Bar Monkey

Calisthenics

Classes

For more information on any of our programmes please click the relevant box below for more information.

 
 
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4-6 FUNdamentals programme

Our 4-6 FUNdamentals Programme is designed to teach overall movement patterns to help improve kids of this age with their overall gross motor skills. This a broad class in terms of the movements worked on to better enable children of this age to move functionally to better enable them for sport and physical activity in general. Click below for more information.

 
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7-10 Junior Calisthenics Programme

Our 7-10 group is designed more specifically towards teaching Calisthenics and developing the groups in this area in a fun and safe environment. This group work on all aspects of Calisthenics, teaching movements on the Pull-up Bar, Parallel Bars and floor. Click below for more information

 
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11-14 Teen Programme

Our 11-14 Programme is designed specifically for this age group to help them to develop their Calisthenics ability.

While we are focusing on developing their movement and improving their physical abilities, we are also focused on helping them to increase their confidence, make new friends and develop a healthy attitude towards exercise.

For more information click below

 
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competition programme

Our Competition Group is designed specifically for kids that we feel are ready to begin training for competitions. 

This class helps them to develop routines for competitions incorporating Pull-Up Bar, Parallel Bars and Floor. We work on improving their movement and helping them develop their own style. 

We are delighted to say that this group has helped us to develop the leading Junior Athletes across the country, with National Calisthenics Champions in the Under 10 and Under 12 Category.

 
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10-14 Monkey Mobility Programme

Our Monkey Mobility Programme is a Sport Specific Programme designed to specifically work with groups in sports outside of Calisthenics. We figure out their specific sport and work on movement patterns that are specific to that sport in order to help them develop. This group is mainly for ages 10-14. Click below for more information

 
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Adult Intro To Calisthenics Programme

Our Adult Intro to Calisthenics Programme is designed specifically with three aspects that we focus on developing with each participant.

Moblity. Strength. Skill. 

All three of these are encorporated together to develop a Calisthenics Athlete, and this programme has developed some of Ireland's leading Calisthenics Athletes today.

For more information click below

 
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Bar Monkey Greystones

Where: Gaelscoil na Gloch Liath

When: Friday 4-5pm

Our Greystones group has been a major success since we began, and each group has been fantastic to work with. This is for ages 7-10 with a specific focus on teach Calisthenics Movements in a fun and safe environment.

Click below for more information.

 
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Adult open Sessions

Our Adult Open Sessions are for people in training for competitions. These sessions are only applicable to people who have come through our other programmes and have been recommended to move into this group. This allows all athletes that have a good understanding of Calisthenics at this point and are adept at movements, to work within a group and develop their routines. 

 
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Bar monkey galway

Our Galway programmes are based in Coral Leisure Tuam and organised by Stephen Parkes. 

Working specifically with younger groups. For more information you can email Stephen:

barmonkeygalway@gmail.com

 

 

4-6 Fundamentals Programme

Where: Scoil Cholmcille Ballybrack

When:

  • Monday 5:00 - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 6:00 -7:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am 

Ages: 4-6

 

This programme is designed for ages 4-6 to begin working on FUNdamental movements.

This course will specifically look to improve children’s mobility and basic movement patterns in order to help them develop and become more efficient at movement and gross motor skills.

This course has been designed by Jamie Geraghty – Qualified in Fundamental Movements through SAQ, Setanta College, FMS and one of Ireland’s leading Calisthenics coaches. He has also been a P.E teacher the past eight years, as well as training Kung-Fu in China with Shaolin Monks and been involved in coaching a variety of different sports such as football and Swimming.

This class aims to emphasise improving movement through fun activities for children in order to help them become better co-ordinated and more adept with functional movement. The development they achieve through this class will then help them to progress in whatever sport they decide to move into, as we look at developing children able to move well without restrictions to better enable them for sport and physical activity in general.

We want to develop a healthy attitude towards exercise for children by encouraging them to take part in these programmes and by us ensuring that the sessions are fun and enjoyable for them in a safe and controlled environment.

All children who attend this course will receive a certificate of completion and also a certificate of achievement when they have developed adequate movement skills.

Because of the nature of the programme, we are limited to twelve places on this course. To confirm a place for your child please fill out an application form below.

For any further information you can contact info@barmonkeycalisthenics.com 

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7-10 Junior Calisthenics Programme

Where: Scoil Cholmcille Ballybrack

When:

  • Monday 6:00 - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday 6:00 - 7:00pm
  • Saturday 11:00 - 12:00

Our 7-10 Programme begins to look at more specific Calisthenics movements. This class aims to be fun and enjoyable for all who attend, in a safe and controlled environment.

