Pilates Olive Keyes
Award Winning Pilates Instructor
Athlone, Roscommon, Offaly and Galway
"You are the expert in your own body, let me empower you TO Take Control of your own health and body"
From the new Beginner to the Elite Athlete Pilates Olive Keyes caters for most levels and abilities.
After an injury, she trained in the Pilates Method and started teaching, she is unique in that she is a freelance Pilates instructor and has worked with various individuals and groups, including:
Teams : Professional Rugby player Jack Carty with Connacht Rugby, some members of the Buccaneers Senior Rugby Team, Roscommon Senior Hurling team and some members of the Westmeath GAA Team.
Mens and Womens' Groups
Olive Keyes methods also include working with individuals on their rehabilitation programs. What makes her teaching unique, is that she delivers a system she mastered and developed herself, see all the testimonials and photos in the gallery of the many teams and individuals she has worked with.
Pilates what is it?
Pilates is a dynamic conditioning form of exercise, which specifically targets our deep, core muscles. Core muscles are also referred to as your core stability. Pilates and core stability go hand in hand. Core stability muscles include deep abdominal, back and pelvic floor muscles. Pilates is named after its inventor, the late Joseph Pilates. In his youth, he overcame physical illness by studying exercise rehabilitation and he developed his own form of exercise, which we now recognise as Pilates.
Unlike some forms of exercise, Pilates does not over-develop some parts of the body and neglect others. While Pilates training focuses on core strength it trains the body as an integrated whole. Pilates workouts promote strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints.