I began my fitness career as a personal trainer and Les Mills Instructor, but from the moment I attended my first Pilates class I knew that it was the discipline for me.
After training with several schools of Pilates around the world, I completed my clinical comprehensive training with Polestar in the UK and USA and have been teaching Pilates for the past 16 years.
In 2016 I discovered the Oov, a piece of exercise equipment that fully supports the spine while allowing the body to move in all directions, facilitating better movement. Recognising how beneficial the Oov was to Pilates, I was keen to learn more and travelled to Sydney to complete my level 3 training with the creators.
I live in Dublin with my husband and three children. I’m completely mad about dogs. My gorgeous doodle Pippa is a regular in my live classes with the occasional appearance from Josie, my daughter's guide dog. I love to travel when I can and spend time with friends and family.
About the Oov
From stretching to core strengthening to rehabilitation or for relaxation purposes, the Oov can be utilised with significant benefits for spinal (back) health.
The Oov has been designed to mimic the shape of our spine, fully supporting all three curves. This allows the body to move in all directions, facilitating better movement.
Lying on the Oov elongates our spine to its natural curve and lifts the pelvis off the ground. This creates a state of gentle instability, which stimulates our muscles to achieve balance.
The Oov can be used in many ways but in my classes we use it to allow deep connection to the trunk and diaphragm. I’ve worked with many athletes – from professional rugby players to exercise newbies – and found that the Oov facilitates and enhances movement for every body.
Polestar Certified Practitioner of Pilates
Certified Stott Pilates Instructor
Level 3 Oov Practitioner
Madeline Black Immersive Body Training
- Certified Nutritionist
- Les Mills Body Balance/Body Combat Instructor
- Certified Personal Trainer