Health and fitness has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up in rural Ireland I was exposed to Gaelic football and athletics as my staple forms of my exercise and the start of my journey through sport. As one of the only non-drinkers in this community I was sometimes dubbed the health freak or fitness fanatic. When a friend pointed me in the direction of Second City CrossFit in Birmingham United Kingdom in 2014, I felt like I was home, with like-minded people who prioritise their fitness, health and well-being as I had done for most of my life. This introduction lit the fire for a very exciting and rewarding journey ahead.
Since then I have trained in CrossFit Thames in London where I eventually became a coach in 2016 and then moved to New Zealand and joined CrossFit Central Wellington in 2018.
Outside of my CrossFit life I work full time as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. This blends well with my coaching and vice versa. I am passionate about injury prevention, exercise as a preventative for long term health problems and overuse injuries. I like to think these skills and passions help shape me as a coach.
In my spare time I try my best to surf, co-founding the CCW surf club in 2019. Previously I have tried most sports, mainly focusing on Gaelic football and basketball.
I am honoured to be a part of such an experienced and well-rounded coaching team at CrossFit Central Wellington. Since moving here in 2018 I have met some lifelong friends and amazing athletes. It is the people and the friendships that bring me back in day after day, the exercise is just a bonus.