Why I Choose Elite Pilates | Gayle Murray | Client Interview

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a 42 year old mother of 3 from Cork City who works full time in an office based environment. Whilst I always tried to make time to keep fit and active, I realise that with age and injury, being cardio fit isn’t the only form of fitness and that building strength is essential.

How long have you been training with Elite?

Since August 2018.

How did you start practicing pilates?

I suffered from a few hip problems and as a result I had to endure months of physiotherapy. My physiotherapist started me on a reformer Pilates programme to help me strengthen my body in order to heal my hip issue and prevent further injury moving forward. It so turned out that my hip problem was a negative consequence of lazy glutes hence reformer Pilates was essential in order to strengthen them.

What would you say is your favourite thing about Elite Pilates?

All the instructors take an interest in your health and are dedicated to ensuring that any issues you have are taken into consideration. It’s like a tailor made workout but with the pleasure of being in a fun class environment. Elite Pilates has done wonders for my mental health as well as for my physical well being. Going to class gets me out of the house and I feel great after a workout.

Why would you recommend Elite Pilates?

Highly qualified teachers who take an interest in you and your health and who want to ensure that you get the very best out of your workout. Great flexibility in the timetable for changing your schedule. Teachers are fun and make the class fun and enjoyable.

What 3 words would you say describe you?

Energetic, outgoing, impatient.

What 3 words would you say describe Elite Pilates?

Highly Professional, fun, friendly

What would you say are your top 3 passions?

1)Reformer Pilates now that I have seen the positive results it has on my health.

2)Languages: I speak fluent French, Spanish and Italian. Being married to an Italian helps and doing a job in French and Spanish means I am constantly speaking different languages.

3)My family because I have an amazing husband and 3 great kids.

When you're not in studio, how do you spend your time?

Working in the office, taxi driving kids from A to B, doing housework, going for walks.

What advice would you give to anyone looking to give pilates a go?

If you want to improve your physical and mental well being then Pilates is the way to go. I have never looked back since starting as I can see the benefits it has had on my mind and body. Building core strength is so important and I realised that too late hence I suffered an injury. Pilates is fun because there are literally millions of different exercises so it never gets boring. The instructors vary all the workouts so no class is ever the same. With Elite, you can swap around instructors meaning that you vary your workouts constantly. All parts of the body gets a workout.

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