Today we are appreciating another pilates warrior, one of our amazing, loyal clients Grainne. Thank you so much Grainne for choosing Elite. Read about Grainne’s pilates journey below.
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m originally from Omagh, Co Tyrone and living in Cork around 14
years now. I work in supply chain for a pharmaceutical company, so I’m
sitting at a desk, all day! I have two wee boys, aged 7 and 3.
I’m great at JOINING the gym….and never going! So discovering reformer
and barre pilates has just been brilliant for me! I’ve never enjoyed
something as much as this!
How long have you been coming to Elite?
I joined Elite in January, so I’m still very new to it all. I could
barely touch my toes when I started!
How did you start coming to pilates?
A good friend of mine had been trying to convince me try it for a
while, as I kept complaining about wanting to tone up and exercising
more. I saw a facebook advert for Elite over the Christmas, and after
the indulgence of the holidays, I thought it was perfect timing!
What would you say is your favourite thing about Elite Pilates?
How brilliant you feel after the class, and even for the days
following. Both reformer and Barre. The instructors are so
encouraging and continue to help you push yourself and your body. I
love watching the instructors demonstrations! They are very inspiring.
Why would you recommend Elite Pilates?
The instructors are just fantastic, everyone is so different and have
different routines and exercises. No class is ever the same. The
flexibility of changing locations is also a great advantage.
What 3 words would you say describe you?
Fun, helpful and drama-queen! (I’ve been told!)
What 3 words would you say describe Elite Pilates?
Supportive, encouraging and fun!
What would you say are your top 3 passions and why?
Wine, wine and wine! Just kidding…kind of…
Travel – I love to travel and always thinking of my next trip away!
Music – you will often see me with my headphones in or singing away to
myself. I love that my kids are enjoying music now also… always great
to lift your spirits!
My family and friends – I love to get home as often as I can! I have
great friends in Cork and love nothing more than a good laugh with
When you’re not in studio, how do you spend your time?
Running after my two crazy boys…they are great fun!
I love listening to music and reading… and I’m partial to a good box
set with a glass (or 3) of wine!
What advice would you give to anyone looking to give pilates a go?
Oh I couldn’t recommend it enough…. I look forward to every class and
always leave with a smile on my face! I would go every day if I could!
Definitely try it! You couldn’t regret it!