Our Team

Name: Olivia Sheerin

Credentials: I am a personal trainer, having qualified NCEF in personal training, gym instructor, exercise to music, and strength & conditioning. I have also qualified as a TRX instructor.

Achievements: I have won half and full marathons, am the holder of two national medals for the Dublin City Marathon, and have also won medals for Laois and Leinster Cross Country. I have completed Ultra marathons, and am a category winner of the Ultra 63K marathon, Connemara 2017. In February of 2016, I became a member of the 100 mile Club, successfully completing a required 100 miles over a 24hour period, the first event of this nature held within the country. All these achievements have been accomplished injury free, the result of employing proper training technique and a planned approach to each event.

Personal Statement: My focus is to provide individuals with the knowledge to train effectively towards maximum results while avoiding injury.”

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Name: Ruth Kavanagh

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition
  • Currently completing a 12-month Research Masters in partnership with True Fitness, IT Sligo and the Irish Research Council.

Personal statement:

“I am a research nutritionist with a strong passion for promoting evidence-based nutrition advice and educating people about common misconceptions regarding nutrition in a simple and understandable manner. I have a strong interest in nutrition research. I completed a research study as part of my undergraduate degree which focused on the dietary analysis of cardiac rehabilitation participants. This research was of great significance for the development of a nutrition component for the phase IV cardiac rehabilitation programme in True Fitness. At present, I am a research assistant investigating the dietary intake of cancer survivors in Ireland, investigating physical activity levels of older adults in Laois and since September 2019, I have started my 12-month research Masters scholarship. This research is in partnership with the Irish Research Council, Institute of Technology Sligo and True Fitness. This research aims to evaluate the impact of our 6-week community-based ‘True Transformation’ lifestyle education and physical activity programme on dietary intake and the physical, cardiovascular and metabolic health of farmers living in Ireland”.

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Name: Anne Kavanagh

 

Achievements:

  • 2nd of Ireland and 32nd overall in her age category in World Triathlon Championships
  • Represented Ireland in Gateshead, UK in World Masters cross country and her Irish team achieved 2nd overall
  • Racing competitively for 36 years and ha achieved numerous titles in track and field in Laois Seniors, Leinster and National cross country
  • Has completed 16 marathons in Ireland and abroad
  • In recent years has focused on adventure racing (kayaking, cycling and mountain running) and triathlons (cycling, running, swimming)
  • Leinster and county titles in swimming

Qualifications:

  • NCEF
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Circuits
  • Kettlebells
  • Step aerobics
  • Aerobics
  • Boxercise
  • Disability Inclusion Training
  • Pre & post natal exercise
  • Qualified swim teacher
  • Aqua aerobic coach
  • Lifegaurd
  • Child safeguarding
  • 21 years of experience in coaching groups (kids, adults, older adults and people with disability) strength and conditioning sessions  and individual personal training sessions

Favorite quote:

“Be not afraid of moving slowly

only of standing still”

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