Legs + Glutes Workouts

Legs + Glutes Workouts

Workouts in this category have a training focus on legs and/or glutes. Celticore is different from other type of cross-training since it is low-impact and a great way to balance out all of the floor pounding you do while in dance class!

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Legs + Glutes Workouts
  • Ballet Training - Legs + Glutes [All Levels]

    Join Celticore featured instructor Moira Ragen for an energizing legs + glutes-focused workout, inspired by Ballet training moves. Moira instructs students through a dynamic - and important - series of exercises to tone an area of dancers' bodies which are often ignored. Enjoy your workout!

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  • Happy Hips Stability + Control [All Levels]

    This workout utilizes contemporary and classical Pilates mat work (including leg circles & a "clamshell" side-lying sequence) to help stabilize, control and stretch out your hips for Irish dance. We'll also target our hip flexors through some lower abdominal exercises. Enjoy your workout!

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  • Express Legs + Quads [All Levels]

    Give your dancing an added "kick" with this quick 5-minute leg workout. We'll focus on alignment + quad strengthening. Remember, in Pilates, we want to work slowly to help control each movement, similar to how you need to move as a dancer!

    Level: All Levels
    What You Need: No equipment nee...

  • Toe Height + Ankle Mobility [All Levels]

    This workout focuses on the mechanics of toe height - an important aspect of proper Irish dance technique. We'll use a combination of shoulder bridges, glute activation exercises and ankle mobility tools to target the muscles which help us stay lifted on our toes while dancing. There might be a...

  • Turnout + Crossing with World Champion Saoirse Deboy [All Levels] - A Fuse Pilates Workout

    Join Celticore Ambassador & World Champion Saoirse Deboy for an Irish dance specific ab workout with an emphasis on crossing and turnout. We'll focus on proper form, alignment and foot positioning in order to fully engage our cores for Irish dance!

    Level: All Levels
    What You Need:
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  • 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...

  • Glutes Standing + Mat Workout [All Levels]

    In this workout, we'll emphasize control, power + alignment through glute activation - with a particular focus on glute medius, a place where many Irish dancers have weakness, according to Sports/PT Dr. Megan Greco, based in Ellicott City, MD. In addition to a standing series, we'll make our way...

  • Shoulder Bridge Fundamentals [Basics]

    The "shoulder bridge" is a great exercise for Irish dancers to work on alignment, postural control + glutes toning. In this workout, we'll go through the fundamentals of a practicing a proper shoulder bridge, while adding in some Fuse method variations along the way to target the muscles in your...

  • Glutes + Upper Abs [All Levels]

    The focus for this workout is upper abdominal strength. We'll work through a series of exercises to strengthen your upper abs, as well as adding in some shoulder bridging / glute work to balance out your workout. The benefit of working your upper abs includes increased upper body control. It's ...

  • Leg Work + Side-Lying Series [All Levels]

    We return "back to the mat" in this workout, delivering a challenging leg work series, with an emphasis on building strength in your quads, glutes and inner / outer thighs. Don't worry - just because we're focusing on our legs doesn't mean you can let your abs take a break! They'll be utilized ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Side-Lying Series 2 [All Levels]

    We present this workout from Camp Rince Ceol - Irish Dance Camp at Union College, NY - where Celticore founder Joe Duffey heads the Pilates program for nearly 500 dancers over the 4 summer camp sessions. This workout utilizes a side-lying Pilates series to tone our legs, reinforce good turnout a...

  • Core Flow + Leg Work [All Levels]

    This workout, called "core flow", is designed to help you connect breath to movement in a dynamic and dance-oriented way. We'll focus primarily on our abs (upper, lower & obliques), in addition to some leg work, all the while emphasizing the quality of each movement and working to create movemen...

  • Back + Shoulder Work / Injury Prevention Focus [All Levels]

    Our focus for this workout brings us to prone position: we'll engage our back muscles to assist in upper body control, stability & posture. It's important to balance out the many abdominal-focused exercises we do as Irish dancers for core strength by evening out those exercises with back muscle ...

  • Power Standing Workout 3 [All Levels]

    It's time for another Celticore standing workout! This workout focuses on building strength & gaining control in our lower body - activating our calves, quads and glutes through a thoughtful system of Pilates-inspired standing exercises - including a new move called a "cross lunge" developed spe...

  • Glutes + Hip Stability [All Levels]

    Power to the glutes! In this workout, we'll use a challenging set of exercises designed to help us maintain hip stability and build power in our legs which we need to execute effective Irish dance jumps and kicks! We've also thrown in a few Yoga-inspired postures to keep things fun and interest...

  • Knee Support + Injury Prevention [Basics]

    In this workout, we are giving our knees some much needed attention! Irish dancers’ knees are notoriously injury-prone, so this series incorporates an array of exercises to strengthen and stretch many of the surrounding muscles which support our knees. Joe cues several ways to protect your knee...

  • Standing Workout + Turnout Focus [All Levels]

    Irish dancers are constantly reminded to turn their feet out, so this workout - a combination standing / sitting series - will activate muscles which contribute maintaining good turnout + foot placement. We begin with a standing point, squat and leg lift series, transitioning to the floor to wor...

  • Hamstring Flexibility + Obliques [All Levels]

    We will begin with a creative take on the "saw" - a traditional Pilates exercise that helps to create length in your back, increase hamstring flexibility & strengthen your obliques. From there, we add in some dynamic stretches to mobilize & protect our knees (a request received from a dancer) an...

  • Side-Lying Series 1 [All Levels]

    Side-lying work is a pillar of the Pilates discipline. Here, we use a selection of Pilates side-lying mat work to strengthen, lengthen and tone the major muscles in our legs, with a focus on stability, balance & control.

    Level: All Levels
    What You Need: Mat
    Exercise Credit: Fuse Pilate...

  • Legs + Glutes Toning 1 [All Levels]

    Here, we flip the Pilates style over onto our hands & knees (also known as the quadriped position), allowing us to target our glutes & legs in a different, challenging way. The "hands & knees" exercises utilized here come from the unique Fuse Pilates method, incorporating elements of barre and t...

  • Power Standing Workout 1 feat. Siobhan Manson [All Levels]

    In this standing workout video, we engage the powerful muscles in our legs to power through our jumps, leaps, kicks and graceful movements on stage as Irish dancers. This workout also utilizes some challenging barre / ballet-inspired exercises to take your cross-training to the next level & it r...