Champion Training Series

Champion Training Series

Specially designed to complement training for majors & championships, this collection of workouts is recommended for advanced students who are up for a challenge! We will regularly add workouts to this collection and adjust the content depending on the upcoming competition. Enjoy your workout, and remember, if you ever have a question about which workout you should do, just send us a message through the Studio Lounge Forum or email info@celticore.com

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Champion Training Series
  • Glutes + Low Abs [Intermediate]

    We'll focus on our legs, glutes & low abs in this workout - using a blend of exercises from the classical and Fuse Pilates disciplines. The included bridging series will help you stabilize from your hips, an excellent tool for improving your control & initiating turnout onstage.

    Level: Inte...

  • Arms + Abs Double Feature [Intermediate]

    We've kicked up our workout a notch with this fun (but challenging!) "double feature" arms + abs series. We're delighted to feature in this this workout music from acclaimed accordionist Damien Mullane. Celticore Founder Joe Duffey toured with Damien in the band Project West earlier this year an...

  • Express Plank Series [Intermediate]

    You certainly won't get bored in this express plank series as we've packed in quite a medley of variations and challenges. By the end of this video, you'll be sweating - guaranteed! Just maybe don't do this right before competing a set round of Kilkenny Races...

    Level: Intermediate
    What Yo...

  • Pure Abs [Intermediate]

    In "Pure Abs", we go through an express series of traditional Pilates work to tone our abs in harmony. This compact workout will ignite your core and prepare you to conquer whatever stage you set foot on.

    Level: Intermediate
    What You Need: Mat
    Exercise Credit: Classical Pilates

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  • Leg + Crossing Focus [Intermediate]

    "Cross your feet!" Chances are, you've heard that line before from your TCRG! In this workout, we're honing in on some of the muscles which help us keep our feet crossed and presented neatly, while also giving our low abs some special attention. From the mat, we'll activate our inner thighs whi...

  • Roll-Ups + Legs Focus [Intermediate]

    Join Celticore founder Joe Duffey & dancers at Camp Rince Ceol (Irish Dance Camp in Schenectady, NY) for a challenging yet fun roll-up & roll-down series, some arm work and a few leg extension exercises. The breadth of exercises we utilize in Celticore workouts range from classical Pilates, gene...

  • Complete Core Express [Intermediate]

    Join us for a quick "Complete Core" 6-minute workout which moves us through a Pilates core-strengthening sequence to ignite our entire abdominal powerhouse. It's always good to return to the basics, so this series will cue you to reinforce proper alignment & form in order to best help you achiev...

  • Core Flow [Intermediate]

    In this week, we introduce a dynamic, flowing set of exercises designed to supplement & enhance your cross-training routine. We'll utilize Pilates-inspired ab work, a reverse plank and some oblique twisting to to build control, strength and stability - three pivotal aspects of Celticore.

    Lev...

  • Low Abs + Legs [Intermediate]

    In this workout, we'll focus on our lower abs, in addition to some leg toning. It's important to remember that your low abs are closely connected to mobility in your legs; when we work our low abs, we are indirectly working our hip flexors / quads, therefore it's a good idea to also add in some...

  • Complete Core 3 [Intermediate]

    We're targeting our entire abdominal powerhouse in this workout, using a clever combination of "complete core" strengthening exercises, as well as some flexibility tools and arm work.

    REMEMBER: control & precision are two essential elements of the Pilates method, and the more you focus on tho...

  • Upper + Lower Abs [Intermediate]

    In this classic "ab attack"-style workout, we'll take the definition of a crunch to the next level. Using Pilates principles and some elements of the Fuse Pilates method, we'll not only tone but also focus on creating length and maintaining control of our core. This workout is great as a quick ...

  • Power Standing Workout 2 [Intermediate]

    The second video workout of our Standing series, here we incorporate elements of Ballet to train & reinforce proper Irish dance technique. We'll also test our balance with a sequence of lunges, squats & kicks.

    Level: Intermediate
    What You Need: No equipment needed
    Exercise Credit: Iris...

  • Pilates Roll-Up Series for Dancers [Intermediate]

    The roll-up is a classic Pilates maneuver, great for core strengthening & stabilization. This quick workout takes the roll-up and twists, teases & manipulates it - making it highly effective as an exercise for Irish dancers, reinforcing good posture and upper body control.

    Level: Intermedia...

  • Abs + Arms Posture Focus [Intermediate]

    This combo exercise series is designed to help improve with your posture and stance. We throw in some arm-toning in addition to a challenging low ab / hip flexor exercise, complete with a few oblique-oriented roll-ups to finish up your workout.

    Level: Intermediate
    What You Need: Mat
    Exer...

  • Footwork + Core Stability [Intermediate]

    We have for you an action-packed Celticore workout, with an emphasis on footwork + core stability. We'll start standing up tall - toning our calves with some ankle raises / footwork-stability moves and some glutework. From there, we'll transition to the mat, throwing in a quick ab series and fi...

  • Low Abs + Extension [Intermediate]

    This workout aims to strengthen your lower abdominals in order to assist with extension and lift. We'll also include several hip flexor mobility exercises since any movement which targets your lower abs will also indirectly involve your hip flexors. Great as a mobility warm-up or standalone cor...

  • Perfect Your Posture - Neck Length [Intermediate]

    In this "Perfect Your Posture" workout, we'll focus on back alignment and neck lengthening in order to keep your chin lifted while dancing (since we had a request in the Studio Lounge Forum from a student). We'll also work on a move called "neck pull" - a challenging ab-focused exercise which he...

  • Perfect Your Posture - Core Focus [Intermediate]

    In this "Perfect Your Post" series workout, we'll move through a series of core-focused movements to activate our deep abdominals which help us with upper body control and stability while dancing. Movements in this workout will challenge your coordination as well as your core endurance! Remembe...

  • Back to the Core [Intermediate]

    This workout takes us back to the core... we'll focus on full abdominal engagement - working to stabilize and control our movement through a series of crunches, twists and leg lifts, Celticore style. Remember to move through each exercise with control + precision to best help you supplement your...

  • Ballet Training for Irish Dancers [Intermediate]

    Moira introduces additional exercises - great for footwork, improving turnout and overall body coordination - in this workout, developed for intermediate level. The principles of modern + ballet are highly beneficial for Irish dancers as well!

    Level: Intermediate
    What You Need: No equipmen...

  • Pilates Flow + Alignment Focus [Intermediate]

    This workout brings to you a Pilates flowing sequence, with arm + ab exercises from general fitness and the Fuse method repertoire. As always, we'll emphasize quality over quantity, alignment and precision. Suitable for intermediate level & above and excellent as a supplemental Irish dance trai...

  • Leg Power Ballet Workout [Intermediate]

    Ballet instructor Moira Ragen presents this fantastic leg-focused workout to help Irish dancers improve the power and length in their kicks. Using the concept of "disengagement", we'll learn how to power a kick not just from the leg but also the foot. Read more about this concept from www.balle...

  • Obliques Pro Backstage [Advanced]

    Join Celticore founder Joe Duffey & Riverdance Lead Dancer Siobhan Manson before they go on stage with "The Young Irelanders" in a challenging oblique-abdominal series! We'll twist, pulse and hold some quite difficult poses - expect quite a sweat!

    Level: Advanced
    What You Need: Mat
    Exer...

  • Complete Core 2 [Advanced]

    It's always a great time to jump start our core training - Celticore style, of course! This featured workout systematically targets the full scope of muscles in your abdominal region - lower, upper, obliques and transverse abdominus - to ignite the power you need to stay ahead of your competiti...