Fitness - Thrive Festival

Fitness

  • KOBOX Boxing Club, London’s original HIIT boxing class, debuts exclusively at Thrive Festival at The Convention Centre Dublin on 30th & 31st March. Irishman Shane Collins, founder of KOBOX Boxing Club, brings his team outside of London for the first time to give you an exclusive, first-hand experience of the boxing studio that’s taken the fitness world by storm. Founded in 2015, it has led the way with its unique ‘Fight Club Meets Nightclub’ class experience – teaching the fundamentals of boxing alongside a host of heart-pounding exercises – and now Collins is bringing KOBOX home for the very first time, exclusively for Thrive Festival. With a plethora of high-profile celebrities among are fans, including Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Jourdan Dunn and Guy Ritchie, KOBOX has changed the game in the way it delivers high energy, boxing-based workouts for everyone, regardless of their fitness levels or boxing experience. It will not only […]
  • Sweat. Sculpt. & ROCK in this cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! www.poundfit.com Find POUND® on social: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter  
  • Created by professional ballerina, celebrity trainer and visionary fitness guru Mary Helen Bowers, Ballet Beautiful is a world-famous ballet-inspired fitness and lifestyle brand delivering signature workouts via online subscription, streaming videos, DVDs and books along with activewear to members in over 100 countries worldwide. Founder Mary Helen Bowers is the leader of today’s explosive dance-based fitness movement and one of the most sought after names in fitness. Bowers personally trained Natalie Portman for her Academy Award-winning role in Black Swan and works with some of today’s most inspiring celebrities including Liv Tyler, Miranda Kerr, Zooey Deschanel, and Lily Aldridge. Inspired by the artistry and athleticism of ballet, Ballet Beautiful is the go-to regime for anyone seeking a targeted, highly effective workout with incredible results. This one of a kind dance-based program targets and shapes sleek, powerful ballet muscles through toning, signature barre workouts and low impact cardio exercise and stretches […]
  • F45 provides a fitness and social outlet by facilitating 45 minute functional circuit classes that are fast, fun and effective. F45 classes are technology led and are suitable for all abilities, from beginners to gym pro’s. You’ll never do the same class twice, you’ll be buzzing from the energy and you’re guaranteed to enjoy it. f45training.ie Find F45 on social: Facebook &  Instagram
  • Perpetua Crossfit at Thrive: Perpetua is a dedicated, world-class hybrid gym. We have managed to put under one roof the most effective and popular training methods around to create an experience for everyone of all abilities and ages to enhance and educate them selves to become functionally fit for Life. We are a recognised world class strength and conditioning facility and the largest CrossFit facility in London and Dublin. Our professional fitness coaches will train and educate in our prescription for a great life. What distinguishes us from many other physical training facilities today is our fundamentals program. During the fundamentals program, you will work with a personal coach, as opposed to just throwing you into Group Exercise classes.  Crucially, during the fundamentals program, you will develop a relationship with a personal coach who will constantly work with you to help you reach your fitness goals. We have spent 10 years learning about what works and what doesn’t work in terms of […]
  • Maeve Madden is a bestselling author and health and fitness influencer. Maeve released her debut book, Beat Your Bloat in May 2018. The book was a best seller in both the UK and Irish markets and is set to hit the US in December. Maeve’s strong female audience love her approach to fitness, but even more so with her daily information on female related issues, from PCOS to IBS. A Fitness/Commercial Model, Actress, Lifestyle Blogger, Personal Trainer, former Professional Dancer born and raised in Ireland. Maeve has always had a passion for fitness, health & beauty. She attended both dance and acting schools in her hometown from the age of 3 and competed successfully in many competitions for Dance, Drama and Beauty. Hard work and dedication has seen Maeve successfully sign with modelling agencies in Europe, London and Ireland, securing campaigns and working for high end brands including Adidas, Treseme, Lacoste, […]
