LARAGH MCMONAGLE- INSTRUCTOR & MASSAGE THERAPIST:
I am a Stott trained Pilates instructor, and a Holistic Massage therapist. I was recommended Pilates after back surgery and the birth of my now teenage boys , it then became an intrinsic part of my life. As a teacher, the joy is now in passing on Joseph Pilates’ exercises to others and focusing on the mind body connection. I have a special interest in working with pre and post-natal mothers, teaching a range of specially modified exercises in Reform’s caring, relaxed studio setting. Giving women a method which develops and enhances core strength, stability and flexibility through mindful exercise, and always encouraging clients to develop their own body awareness, and self-confidence, both during pregnancy and working with them (and their little ones) after they have given birth too.
KATIE HOLMES – INSTRUCTOR:
My intention is to heal, challenge and explore with intelligent movement that is grounded in biomechanics, spirituality and play! I have spent over a decade practicing Pilates and yoga, and in the past few years, aerial. I have studied under Liz Bussey with Polestar UK and James Earls of Anatomy Trains and I am a member of the Pilates Method Alliance.
GIGI TYNAN – INSTRUCTOR & NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPIST:
I am a Polestar Pilates instructor with a full studio comprehensive certification. I am also currently training in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy and am qualified in sports and pre and post event massage. I love to inspire others to find the same motivation and enthusiasm for Pilates as I have. My classes create a balanced, well-rounded workout that increases energy, improve posture and encourage a healthier lifestyle. I also work one to one with clients to help them achieve their personal goals and recover from injury through movement.
SHEENA KENNEDY – INSTRUCTOR:
I discovered Pilates 17 years ago and since then it has been an integral part of my life. I am fully certified with the internationally recognised Polestar Pilates as a studio practitioner and qualified to teach on all the studio equipment. Whether you are a complete beginner, recovering from an injury, wanting to improve your athletic performance or improve your strength, flexibility or mobility I will work with you to reconnect with your body to help you achieve your goals.
MALY POLOTTO – INSTRUCTOR:
I have been enthusiastic about sports all of my life. I received my certification in Mat work in Argentina in 2007 and my certification on Pilates equipment in Madrid, Spain in 2011. On moving to Ireland, to improve my communication skills, I decided to train with Polestar Pilates UK, where I am currently completing my Comprehensive Training.
My Pilates passion did not finish here. As I love to teach people different and creative movement skills, I am certified to train pre and post natal Pilates (BASI) andPpilates for seniors (Lolita San Miguel). I am currently expanding my Pilates knowledge and will be finishing my certification on Pilates for Injuries and The Pink Ribbon Program.
AOIFE KING – INSTRUCTOR:
I trained as a Classical Pilates Instructor in Los Angeles, in 2005 and as a contemporary teacher in Paris with Balanced Body University in 2009. A bi-lingual, English-French teacher and a Psychology grad, I draw on my Pilates education and my wider interest of movement and mental well-being in all my classes. I am particularly passionate about the benefits of Pilates in terms of movement and posture and have seen consistent improvements in mobility, strength, confidence, grace and ease of movement over and over again in people who have a regular Pilates practice.
TARA FALLON – INSTRUCTOR & NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPIST:
The love for my work spills into the reasons why I do what I do. My intention is to inspire people’s lives by reducing aches and pains encouraging easier movement patterns. Expand narrow perspectives on what you think you can-not do by showing you all your capabilities of a pain free life, with the added benefit of teaching your nervous system how to tone down reducing fear and anxiety.
I have been lucky enough to train with some of the world leaders in the area of rehabilitation and movement education. Over the last 17 years I’ve gathered a large collection of qualifications. My education includes; Fully certified Stott Pilates teacher, 200R yoga teacher trainer, Neuromuscular Therapist and Kids yoga Teacher.
ELENA HANUKAEV – INSTRUCTOR:
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork (Props and Special Populations) from the National Training Centre, as well as Back Pain/Pathologies certificate from the Pilates Performance Institute. In the past, I trained for several fitness/bodybuilding competitions which inspired me to pursue a career in fitness. I decided to study Pilates after witnessing my own father’s recovery post accident, it was inspiring to see how beneficial certain movement approaches can be. I have substantial experience in Corporate Pilates training, as well as one-to-one classes. As an instructor, I want to inspire people to look at fitness as their lifestyle rather than short-term goal.