Optimal Pilates Galway was set up by chartered physiotherapist Lucy Curtayne, who has over 12 years of clinical experience. She has a longtime passion for Pilates, and completed her Stott training in 2009. Since then she has taught Physiotherapist-led Pilates classes in a variety of clinical settings in Kerry, Limerick and Dublin. She also works as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for the HSE and holds a Masters in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy from UCD.

Beyond Pilates, Lucy enjoys trail/road running, has completed a number of marathons and adventure races around Ireland, and plays Gaelic football.