  • Learn more about Damy: Coming from a Gymnastics background, Damy was always an active child and the logical step was to take this passion and forge a career in the Fitness Industry as a group Class Instructor and Personal Trainer. As the industry changed and he continued his education he decided to extend his studies and trained as a Physical Therapist. Combining his fitness background with this he has developed a passion for corrective exercise and rehabilitation, a path that led him to Pilates. He likes clients to walk away from the studio knowing they have done their best. High intensity and challenging, you will certainly feel his classes the day after. With a motto of “If you’re not sweating, you’re not working” Damy believes that everyone is capable of training safely and effectively while taking yourself out of your comfort zone and giving yourself a push. His cheesy playlist […]
  • Learn more about Pure Results Pure Results, founded by RTE presenter Kathryn Thomas, is Ireland’s premier all-inclusive residential fitness and wellness retreat.  Pure Results provides seven day and weekend fitness retreats in stunning locations with life coaching & nutrition advice. We focus on getting you fitter, renewing confidence and inspiring long-term lifestyle changes.  Learn More About Trainer, Susanne Lynch: Susanne is a qualified Personal Trainer, gym Instructor and Group fitness Instructor. She absolutely love teaching classes and that instant hit of happiness she can give to people! She specialises in teaching group boxercise and strength and conditioning. Susanne also teaches a running class. Her passion is running and getting outdoors to train. She is an extremely good motivator and has the ability to gently push people to give 110%. Everyone leaves her classes with a smile and a massive sense of achievement and that to Susanne is the greatest feeling […]
  • Learn more about Milena: Milena Jaksic Byrne is Irelands most accredited Pilates Professional and Movement Specialist. One of the country’s first Pilates Teachers, she has over 20 years experience as a trainer, educator and wellness coach and has transformed the Pilates industry in Ireland with the launch of her business, Platinum Pilates, in 2010. She is a fully certified comprehensive Pilates Trainer and a Franklin Method Educator and has worked with international sports teams in both the UK and Ireland and specialises in Women’s Health, Post Breast Cancer Recovery and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction. Milena’s real magic is in her teaching. From high-performance athletes to complete beginners, Milena can bring the best movement possibilities to the client and teaches them unique skills to be able to develop enhance their own health optimum. Find Milena on social: Instagram & Twitter      
  • Learn more about Megan: Megan Williams is an Irish International Rugby Player and has competed on the World circuit for both the Women’s 7s and 15 s teams. She is a  PE teacher and activities  coordinator  at secondary level schools in Dublin as well as promoting  Health & Fitness through her fitness and events enterprise, Move Energise Glow.  Megan has a huge passion for Health, fitness and sports and her aim is to inspire, encourage, and motivate people of all ages to enjoy an active and healthy life. Megan has worked with some of europe’s  biggest brands, including Reebok, Asics and Adidas as well as working with Aldi and Fulfil Nutrition. Most recently she was a featured athlete in The Sunday  Independent, Life magazine which focused on both her rugby career and her extensive work in promoting women in sport in collaboration with  Kildare Village. The Move Energise Glow class is an energetic, upbeat fitness class that is sure […]
  • Learn more about Valerie: As a practitioner for over a decade, a teacher for over 5 years and a mama of 2, Valerie strives to live the teachings of yoga on and off the mat.  Her teaching draws on a rich tapestry of yoga styles to engage with and serve the individual. She will hold space for you to move, breathe & explore your personal landscape. While working as a lawyer she completed her first yoga teacher training and went on to study extensively with renowned yoga & bodywork educators and has trained in yin yoga, core strength vinyasa yoga, pre-natal yoga and Katonah yoga. Specialising in one to one yoga tuition & workshops, Valerie’s teaching is engaging, challenging yet accessible and always adapted to real life.
