“I had suffered with lower back pain for almost two years. I had been attending a physiotherapist throughout those two years sometimes on a weekly basis which would help my lower back but my pain would always return . A lady at work suggested starting Pilates class. She was attending Eimear’s Pilates class for back issues and highly recommended giving it a try. So I did and I have not regretted it.. Pilates with Eimear has changed my quality of life .. my lower back pain has improved so much that I can say I am pain free .. Eimear is a fantastic teacher and I really enjoy her classes.. they never get boring, she uses different props from week to week . She never pushes you to do a move your not comfortable with. Her classes are relaxed and easy going. I cannot recommend Pilates with Eimear enough.” – Diane F, Cashel (October 2020)
“About four years ago, a friend in work told me she was taking Pilates classes in Cashel. Of course, I would have heard about Pilates before but never gave it much thought. My friend highly recommended doing Pilates classes with Eimear Gallagher, who is certified in Stott Pilates. I rang and joined in with the next set of classes.
Before I started Pilates, I would have thought myself quite fit as I do a lot of mountain walking, however I found the Pilates has greatly added to my level of fitness and has hugely improved my core strength. My posture has improved immensely and my balance and joint mobility. I also find Pilates reduces stress and tension. I look forward to my class each week. Since Covid started, Eimear has facilitated classes through Zoom.’ – Marion H, Golden (October 2020)
From the first class, I felt better coming out than I did going in. While anxious at first that I wasn’t ‘doing it right’ or that I ‘failed’ to do some of the movements, I was quickly reassured by Eimear to ‘listen ‘ to my own body and that any movement was beneficial. With her encouragement & with practice I improved; the classes became less of what I looked like (bulges & wobbly bits!) and more about how I moved more fluidly & with greater ease. Things like fastening my seatbelt, getting up from the floor, bending & lifting became easier with less effort & aches.
I know that Pilates works for me, it is a continuing journey into better movement & one I hope to keep travelling on with Eimear for the foreseeable! Thank you for the great instruction, guidance & patience! – Carmel D, Cashel (October 2020)
“I have always been a busy person, raised my family, worked outside the home, liked to keep active and would consider myself fit and healthy. For two years, my sisters had been advising me to join a pilates class, they were both enjoying the benefits of attending class regularly. I was lucky to find Eimear’s classes – she is such a dedicated teacher. Each class is conducted in a most professional way, in a relaxed atmosphere and I always feel refreshed and energised afterwards. Pilates has given me flexibility in my joints and freedom of movement, which is so important at any age”. – Mary G, Cashel (October 2020_
I was advised some years ago to try Pilates classes to improve my bone strength. I’d had a dexa scan and consultant said I needed to increase my bone density or was in danger of osteoporosis. I enrolled in Eimear’s classes in the Source in Thurles, where she was at the time. I really didn’t know what to expect from the classes but after my first few sessions, I loved it.
Eimear is a terrific teacher She is so passionate about her classes and is so good at both explaining and demonstrating the different Pilates techniques. I don’t know how she manages to vary the classes from week to week but there’s always different exercises and lots of props to use.
Since I started doing Pilates, my bone density has improved immensely and my risk of a bone fracture is now no more than average person. My consultant is putting it down to my Pilates class. My dexa scans have shown major improvements since starting classes.
I would recommend Eimear to anyone interested in taking Pilates classes. She is an inspirational and professional Pilates Instructor. Whether for a medical reason or just to keep yourself fit and flexible. try classes with Eimear, you won’t regret it! – Marian K, Cashel (October 2020)
“My back is stronger and more flexible, I’m more toned in general and I can see the progress I’m making over time which I like. I highly recommend Eimear’s classes.”
– Maighread C, Cashel
“As a teaching principal of a primary school, I find Pilates is a wonderful way to manage the stress and fatigue that accompany my job. The controlled movements and breathing techniques leave me feeling very relaxed and peaceful, with the added benefit of ensuring a restful night’s sleep.
Eimear is an excellent instructor, providing clear and precise instructions in painstaking detail. She continually reminds us to recognise our positions, make adjustments and notice how we feel. I have much greater body awareness since starting Pilates with Eimear.”
– Rosemary D, Cashel
“I had suffered with lower back pain for almost two years. I had been attending a physiotherapist throughout those two years sometimes on a weekly basis which would help my lower back but my pain would always return . A lady at work suggested starting Pilates class. She was attending Eimear’s Pilates class for back issues and highly recommended giving it a try. So I did and I have not regretted it.. Pilates with Eimear has changed my quality of life .. my lower back pain has improved so much that I can say I am pain free .. Eimear is a fantastic teacher and I really enjoy her classes.. they never get boring, she uses different props from week to week . She never pushes you to do a move your not comfortable with. Her classes are relaxed and easy going. I cannot recommend Pilates with Eimear enough.”
– Diane F, Cashel
“I thoroughly enjoyed your Pilates classes – so energetic and dynamic!”
– Mary F, near Tipperary town
“I am using muscles I haven’t ever used. I feel the benefits big time.”
– Ger S, Thurles
“It is amazing how much more movement I have in my lower back, and, in general throughout my body. I am thrilled to find that I can almost touch my toes — for the first time ever!”
– Siobhan M, Clonoulty, Cashel
“I had a chronic problem with my upper arm and shoulder – it’s gone now, thanks to pilates.”
– Teresa O’D, Golden, Cashel
“My arms are much stronger since I started Pilates, and my golf has improved big time too!!” – Liz H. Tipperary
“I have way more movement in my neck and arms since I started pilates. I find the classes are great! I reach and work muscles I would never reach through my walking.”
– Helen C, Tipperary
“Just wanted to say that was an excellent class last night! I can really feel it today!” – Aisling B, Cashel