Meet Our Personal Trainers

PERSONAL TRAINING

Have you ever arrived at the gym and not known where to begin with your workout? Are you looking to get in shape for a big occasion? Are you looking at increasing your training intensity for a sporting event? Do you want to train with a partner/ friend for a specific goal?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then Personal training will be an ideal solution for you!

By training with our trainers, they will get you where you want to be offering full professional support, advice and of course some intense training!

Your first session with a YMCA Dublin personal trainer will always consist of fitness tests followed by a discussion of your goals and what you hope to get out of personal training. At each follow-up session, your trainer will have a workout plan designed and a follow on a plan for areas you will need to work on to achieve your goals!

We offer solo Personal Training from €35 or if you want to train with a friend or a small group of people (max 4 people) we offer Group Personal Training from €25 per person.

For more information on our personal training, you can email  info@ymca.ie or call us on 01 478 2607 for Aungier Street queries or sandymount@ymca.ie or 01 607 7102 for Sandymount queries. Also you can buy personal training session online:

Body Transformation Challenge

If you are looking for a total Body and Lifestyle transformation this is the programme for you! 6 weeks, 6 clients, nutrition advice, 2 personalised sessions a week, unlimited gym and class access and all the support needed to lose serious pounds and get fit quick!

NIKITA MASTERSON

NIKITA MASTERSON

FITNESS TEAM LEAD & PERSONAL TRAINER

Nikita’s classes: Box Fit, HIIT, Shredded, S&C Circuits.
Certificate/Degree: Indoor Cycling, ITEC Fitness Instructing(Gym Based), ITEC Personal Training, KG Elite Strength and Conditioning.
Tip for the beginners: Always ask instructors for help if needed.
Tip for the advanced: Increase weight gradually.
Fitness Motto: Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going.
Favourite exercise: Squats.
Favourite equipment: Squat Rack.

EDMUNDO FERNANDES

EDMUNDO FERNANDES

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR & PERSONAL TRAINER

Edmundo’s classes: Spyn, Bootcamp, Circuits, Tabata, Killer Bells, Shredded & Abs, Seniors
Certificate/Degree: Gym Instructor / Assistant of Physio, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Higher Certificate in Physiology & Health Science, Diploma in Personal Training & Fitness Instructor, Certificate in Neuro Muscular Physical Therapy.
Tip for the beginners: Your body is your temple, take care of the body you live in and the mind will thank you.
Tip for the advanced: Consistency is key to achieve your goals.
Fitness Motto: Keep on trucking.
Favourite exercise: Romanian Deadlifts as it is a big compound exercise targeting all the body.
Favourite equipment: The Olympic Bar as you can train everything with it.

WILLIAM SWAINE

WILLIAM SWAINE

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR & PERSONAL TRAINER

William’s classes: Spin, RT24, Cardio Attack, BoxFIT, Tabata
Certificate/Degree: ITEC level 3 Gym Instructor, Fetac Level 5 Exercise and Fitness, RT24 Instructor, Fitcert
Tip for the beginners: Be patient and trust the process.
Tip for the advancedOverload to adapt.
Fitness Motto: Your last mistake is your best teacher. 
Favourite exercise: Back squats.
Favourite equipment: Power rack.

SITRIC KENNEDY

SITRIC KENNEDY

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR & PERSONAL TRAINER

Sitric’s classes:  Strength & Cardio, Tabata, Box Fit, Spyn, Killer Bells
Certificate/Degree: Eqf level 4, Fitness Instructor and Personal Training cert, Kettlebells cert, Thump boxing cert, Strength and Conditioning cert, Exercise to Music cert, Circuit Training cert

Tip for the beginners: Consistency is number 1 above hard workouts. 6 out of 10 effort 3 times a week for months will see great results.

Tip for the advanced: Pay special attention to exercise selection. Keep it specific to your body. Some exercises will/won’t feel good.

Fitness Motto: Consistency of time & effort. 
Favourite exercise: Deadlift
Favourite equipment: Barbells

STEPHEN WALSH

STEPHEN WALSH

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Stephen’s classes: Spin, You decide.
Certificate/Degree: EQF level 3 Fitness / Group instructor and EQF level 4 personal trainer.
Tip for the beginners: Get really good at the basics
Tip for the advanced: Get even better at the basics.
Fitness Motto: It’s 90% mental 10% physical
Favourite exercise: Push ups.
Favourite equipment: Barbells.

PATRICK MANGAN

PATRICK MANGAN

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Patrick’s classes: Spyn, Killer Bells, Cardio Attack, HIIT 24, Box Fit, Tabata,
Certificate/Degree: TEC Level 6 Gym Instructor and Level 4 Personal Trainer Also certs in Boxercise, Kettlebells, Spin, Rip 60, Nutrition, Sports Psychology , Aqua Aerobics
Tip for the beginners: Focus on good form and technique and never give up.
Tip for the advanced: Maintain good form and never be scared to go back to the basics to achieve this.
Fitness Motto: If you want it bad enough you will make it happen.
Favourite exercise: Spin
Favourite equipment: The Spin Bike of course

TINY JAMES

TINY JAMES

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Tiny’s classes: Seniors
Certificate/Degree: Active IQ
Tip for the beginners: Get a workout plan before using the gym.
Tip for the advanced: Focus on your weak part.
Fitness Motto: Keep on trucking.
Favourite exercise: Dumbbell; bicep curl, squat and shoulder press, compound workouts.
Favourite equipment: Punching bag.