Our Philosophy

Our philosophy here is a simple one.

Forget “Strong is the New Skinny”. Get strong to be strong, and to live longer, fuller, better quality and more graceful lives.


See you in the gym,


Hi! I'm Karen.

I eat my steak rare, drink my wine red, and live life with a little spice.

My mission is to help you to "get strong to be strong".


I am passionate about helping others in every and any way that I can.


I am realistic, energetic, direct with my approach, goal-oriented, conscientious, open-minded and most of all, adaptable, cause let's face it, shit happens.

I am a body positive coach.

I advocate weight training for strength and longevity of life.

I recommend exercise to improve heart health and longevity of life.

I promote foods that nourish our bodies.


I encourage people to eat fun food that they enjoy to eat.


I praise progress, not perfection.

See you in the gym,



Biomedical Engineering, B.Eng, Ph.D.
Active IQ L2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
Active IQ L3 Certificate in Personal Training

National Qualification in Pre and Post Natal Exercise

Brand X Method Professional Youth Coach
CrossFit L1 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor
Weightlifting Ireland L1 Assistant Coach
Precision Nutrition L1 Coach
Sports Nutrition FETAC Level 6
[Pending] IOPN Postgrad Diploma in Performance Nutrition

27 Willowbrook, Kilcoole, Wicklow


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