I looked forward to my weekly class having done Pilates for a number of years. This is the first class where you were put through your paces. There was no messing in Tammi’s class and you felt well exercised at the end of the hour. Dublin’s loss is definitely Cape Town’s gain!
I had never tried Pilates before and before I started I was very unsure of what to expect, so I joined with a friend who had already taken Tammi’s class and was absolutely delighted with the result. Tammi was a very clear, friendly and helpful instructor who gave everyone they’re own individual attention, and the classes were small enough for everyone to get it right! I really noticed a complete tightening up of my muscles too, it was a great workout that got tougher and tougher by the week.
I did mat and ball pilates withTammi for over a year. I started as a complete beginner and with every class i could feel making a lot of progress. I found the classes very professional, organised and challenging and Tammi was a great teacher who had an individual approach to every person in the class. I’ve tried few pilates classes since Tammi left Dublin but cannot find the same sense of commitment Tammi had towards her students’ progress. At least now, thanks to her, i know how to keep the posture in every new pilates exercise i do 🙂 I would definitely recommend everyone to try Tammi’s classes.
Tammi is a patient and experienced Pilates teacher, who takes the time to fine tune her class to meet the level and needs of her students . I spent 4 years learning Pilates with Tammi and every class was enjoyable and safe. I’ve built up some great skills, my body is much stronger and in better shape than it was in my twenties. I used to suffer from lower back pain, but found that consistent Pilates has made this a thing of the past.
I have had a degenerative disc in my lower back for 8 years and was told pilates would really help the ongoing discomfort I was experiening. I took a few different courses under different teachers and enjoyed them – I found them challenging and aerobic, yet I still had frequent lower back pain and often felt a little over-strained after class. I then signed up for a course with a Tammi. After only a few classes, I realised what a massive difference the right pilates teacher can make. I also came to realise the damage that I could have caused myself at my previous classes due to inadequate attention from teachers and my insufficient understanding of the fundamentals of pilates.
Tammi’s style of teaching is attentive, rigorous and is based on a full and thorough grounding in the basics. She is a warm and positive person, very encouraging but tough at the same time – you will feel like you’ve worked hard after one of her classes! But you can also expect to feel relaxed and revived. While I was doing pilates with Tammi, my back pain was non-existent. I was stronger, more flexible and more toned. I attended the regular group classes and also pre-natal classes on both my pregnancies. I didn’t feel as much as a twinge of back pain, even when i was 9 months pregnant – to go from being in constant low-level discomfort to pain-free even when heavily pregnant? I think that’s pretty amazing! To get the full benefit from a pilates class, you need to be with the right teacher – you can be sure you’ll be in safe hands with Tammi.
Tammi was a Godsend to me and my sister when we both needed to get back into shape. We took 2-on-1 classes with her which were great value, as we each felt we got a private session but paid half the price. Tammi makes working out fun but she doesn’t allow slacking – if you try it (I did) she will make you start again so you learn to push through. Good discipline.
I had been feeling overwhelmed after years of gradual weight gain and my sister had had a very bad prognosis for her mobility after a series of back injuries. We both feel on top of the world again; my sister’s doctors are astonished that Pilates was all it took for her to make a complete recovery.
Whether you are ambitious for your fitness, want to take control of your own health or want to find your way back to your youthful pleasure in your body, Tammi is an inspiring, understanding and humorous guide. We always looked forward to our workouts with Tammi even though she was going to make us work really hard because we really enjoyed spending time with her.
Mary Kate O Flanagan
I had tried Pilates before but had never found a teacher that gave enough individual attention during the classes. Not so with Tammi. I took classes with her for around a year before she (sadly!) left Dublin . I had suffered from shoulder stiffness and pain and found that this was greatly improved by the classes. Tammi gives very clear instructions and really shows in detail how to do each exercise correctly. I am still trying to find a teacher that is as good to take her place.
I had individual pilates sessions with Tammi to overcome a weak lower back problem for about five months, along with various classes also. I found her extremely professional, precise, relaxed and very knowledgeable about pilates, the body and its limitations with regards to whatever issue someone was having. I would have no hesitation recommending her, and have done so many times!
I first came to see Tammi a few years ago for a hip problem that was the result of a skiing injury that had occurred in 2004. She came highly recommended by my Osteopath who suggested I try Pilate’s to strengthen my core. After only a few sessions with Tammi, the pain I had experienced, along with mobility issues began to dissipate and my condition has steadily improved and I am happy to say I have not had any problems in over two years now.