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

Mind Management /Life Coach

Focus - Believe - Achieve

Change your mindset..change your life.

Passionate about how the mind works, Gwen is a fully qualified Holistic NeuroCoach, Mindfulness Coach and Speaker. She educates and coaches her clients on how to train their thought processes, fulfil their potential and achieve success in both their personal and professional life. Gwen brings her knowledge and wisdom of many applied psychologies including Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy and NLP and combines them to incorporate powerful mind techniques to bring about personal growth, reduce stress and anxiety, improve confidence and self-esteem and change limiting thought processes among a few. Gwen will empower you and inspire you to achieve your goals and create the life you want.
She has been interviewed for documentaries for RTE, has done many radio interviews and magazine editorials.

BA in Business
Diploma in Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, NLP.
Member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists.


Annmarie Murray

Annmarie Murray

Personal Trainer and Pilate/Yoga Teacher

Practice what you preach! Annmarie lives and breathes fitness specialising in pilates, yoga, functional training, weight loss and toning. In a career spanning over 15 years, she has amassed over 20 sets of qualifications (and growing) from 3 separate pilates, yoga and personal training schools - Polestar, Bodyfirm, Balanced Body, NASM and NTC. She is certified to teach pilates mat, reformer, barrel, arc, trap, tower, yoga, small equipment and barre. As studio and rehabilitation pilates specialist and personal trainer, her work has extended to working with some of the worlds' foremost track and field athletes including members of the US, Jamaican, Dutch and Irish Olympic track teams.

Regarded throughout the industry as one of its most experienced instructors - her combination of knowledge, exciting delivery style and movement imagery is what draws her clients into a love for their fitness journey developing movement literacy en route. Annmarie has a FUNdamental movement philosophy; if her students can learn to move in all directions with control, the options available in terms of variety of exercise choice are endless.

When not teaching, she stays active with mountain walking, enjoys great food and plays the piano. Some qualifications that she has are:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
  • PICP Strength and Conditioning Coach (Level 1) Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehab – (Level 1- 8)
  • Completed Yoga Work Teacher training (Through the Yoga Room and Yoga Worx) Body Firm Pilates - Matwork (Level 1 and 2 and Reformer Level 1 and 2) NTC (National Training Centre) - 2004. I attained additional qualifications in step aerobics, spinning, Khaibo and matwork Pilates level 1.
  • Les Mills - Body Training systems; I am a BTS instructor in Body Attack, Body Combat, Body Pump, Body Balance and RPM.
  • Powerplate Level 1 and 2.