Apart from offering a range of classes, local fitness instructor Bonnie Kelly Morrin also offers a personal training service, muscular therapy for sports and work related injuries and a fully equipped gym at her home at Crosswell, Creggs. Personal training The personal training service is a new service being offered by Bonnie and is proving popular with people who want a personalised service to improve their athleticism or lose weight. ‘It’s a personal thing, one-to-one,’ explains Bonnie. ‘It can be done in the individual’s own home or in the gym and is tailored to suit the client’s needs. It can really help people to achieve their goals.’ Two people can also avail of the service, but no more, as this would dilute the personal nature of the service, says Bonnie. The regime undertaken in the personal training service depends on the requirements of the individual. ‘It depends on what a person wants, some people want to tone up and some want to lose weight in a particular area, so that could be a mix of aerobic and toning exercises. In general, it would be a mixture of burning fat and toning. We would also do pilates or floor exercises to build up strength as well.’ Experience Bonnie has vast experience in the area of fitness and exercise. She has been working in the business for 20 years, starting off doing aerobics and then step aerobics. She worked in several gyms and worked in the US for a time. After returning to Ireland, she trained as a pilates instructor and now offers pilates classes at a variety of venues. She is also a trained instructor for circuit training, weights training, spinning, Reebok flexible strength and aqua fit, as well as being a qualified swimming instructor. Muscular therapy In 2004 Bonnie qualified as a neuromuscular therapist, earning a National Certificate in Exercise and Health Studies with NCEHS in Galway. Sport and work-related injuries can be helped with neuromuscular therapy, which helps improve blood flow to the muscles, which in turn helps the body’s healing process. Injuries need to be looked after, whether they have resulted from sports, work or otherwise and neuromuscular therapy has many benefits in terms of ensuring that muscles are in top working order. People recovering from an injury can also avail of advice from Bonnie in terms of appropriate exercise. Gym A purpose-built gym is available at Bonnie’s home at Crosswell, Creggs, by appointment. State of the art equipment is installed, in terms of treadmills, steppers, cross-trainers, rowers, skiers as well as health rides, bikes and weights. A floor area is available for exercises and there is a separate treatment room for neuromuscular therapy. The gym is available by appointment only and is suitable for people aged 14 and upwards. Classes Bonnie currently offers a variety of classes for community groups, individuals, school groups, active age groups and people with disabilities. Light gentle exercises are available for people with disabilities. For active age groups, the tailored programme includes seated exercises and light stand up exercises. Aerobic exercises for teenagers are also proving popular. Classes in aerobics and pilates are available at a number of venues from September to May. On Monday, Bonnie offers pilates classes in Athleague and Fourmilehouse. On Tuesday at 10 am, she offers a class in Lanesboro Co-op, starting in October. Wednesday she has classes in pilates and aerobics in Lisnamult and on Thursday, she has aerobics and pilates in Mountbellew. For further information or to arrange a personal training or gym class, call Bonnie on (087) 2238237 or (090) 66 21330.