The ‘behind the screens’ edit – the who, why, how I came to starting up & running CentreLine Performance
Personal Trainer, BSc Sport Therapist, STOTT pilates & FRCMS movement trained, providing tailored online programmes* to support you, as riders live and ride like the incredible athletes you are.
Sinead, Your Coach & Founder
Fortunate enough to grow up with a horse mad mum, begging and borrowing rides until my dad was wrapped around my little finger enough to buy into the horsey game. What we lacked in experience we made up for in character and whilst they weren’t everyones cup of tea, cliche, but I wouldn’t of had them any other way. Horses had me hooked.
Uni & Beyond
Age 18, I had begrudged leaving horses behind but begged and borrowed rides once again and went to University graduating 3 years later with a degree in Sport & Exercise Therapy. Realising a career in sports was a definite after sitting behind a desk for the longest 2 weeks, I qualified later that year (2014) as a Personal Trainer.
I enjoyed the reward of job, seeing clients faces when reaching a goal or the incredibly heartwarming messages I would receive – I felt like they were my personal cheerleaders sometimes not the other way round. I was working in a gym and did so for a couple of years (before taking to the great outdoors & from clients home gyms), I worked with a range of clients including some of my previous stable mates.
It was when working with these particular individuals it quickly become apparent not only how much a difference training out of the saddle had on them, but the amazing impact it was having for their horses movement and wellbeing too. Plus how much I missed being out of the horsey game…
Planted was the seed of developing what you see here today, I quizzed all the riders I could find – what they needed, where they struggled, their dreams, hopes and many a late night reading, later – ‘CLP’ development had begun.
[How it came to be the name CentreLine is a whole other story, one far too long for here but ask and I’ll explain, as quickly as possible].
Born from seeing the difference it made for both horse and rider, and the pull to get back to what I love the most.
Having upped my ability and enjoyment of ‘studying’ – I trained with STOTT Pilates, FR Movement Specialists & BioForce Conditioning along with many a night reading, researching, daily quizzing and sending 38597593 sample programs and ideas to my incredible team of volunteers (to whom I am forever grateful). So that when it came to launch I was 100% happy the programs would deliver!
I am so proud to finally bring to you, 6 years in the making, my pride and joy, the CL Programs! Now the real fun begins!
So lucky to have amazing friends and clients to be my test dummies – understanding what works for one won’t necessarily work for all – but we stripped down the basics and gained the understanding of what as riders is really essential – bringing you the CL Foundations Program.
It is always so interesting and incredibly rewarding when I got to observe their riding or receive a call to say how their horse is so much happier, they no longer were they hanging on that left (or right) rein, loosing balance through transitions, or turning corners like a motorbike – the horse had its freedom back and so did they.
So incredible to see and hear, though also filled me with a lot of guilt – looking back, some of those ‘quirks’ /arguments I had was my four-legged pals were quite possibly (probably) majority down to me.
But never one to dwell to long in the past, I now make it my mission to continue to learn and develop to understand more about our connection with our horse and how to improve, so I can help as many riders as I can create happier, healthier partnerships and strengthen the bond between horse and rider.
Giving a Little Back
We make it our mission to guide you to successful and sustainable results – results that go beyond the length of the program. And as a thank you to you we want to give a little back for you.
With every training plan sold you will receive lifetime membership to our CL Members Club – with ongoing support of your journey. Plus you will also be helping to create habitats for endangered animal species, fight climate change and support full-time jobs and incomes for local communities.
We have teamed up with the team at clickatree.com, building sustainable ecosystems, for a greener, brighter future – which you have made possible – so thank you!
Maybe you still have questions, would like to know more about me, CentreLine or just fancy reaching out and saying hi! Pop me a message, I’d love to hear from you!
Love to all,