About Anne Sexton

Anne started her journey into the health and fitness arena In 1989 when she first qualified as an ITEC and NCEF gym instructor and exercise music teacher.  She set up her own circuit training classes and when she later gained a Reebok step teacher qualification, she traveled around south Dublin teaching step aerobic classes. She qualified as Personal Trainer through the NCEF in conjunction with the University of Limerick  1995. Subsequently, Anne ran a very successful Personal Training business in South County Dublin from 1995 to 2010 when she opened her Pilates Studio in Roundwood Co Wicklow. Anne first qualified as a Pilates trainer with Bodyfirm Pilates in 2002 having been introduced to Pilates through rehabilitation following injury to her neck, shoulder and low back in a car accident. She was so impressed with the amazing results from her daily Pilates routine that she went on to train as a trainer. 

She has completed numerous courses and continues her education to bring the very best and latest to her clients in this fantastic technique.  She has added Pilates for Golf, Pilates for Pregnancy, Pilates for Older Populations and Pilates Reformer. Over the years Anne has completed her fully comprehensive Pilates Training on all the apparatus between Ireland and the US. She also holds qualifications in Kettlebells instruction through London Kettlebells. She has completed her Pilates Barre training with Bodyfirm Pilates and Barre Concept UK. Anne has a personal interest in hypermobility and completed a course on Hypermobility “Thinking outside the box” in 2017. She has recently added NCPT qualification from the Pilates Method Alliance National Pilates Certification Program in the US.

Continuing Education:

  • Pelvic Fascia Training with Eric Franklin
  • Dynamic Pelvic Floor Training with Tom Waldron
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist certification with Dr. Sarah Duvall
  • Cadillac Workshop with Jay Grimes
  • Pilates Mat Workshop with Jay Grimes
  • Menopause Immaculate Dissection
  • Anatomy Trains Fascia Structure and Function
  • Anatomy Trains Intensive: Structural Integration Essentials

Anne Sexton’s unwavering dedication, expertise, and commitment to staying at the forefront of her field have earned her a remarkable reputation. Through her studio, Anne Sexton Pilates, she continues to empower her clients, sharing the transformative power of Pilates while guiding them towards a vibrant and fulfilling life, regardless of age.

Education & Experience

In 2015 Anne founded her Pilates Teacher Training School. Anne’s approach to Pilates is a holistic whole body approach as was the vision of Joseph and Clara Pilates. She is passionate about this and through her studio, her fantastic team and her Teacher Training School, she endeavours to stay at the top of her profession through her own continued education so that Anne and her team can continue to bring their customers  the very best in Pilates practice and education for years to come.

In late 2019 Anne moved her studio to her new location in Kilcoole, 5 minutes from Greystones. This studio is now home to the Anne Sexton Pilates Teacher Training School, and offers the complete 450-hour Comprehensive Teacher Training programme.

In 2020, the Anne Sexton Pilates Teacher Training School received international accreditation from the Pilates Method Alliance Pilates Schools Approval Programme! The PMA set up the PSAP to establish and uphold standards of excellence in Pilates Teacher Training internationally. The programme was developed to recognize schools that have gone through a rigorous process to show their compliance with Educational Standards. To gain accreditation from this international body is an achievement that Anne and her team have worked arduously towards the years, making the Anne Sexton Pilates Teacher Training school one of only five PSAP approved schools in Europe.

Accredited by

Those looking to undergo the process of becoming a Pilates Instructor benefit from attending a PSAP approved school for the following reasons:

  • ensures they invest in quality Pilates education
  • helps students find and compare schools offering comprehensive programs
  • assures graduates of eligibility for the certification exam
  • protects students’ interests

Anne has been committed to developing her knowledge and skills in the field of Pilates and Pilates education for her entire career, and continues to do so through various educational courses and programmes in order to offer the best service possible.

Meet the Team


Anne Sexton Pilates studio in Tinakilly has an extensive timetable  of classes with well over 30 classes per week, 7 days from early morning to late evenings.