  • Learn more about Mark: Mark is one of Ireland’s most sought after Health and Wellbeing Coaches, helping people from all walks of life to transform their body and mind. Mark’s advice, skills and results are second to none earning him an impressive reputation within the Health and Wellbeing industry. A qualified Executive Coach, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Nutrition Coach and Physical Therapist, His encyclopedic knowledge puts Mark in the perfect position to help his clients achieve their individual goals. https://www.fitvision.ie/ Find Fitvision on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Learn more about Karl: Karl has an extensive background in many fields of sports and utilises his knowledge of training, nutrition and physical therapy when working with clients. Karl believes that an individualised approach is key in optimising long term sustainable results. As a manager within the FitVision team, Karl understands that unity and togetherness is what gives us the best chance of achieving that common goal. He takes this same approach when working with clients in the studio and in corporate settings. https://www.fitvision.ie/ Find Fitvision on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Peppe is a passionate and enthusiastic movement teacher and student. Peppe spent his youth exploring different sports like skiing, gymnastics, martial arts and later on “Fitness”. His exploration eventually led him to study Exercise Physiology at the University of Turin After completing his degree he decided to study in a more practical way. That’s when he met Ido Portal who is a popular movement artist, researcher and teacher. After he travelled far to learn from Ido, Peppe has never stopped learning. He is currently based in Dublin, and he is passionate about helping people move more! At Thrive Festival, Peppe will conduct a class which guides participants through flows and movement sequences that use cutting edge methodologies to improve mobility and strength. Combining traditional strength training, pilates and Chinese martial arts, students will work hard but feel great after.
  • Learn more about Shannen: Shannen is a qualified personal trainer, physical therapist and professional dancer. Having been involved in sports, fitness and dance for a number of years and the opportunity to work in around the globe in India, London, Europe and Los Angeles. Shannen combines one to one training and nutrition consultations for individual targets and delivers high-intensity group sessions, focusing on strength, conditioning, core stability and her speciality Dance Fit classes. https://www.fitvision.ie/ Find Fitvision on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Learn more about Yaeli: Yaeli is an orthopaedic physical therapist, a yoga and dance teacher. She’s also currently a student at the Irish College of Osteopathic Medicine Cork. Her love for body sciences really kicked off during her first degree, BSc Biomedical Science, NUIG, 2010. The learning was rich and rewarding, only the stressful and static lifestyle of an academic was physically crippling! After her degree, the only thing for it was to spend less time at a desk and more on a yoga mat, exploring manual therapies as medicine for physical pains. This exploration brought her to study remedial massage in Melbourne, 2012-2014, where Yaeli qualified and worked as a senior allied health therapist in a busy city clinic. It was during this time she encountered contact improvisation dance which, to date has been one of the most enjoyable and informing practices of body movement she has ever met. […]
  • Founded by Chip Wilson in Vancouver, Canada in 1998, lululemon is a yoga-inspired, technical athletic apparel company for women and men. What started as a design studio by day and yoga studio by night soon became a standalone store in November of 2000 on West 4th Avenue in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. Their vision was to create more than a place where people could get gear to sweat in, they wanted to create a community hub where people could learn and discuss the physical aspects of healthy living, mindfulness and living a life of possibility! At Thrive 2019 we welcomed a host of instructors who conducted yoga, pilates and more! Sonia McGlynn: Sweat with Sonia Gigi Tynan: Pilates Strength Flow Sinead Mooney: Mindful Movement with Moons Andi Vard: Cardio Pilates Annie Kirwan & Lee Treacy: The Reformation Class James Hale: The Limit Dynamic HITT Annie Kirwan: Reformation Flow lululemon Vision & […]
