation comes in ebbs and flows, but I find that my best chance of success is planning out my week in advance, both with diet and exercise, and allowing for a bit a relaxation on both fronts from time to time.
The sense of achievement I get after doing a workout makes it worth while, nothing like an endorphin rush to keep a spring in your step! I'm also pretty vain so if I know I've over indulged at the weekend it needs to be shifted so it's time to hit the gym!
We chatted to Will about his return from injury and spoke about form, skill & efficiency of movement - the fundamentals to a really solid recovery program.
Alongside our Ante Natal programme, we are delighted to launch our NEW Post Natal Pilates Classes. Fridays 10.30am Sandymount, to which new mums may bring baby too (from ages 6 weeks to pre-crawlers)
It's never as tough as you think and if you commit to cleaning up your diet as well as taking up a new exercise plan, you will see results much faster than if you chose only one...
The level of professionalism throughout the Platinum brand and the quality and standards of the studios are something that I had not seen in the fitness industry before. It's a studio that I am very proud to work in...
In the run up to and during Christmas this may feel difficult, but it's not impossible and if you want to have fun and look great at all the parties then eating well is key!
I love to see when a client drastically improves their flexibility & movement... the sense of achievement in their faces is brilliant to see.
You will always leave my class having worked on your strength, flexibility and balance. As I have recovered from a back injury myself I pay a lot of attention on spine health and spine movement in my class which comes with a good chunk of core work.
When my body moves well, I feel great on so many levels, I run better, I sleep better and I'm just much happier. But every now and then Im reminded that my Pilates practice creates so much health and strength in my body that I wonder what state my body would be in without it.
You produce most of your growth hormone (GH) when you sleep. Which as the name suggests it is essential for you to grow. But its benefits of growth hormone are not limited to getting longer and bigger.
Mother earths most natural resource and still we give water the run around ... Read more about our natural resources and how they can help your health ...
Those of you who come to Will’s classes know they are tough. There is little time for rest. You’re going to bend, extend, rotate (he likes that one), and you might even balance on one foot! But have you ever asked why he places so much emphasis on breathing? We chat to Will about his understanding…
As national breastfeeding week comes to an end I thought it would be nice to pull together some truly amazing facts about breastfeeding. It's not for everyone, but breastfeeding can be the most awesome and liberating experience of a women’s life. So for all our new and repeat moms out there, here are some facts about how amazing your body is.
Is your daily routine is hectic? Do you want to squeeze in the most out of your training time? Then you need to know when is the best time of day to train so you can benefit the most from your workout!
One of my favourite ingredients for salads at the moment is Lentils (usually the French Puy lentil, because they are one of the quickest to cook), and I can mix them with almost anything – fish, chicken, cheese, veggies or fruits. The nutritional benefits of this particular dish, as well as its’ convenience to make,…
If you do not own one of these fantastic appliances, perhaps its time to start looking around for one! I was gifted one a few years ago, and can honestly say (as someone who is not the best or most patient cook in the world!) that I would not be without it. I really value the free time it gives me (i.e. I am not standing over the hob cooking), while trying to juggle a new baby’s routine, family, work (from home) and my postpartum training too!
But as the dark wintery evenings descend upon us, comfort food becomes far more appealing than the lovely alfresco dining we enjoyed this summer and with that we tend to find we are far more likely to suffer from bloating.