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
  • Keep Your Balance - Hip Stability [All Levels]

    Do you sometimes have trouble keeping your balance? Do you find yourself wobbly when your weight is shifted to one side in certain Irish dance moves? This is a common challenge for many dancers, so we created this workout to activate some of the stabilizing muscles surrounding your hips which a...

  • Outer Hips + Glutes Side-Lying [All Levels]

    In this express workout, we'll target our outer hips + glutes utilizing a strategic side-lying sequence of exercises. Tight hips are common in the Irish dance world, so we'll also incorporate some beneficial stretches to keep our hips happy! Keep a look out for additional hip-focused workouts a...

  • Turn It Out! Core Activation + Hips [Basics]

    Learn the fundamentals of how to maintain your turnout while dancing with this fun workout using strategic exercises from the Pilates method, with a focus on hip mobility! The goal of this workout will be to connect core engagement with proper turnout in multiple ways including low ab utilizatio...

  • Back Extension + Protection [All Levels]

    In this workout geared for all levels of Irish dancers, we'll use a series of Pilates exercises to strengthen + lengthen our back muscles in order to assist with injury prevention. We'll aim to use natural, flowing movement to initiate each exercise. It's important to always listen to your body...

  • Strong Core + Leg Activation [All Levels]

    In this All-Levels workout, we introduce a flowing series of core AND leg-focused moves in order to best train effectively for Irish dance. Throughout each movement, we'll also emphasize turnout and crossing. We hope you enjoy this unique blend of classical Pilates and contemporary Fuse Pilates...

  • Turn It Out! - Hip Adduction Focus [All Levels]

    "Turn It Out!" - our new turnout-focused series of workouts - use a strategic combination of Pilates leg and core work to help in your dancing. Our goal is to give you the tools to learn how to properly activate the muscles which help achieve turnout while on stage. This workout specifically fo...

  • Elevation - Stay On Your Toes! [All Levels]

    We received several requests for a workout that focuses on staying off your heels, so here it is! Many dancers struggle with elevation and keeping high on their toes, so we seek to show that using some of the pillars of Pilates can help out quite a bit! In this workout, we'll use a series of cla...

  • Leg Power + Strength [All Levels]

    This workout is designed to activate the power in your legs to create the dynamic movement and action required for success on stage. We'll use some of the fundamentals of Pilates technique to focus on leg + glutes control, power and stability, as well as incorporating some Yoga-inspired stretche...

  • 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 ...