Lizzie’s life-long interest in physical fitness and wellbeing emerged in her early twenties while working in Dublin’s first Super Gym, Westwood. It was during this time that she recognised the significance of personal fitness as an integral aspect to maintaining strong mental and physical health throughout one’s life. Her growing passion in this field inspired her decision to train as a fitness instructor with NCEF Litton Lane. This training led to her career as a much sought after aerobics and fitness teacher – areas which she successfully combined with her work as a personal trainer and gym instructor.
In 2002 Lizzie decided to expand her expertise and knowledge by attending the National Training Centre in Dublin to study Neuromuscular Physical Therapy and Sports Massage. It was during this time that a lifelong interest in Pilates emerged. Recognising that the Pilates method was not just an exercise, but an overall health system, Lizzie initiated her extensive study and training in this area. First at beginner level with Michael King Pilates then at intermediate and advanced level with Joyce Gavin at Bodyfirm Pilates.
In 2004 Lizzie opened her own therapy clinic in Dublin, she also taught group and private Pilates classes to clients throughout Dublin and Wicklow. During this time she continued to expand and deepen her knowledge about every aspect of Pilates and general fitness studying with some of the world’s leading experts in bodywork and movement therapies including Leon Chaitow ND DO (UK), Dr. Sherri Betz and John Sharkey MSc.
One of Lizzie’s specific areas of interest regarding Pilates transpired when she identified the huge benefits of modified contemporary Pilates exercises in relieving clients of chronic back pain. Her passion in this particular field led her to develop and design her own Pilates back care programme which she continues to teach today, with exceptional results. Recently she qualified as a Health and Wellness Coach with Real Balance Global Wellness Services Inc in Regents University in London in Wellness Mapping 360 Methodology.
Lizzie resides in Lahinch, Co Clare with her daughter Robyn. She teaches group and private Pilates classes at all levels in Breakthrough Dance Company in Ennis. Classes are also available online in group and private sessions. Wellness coaching sessions are also available online.
I have been attending Lizzie’s Pilates classes for over 13 years.