Meet our Personal Trainers

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!

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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?

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  Dublin YMCA 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!

For more information on our personal training, you can email  ciara.holmes@ymca-ireland.net.

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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!

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Dean Bissett

Fitness Team Leader and Personal Trainer

Dean's classes: Step Aerobics, 50/50, FIT, S & C Circuits, Spyn,
Certificate/Degree: ITEC Diploma in Fitness, FETAC level 5 fitness & nutrition, FETAC level 5 Sport & recreation. OCR Circuit training. Reebok Spin & ITEC Personal Training, Phase 1 and 2 KG Elite Strength and Conditioning
Tip for the beginners: Don’t worry about the weight you lift, it's all about correct technique. Practice makes perfect!
Tip for the advanced: Don’t be afraid to try something new, shock the body once in a while.
Fitness Motto: Finish Strong
Favourite exercise: Deadlift (always watch your form!)
Favourite equipment: Flat Bench

Max Petrocenco

Instructor & Personal trainer

Max's classes: Pilates; Box & Bells; 50/50; Step Aerobics; Box Fit & Shredded.
Certificate/Degree: NCEHF EQF Level 4 Fitness instructor and personal trainer; SPX Machine Pilates.
Tip for the beginners: Never skip your compound exercises - squats, deadlifts, bench press, shoulder press. Always ensure proper form.
Tip for the advanced: Always track your progress to ensure proper progression.
Fitness Motto: When it gets tough - push even harder!
Favourite exercise: The Squat - it's the granddaddy of all exercises.
Favourite routine: The power cage. Nothing gets close to it in terms of versatility.

Tony McEnroe

Instructor & Personal Trainer

Tony's classes: Circuits, Barbells & Kettlebells, Box Fit
Certificate/Degree: ITEC Diploma in Fitness, FETAC level 5 fitness & nutrition, ITEC Personal Training. Cert in youth training 4-16 olds, Phase 1 & 2 KG Elite Strength and Conditioning
Tip for the beginners: Don’t be afraid to start and give new things a go.
Tip for the advanced: Technique is essential
Fitness Motto: Fitter, Faster , Stronger
Favourite exercise: Running
Favourite equipment: Chin up

Leigh Finn

Instructor and Personal Trainer

Leigh's classes: Beginners Step, FIT, S & C Circuits, Spyn, Shredded, Box Fit, Power Hour
Certificate/Degree: ITEC Diploma in Gym Floor Instruction, ITEC Cert in Studio instruction, PT & Indoor cycling & Fitness for Children (age 3 +)
Tip for the beginners: Start off learning your big compound moves correctly first!
Tip for the advanced: A full rep of manageable weights is better than half reps on heavy weights
Fitness Motto: You don't have to be great to start but you do have to start to be great
Favourite exercise: Arnie Press (always watch your form!)
Favourite equipment: Battlerope

Tiny James

Instructor

Tiny's classes: Seniors

Nikita Masterson

Instructor & Personal Trainer

Nikita's classes: Box Fit, HIIT, Shredded, S&C Circuits
Certificate/Degree: Indoor Cycling, ITEC Fitness Instructing(Gym Based)
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.