Paul O' Brien Personal Trainer
I have been involved in athletics and the sports industry from my early teens.
I started my running career with a fantastic club called Donore harriers based in Dublin in the year 2000 and since then I have never looked back. I got the bug and that was me hooked for life.
I wanted to know the dynamics of running and how I could improve my strength both physically and mentally.
How the respiratory system works, how do our muscles cramp up with fatigue etc.
So I decided to put my head in the book and went onto college after school years studying personal training, sports science and nutrition.
I attended D.C.U college and received all my qualifications over the years to hopefully further my career in the fitness industry.
I moved to Lanzarote from the age of 24 for a career break and purely to train in high altitudes. And it was then I discovered the world of triathlons. I took part in several races around the island and slowly improved on my times as I had that competitive streak. I then worked in a sports complex called club la Santa and started teaching classes both in Spanish and English and this is where i felt at home. After two years in Lanzarote I was poached by a team member of T3 sports based in Tenerife to come across and get involved. It was an opportunity I couldn't refuse and spent 5 years as a personal trainer teaching members of football teams such as Manchester City, Aston villa etc.
Having spent several years abroad it was time to come back to Ireland to settle with my wife Kirsty who I had met over there.
We moved back in 2013 and since then I got involved in a Triathlon club called Trilogy where I now act as the training administrator. We simply fell in love with Laois and I loved the aspect of having the beautiful Sleeve bloom mountains on our doorstep as it was just an ideal training location.
I run Womens fitness classes in Castletown village teaching Boxercise, H.I.I.T, Hiitstep and Circuits. I also teach kids with disabilities in NLN school based Portlaoise. I also run my Personal training from the studio based in Castletown where I have the luxury of changing peoples lives around for the better.
I love what I do and I wouldn't change it for the world.
The advantage I have is having been involved in sports all of my life and still to this day I've built up a strong level of fitness myself and with my PT sessions I mirror the clients...which means I also perform the exercises and we work through their journey together as a team.
My main aim in life is to create a strong positive mindset for the client as it builds their confidence and passion for training.
We offer Personal Training sessions as well as Personalized Fitness Plans.
For us, Personal Training is easily the most rewarding program we offer. We are consistently amazed at the work that our clients put in, and in return, we work just as hard for them! When you train with us, you get:
Customized workouts and exercise plans
Personal contact with us
Anything else you need!
As your trainers, we are here to serve you and help you achieve any and all of your fitness goals.
A bootcamp is a dynamic, high energy group workout led by one or more trainers. The trainer takes the attendees through a series of exercise, pumping up the team and blasting the best music to keep the energy high! Bootcamps typically last an hour.
Bootcamps are a fun way to stay active and healthy with other people! We love hosting bootcamps because we get to meet a lot of people and truly help others achieve their goals. The energy in the room is amazing. There’s nothing like taking a team of awesome people and working out together! The team focus is great for clubs, corporate organizations, and any other groups to to bond and spend quality time together! Everyone is helping everyone achieve their goals
Corporate Personal Fitness will improve your company’s business performance by implementing changes that have a direct result on the health, well being and fitness of your primary resource – your workforce.
We visit you at work and put in place health, fitness and well being programs tailored to your company’s requirements. We keep your staff members fit and healthy, both in body and mind.
We are very flexible, ensuring day to day work is not affected. We visit at a time to suit you; before or after the working day, at break or lunchtimes, during the day or to fit shift patterns. You tell us what’s best and we will make it happen.
All our programs have the same primary goal of increasing staff productivity and saving your business money normally lost through sick days.
At the end of our programs, whether they be one-offs or long-term plans, staff are more motivated, happier, fitter and feel more valued.