Emma Forsyth

Emma has owned and run Pilates Plus Dublin since April 2006. Having trained in LA in 2007 PPD was the first studio of its kind outside of LA. It is one of the most exclusive and effective fitness studios in Dublin. Emma is very excited about the online tutorial section of the website as it enables those who cannot get to the studio to experience the PPD fitness system.

Emma is a Qualified Health & Wellness coach which is complemented both by her Fitness background and qualifications and being a Social Science graduate from UCD. Emma is a qualified Piloxing instructor, having done her training in Denmark in 2010 she was one of the first in Ireland.

Emma has previously worked in TV, Radio and Print Journalism. In 2013 Emma became a mum to gorgeous Maya. Having undergone a C-Section Delivery Emma has been researching antenatal fitness.


Mark Murphy

Mark had worked in the fitness industry for 3 years before joining the Pilates Plus Dublin team in 2015. He loves what he does wholeheartedly.

Marks passion for Pilates grew after his mothers doctor recommended Pilates as a way of managing her fibromyalgia, neither Mark nor his mother knew much about Pilates so he attended the class with her. Mark quickly realised he had massively underestimated Pilates.

He was absolutely blown away, he felt muscles he didn’t even know existed, felt more comfortable in his own body with a sense of balance and connectivity between each muscle group. He got huge relief from nagging pains in his back and knee which he had put down to just wear and tear after years of weight training. He soon became a qualified Pilates Instructor.

Elaine O’Shea

Elaine has been a teacher in Pilates Plus Dublin since 2011. She is a favourite of the PPD clients as she is the right balance of sweet and tough.

Elaine also works in banking and is mum to the most adorable little boy.