What my clients say
“After about 2 & a 1/2 years of being about a stone (14lbs/6kgs) over my favoured healthy weight, and having upped my walking – but not really changed much else – I decided that I needed a) something different activity wise and b) support and accountability to get going. Having known Aideen for a couple of years as an amazing yoga teacher, I knew she had trained as a PT and felt that her style would be able to accommodate my reluctance while still giving me the nudge that I needed to ‘get on it’ with regards to changing my body fitness.
Yes, there are a lot of free things out there for this, but I knew I needed the 1-2-1 support and training for a few key reasons:
1) So that I knew I was doing the exercises correctly, I don’t want to damage my body with bad form
2) So that I had a variety of exercises that were right for me (and so that I wouldn’t get bored!)
3) I needed to feel accountable to someone else to make me do it.
SO – I decided to do an 8 week online ‘Kickstarter’ course with Aideen to get me going, and see how I went. It was great. We met once a week online for our 1-2-1 session and then I reported in when I had done my other sessions through the week.
Not only did Aideen have seemingly infinite patience with my reluctance and sarcasm around doing some of the exercises – but guided me in to stretching myself (in more ways than one) and within 4 weeks the difference in strength and ability was already obvious. After the 8 weeks I felt confident that I would continue and had enough variety and awareness to keep myself going. 4 weeks later and I’m still doing a weight resistance session three times a week, I’ve upped my personal challenges – and even bought a pair of dumbbell weights! I feel stronger, am increasing tone and losing a few pounds and have kept momentum.
If you’re thinking about getting yourself a PT I highly recommend Aideen. If you’re unsure as to whether it works over the internet – well – I’m still going! I’d also say that doing the strength/PT work alongside her yoga class would be a perfect combination.”
“I’ve only ever done yoga a few times in my life but never quite got into it and always felt awkward in classes and uncomfortable. I joined Aideen’s, and only after one session… I was hooked!! What I enjoyed about the class is that Aideen was aware of my injuries and instead of just running through the poses, she also gave alternatives (instead of me trying to force myself into positions that were too difficult which I had done in the past!). I didn’t feel I was being rushed through the poses as each one she explained in detail and broke it down. I left the class feeling calm, relaxed & excited that I was actually looking forward to making yoga my new thing. I look forward to seeing how I progress this year. Thank you Aideen !! Xx”
Had my first outdoor yoga class with Aideen this morning in St Anne’s Park at the Red Stables. It was a fantastic class. Aideen is a great teacher that made me feel at ease in my abilities. I couldn’t recommend Aideen enough!