I started working in the fitness industry 25 years ago as a gym instructor & lifeguard. Unfortunately I spent much of my time cleaning and adhering to procedures. I returned to third level education & achieved a degree in Science from University of Maynooth, followed by a Masters in Agri-science from UCD. In this time I also qualified as a Life Coach from Athlone I.T.
Fast forward to 2012 when Stephen & I opened our own gym, The Engine Room. There was much more satisfaction in the interaction we got with clients during classes & in general.
I decided to up my skill set, becoming a Spinning & kettlebell instructor. Also I returned to Ballet, running my own school which I operated from The Gym studio. I enjoyed it all, could see the improvement in my clients, customers & students, & built a steady following over the last 7 years.
The responsibilities of running the business were challenging, took time, but we felt we were making a difference & delivering a great product. However, regardes our one-to-one clients, there was always a challenge to get results, not just to train them physically, but to try & get them to address their nutrition & lifestyle as well.