  • Christine Gioia is a Reformer, Barre and Mat Pilates teacher with over 5 years teaching experience hailing from sunny South Africa. Christine strongly believes that in order to improve the quality of a client’s motion patterns and to effectively teach movement, one must deeply understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the body as it moves, and at the same time be well able to make those complex concepts accessible to clients. As such, Christine is completing a full B.Sc degree in Applied Physical Therapy and Health Sciences with a strong emphasis on advanced anatomy, neuropathodynamics and manual therapy techniques. In a previous life Christine worked in Renewable energy and for some time in Digital Media after completing a MA in Sustainability science at Kings College London, as well as a B.Com in Marketing from the University of Pretoria. Her continuous study, curiosity, a healthy dash of movement obsession, and a […]
  • Learn more about Laura: Laura is a Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor who founded Umbrella Wellness, one of Ireland’s leading wellness companies. Laura found her passion and love for yoga, meditation and mindfulness a few years back. She was feeling the effects of being anxious, over-worked and burnout at her fast-paced corporate job and decided to pack it all in and begin her yoga journey. She specialises in Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa and meditation. Laura did her training in Rishikesh, India, the birthplace of yoga. Through her company Umbrella Wellness, Laura works primarily with corporate companies throughout Ireland running short and long term courses, wellness days, retreats and Wine Yoga events along with consultancy services (assisting businesses with their wellness programs). Find Laura on social: Facebook  & Instagram
  • Zumba takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® classes are often called exercise in disguise!  Zumba joined us at Thrive with a host of different Zumba styles! Zumba® Gold:  Zumba Gold makes people shine! Our golds are precious, Zumba Gold makes sure everyone and everyBODY gets to join the Zumba party! It’s fun ! High energy! Same great music as Zumba Fitness AND we pay extra attention to keeping the impact low for those who need it : just getting back to exercise? Had an injury, illness, pregnancy? Suitable for ALL ages ! Never too early or late to start ! Need to be seated due to physical challenges ? We DO this! There are no restrictions if you want to get fit, love dance and music we make it […]
  • Learn more about Julie B: Julie Burke is a yoga and wellness teacher and founder of Hotpod Yoga Dublin. Having trained all over the world and living abroad for 5 years she returned to Ireland in 2017 with a mission to enhance the wellness offering in Dublin through Hotpod Yogav- she opened her first studio in October 2017 with a second one on the way early next year. Julie is passionate about finding that work-life balance and helping people realise the multiple benefits of investing time in themselves by taking control of their lifestyle and empowering themselves. She works with a number of leading Irish companies designing and delivering their corporate wellness programmes including fitness classes, meditation and mindfulness sessions. She is always open to new collaborations and projects. In the crazy paced world we live in Julie tries to find the perfect balance to keep both the body and the mind fit and healthy and […]
  • Learn more about Sinead: Sinead Duffy is an international yoga and meditation teacher and the founder of Yogandha  – the multi-award-winning and internationally acclaimed wellness oils. She has studied meditation and mindfulness for over 20 years. While training in India, Sinead had with her an array of herbal oils – more for medication than meditation. While doing a 10-day silent retreat, she discovered that fragrance serves as a back-stage pass to a calmer more meditative mind. When combined with the breath and ritual is serves as the perfect antidote to today’s stressful lifestyle. Find Sinead on social: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter  
  • Saoirse Waldron is a Podiatrist working in Dublin. Saoirse founded Mespil Foot & Ankle Clinic with her mum Brid in 2010. Saoirse graduated from Plymouth University with B.Sc. (Hons) in Podiatry, holding certificates in the administration of local analgesia and prescription only medication (POMs). Furthering her studies she has completed a Postgraduate in The Theory of Podiatric Surgery (Foot & Ankle Surgery) at The University of Huddersfield and Biomechanics modules at The University of Ulster. Saoirse runs two busy Clinics at 28 Lower Leeson Street & at Bath Avenue Medical Practice in Beggers Bush in Sandymount. Saoirse found that there was a significant gap between rehab and correct diagnosis. People were being treated for their injuries but the diagnosis was never fully established for what caused it. This meant that patients never fully recovered or only half recovered from their injury and it would return after their run or workout. Saoirse focuses on the way the foot […]
