About Olive Keyes MSC MHPM PHPM BBPC BCHSS BAOSS CTW- SPCDF APITEC NCEF

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 Athlone, Westmeath and Midlands on the panel as a 'Wellness Expert' with a leading health care provider Ireland ‘Laya Healthcare’ -Spectrum Health and featured in the Sunday Business Post ‘Paving a path for Health and Wellness in the Midlands’. In addition she has A five star rating on google with over 134 google reviews from current and past clients.

A fully qualified, professional Pilates instructor with extensive experience in the Health and Fitness industry, having obtained an (MA) in Health Science from NUIG and Post Grad in Pilates with aspects of Clinical Pilates where she continues to up-skill and engage in ongoing professional Pilates training with the ‘Balanced Body faculty’ and Pilates Performance college, where she’s gained worldwide recognised qualifications. In addition was a Fitness Instructor and Solider with the Irish Defence Forces. Olive is also qualified in Mindfulness based stress reduction form the Irish and British Mindfulness Academy. 

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 10kms, 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 back injury, Olive spent many years training in the Pilates system which is based on it's founder - the late 'Josef Pilates', 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.  

 

Specialties:
Comprehensive Pilates expert instruction catering for everything from sports training, fitness and rehab to pre/post pregnancy including areas around spinal mobility; articulation through the spine; crontology and movement; working with the body as a whole through building up the pelvic floor; core strength and overall strength in the body.

The Pilates Olive Keyes teaching style is empowering for males and females of all ages with slow concentrated movements aswell as gauging the class with class needs. (Mat, Props, Reformer, etc.)

 

Primarily delivering Pilates and secondary also integrates the psycho-social model based on the World Health Organisation such as:

Physical / Mental / Emotional / Social & Spiritual Well Being

Other aspects include Health & Fitness, Nutrition, Cardiovascular Health, Obesity, Cancer Research and interest in Community Gardens and Grow Your Own Food etc.

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