About me

A little bit 

I have always loved being active and eating good food. Growing up in South Tipperary with my Dad, a chef, and my mother, a personal trainer, my two brothers and I learned about the importance of nutrition and exercise from a very young age. Being exposed to a wide variety of sports as a child, my passion and curiosity for health and fitness grew.

 

After completing a bachelor’s degree in Public Health at University College Cork, I moved to Dublin to work on a European Commission funded project at Dublin City University. I achieved a masters by research on child and young people’s health and well-being. In 2017, I started my PhD at Dublin City University, as part of the national Structured Population Health and Health Services Research (SPHeRE) programme.

 

I’ve published research articles and have presented at both national and international conferences, including a keynote speech at the European Public Health Conference in 2019. My PhD research explores physical activity levels amongst adolescents, the various barriers and facilitators to being active, behaviour change techniques and physical activity interventions.

 

Alongside my studies, I achieved a Diploma in Personal Training from the reputable course, Litton Lane Training.

 

I now want to empower, motivate and share the knowledge I have gained over the past decade to help others.

My qualifications

· Current PhD Scholar

· Master of Science (MSc) by Research

· Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Public Health

· Diploma in Personal Training (ITEC EQF Level 4)

· Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity (ITEC EQF4)

· Certificate in Fitness Instruction (ITEC EQF3)

· Certificate in Group Instruction (ITEC EQF3)

· Certificate in Strength and Conditioning (ITEC EQF3)

My PHILOSOPHY

 

Prioritise

I strongly feel that everyone should be prioritising their health. “The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities” (Stephen Covey). Find time to prioritise what’s most important to you.

Educate

A good education is a foundation for a better future. I provide my clients with the evidence-based knowledge and skills necessary to make immediate and sustainable changes to their exercise and nutritional habits that can have a profound impact on their health.

Energise

Be the good energy you want to attract. I bring my energy, optimism and enthusiasm to every session to ensure that my clients feel confident, excited and motivated to train!

Empower

Exercise not only changes your body. It changes your mind, attitude and your mood. I aspire to empower and encourage each of my clients to ensure that they enjoy being active and realise their inner potential.

 

Wellness

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO, 1948) I promote a well-balanced lifestyle and value the importance of using a holistic approach to improve overall health and well-being.

 

Honesty, Integrity & Respect

‘Every expert was once a beginner’. Open, honest communication and treating one another with respect are essential to any relationship. I also understand that every individual is different, so I tailor my advice and programmes to each client based on their own needs. Setting goals is the first step and I can help support you with this.

 

The secret to getting ahead is getting started.