Joe McCarthy has been implementing the use of Pilates to assist with physical rehabilitation and therapeutic conditioning for many years. He originally studied as a Fitness Instructor and later as a Personal Trainer in the late 90s and started his journey with STOTT PILATES in 2004. At the same time Joe began to study Orthopedic Massage and Neuromuscular Physical Therapy at the National Training Centre. During this time Joe has continued to further his education with STOTT PILATES (Merrithew Health and Fitness) having completed Full Certification in Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair and Barrels and later gone on to successfully become an Instructor Trainer in Matwork and Reformer in 2009. In addition to his qualifications in Pilates he has also specialised and fully completed the STOTT PILATES Rehabilitation Program. Joe did his training with some of the industry’s leading Instructors in Toronto Canada, the UK and here in Ireland. He is the only STOTT PILATES Rehabilitation Certified Instructor Trainer in the country.

Since 2009 Joe has been teaching STOTT PILATES courses and workshops to Physiotherapists, fitness professionals and students through Ireland’s licensed training centre Complete Body Movement and he has also taught in the UK and South Korea. Joe has also lectured with Litton Lane Training and delivering courses in Anatomy, Nutrition and Biomechanics on the ITEC/FETAC and FAS FAI courses.

He has always had a keen interest in enhancing his own ability to exercise and perform and comes with a wide background of disciplines in exercise and movement, running, karate, rugby, strength training and drumming.

Joe has a vast knowledge of experience and delivers extensive repertoire to clients of all levels. He works in the studio full time and is available for one to one private sessions both fitness and rehab, group classes and treatments.