Strength & Conditioning Classes

These pay as you go classes have been a mainstay of Maurice Looby Fitness. The importance of core strength and flexibility has been increasingly stressed by health professionals world wide, from physiotherapists to GP’s to sports coaches for ALL age groups. Not only does core strengthening help in rehabilitation from injury, but it also greatly improves performance, helps maintain a healthy body composition whilst firing the metabolism, and delays the ageing process. These classes are set up in such a way that they cater equally well for the absolute beginner to the advanced athlete.


To register your interest, or for more information, please use the contact form opposite or reach us at:


Maurice Looby Fitness,

T: 087 230 8001 E:



    • Old Rathwire National School, 8pm - 9pm




        • Old Rathwire National School, 8pm - 9pm





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