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Training For Yogi’s

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Strength classes for yogi’s

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‘Sthira sukham asanam’ is one of the most quoted yoga sutras of Patanjali; ‘Sthira’ meaning strength, stability & power and ‘sukha’ meaning ease, comfort & openness. This means that your practice should have both the qualities of sthira and sukha and you can achieve this by balancing your strength and flexibility. Strength and flexibility need to be developed simultaneously and strength training is great way to get stronger. Over time, you will improve your overall strength and balance while correcting muscular imbalances and decreasing your risk of injury. You will also feel more ease in the poses that might have challenged you before.

Strength training courses will be live streamed on zoom. From the comfort of your own home you will join me live online for two classes per week and over the eight sessions you will learn how to include a structured program with varied movement and exercises using minimal equipment into your routine. I will teach you how to use this program so that you can repeat it at home on your own once the course is finished and this will be a great way for you to kick start your home training and a way for you to monitor your progress.

What will we do? You will train with me two days each week. The first day of training is mainly focused on mobility work and resistance training for the posterior chain, using pulling movements, hip hinging movements and arm balancing working on varied exercises and arm balances each week. The second day of training is mainly focussed on core work and resistance training for the anterior chain, squatting movements, pressing movements and inversions working on varied exercises and inversions each week.

What do you get? You get 8 live classes. Each class is recorded so if you happen to miss any you can complete it in your own time. You get the class recording and the training plan emailed to you and by the end of the course you will have learned lots of new exercises to include in your routine and have the program that you can repeat at home each month.

What do you need? All you need your mat, a pair of yoga blocks or similar sized books, a foam roller, a massage ball or tennis ball, a resistance band, a pair of dumbbells or kettlebells and a sturdy chair or coffee table.

When? Every Tuesday and Friday morning at 7:30am starting May 4th. The class recordings and training plan will be sent out after and are available to download or to replay for 5 days after class.

How much? Your investment for this course is usually €120 but if you book before the end of April you get a discounted rate. Participants in this course get free access to the live yoga classes for the duration of the course. If you book before the end of April you get a 20% discount

Personal Training

Personal training sessions with Niamh are tailored to your needs and goals with a focus on mobility, strength and exercises to support you, your body. These sessions are ideal for anyone looking to get stronger not just physically but mentally. Whether you have physical limitations, are working around an injury, you’re a complete beginner, don’t know where to start or even if you’re already familiar with exercise, I can help you fit an effective, efficient and flexible training and exercise plan into your schedule so that you can train at home.

Personal Training Details

Depending on your needs, classes can take place online or in our gym studio here on the Hook.

In person classes. €50 per session. €350 for 10 sessions.

Online classes. €35 per session. €250 for 10 sessions.

niamh@livinoffthehook.com

Niamh is a fully qualified personal trainer, yoga teacher and strength and conditioning coach since 2015 working online and from her gym studio on the Hook Peninsula where she works with clients one to one and when possible in semi private groups.

With a focus on alignment and mobility Niamh uses a variety of training styles including gymnastics, mobility development, resistance training using weights and bands as well as body weight training.

The World Health Organisation recommends that adults need muscle strengthening movements at least two times a week. Among the many benefits, movement reduces cognitive decline, reduces anxiety and depression, improves sleep, helps to maintain a healthy weight.

‘Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

Jim Rohn
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