Got Your Back Ireland 2018 – Inclusive fitness & wellness event

Inclusive fitness & wellbeing event Got Your Back Ireland 2018  to take place  in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland and Straight Ahead Ireland


An inclusive fitness and wellbeing event called Got Your Back Ireland 2018 will take place on Saturday May 5th in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland and Straight Ahead Ireland.

Got Your Back Ireland will take place at the Red Cow Moran Hotel on the Naas Road, Dublin from 9am to 5.30pm and there is a host of inclusive fitness & wellbeing classes lined up for the day.



Denise Coughlan, owner of Resolute Pilates & Wellness, is organising the event in aid of the two charities as Spinal Injuries Ireland provides support and services to people living with spinal cord injuries nationwide, and Straight Ahead Ireland specialises in funding for specialist orthopaedic surgery.

Denise explained: “I’m very excited about holding Got Your Back Ireland 2018 in aid of these two fantastic charities. The day itself has an amazing lineup of instructors who will be teaching a range of classes throughout the day for people of all abilities.”



Among the instructors holding classes on the day are Liz Costigan from Positive Fitness Project who will teach a yoga class for all abilities and Anna Teague from Lucan Yoga Studio who will teach chair yoga.

Denise explained: “Chair yoga is suitable for wheelchair users and people who have limited mobility for example people who are a bit older or people who can’t stand for long periods of time.”

Connie Walsh from Connective Therapies Clinic will teach yoga for people living with cancer or other chronic illnesses, Caitriona Leavey from Yoga Therapy Ireland will be teaching a somatics yoga class, and Alison Quinn & Rachel Brown from The Rehab Rooms will teach movements for scoliosis/spinal fusion for adults/adolescents.

“Alison & Rachel from The Rehab Rooms will be teaching a brilliant class for people with scoliosis/spinal fusion. For that particular class, we are inviting people to come along where they will be taught movements suitable for themselves or maybe come along with a family member that has scoliosis/spinal fusion and exercise together.”



In addition, Christopher O’Connor will teach a para-fit class for both wheelchair users and able-bodied people and Denise will also be teaching a pilates class for all abilities.

Got Your Back Ireland is open to anyone to come along on the day to try out the classes and we would love to see a great turnout,” said Denise.

(Scroll down to see the timetable of classes for the day at Got Your Back Ireland 2018)

Aisling Kennedy, Communications Manager at Spinal Injuries Ireland, said: “We are delighted that Denise has organised such a fantastic fundraising event in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland and Straight Ahead Ireland. It is a brilliant way to marry fitness and rehabilitation together and we are delighted that the event will be fully inclusive. Denise is a brilliant advocate for fitness and is passionate about promoting health and wellness to all members of society. We are really looking forward to May 5th and we would encourage as many people as possible to come along on the day.”

Deirdre McDonnell, Communications Manager at Straight Ahead Ireland, said: “We can’t thank Denise enough for all the hard work she is putting into organising this inclusive fundraising event. Yoga & pilates are two great ways for people to stay fit, whether they are recovering from a spinal operation or injury, or whether they are just looking to get a bit fitter. This event really encompasses an inclusive society too which is something that we are really delighted about.”

Tickets for Got Your Back Ireland 2018 cost from €10 per class and all proceeds will be split evenly between Spinal Injuries Ireland and Straight Ahead Ireland.

To purchase tickets for this event click here 


Timetable for Got Your Back Ireland


9am-10am – Pilates for all levels – Denise Coughlan from Resolute Pilates & Wellness

Class is suitable for people wanting to Improve back & core strength, people with heart conditions & visually impaired

10.15am – 11.15am – Somatics Yoga – Caitriona Leavey from ​Clondalkin Yoga

Class is suitable for people of all abilities. Learn how to use your body & nervous system for new ways of moving

11.30am – 12.30pm – Exercise for Scoliosis & Spinal Fusion (Adults & Adolescent) – Alison Quinn &

​Rachel Brown from The Rehab Rooms

Class is suitable for adults & adolescents that have scoliosis or spinal fusion or have had scoliosis corrective surgery

12.45pm – 1.45pm – Vinyasa Yoga Flow – Liz Costigan from The Positive Fitness Project

Class is suitable for people of all levels, visually impaired, people wanting to improve flexibility, breathing & more

2pm – 2.40pm – Yoga as a Therapy – Connie Walsh from Connective Therapies

Class suitable for people living with chronic illness, people living with cancer

3.15pm – 4.15pm – Chair Yoga – Anna Teague from the Lucan Yoga Studios

Class is  suitable for people with limited mobility, older adults, & wheelchair users

4.30pm – 5.30pm – Parafit – Christopher O’ Connor

Class suitable for wheelchair users, people with physical disabilities, & able bodied people

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