With each class working on all aspects of Calisthenics: Pull-Up Bar, Parallel Bars and Floor, each child is given the opportunity to develop skills suited to their level, in a friendly environment designed to help them improve their physical and social skills. 

These classes have been designed and co-ordinated by Jamie Geraghty, one of Ireland's leading Calisthenics coaches, in conjunction with Elite Sports Specific Coaches, Primary School teachers and Physical Therapists in order to develop a programme that is functional and allows kids to express themselves through movement and gain greater confidence by developing improved motor skills. 

To secure a place on one of our classes please fill out an application form below.

For more information you can contact info@barmonkeycalisthenics.com 

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11-14 Teen Programme

Where: Scoil Cholmcille, Ballybrack, Dublin

When: Monday 6:00-7:00pm

Our 11-14 Programme is designed specifically for this age group to help them to develop their Calisthenics ability.

While we are focusing on developing their movement and improving their physical abilities, we are also focused on helping them to:

  • Increase confidence
  • Meet new friends
  • Develop a healthy attitude towards exercise

We are committed to showing kids that this type of exercise can help to bring out positive aspects of their personality and help them to express themselves more.

This form of training is also helping them to develop strength and body control under the supervision of qualified coaches, meaning they are in a safe environment.

To apply for a place on this programme please fill out the application form below.

For more information you can email Jamie info@barmonkeycalisthenics.com

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Bar Monkey Competition Group

This group is specifically designed for the kids within our group that we feel are ready for competitions. This class then prepares them to develop their own style and movements that suit their specific skills. This class encourage creativity and creating their own routines and forms of movement. Taking from philosophy of Bruce Lee that one is limited when trying to work within a certain style or set of rules, we develop the movements that suit the individuals and their skill sets. 

We work on developing and performing routines for Competitions incorporating the Pull-up Bars, Parallel Bars and Floor. 

This class has helped us to currently train the leading Junior Calisthenics Athletes in Ireland, with both Junior Competitions in the under 10 Category and Under 12 Category being won by our Athletes.

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Luke is currently Ireland's National Calisthenics Champion in the ages 8-10 Category. Luke has developed immensely and has amazing strength and statics. 

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Competition Group

This is our competiton group on the day of the Bar Monkey Festival, Ireland's First Ever Junior National Calisthenics Competition.

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Emma Kelly

Emma is currently Ireland's National Calisthenics Champion in the 10-12 Category. Emma is an amazing all round athlete and currently holds our pull-up record with 24 pull-ups! 

Adult Intro To Calisthenics Programme

Where: Scoil Cholmcille Ballybrack

When: 

  • Monday 7:00-8:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00-8:00pm

Being run by Jamie Hempenstall , who has competed in Ireland's National Calisthenics Competition the last two years, this programme is designed in coordination with Jamie Geraghty to help develop:

- Mobility

With a specific emphasis on developing the mobility of each participant, with the entire group initially taken through a Fundamental Movement Screening to assess for any mobility issues. Each participant is then brought through a variety of stretches and movements to help their particular issue, if any arise. Each monday class is then specifically working on mobility issues and working on different stretching techniques.

- Strength

This is a huge aspect of what we work on initially in our intro programme. Developing the fundamental strength and working on static holds in order to progress into the right movements according to each individuals current level.


- Skill

Our interpretation of skill is when we eventually develop the ability to combine movements together, also known within the Calisthenics community as freestyle. We believe that this element of training can only be developed once we have established good mobility in an Athlete and balanced with an adequate level of strength.

For more information on our Adult Programmes please fill out the application form below or you can email Jamie at jamiehemp@barmonkeycalisthenics.com

 

 

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Bar Monkey Greystones

Where: Gaelscoil Na Gloch Liath

When: Fridays 4-5pm

For: Ages 7-11

Our Bar Monkey Greystones group has been very popular since we started in 2016, and the enthusiasm and level of improvement in the group since we began has been amazing. 

This class is designed in the same way as our other 7-10 group, with the focus being on developing specific Calisthenics movements and making the class fun, enjoyable and in a safe and controlled environment. 

These classes operate slightly differently in that they are organised per school term. 

If you are interested in signing your child up please fill out our registration form below or contact Jamie as places are limited. Please email info@barmonkeycalisthenics.com

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