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•Chi Running technique workshops Saturday 1pm-4pm: November 6th and December 4th

•Indoor Pilates classes are back..full schedule now available

•Pay as you go Interval training session at 7.30pm every Wednesday

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Fitness with Emer

Welcome to Fitness with Emer. I specialise in running technique coaching, Pilates and Oxygen Advantage breathing techniques.

Check out my in-person, online programmes and workshops today!

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What I Do

I am a Pilates instructor, Oxygen Advantage instructor and a running technique coach.

My main focus is on helping you to breathe functionally, keep your body strong and moving well.

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I will support you on your journey to achieving your fitness goals. So take the next step and join me and you will


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Running Technique Coaching

Chi Running technique promotes energy efficiency, reduces the risk of injury and improves performance for all runners.

My outdoor Chi Running technique workshops are in full swing!

Saturday half-day Chi Running technique workshops November 6th and December 4th 1pm-4pm.


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Pilates Classes

The main aim of Pilates is to condition and strengthen your body. It helps to improve core strength and improves flexibility and mobility which reduces the risk of injury and helps you to move better in your chosen sport am every day time.

Practice Pilates in your own time with my online pre-recorded classes.

In-door Pilates classes are now back with a full schedule in CleverClogs afterschool Fiddown.

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Running Programmes

0-5k groups on Wednesdays at 9.45am and 6.30pm!!

Interval training session every Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Iverk Showfields Piltown

My online virtual running packages contain tried and tested running programmes and are available NOW!

5k, 10k, 10miles, half marathon and full marathon plans tailored to suit your schedule and your fitness level.

These programmes include easy to follow training plans, Pilates for runners videos, running technique, warm up, cooldown and stretch videos. Plus a bonus feature of coaching audios to take with you on your run. I will be coaching and motivating you virtually every step of the way.

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I offer a variety of fitness programmes for corporate organisations, sports clubs, and schools. In-person outdoor options are now available!

For the last two years I have coached the Tipperary Pony Club in preparation for the national Tetrathlon competition I have also coached Mooncoin Celtic AFC u14 and u16 girls and Piltown Juvenile GAA teams running technique and breathing on the pitch. The aim is to move better, run better to reduce the risk of injury and improve energy efficiency and pace.

These programmes include Pilates and functional movement classes, running technique and distance programmes to help you move better and feel better. oxygenadvantage breath training to cope with stress in every day life and to improve sports performance.

I can tailor a programme to suit the needs of your staff, students and members.

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Do you want to perform better on the pitch, on the track, in the pool, in the gym, in your next goal race?

oxygenadvantage coaching programmes will help:

•Improve aerobic and anaerobic capacity

•Delay the onset of lactic acid and fatigue

•Increase VO2 Max and running economy

•Increase maximum tolerance to breathlessness

•Increase repeated sprint ability for team sports

•Improve concentration and focus

•Reduce anxiety and stress

I offer functional breathing pattern training and simulation of high-altitude training to clubs and individuals. Group sessions and one to one options now available


Would encourage anyone to do this. I started in January not been able to jog/run for 2 minutes without stopping and in 5 weeks Emer had us geared up and finished the 5k. Now each week our times get better and better.


Brilliant workshop Emer O Brien! I got so much out of it and I’m already looking forward to getting out on the road to practice. Really informative and great fun! Thanks a million!


Anyone out there who is a beginner runner or an advanced runner, & wants to avoid injuries or like me trying to recover from injury, the answer Emer O Brien Chi Running coach based in Piltown, Kilkenny. I was at a workshop with her this morning and am blown away by it. I encourage all who run to contact her, I guarantee you will be delighted that you did.


Thank you Emer for getting me back running. Your couch to 5k programme is amazing. I couldn’t have done it without you. I couldn’t recommend you highly enough. Thank you


Completed the Couch to 5k programme tonight! Honestly if you are thinking of starting running, go to Emer! She is fantastic! Emer is fantastic at what she does and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough! It’s a decision you will not regret.


I love love love training with Emer. I do her running group and Pilates. She is amazingly positive and encouraging. Can’t recommend these classes enough. The pay as you go option is fantastic for busy working mammies and the choice of classes is fantastic. Plus Emer goes over and above by providing tips and coaching and encouragement outside of classes at all my runs. Thanks Emer, you rock.


Awesome trainer supports you all the way… Emer creates a well-thought, easy to follow running plan


Emer, I can’t believe that I have managed to come so far in a few weeks. I am delighted with myself but more so delighted with your plan, encouragement and support along the way.


Have any Questions?

If you have any questions at all about any of my online options, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.