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Peter Donohoe brings a unique blend of Core Strength/Conditioning and Pilates to his Students. His philosophy is reflected in his endeavours as an Athlete and his Skills as a Coach, and he has brought this training methodology to the Boston Ballet dancers. Having come from a dance family, immersed in traditional Irish Step Dancing, as well as a career in Athletics, Peter came to the Dance Community as a Strength and Conditioning expert to enhance performance and to prevent injury.
A World Class Athlete for almost 17 years, Peter competed in 2 Winter Olympic Games, and also competed on the International circuit as a track and Field Athlete. Peter recognizes that dancers and performers are Athletes and that building a strong body and Core, helps to produce a great performer.
A major part of Peter’s Olympic training was maintaining a balance of highly individualized personal training with the goals of the team as a whole. The combination of regular and consistent core exercise supplemented with a more personalized training program enabled Peter to achieve and maintain exceptional levels of performance. As an individual, he found the training strategy prepared him for the most arduous of physical and mental challenges he encountered. Peter uses that training strategy with all of his athletes, dancers and clients today.
Today, Peter continues to coach and train World/Olympic class Athletes. In addition to his coaching commitments, Peter has been Fitness & Conditioning Specialist for the Boston Ballet since 2007, and currently coaches Athletes, dancers and Race Car drivers.
Peter holds fitness certifications from NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and ISSA (International Sport Sciences Association), is Nationally Certified as a Race car Instructor with the Porsche Club of America, is currently President of the Belmont Aquatic Team and a former member of the New England Health, Racquet & Sports Club Association Health Club Owner’s Round Table (NEHRSA). In his spare time, Peter can be found racing Porsche at tracks throughout the country.