  • Learn more about Kitty: Passionate about movement from an early age, Kitty commenced training as a Ballet dancer at five years old. Attending ballet schools in Dublin and Bangor she then won a scholarship at sixteen to the prestigious Bird college in Kent where she completed a diploma in dance and musical theatre. She then returned to Ireland to teach dance and run summer schools for children while continuing her training as a personal trainer and fitness instructor at the National Training Centre in Dublin. Constantly pushing her body to the limit, Kitty realised she needed to broaden her studies to embark on a more therapeutic and holistic practice. Beginning by studying and teaching Pilates, Kitty found herself drawn to the world of Yoga, undertaking her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Samadhi in Dublin. She has since attended workshops in India, Bali, New York and the UK. Kitty’s classes are […]
  • Learn more about Lee: Lee Tracey is a Yoga, mindfulness and meditation teacher based in Dublin She works throughout Ireland and Europe in studios, at festivals and gatherings & with some of the biggest companies in Ireland. She is also a Lululemon ambassador and works closely with industry leaders to create community-based interactions. She loves sharing her passion for these practices and collaborating with exciting mindful events. Her training has been worldwide from Dublin to Costa Rica to New York City and she has been lucky enough to learn from some of the global leaders in her field. Her goal is to support people in living a more fulfilling, happy and passionate life. https://www.leetraceylife.com/ Find Lee on social: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • Learn more about Adam: Kadam Adam Starr is the Resident Teacher (principal teacher) of Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre, Dublin. He has studied, practised and taught Kadampa Buddhism and meditation for many years under the guidance of the fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Originally from Dublin, Kadam Adam spent many years teaching in the UK and in Europe before returning home to Ireland. Wherever he has taught, he has helped many people discover the potential for lasting inner peace & happiness that lies within each of us. Kadam Adam teaches from the heart in a clear, warm and relaxed way that is highly relevant for our time.   Find Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre on social: Instagram & Facebook https://www.meditateinireland.com/
  • Learn more about Lauren: Lauren believes that living a healthy, positive and active life will bring internal happiness. And through her classes she loves to encourage this. Lauren has always had a passion for fitness and movement since she started dancing from a young age. She went on to train professionally as a dancer and graduated from Millenium Performing Arts in London, UK. After graduating Lauren became a fully qualified Barre Instructor and loved the fact she could combine her love for dance and fitness into an amazing high energy workout class. Lauren encourages her clients to push themselves out of their comfort zone, through hard work and attention to form. She absolutely loves to see her clients flourish and achieve results. Find Lauren on social: Instagram
  • Learn more about Simone: Simone Walsh is a qualified hatha yoga teacher in Dublin. Her classes range from stability, flow and core classes which are suitable to all levels. These classes cover asana (postures), pranyama (breath awareness) and meditation. Simone incorporates awakening yoga into her classes for all levels with an emphasis on creative and accessible movement practices. Students will experience a modern twist on traditional yoga to atmospheric electro music. Find Simone on social: Facebook & Instagram
  • Learn more about Annie: Annie is one of Ireland’s most in demand Pilates and Yoga teachers and co-owner of Reformation, the studio taking Dublin by storm.  Annie is a health and wellness lover, spending most of her free time either running, doing pilates or yoga, hiking, cooking or moving in some way.  Annie’s forte is understanding and explaining movement and anatomy with clarity, enthusiasm and humour. Annie has a scientific background and this grounds everything she does with a thorough understanding of the human body. She teaches a super strong class infused with fun and energy. She has a gift of challenging your body but making it really enjoyable throughout! Find Annie on social: Instagram & Twitter  
