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, Training for Warriors Level 2 Instructor, FMS Certified Level 2, CFSC (US) and has a Diploma in Remedial Therapy (NSRT). Gareth has lectured Physiotherapy students in UCD on Sports Massage Therapy.
Gareth has 10 years’ experience in the fitness industry. He is a Complete Fitness Professional. 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 Rugby. He then moved on to work alongside Mark McCabe for 4 years in Sports Med Ireland. After leaving there is 2012 Gareth was always building towards opening a new state of the art personal coaching gym which is now known as Gravity Fitness.
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 has also worked with various other international teams. Currently, Gareth is the head masseur for the Men’s Ireland U 20 and Women’s 7’s and 15’s Rugby Teams. He has also works with various Paralympic and modern pentathletes who went to their respective Olympic games in Rio 2016.
Gareth has represented Ireland at U19/21 level in rugby and has 37 caps and 16 tries for the Ireland Men’s Touch Rugby Team. He was also an All-Ireland sprint champion at underage level in schools and club athletics.
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 is also Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and her main areas of interest are human movement, injury prevention, sports performance and general health and fitness.
Claire lectured on the Strength and Conditioning course in Limerick Institute of Technology in 2013-15 delivering modules in Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Speed and Endurance Development.
Currently, Claire is in her 4th year of a PhD in Strength and Conditioning through the University of Limerick in the area of Strength and Power diagnostic and she is also a Setanta college tutor delivering modules Functional Screening and Speed Development while also working in Gravity Fitness.
Upon completion of her degree she focused on her sprinting career where she won indoor national 60m championships which brought her to competing for Ireland in both indoor and outdoor World and European championships.
Conor has studied Sports Science in IT Carlow, personal training through ITEC, and have a soccer National D coaching licence. I am constantly seeking to further my education, and am looking to study nutrition, S&C, and physiotherapy in the future. Conor is now studying Precision Nutrition certification course. It will will qualify him as a Nutrition Coach.
I always had a love for fitness and sports since I was very young. I’ve been involved in many different sports including athletics, tennis and American football. Soccer has always been my number one sport for as long as I can remember. I have also coached people at various age groups.
I always knew I would end up working in the fitness industry. I am fascinated by how the body works and I want to help people achieve fitness their goals! I worked in DG Fitness Navan, before I left for London, ON, Canada to work at Goodlife Fitness both one year each respectively.
I’ve a huge passion for functional movement and nutrition. And I’m a firm believer that looking after your body is the most important investment you can make towards your long-term health and happiness. I look forward to working with Gravity Fitness clients going forward.
Michael graduated from DCU with a B.A Joint Honours degree in Human Development in 2018. For his final year undergraduate thesis, he investigated the relationship between social media’s portrayal of body objectification and physical culture and it’s implications towards body image and self-esteem. Currently, he is studying a two-year postgraduate conversion course in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. In the near future, he intends to obtain a masters/doctoral qualification in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology and or Counselling Psychology.
Michael received an EQF (Level 3 & 4) qualification in Gym Instruction and Personal Training from Elite Fitness & Performance Academy and began working in the fitness industry in 2018.
Michael has played Gaelic games competively from a young age and currently plays senior hurling for St. Vincent’s GAA Club.
Using his knowledge of psychological concepts within health and behaviour change theoretical frameworks combined with personal training, Michael is skilled in assisting clients in becoming highly motivated to develop a body which is strong and agile and sense of self which is confident.
Nicholas works from Gravity Fitness gym through his own Physio practice, HQphysio. He is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy UK. He has been working as a physiotherapist since 2006. During this time Nicholas has worked in the areas of Musculoskeletal, Sports and Paediatric Physiotherapy.
Nicholas graduated from St. George’s University of London in 2006 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. Following graduation, he began working as a physiotherapist in the area of Early Services for children with physical and intellectual disability. Also in 2006 he began working in private practice and with Tullamore Rugby Club where he remained for four seasons.
In 2007 Nicholas completed a Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy at Curtin University of Western Australia and in 2011 he completed a Master’s Degree in Sports Physiotherapy at The University of Queensland, Brisbane. Nicholas undertook an internship with The Brisbane Lions and The UQ Red Lions while working on clinical placement, at The UQ Musculoskeletal and Sports Injury Physiotherapy Clinic, as part of his Master’s Degree.
Since 2005 Nicholas has been working in sports and has worked at the Charlton Athletic Academy, the 2007 Western Australia Ironman and with the Leinster Rugby U19s and Ireland U20’s Head Physiotherapist since 2016. In addition, he has worked in other sports such as Golf, Hurling, Camogie, Gaelic Football, Cycling, Cricket, MMA and Motorsports.
An enthusiastic sports person Nicholas played soccer at underage level for Cork City, Dublin City and various clubs in the UK. He has won Senior, Intermediate and Junior hurling championships and has hurled for the London Seniors and Offaly Intermediates. He has also played rugby at club and university level.