Qualified Personal trainer for over 20 years
Fitness Instructor, specializing in strength and conditioning, muscle building, weight and fat loss, circuit training, HIIT and competition prep
Qualified rugby coach, coaching senior rugby in UK, underage rugby in Ireland
Fulltime fire-fighter for over 30 years both in London and Galway City
Fire-fighter fitness instructor, training fire-fighters to maintain fitness levels to the required operational standard
Played senior rugby in National leagues in UK and Ireland
Represented Middlesex at all levels, including senior
Competed in bodybuilding and currently RIBBF
Irish National Masters Bodybuilding Champion
Background: My interest in fitness and exercise started from playing hurling at a young age. But unfortunately, due to a torn ACL I was forced to give up hurling and concentrate on rehabilitation and gym work. During this time, I found Crossfit. My interest in its constantly varied, functional movements and the idea of a new challenge made me decide to add Crossfit to my weekly routine. After a number of weeks, I could see that Crossfit had already increased my strength, mobility and my overall fitness. I eventually fell in love with the sport of Crossfit and decided to pursue my Level 1 Crossfit Coaching Certificate. To date, I have taken part at European and National level, as well as competing in Powerlifting and full power events.
Background: From an early age, sport has been a major part of my life. I have been on Irish squads and have competed nationally and internationally, both in tae kwon-do and swimming and have obtained my black belt in tae kwon-do. Due to a back injury caused by a car crash in 2011 I was forced to retire from competitive swimming and focus on rehabilitation work for a number of years. When I felt my injury had subsided I decided I wanted to get back into competing in a sport and that is when I came across crossfit. What appealed to me in crossfit was the constantly varied workouts, the new challenges every week and the community within it. In turn, I have grown a love for powerlifting and to date, I have competed at varsity level as well as competing at national and club level in crossfit.
Rugby, Gaelic Football, Olympic Handball
Age: 28 / Born: County Galway
Galwegians 2014 and 2016 All Ireland Cup Winners started in 2013
Connacht Women’s Rugby Team started in 2013
Ireland’s Women’s 15’s Team and Ireland’s Women’s 7’s Team
Caps for Ireland: 11 (1st Cap against England on the 14th November 2015)
Gaelic Football Club
County: Galway ladies Senior Footballl Team
Province: Connacht Ladies Football Team
Olympic Handball Team: Ireland
Sponsored athlete and staff member
International Commerce French Graduate, Working in Finance
Profi Certified Gym Instructor
Fitness Extravaganza 2016 Bikini First Timer Champion
Top 10 Finish RIBBF Nationals 2016
Background: I never had a talent for or a particular interest in sports growing up. I did athletics and swimming in my teens to keep fit. I started weightlifting when I was 19, learning as much as I could about training and nutrition by myself and making great progress. I got myself a coach in 2015, and prepped for my first competition less than a year later.
I train because I love it. I like a challenge, I like to see how far I can push my body and training is an outlet for me - it can be a great stress release.
Having competed in judo for over 18 years, I have first-hand experience in high performance competition and all the nutritional demands that places on any athlete, particularly those in weight categorised sports. I won my first national title aged 11, and went on to represent my country in the following years. Since beginning as a student in NUIG I have also won intervarsity titles. During my youth in Tipperary, I also played rugby and gaelic football. I won a county football medal with my school.
Jeff Mark Heneghan
Studying for a bachelors degree in sports strength and conditioning
IDFPF National Competitor
Certificate in Community Health
ITEC Certified Gym Instructor
ITEC Certified in Massage and Complementary Therapies
Providing Online Coaching Services
Former rugby player of 7 years for NUIG Youth Academy
I come from an extremely active background with experience in dozens of sports. I loved playing rugby especially as I got to utilize the strength I naturally possessed, but after being hospitalised for a serious injury I decided to take a step back from rugby and focus my athletic efforts on powerlifting and developing my strength that way. I want to apply my studies to the coaching and improvement in performance for serious athletes in rugby so after I complete my bachelors degree I will pursue a masters so I am best able to do so. I will also use this as an opportunity to learn about the best ways I can train and perform, while over the course of the academic year I will be training and competing with 2018 holding the beginning of my internationally competitive journey.