Gareth is the owner of Gravity Fitness. He is a qualified Personal Trainer/Strength & Conditioning Coach (NSCA-CPT US), I.R.B Level 2 Conditioning Coach, FMS Certified Level 2, CFSC Level 2 (US) and has a Diploma in Remedial Therapy (NSRT). Gareth has lectured physiotherapy students in UCD on Sports Massage Therapy.
Gareth has 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. He has extensive experience and knowledge in fitness, nutrition coaching and programming. Gareth started his journey going from home to home taking clients for personal training and also working with Leinster underage rugby. He then moved on to work alongside Mark McCabe for 4 years in Sports Med Ireland. After leaving there in 2012 Gareth was building towards opening a state-of-the-art personal training facility now known as Gravity Fitness. Gareth leads the Gravity Fitness Academy with his wife Claire educating the next generation of personal trainers.
Gareth travelled with the Ireland Olympic Star Sailing Team to the Bacardi Cup 2012 as head masseur and the Emerging Ireland Rugby Team to the Tbilisi Cup, Georgia 2013. Gareth was the head masseur for the Ireland U 20 men’s rugby team from 2013 – 2023 and he also worked with men’s 7’s and women’s 7’s/15’s rugby teams and other various international clubs and teams. He is now the head massage therapist for the Dublin Senior Hurling team. He has also worked with various paralympic and modern pentathletes who went to their respective Olympic games in Rio 2016 and some A lister famous people from time to time.
Gareth has represented Ireland at U19/21 level in rugby and senior touch rugby. Gareth was also also was an All-Ireland sprint champion at underage level in schools and club athletics.
My name is Luca, I have been working in Gravity Fitness for over a year now. I am a certified personal trainer (NSCA-CPT) and lead coach at Gravity Fitness. I am also currently studying CSCS (NSCA). In the near future I want to obtain a degree in sport science. I also have a bachelor’s in aerospace engineering.
I wanted to change my career and I decided to enter the field of health and fitness since I have always been passionate about sports. I have played basketball since I was a kid but I am fascinated by every kind of sport. This interest in the performance and health aspects of physical activity is what drives me to pursue a career in this field.
I am looking forward to working with you and helping you obtain the same benefits I did with physical activity and more.
My name is Matthew Howard, I have completed a PLC in general science, EQF level 4 Personal training course, First Aid, AED course and I am currently studying Sports Therapy at Portobello Institute and Precision Nutrition level 1. My plans for the future are to continue my studies and qualify as a Physiotherapist.
I joined every sport that was available to me at a young age. I have played many team sports such as GAA, Hurling, Soccer and Rugby. I have also participated in many solo sports such as Swimming and Taekwondo. I have taken my interest in these sports further than just participating, I was an assistant swim teacher for 2 years and spent 3 years volunteering in the GAA Nursery.
I have since chosen to dedicate my time to Hurling and the Gym. I have been going to the gym for over 5 years. At first, I went to the gym as a hobby but now I go for many more reasons. There is a great sense of community in the gym and I believe that physical exercise goes further than just weight loss. I have been working in Gravity Fitness for over 6 months and plan to be there for the long term. It is a great gym with a great community of people.
My name is Declan Mcdaid. I am a qualified personal trainer with level 2 gym instruction and level 3 personal training Active IQ .
I’m have been professional footballer for over ten years. I have played previously in the Scottish Premiership with Dundee and Partick Thistle and the 1st division with Dundee and now I play for Bohemians FC in the League of Ireland. I have been working alongside top athletes , coaches , sports scientists and physios in that time.
I am now looking to merge my knowledge from being a professional athlete into the fitness sector. I have a passion for health and fitness. I am only starting on my professional fitness journey to help change people lives but I am very much looking forward to the challenge.
Emma has worked as our business support manager for the last 2 years. Emma’s role is to enhance the customer experience and support the business /team development and growth.
Emma has over 14 years experience in luxury retail/client management and prior global banking experience and thrives in an operationally fast paced environment.
Emma is a busy mom of 2, managing the school runs and after school activities. Before becoming a team member, Emma was a client at Gravity Fitness and has always made time for her 6am morning workouts and prioritized her health & fitness.
Emma has seen Gravity Fitness from the outside in so it is great to have her knowledge and experience from been a past member to her vast life and work experience.
Claire Brady graduated from DCU with a BSc in Athletic Therapy & Training in 2009. She then completed a MSc in Sports Performance through the University of Limerick in 2014. Claire graduated from the University of Limerick with a Doctor of Philosophy in Strength and Conditioning (S&C) in 2019. Claire is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and her main areas of interest are human movement, injury prevention, sports performance and general health and fitness.
Claire is a S&C consultant in Sport Ireland Institute, where she coaches Olympic and Paralympic athletes from badminton, athletics and hockey. Further she is a consultant S&C for Gravity Fitness. Formerly, Claire lectured on the Strength and Conditioning course in Limerick Institute of Technology in (2013-2015) delivering modules in Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Speed and Endurance Development. She also was a tutor for Setanta College, delivering modules Functional Screening and Speed Development. She now leads the Gravity Fitness Academy with his her husband Gareth educating the next generation of personal trainers.
Claire is a former national sprinter for Ireland, where competed for Ireland both indoor and outdoor World and European championships over 60m, 100m and 4 x 100m relays.