Shaping up for something new - model Aoife Cogan and husband Gordon D'Arcy open Pilates studio together

Friday 01 November 2013. Convention Centre: Brian O'Driscoll's Testimonial. Aoife Cogan and Brian D'Arcy.
Aoife and Gordon D'Arcy at rughby team-mate Brian O'Driscoll's Testimonial dinner.

From the catwalk and the pitch to something a little different, Irish model Aoife Cogan and her rugby star husband Gordon D’Arcy have opened a new Pilates studio together.

The couple, who married in the summer of 2012, have opened their new business ‘Form School’ together on Grattan Street, Dublin.

The 30-year-old model and her 33-year-old husband’s school will offer Pilates, yoga and ballet barre classes as well as hosting workshops from experts in the fields of sport and fashion.

“We want Form School to be a space that clients will come to work out and refocus their minds and we want them to be able to achieve this is an aesthetically pleasing space – I suppose we have created a space where we ourselves would like to come to attend a class," Aoife said.

Her husband Gordon added; "As a professional rugby player I have experienced the benefits at first hand of what an exercise such as Reformer Pilates can do for the body.

"Without doubt it has helped me with injury, overcoming fatigue and mental awareness”.

The studio is also being used to showcase Aoife’s art as several pieces of her work line the walls.

Spotted out & about in the Grafton Street area today: Gordon Darcy & wife Aoife Cogan, Irma Mali & Rozanna Purcell, Dublin, Ireland - 07.06.13. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Gordon Darcy & Aoife Cogan
The couple are using their star statuses to their advantage with clients promised training tips from rugby centre D’Arcy, as well as fitness goals from model Aoife. . Pictures: Cathal Burke / vipireland.com

“They have experienced first-hand the outstanding  results Reformer Pilates and yoga can achieve,” the couple’s new website reads.

The couple are using their star statuses to their advantage with clients promised training tips from rugby centre D’Arcy, as well as fitness goals from model Aoife.

“Form School will offer the opportunity to its male clients of obtaining some of Gordon’s training methods and experience obtained from his long rugby career.

“Female clients can work towards the same goals that Aoife wished to achieve from her workout for her modelling career.”

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