About Irish Dancing Physical Fitness
For those of you who do not already know me, my name is Peter O’Grady, and I am the founder of and lead educator in Irish Dancing Physical Fitness, as well as Author & Creator of a training book and DVD’s for Irish dancing, Upping Your Step. I too was an Irish dancer in my younger years and, as all of you dancing fanatics know, it is very hard to leave it behind!
From beginners to World Champions
To date, I am one of the very few coaches in Ireland and all over the world who works specifically with Irish dancers. I have spent the last few years travelling Ireland, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and other parts of Europe conducting workshops and seminars, visiting schools and providing one-to-one training to help dancers prepare for major competitions. I have trained dancers of all ages and all abilities, ranging from five years of age to adults, and from beginners to National and World Champions.
My knowledge and experience
Over the years, I have gained a great deal of knowledge, by working with people from all walks of life, to help them improve in many areas including: General fitness & health, weight management, muscle gain & muscle tone, athletic performance enhancement…and the list goes on. Not only do I work on their fitness levels from a training perspective, but I also develop a nutritional programme to support their training regime, as well as offering them mindset coaching. The advantage of also being a physical therapist, is that I can help my clients recover from any injuries they may have, and advise them on how to avoid future injury. I have gained this knowledge through my work experience, hours upon hours of studying, constant research and course attendance, which I can now impart to all of my dancing clients. My work with dancers to date has proven to be a great success, and I look forward to helping more dancers reach their goals in the future!
It is a dream job come true!
The people I have met, the successes I have witnessed, the dancers I have treated and helped so they could perform injury-free at the last minute, the jokes and laughs and our professional yet amicable relationships at events, has all been very exciting!