  • Learn more about Natalie: Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba®  is  a unique full-body HIIT workout that combines  body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio  and  plyometric  moves. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is synced t o the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.  Natalie Constanti Is the UK & Ireland Master Trainer for STRONG by Zumba. A Former Tae kwon-do Champion, Ex Professional Dancer, Physique Fitness competitor, all forms of movement are her passion Calisthenics fitness is her lifestyle! Yes, she placed top 4 at the European WBFF Diva Fitness Model competition, has won many multiple national UK Taekwondo championships & a 4th place world ranking.From dancing on the X Factor and presenting around the world she is grateful to wake up every damn day and love what she does! Each discipline along with her extensive dance & […]
  • Learn more about Vlada: Vlada is one of Ireland’s only Romana’s Pilates teachers, owner of a hidden gem of a place The Pilates Studio Dublin in Ranelagh and a fierce advocate for preserving the legacy of Joseph H. Pilates. She is part of an elite and historic lineage of Classically trained teachers, certified through True Pilates New York. In her roles as instructor, mentor and educator she draws on a lifelong knowledge and experience of anatomy, movement, dance, fitness and sports massage therapy. The Pilates Studio Dublin is Dublin’s first official Romana’s Pilates studio founded in 2015. The welcoming space in Ranelagh with its exquisite Classical Gratz equipment kit has become the place to be for a discerning customer who values quality, authenticity and integrity. The life changes that Vlada has experienced through Pilates are reflected in studio’s nurturing and strengthening environment. As part of enabling others to share in this journey, […]
  • Learn more about Gayle: Gayle was bitten by the yoga bug almost a decade ago, at a time where she barely knew where her toes were, never mind if she could touch them! Inhabiting what felt like a very stiff, tight, awkward body, yoga helped her feel at home in her skin. Class by class, posture by posture, Gayle fell in love with the practice, deciding to travel to Kerala, India in 2012 where she completed her first teacher training in Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga. A little time later, she stumbled into a Kundalini yoga class and that’s when yoga fever really set in! Her hunger for knowledge and a deeper understanding of the practice led her to undertake a year-long Level 1 training in Kundalini Yoga here in Ireland in 2015. Because of the profound impact, it had on her overall well being she commenced her Level 2 Kundalini training in […]
  • Carla is a POUND ICON from Dublin. Carla became one of Ireland’s first POUND Fitness instructors when she trained in Birmingham in 2016.  Since then Carla has presented at a number of events here in Ireland and become Ireland’s first and only GENERATION POUND (kids) instructor!   Her favourite thing about teaching POUND is not only making sure that her classes get a serious ROCK OUT WORKOUT but also seeing participants MAKING NOISE, having FUN and unleashing their inner ROCKSTARS! www.poundfit.com Find Carla on social: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • Learn more about James: James’ practice and style are an unexpected blend of strong and playful. His flows evolve in complexity and whimsy of flowing movement,  yet are an intuitive  journey from the beautiful foundations to the more physically challenging aspects of movement. He has a deep love of movement and promoting wellness. So much so he changed his entire career, previously a research academic focusing on evolution and molecular genetics, James returned to study Physiotherapy at Trinity College, Dublin. His Practice includes Yoga, Aerial Gymnastics, Pilates, Barre and Strength & Conditioning.  James is a sought out movement and rehabilitation coach. He  encourages playfulness in practice and rehab, reflection on opportunities to improve and celebration in even the smallest progressions on your journey to recovery and continuation of practice. https://www.movementworks.ie Find James on social: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter  
  • Delys is an Elite Spinning® Instructor on the Irish Spinning® National Team & is a passionate indoor & outdoor cyclist, having climbed the famous Mont Ventoux, she brings a unique passion to her classes. She currently teaches in Trinity College Dublin Sports center and in Cycle Studio in South Dublin. She is also an ITEC Level 3 Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist and 4DPro Bungee Fitness Master Trainer. www.spinning.com  
