This week, our lovely Dori Tallent celebrates her 1 year anniversary as a part of Team Elite and we couldn’t be happier to have her with us for the past year! You’ll usually find Dori in our Carrigtwohill studio being an absolute pilates hero, and if you havn’t had a chance to pop into one of her classes yet, trust us, you should!
Thanks so much Dori for all of your hard work as a member of #TeamEliteCork and for always bringing the very best to each and every class.
Read about Dori’s pilates journey below!
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
So I’m Dori, I’m from Kilkenny. I lived in Dublin for 4 years, the UK for 5 years, travelled for one year and have been living in Cork for 2 years. I’m a chemical engineer and, like most people, moved away to get a job. I danced all through school and loved it. I tried several different places after I left school but nothing seemed right which brought me to pilates.
How long have you been working with Elite?
I’ve been working with Elite for 1 year.
How did you start teaching pilates?
As mentioned I loved dance and as I missed that. Pilates pulled me in with its precise movements and body awareness, as well as the fun of barre!
What would you say is your favourite thing about working at Elite Pilates?
Working with a great group of interesting people which such diverse backgrounds.
Why did you choose pilates as a career?
I love to make a positive difference in people’s lives. When people come in saying how they’re able to move around with more ease and not in pain anymore if they were before.
What 3 words would you say describe you?
I try to be honest, empathetic and frank.
What 3 words would you say describe Elite Pilates
Friendly, caring, professional .
What would you say are your top 3 passions and why?
I love the sea, dance, and learning new things.
When you’re not in studio, how do you spend your time?
When I’m not working my other job I try to see my family and friends as much as I can.
What advice would you give to anyone looking to give pilates a go?
Listen to your body, what’s right for someone else may not be right for you.