Our Successful Team

Valerie Maillet

Valerie Maillet

Personal Trainer & Neuromuscular Therapist

With a decade of Personal Trainer experience, Valerie is a real powerhouse when it comes to transforming the lives of others. Her focus is on fitness, weight loss and weight gain, as well as pre- and post-natal fitness. She also works with clients in the areas of senior fitness, rehabilitation and posture, along with functional training and core & balance. Valerie is also qualified in applying neuromuscular therapy massage which eases pain in trigger points. She helps clients with injuries, as well as those with general muscle strains and stresses.

Valerie specializes in one-on-one Private Personal Training, Group Personal Training and Corporate Wellness programmes, whether for general health and fitness, dealing with stress management or achieving bodyshaping results. She is a personable and natural communicator who keeps her clients motivated through reminders, education and fitness journals, not to mention mobile apps and rewards!

Valerie's fitness ethos is that good ageing is the key to happiness and her goal is to change her clients' lives forever! The proof of Valerie's dedication to fitness is in her own personal achievements. She's run a marathon in four and a half hours, sprinted a triathlon in just over an hour and a quarter and competed for Ireland in the Land Rover G4 Challenge.

Certifications
ACE Personal Trainer
HDip Neuromuscular Therapy
NCEF National Certificate in Exercise & Fitness


Conor Kennedy

Conor Kennedy

Personal Trainer & Fitness Coaching

Conor has worked in the field of strength and fitness coaching full time for 8 years, and has single-handedly coached over 8,000 sessions (both group sessions, and one-on-one).

He began his coaching career while practicing martial arts in his early twenties, most notably kickboxing. He achieved his black belt and was involved in coaching at several clubs, while also competing. After a couple of injuries, he stepped back from martial arts and began to spend more time strength training, eventually taking part in several Powerlifting competitions. He has also run several half-marathons over the years and the Belfast City Marathon too. In addition, he has always been a keen cyclist and has completed six of the IDGB Mizen-to-Malin 700km charity cycles.

He began his coaching career as a trainer in a high-end personal training clinic in Dublin in 2007 and worked there for 3 years before going out on his own. He invested a lot of time and money in his continuing personal development in what was then still a relatively unknown field; strength and conditioning.

Conor’s passion is making people better…feel better, look better, move better, and perform better.

He has worked with a range of clients over the years, from people in their eighties to World Champion athletes. He currently divides his time between coaching competitive athletes and recreational trainees.

In addition to his private coaching work, Conor is Strength and Conditioning Coach of Sundrive Track Cycle team and trains several competitive athletes in disciplines including running, cycling and boxing.

Some of his qualifications and experience are included below;
BSc Strength and Conditioning 2017.
Higher Certificate in Strength and Conditioning 2016.
Certificate in Physical Fitness and Conditioning for Sport 2015
Certified Practitioner of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) 2014
UK Strength & Conditioning Association Level 2 Coach 2012
Poliquin International Certification Program (PICP) Coach 2012
Agatsu Certified Kettlebell Instructor 2011
International Rugby Board Strength & Conditioning Cert 2011
Irish Sports Council Code of Ethics for Children in Sport Cert 2009
NCEHS / NTC Qualified 2004
Mugendo Kickboxing Black belt

  • Completed five half marathons and the Belfast City Marathon
  • Seminars attended include Jim Wendler, Andy Bolton, Jason Kelly, Dan John, Brandon Lilly, Ed Coan, and Chad Wesley Smith.
  • Coach of the Irish kickboxing Squad for the WKA European Championships, 2006
  • Completed six Annual Mizen to Malin 700km Charity Cycles for The Irish Guide Dogs for The Blind.
  • Competed at a national level in full contact kickboxing, was nationally ranked at no. 3 at L/HW.

Eimear Naughton

Eimear Naughton

Personal Trainer & Fitness Coaching

Eimear has a genuine passion for fitness and healthy living. She loves working with people and helping them develop, whether it be through teaching, coaching or training. This has been the focal point of her professional career. Her strongest trait is her ability in being able to motivate others to exercise. Eimear will motivate clients into enjoying fitness. During each session, you are likely to experience a lot of laughter and the occasional dancing session. The perfect combination to lift your mood and motivational needs.

She is a very approachable and enthusiastic trainer. She loves setting targets with individual clients and enjoys nothing more than seeing each client reach their personal health and fitness goals.

Eimear has been involved in various sports from a young age and she was recognised by others as a real all round competitive athlete. The sport she is most gifted in is basketball, where she has represented Ireland numerous times in International competitions. This has led Eimear to continue to coach basketball for over 10 years. Her most recent endeavor is open water sea swimming, where she will compete all over Ireland.

Eimear wants to keep progressing within the fitness industry and is always willing to learn and introduce new techniques. She is motivated to continue studying and staying up to date with the latest movements and trends in the fitness industry.

Certifications
BSc Sports Management and Coaching
ITEC Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor
Coaching level 1 for Rugby, Basketball and GAA


Gwen Kelly

Gwen Kelly

Back to basics coaching

Change your thinking... change your life

Gwen teaches her clients back to basics techniques on how to feel good by training your mind and practicing positive thinking in all areas of your life.

We all have different belief systems, some of which are negative, which can greatly impact on our life and hold us back from living our best life. Usually those are deep rooted beliefs of not feeling good enough.

Gwen works with her clients to firstly identfy any negative belief system that might be sabotaging areas in their lives, and work with
the client to turn those beliefs into positive ones and effectively transform and improve that area of your life.

Once you learn these basic techniques and practise how to change negative beliefs to positive ones, you can then focus on improving any area of your life.

Any successful business man/woman or athlete are fully aware of the impact their thoughts have on their performance and all successful athletes spend just as much time practising positive thoughts as they do their physical training. The majority will have mind coaches to help them do this.

As Henry Ford once said “whether you think you can or whether you think you can't you're probably right”

BA in Business
Mindfullness coach
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Grief/loss Support and Recovery specialist