ABOUT

INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY

I am a qualified NCEF Fitness Instructor, certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor and certified Fascial Fitness Trainer, who has been teaching pilates in Germany and in the Malahide/Portmarnock area since 2003. I also completed my 2-year training as a Nutritious Movement™ Certified Restorative Exercise Specialist in 2018.

I am passionate about adding movement into the everyday for adults via Movement Makeovers and keeping children healthy in the digital age via Tech Wellness for Kids . In 2018 my  project “Movement Makeovers for Primary Schools”, was accepted into the 5-month Academy Mentoring Programme with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.

The pilates method I teach is STOTT pilates but I also incorporate Nutritious Movement™ ideas and fascial work using MELT Method rollers as I find this combination to more effective than pilates alone.

Qualifications:

  • Nutritious Movement™ Certified Restorative Exercise Specialist (2018)
  • Certified Fascial Fitness Trainer (Somatics Academy, Dr. Robert Schleip, 2014)
  • Certified STOTT PILATES Instructor, 2005
  • National Certificate in Exercise & Fitness, 2003
  • B.A. Honours International Marketing & Languages, Dublin City University, 1990

As part of my on-going education, I regularly  complete continuing education workshops to ensure a high level of instruction and keep abreast of advancements in exercise science.

Workshops / continuing education completed by Annette to date include:

  • Claire Mockridge “Pelvic Floor Matters” – ongoing!
  • MovNat® Fundamentals Course, May 2019
  • Nutritious Movement™ “Twist” Study Group, September 2018
  • 5-day Returning RES Training, Castricum, The Netherlands, May 2018
  • Nutritious Movement™ “Diastasi Recti”Study Group, March 2018
  •  Nutritious Movement™ Certified Restorative Exercise Specialist, Feb 2018
  • 5-day Certifying Nutritious Movement™ Training Castricum, The Netherlands, May 2017
  • Dr. Robert Schleip & Divo Mueller 4 day workshop – Fascial Fitness
  • Katy Bowman -Why we need to start thinking about “Whole-Body” Pelvic Health
  • Liz Koch 3 Day workshop – Stalking the Wild Psoas
  • Liz Koch 2 Day Workshop – The Psoas Muscle Workshop
  • Rebecca Leone 1 Day Workshop – Contract/ Relax Pilates Fusion
  • Rebecca Leone 1 Day Workshop – Release, Relax & Rejuvenate
  • Athletic Conditioning on Stability Cushions
  • Athletic Conditioning for Strength & Agility on the Mat
  • Conditioning Towel Workout for Strength & Mobility
  • Rebecca Leone 3 Day workshop – Gap Filler
  • Rebecca Leone 1 Day Workshop – Equalizing the Challenge across Mixed Level Groups
  • Rebecca Leone 1 Day Workshop – Screening, Prepping & Problem-solving for Mixed Level Groups
  • Scoliosis Management
  • Matwork for Breast Cancer Rehab
  • Ultimate Back Care
  • Postural Analysis Review
  • Post-Natal Pilates
  • Pilates for Osteoporosis
  • Pre-Natal Pilates
  • Golf Pilates
  • Flexibility Overview
  • Foam Roller Pilates
  • Intensifying Pilates
  • Fitness Circle Pilates
  • Postural Analysis
  • Program Design
  • MatPlus
  • Injuries and Special Populations – Appropriate pilates programmes can also be tailored for special population groups including post-rehab patients, wheelchair-bound patients, patients with FMS, MS, Osteoporosis and Fibromyalgia.