Today we’re showing our appreciation for one of the very first members of #TeamEliteCork, the fabulous Vivienne O’Grady. If you’ve been training in any of our studio’s for a while, you’ve probably met the lovely Viv, and we bet you’re dying to know more so we asked her!
If you haven’t been to one of Viv’s classes yet, we suggest booking ASAP!
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Vivienne. I am from Limerick but I have been living in Cork for 7 years now.
How long have you been working with Elite?
I started working with Elite over 3 years ago.
How did you start teaching pilates?
I started working with Elite over 3 years ago. I initially started going to classes in Elite, I had been training for the Limerick marathon and I had picked up a few nigles so I started pilates to help with these. I was soon spending every evening in Elite and I then started the Elite mentorship programme.
What would you say is your favourite thing about working at Elite Pilates?
I enjoy working in Elite for a variety of reasons, the staff are great, the courses we get to do are fun but the clients are the most fun. Each class is different because of the clients which is great.
Why did you choose pilates as a career?
I didnt set out to choose Pilates as a career, it was quite organic. From attending classes, doing courses, starting the mentorship programme it was all quite a natural process. Three years later and I am still here!!
What 3 words would you say describe you?
The three words that best describe me are competitive, independent and stubborn.
What 3 words would you say describe Elite Pilates
The three words that best describe Elite Pilates are innovative, positive and reliable.
What would you say are your top 3 passions and why?
My top three passions would be leading an active lifestyle, planning holidays and the sea.
When you’re not in studio, how do you spend your time?
When I am not in the studio or teaching Physical Education I spend my time studying! You can call me Van WIlder!
What advice would you give to anyone looking to give pilates a go?
The same advice I would give to anybody who was looking to start something new. Try it. If you enjoy it great, if you didn’t at least you tried.