Meet the Team

Meet the Gravity Fitness Team

Gareth Rossi (Owner)

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.

Rachel Mclerney (Coach)

My name is Rachel, I’m a former Dancer and recently Qualified Personal Trainer.
I got my ITEC qualification with Evolution Fitness based on a small seed of belief in
my heart and mind that my life could be different in positive way and I could help
others along the way.

I have undergone a huge transformation myself in every sense, physically, mentally
and spiritually and it is my aim to bring what I’ve learned to my clients, not only so
they achieve results, but so they are in a better place all around from when our energies initially connected.

With plans to delve into psychotherapy to be a more well rounded coach,
I currently have a Certificate from a DBT course I completed, so will guide my
clients in a behavioural change way from what I picked up myself as a mental
health service user. I use Dance and physical training in the gym as a massive tools
for my mental health and a way to shift negative energy.

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Rob Keeley (Junior Coach)

Hi my name is Rob and I am a recently qualified EQF level 4 Personal Trainer. I am currently studying a Bachelors of science degree in strength and conditioning down in Setanta college. I am constantly looking to learn and further my education and am planing on doing multiple courses down the line.

I have had a huge passion with fitness since I was young playing many sports such as rugby and golf. I got into weight training firstly to loose weight as I was overweight as a child and secondly to improve my performance on the pitch. I love helping people and although I’m only young I believe I can have a big impact on changing peoples physical and mental well-being.

With plans after my college degree, I would love to pursue a degree in nutrition and physical therapy as I am fascinated on how the body works. I believe that weight training can improve everyone’s day to day life even if their goal isn’t fat loss or muscle gain. I look forward to working with all of you.

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Aoife Brennan (Junior Coach)

Aoife’s journey into the fitness industry is not your average.  She is currently working as a social worker in a rehabilitation setting.

She has always played sports from a young age. and previously played soccer at a high club level in Ireland.

Having personally been a member of Gravity Fitness for over 4 years,  in 2020 I decided  to pursue my passion  by completing a diploma in Personal Training and strength and Conditioning through Setanta College.

She believes that her training and skills that she have developed as a social worker has provided her with an invaluable understanding and empathy towards people.  Aoife’s goal is always to make her classes enjoyable and welcoming for all fitness levels, as the hardest step for some can be walking into a gym environment .

Similarly working in the hospital with older people has also provided Aoife with insights into the value of functional movement and the importance of exercise when recovering from injuries in later life.

Aoife’s interests  outside of strength and conditioning training include running. She completed her 1st Dublin Marathon in 2019 and have completed one on a yearly basis since.

In the future Aoife hope to improve her knowledge in endurance training in order to help people with their running goals no matter how big or small.

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Claire Brady (S&C Consultant)

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.

Recently, Claire graduated from the University of Limerick with a Doctor of Philosophy in Strength and Conditioning. She is also a Setanta college tutor delivering modules Functional Screening and Speed Development while also working in Gravity Fitness.

Claire is a consultant S&C with Gravity Fitness. She spends most of her working week in Sport Ireland Campus coaching olympic athletes and bring the next generation through.

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.