On-The-Go: Workouts Under 10 Minutes

On-The-Go: Workouts Under 10 Minutes

Workouts designed for the on-the-go lifestyle of an Irish dancer! Give your dance training a quick boost whether in between classes, before a show or on the way out the door! All workouts in this category are under 10 minutes, so grab a mat & get going!

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On-The-Go: Workouts Under 10 Minutes
  • Back + Arms Ballet Workout for Irish Dance [All Levels]

    Celticore featured instructor Moira Ragen leads us through a splendid ballet-inspired back & arms-focused workout.
    The focus here will be to help control our upper body and move with grace and ease, using principles of ballet and modern dance. Many top Irish dancers have training in other sty...

  • Celticore Backstage - a Fuse Pilates Workout [All Levels]

    Keep your core strong with a special backstage workout joined by the cast of Michael Londra "Celtic Yuletide"! We're focusing on our abs & arms - using a series of exercises from the Fuse Pilates method! We've also included a bonus "plank roll" exercise (quite a challenge!) courtesy of guest inst...

  • 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 ...

  • "Summer Strong" Core Workout presented by Irish Dancing Magazine - a Fuse Pilates Workout [All Levels]

    Join Celticore founder Joe Duffey for a fun core workout designed to boost your summer Irish dance training in time for North American Nationals! We'll work through a dynamic sequence of movements from classical Pilates and the innovative Fuse method (www.fusepilates.com). Remember to take the w...

  • On-The-Go Abs 2 Backstage feat. Siobhan Manson - a Fuse Pilates workout [All Levels]

    Our second "On-The-Go Abs" feature takes traditional Pilates corework to the next level. With guest student & longtime Riverdance Lead Dancer Siobhan Manson, we filmed this workout while in the middle of a show with The Young Irelanders, thus demonstrating how easy it is to get in a bit of ab ac...

  • Perfect Your Posture - Anterior vs. Posterior Pelvic Tilt [Basics]

    When we dance, it's important to avoid over-arching or under-arching our lower back, resulting in a pelvic tilt. In this brief technique seminar, we'll discuss the difference between an anterior vs. posterior pelvic tilt and work on finding a "happy medium" point, which will help you appear tall...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ballet Training for Irish Dancers [Basics]

  • 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...

  • Low Abs Focus [Advanced]

    This challenging, advanced level workout is a full on low ab attack! It's important to balance out toning ALL areas of your abdominal powerhouse, so we'll also engage our obliques and upper abs through several roll-up exercises, with a few other surprises thrown in along the way!

    Level: Al...

  • Lower Abs Focus [Advanced]

    Your lower abdominals are critical for helping you power & push through the challenging moments on stage. In this workout, we'll go through a classical sequence of challenging low-ab exercises, and hopefully have some fun when we're not shaking too much!

    Level: Advanced
    What You Need: Mat
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  • Upper Back Strength + Injury Prevention [All Levels]

    In this workout, it's all about your back! We'll focus on strengthening our back muscles to help us stabilize and control our upper body movement. Using a combination of face-down lying exercises - with a few planks thrown in towards the end, just for fun! - we'll work to create length in our b...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Balance + Control [All Levels]

    This workout focuses on balance + control, two critical aspects of navigating the competition & show stage. We employ a flowing set of exercises designed to help you stabilize and isolate movement, including a challenging series of moves we like to call "Celticore clicks". Enjoy your workout! ...

  • Upper Body Toning for Irish Dancers [All Levels]

    Irish dancers need to have strong arms in order to keep their upper bodies still and controlled at all times while on stage. This workout feature gives you a fantastic arm workout without the need for any additional equipment. Using your own body strength, we will work our triceps, shoulders an...

  • 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

    *Injur...

  • Crossing, Turnout + The Hundred [All Levels]

    This workout focuses on the “hundred” - a traditional aerobic Pilates exercise which engages your entire core - which we’ve switched up a bit to incorporate different movements and offer multiple levels of difficulty. In addition to the hundred, we also mix in some lower ab, leg work and ballet-...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pilates Push-Up Series [All Levels]

    Here we introduce + practice four types of pushups (classic, wide-arm, "downward dog" + serratus). We'll use the Pilates principles of precision + control to power through each set, while incorporating some core stability exercises throughout this brief, but challenging, workout.

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