testmonial2Sport & Fitness Courses, Personal Training Courses, Massage Courses, Workshops/Seminars. Testimonials from past & present students sharing their learning experience & success stories since starting with The Fitness Academy.


Submitted on 2014/01/14 at 9:45 pm by Jody O Donohue

I completed both the Gym / Fitness Instructor Course and the Personal Training Course part time with the Fitness Academy… and I cannot say enough great things about them. I learned so much in such a short time and enjoyed every minute of it. The tutors where great, on hand whenever you needed help and kept everything fun and interesting, I was actually sad when it was over. Massive Thanks to Paddy for helping me gain on the job experience and a huge thanks to all the Tutors for their hard work and patience.


Submitted on 2013/11/26 at 7:39 pm by Claire Doherty

I completed the ITEC Physical Activity For Children course with the Fitness Academy in July 2013. The course opened many doors for me in a fast growing area of the fitness industry, I am now working with a children’s fitness company bringing fitness to children in schools and crèches and also running my own kids fitness classes in my area. After the course, I am confident in teaching children from age 2 and above! I would recommend this course to anyone looking to move into teaching kids fitness!


Submitted on 2013/09/20 at 8:31 pm by Aoife Fitzroy

I completed the gym/ fitness studio instructor & personal training courses with the Fitness Academy. I thoroughly enjoyed both courses & would highly recommend the Fitness Academy to anyone. I have recently secured employment in Krakow, Poland as a personal trainer.  I gained fantastic skills & knowledge through the wonderful tutors in the Fitness Academy that can take me anywhere in the world. 


Submitted on 2012/11/18 at 8:31 pm by Mukrim Al Rawi

This is for the person who is undecided on weather to embark on a career in fitness & if this is the one for them? It’s upon my highest recommendation that you choose the Fitness Academy as I’ve successfully completed the Personal Training course with Patrick. His time & dedication he gave to me & to the other students doing other courses that are run by the Fitness Academy is unquestionable! If you have the same passion & enthusiasm for fitness as Patrick has, then join now & become a part of a group of dedicated Fitness Professionals.

I’m currently a Personal Trainer who enjoys what I do everyday & I’m currently managing a successful gym. I will be taking further courses with the Fitness Academy.


Submitted on 2012/09/29 at 9:10 pm by Marc Flavin

I recently finished the fitness instructor and gym studio course. Since I finished I’m teaching 7 classes a week at the moment. I love every minute of it I wont actually call it work. I would like to thank Paddy, Gemma, Terry and Jennifer for all there help and knowledge during the course it has been invaluable in making out and teaching classes. I would highly recommend this course to anybody thinking of doing it. I travelled up from Waterford for every class and loved every minute of course. Thanks again.


Submitted on 2012/07/17 at 1:05 pm by Daniel Brophy

I am currently doing the personal training course with The Fitness Academy and I haven’t a bad word to say, the tutors are very professional and explain every part of the course in detail. The Fitness Academy team help you take everything in and are available whenever you need help inside and outside of the course. I would highly recommend the Fitness Academy to everyone and anyone of all levels who wish to pursue a career in fitness as you wont regret your choice as I haven’t..


Submitted on 2012/07/11 at 4:29 pm by Jen Feighery

Having completed the diploma in gym and studio instruction, I highly recommend this school to people looking to get qualified in the fitness industry. Very professional and personal approach to teaching.


Submitted on 2012/02/18 at 9:10 pm by Greg Kenny

Hi Everybody
I have completed all the fitness academy’s courses and could not be more impressed with the level of hands on instruction that I received while on the course. I highly recommend the fitness academy and all its courses for setting you on your way to the top of the fitness industry


Submitted on 2012/01/30 at 10:40 am by John Wong

I’m training with Patrick O’Hanlon since June 2010 in his Kettlebell Boot camp. I have to say, it’s the best training I have ever had. I find gyms are boring, time consuming and it’s annoying when there are no machines available to use. The kettlebell boot camp is a great 60 minute work out twice a week. A great combination of cardio training & kettlebells. You get out what you put in, and Patrick makes sure you push yourself to the max. I feel great in myself now. Feels good to be fit and healthy. John Wong.