  • Carmell DeMello is Group Fitness Co-ordinator at UL Sport Arena, University of Limerick and has over twenty years of experience in the Irish & UK Fitness Industry. Carmell DeMello is Group Fitness Co-ordinator at UL Sport Arena, University of Limerick and has over twenty years of experience in the Irish & UK Fitness Industry… She is a member of the Irish Spinning Presenter Team and has presented Spinning® at UK and Irish Events. Carmell has travelled extensively to fulfil her passion for the Spinning ® Programme, including 24 hour Beach Spinning events in Portugal to under the ground in the Saltmines in Poland.  Carmell loves music and simply making participants feel good about themselves.   She is passionate about all styles of Group Fitness currently teaches Les Mills programmes, Fitness & Sports Pilates, various Barre methods and is a Rachel Holmes Kick Start Coach.   Carmell has taught Pilates to the Munster […]
  • Richard Mullins is a qualified Personal Trainer & Spinning® Ireland Team Presenter. Richards motto is that fitness means different things to different people. Fitness is versatile. Fitness can change. When teaching, Richard emphasizes the ability to be present in the moment in order to heighten the experience. Richard blends science-based training with one principle –fun! Richard wants to apply the science behind movement and make it applicable and interactive for clients. Having successfully lost a large amount of weight, Richard likes to approach training with an understanding that training is only one element of life. It should complement other areas of our life, not conflict with them. Outside of teaching, Richard loves practicing handstands, crawling, lifting weights and using the Olympic Rings to improve the work he does on the bike. Richard works full time in training and enablement in a software company. Here, he gets to continue his journey […]
  • Learn more about Leonie: Leonie Lynch is a qualified Advanced Pilates Mat/Reformer and Animal Flow Instructor, who approaches fitness using the wisdom of the body itself. When teaching she focuses on body weight training, movement fitness, and functional performance. Using mixed movement influences as her guide, Leonie imparts proper technique and fully explains the ‘why’ for a better understanding of the importance of proper form in exercise. Leonie’s teaching and training is set on a foundation of movement principles – alignment, breathing, control, concentration, flow and precision of movement. She has a particular appreciation for women in her own life stage. As a mother of two and a functional exercise specialist in prenatal programming and postnatal assessment and core restore, she has seen first hand the challenges that women go through in pregnancy and postpartum. In her postnatal work, she teaches women how to regain strength and restore the core […]
  • After spending her 20s working in the corporate world with companies such as PwC and IBM, Mary made the decision to leave and follow her passion for the outdoors. Mary founded ForgetTheGym in 2007 to encourage people to get outdoors, get running and motivated. 12 years on, Mary coaches runners of all levels to enjoy running. Her new book ‘Get Running’ launched in February 2019 and is already on the bestsellers list. Following the great success of ForgetTheGym, Mary is now also running coach and regular contributor to The Irish Times.  Mary believes that exercise should be fun, social, enjoyable and painfree. Mary recognises the importance of good running technique and is one of the very few Chi Running Instructors in Ireland. Mary has a keen interest in the psychology of exercise and went back to college for a Msc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at University of Ulster. As […]
  • Learn more about Dearbhla: After completing a BA Hons Degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies at UCD, Dearbhla ignited her love of poetry and theatre but was certain that she wanted to pursue a more physical career path. Dearbhla began dancing at a young age. That passion stayed with her throughout her life, playing an active role in the UCD Dance Society and performing as a lead soloist with the Monica Loughman Ballet Company. Dearbhla decided to combine her love of movement and health. She completed the QQI Certificate in Nutrition and the EQF Level 4 National Qualification in Exercise and Health at the National Training Centre. Shortly after passing her exams, Dearbhla was offered an internship at Platinum Pilates and the rest is history. Since then, Dearbhla has gone on to further her qualifications with the National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult, the National Qualification in Pre & […]
  • Learn more about Sinéad: Sinéad’s nickname is Smooney or Moons which comes from her maiden name Mooney – hence her yogi brand/alter ego MOONSYOGA! Sinéad’s professional objective is to truly inspire her students to harness the power they already have inside, through the practice of Yoga. To guide her students through an exploration of the body, breath and mind connection – in order to empower themselves against the daily trials and tribulations of life. To make them sweat and laugh! Primarily she wants to help bring a little peace into our crazy world and ultimately… make.people.smile. https://www.moonsyoga.com Find Sinéad on social: Instagram 
