Pilates Olive Keyes
Award Winning Pilates Instructor
'Wellness Expert' Healthcare Ireland
"You are the expert in your own body, let me empower you TO Take Control of your own health and body"
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Pilates and Olive Keyes, what's it about?
Olive Keyes is an Award Winning Pilates instructor who Won the 'Best in Health and Fitness' with the Westmeath Style Awards 2017 and was a finalist with the Athlone Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2018.
She is the only Pilates instructor in the midlands on the panel as a 'Wellness Expert' with a leading health care provider Ireland and featured in the Sunday Business Post ‘Paving a path for Health and Wellness in the Midlands’.
From the new Beginner to the Elite Athlete, Olive caters for all levels and abilities. She has been involved in Athletics throughout her life, from participating in Pentathlons, Triathlons, Half Marathons and 10ks, both nationally and internationally across the world. Along the way Olive picked up injuries and from this, became aware of the benefits of Pilates. She learned how Pilates is a great tool to assist, or accelerate a physiotherapy program when coming back from an injury.
After her own spinal injury, Olive spent many years training in the Pilates system which is based on it's founder - the late 'Josef Pilates', she also holds a (MA) in Health Science from NUIG, with this extensive background, she tailored and developed a strategy to work on her own rehabilitation program, her popularity grew and with a expansive following, she started teaching. This has led to her vast experience in Pilates with: Chronic pain, back pain, sports injuries, and recovery & rehabilitation.
Pilates Olive Keyes caters for a wide variety of challenges such as:
Neck and back pain/ pathologies
Joint, muscle and postural issues
Pre/post natal (e.g. c. section, Diastasis Recti)
Olive's experience includes working with various individuals and groups, such as:
Mens and Womens' Groups
Irish Wheel Chair Association
Schools-Teachers/ Staff/ Students.
Professional Rugby player Jack Carty with Connacht Rugby
Members of the Buccaneers Senior Rugby Team
Roscommon Senior Hurling team
Members of the Westmeath GAA Team
Please feel free to view all the written reviews, videos and testimonials from people who have benefited and experienced the Pilates Olive Keyes teachings.
What is Pilates?
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 was a sickly child, he overcame physical illness by studying exercise rehabilitation and he developed his own form of exercise, which we now recognised 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.