Don't take our word for it, here's what our clients have to say...
The setting: Fully equipped, comfortable, beautiful space, with hassle free parking in Narberth. The instructor (and owner): Grainne Sharp, with more than 15 years of experience, has an extraordinary knowledge of posture, flexibility, and fitness. Her energy and intensity are balanced by charm and a
sense of never taking herself too seriously. A champion motivator, she makes each class an original experience and has a remarkable ability to provide individual attention and support while ensuring
that the group never misses a beat. The outcome: Regardless of your prior exercise experience and
independent of your baseline athleticism, stamina, or weight, you are a perfect student for Black Dog Pilates. You will look and feel better, Grainne is simply the best!
Nancy Berube, Wynnewood, PA
“If you do it right, it’s amazing!” No matter how many times I am afraid to try something, or struggle to get it right, Grainne very patiently helps me to get it right! And, yes, when done right, it is amazing! Whether she demonstrates the proper form, or creates easy-to-understand cues, the end result is always an “aha!” moment.
Grainne Sharp is a well-educated instructor who truly cares about her clients and their well- being. Her knowledge of the body, and mind, have made me a more confident and a healthier person. Her passion for Pilates is evident as soon as you walk into her studio. Black Dog Pilates is incredibly private with photos of clients and wonderful inspirational phrases on the walls (and lots of black dogs on the shelves!).
Sherry Litwer, Bala Cynwyd, PA
I have been practicing yoga and Pilates for over fifteen years, but it was only in the last five years since I have been exclusively training with Grainne that my body and my practice were transformed. Today, my body is leaner, stronger and more flexible, and my practice is more nuanced and effective because of Grainne's help. She has an instinct for what the body needs and focuses on getting the basics right before thoughtfully progressing you to a more advanced move or practice. She deeply cares about her clients well being and she is so fun to work with. I look forward to every session!
Karen De Jesus, Merion Station, PA
After my pregnancy, I I wondered if I would ever be able to regain my mind-body connection or if I would be able to repair the diastasis recti in my abdomen. It was crucial that I find the right teacher because my body depended on it. After working with Grainne these past few months (once a week), I am already seeing MAJOR improvements in my posture, my muscle tone, my flexibility, the back and neck pain I used to experience almost daily and the list goes on! My abdominal muscles are starting to "knit" together as well. My results speak for themselves, but I can not say enough about Grainne. She is the BEST - a master teacher. Meeting with her is one of the highlights of my week. I always leave class feeling that my body is in alignment and so is my spirit. Her encouragement, thoughtful and creative instruction, as well as her vast and deep knowledge of pilates are perfect for the pilates beginner, intermediate or advanced student. The studio is clean, chic, private, and fully equipped. It is truly an oasis.Randi Harris, Narberth, PA