  • Learn more about Andrew: Andrew Love is incredibly passionate about the stress and anxiety relief that Yoga brings. As someone who struggled his entire life with anxiety in the US, his life was changed after attending a few yoga classes in San Francisco- something he has not looked back from since- with a goal of one day bringing this awareness to a wider community in need and helping all people who suffer from anxiety to discover a healthy way of being. He completed my 200 HR Teacher Training right here at Yoga Hub- paying special attention to the science behind why breathing and fluidly stretching is so good for our bodies and minds. He teaches an upbeat flow class, influenced by wonderful teachers in the baptiste program/heated classes and from a passion for the yoga he did during my extended stay in Bali. His classes are accessible for all types of […]
  • Learn more about Molly: Molly’s love of all things healthy and happy are what drove her to open her very own yoga studio, Sweaty Soul, in September of 2016. Living in New York for two years, practicing under some of the most world-renowned instructors, she was drawn to the intense positivity and recognised how much room there was for creativity in being a yoga teacher. Her classes are challenging, fun and are always lead with a strong focus on breath. Through her classes she shares her love of strength building, not only physically, but more importantly mentally, helping her students learn how to use the benefits of yoga not only on the mat, but in their every day lives. Molly’s enthusiasm and contagious positivity has encouraged so many to pursue their path of yoga, and she hopes through Sweaty Soul, her international retreats and yoga YouTube channel, she can inspire […]
  • Learn more about Andi: Andi has an insatiable passion for health and fitness and has continuously updated her skill set to ensure she can offer clients the best possible training and advice. She believes that the pursuit of fitness should be fun and empowering for everyone, there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to wellness. She strives to provide, fun, uplifting and dynamic classes so that her clients can enjoy every part of their journey to improved fitness with sustained results as the end goal. Find Andi on social: Facebook & Instagram
  • Learn more about Don:  Born and raised in the Philippines now living in Ireland, Don is a freelance dance teacher, artistic director, actor, dancer involved in TV, Stage Theater, and Films. He began his career teaching at a professional level at 16. Don was named Ireland’s Dance Masters’ Choreographer of the Year 2011. Find Don on social: Instagram    
  • Learn more about Sonia: Sonia McGlynn has worked in the fitness industry for the last 7 years. Sonia specializes in strength training and mainly Crossfit. Over the years she has built up a lot of knowledge training a wide range of clients. Sonia focuses on form and technique, educating you rather than just letting you guys slave through burpees all day! Find Sonia on social: Instagram
  • Learn more about Gigi: Gigi Tynan is a Pilates, Ballet Barre and Neuromuscular therapist. Her background in dance has influenced her teaching bringing creativity and a sense of flow to every movement. Gigi loves to inspire others to find the same motivation and enthusiasm for movement as she has. Her classes create a balanced, well rounded workout that increase energy, improve posture with a strong focus on alignment and breath! https://www.gigitynan.com Find Gigi on social: Instagram  
  • McSport is one of Ireland’s leading and most successful suppliers of sport and fitness equipment. We are 100% Irish owned, a second generation family business that is passionate and dedicated in what we do! We have a team of over 50 industry experts who are committed to supplying our customers with the highest standard of care and service. Driven by Director Philip McLoughlin, McSport is an innovative sports supplier who enjoys the challenge of the rapidly changing fitness industry. In the last 30 years, McSport has evolved from a small local sports equipment shop to Ireland’s first choice in sport and fitness. We have a long history of credible relationships with the top suppliers of gym and fitness studios across the country and pride ourselves on working with both commercial and consumer-directed institutions like FLYEfit, Google and Microsoft to name but a few. Our product range includes the world’s leading brands in sports and fitness excellence so our clients […]