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Pilates for Men

Having a history of training men with a background in the Irish Defence Forces and being a previous Athlete, Olive Keyes knows all too well the rigorous training involved and the injuries that can occur. This is what makes the Olive Keyes teaching methods for men different. She also has extensive experience working with the GAA, Hurling & Rugby Clubs, Triathletes, and Golf, etc. So whether you are looking for a fun and leisurely activity or are an Amateur or Professional Athlete, Olive can provide a customized program to suit your needs. Here are some of the benefits of Pilates for Men.

Testicular Cancer

From a holistic perspective, Olive works alongside men as part of their prevention and recovery from pre/post surgery for testicular cancer, prostate cancer

(eg., John O' Brien review) and other health concerns, with the focus being a tailored Pelvic Floor Muscle exercise program to suit their individual needs.


Pilates was developed by a man, the late Joseph Pilates initially for men. He was interned on the Isle of Man during World War I and helped to rehabilitate the injured soldiers imprisoned there. All of the students he taught were men.



During his early days as a teacher in New York most of Joseph Pilates's clients were men. Many of them were boxers, wrestlers and skiers. Pilates has developed over the years as a means of training for many top athletes whether they are male or female. The conventional belief that it was a woman’s exercise meant men were less likely to try it. Thankfully it does seem that in the last few years this trend has reversed and many more men are realising the remarkable benefits of Pilates.

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