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John Sharkey, MSc.

John Sharkey is an international educator, author and authority in the areas of Clinical Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, human movement and the manual treatment of chronic pain using European Neuromuscular Therapy. John is a graduate of the University of Dundee, University of Liverpool and University of Chester. He completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Clinical Anatomy and holds a post-graduate certificate in education. He is currently a senior lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester/NTC, Dublin and is the programme leader of the Biotensegrity focused Thiel soft fix cadaver dissection courses department of anatomy and human identification, Dundee University, Scotland.

John has been delivering human anatomy dissection courses for many years teaching the geometry of anatomy and movement from the unique Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century perspective. His presentations are respectful, dynamic, entertaining, educational and insightful.

John promotes his model of “Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st century” integrating the pioneering work of his mentor Dr. Stephen Levin MD. John has been teaching European Neuromuscular Therapy using living anatomy and specialising in chronic pain conditions. He is recognised as one of the worlds leading authorities on fascia and Biotensegrity. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT), International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and other professional journals.

Noeleen Gregory, MSc.

Noeleen Gregory is expert in a variety of modules on various NTC courses including:

Her knowledge and wisdom is impeccable and is backed up by a life dedicated to exercise and nutrition – both personally and professionally. Noeleen has an innate ability to transfer knowledge to students in an informative yet relaxed atmosphere. Her enthusiasm and passion for fitness has influenced thousands of students to pursue a career in the health fitness industry.

Noeleen is also the National Training Centre’s examinations coordinator and is a highly respected member of the tutoring team for the Dundalk Institute of Technology’s  B.Sc (Hons) in Health and Physical Activity.

Michelle O’Melia, MSc.

Michelle has been delivering educational excellence at the National Training Centre since 2000. She is passionate about all aspects of fitness and health and holds a Masters Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science from the University of Chester.

Michelle teaches exercise to music, anatomy and physiology, fitness assessment and exercise physiology on our primary health fitness programmes and also delivers suspension training and indoor cycling.

Janette Penney, MSc

Janette is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where she studied Economics, and continued on to spend almost 10 years in business and technology and management roles in the UK and Ireland.

In 2003, she changed career path and moved into the world of fitness. Janette has always been passionate about fitness and getting fit and knew she wanted to inspire and educate others.

She ran a successful gym in Dublin for six years while she developed her industry specific skills at the National Training Centre. As a qualified Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor, she has taught private group exercise classes, and focused on motivating others through 1-1 personal training.

Janette teaches the Anatomy, Exercise to Music and Business modules on the Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training course and also teaches on the Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork.

Daniel Iannelli

Daniel is a resistance training tutor for the NTC and has a background in Martial Arts. He also trains and competes in Brazilian jiu jitsu,

Daniel holds a Higher National Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management, Sports Recreation Level 5 and is currently studying for his Masters ion Strength and Conditioning.

Daniel teaches on NTC’s Kettlebell Training, Suspension Training and Strength and Conditioning programmes.

Larry Geraghty

Larry, who like all NTC tutors holds the National University of Ireland’s Diploma in Training and Continuing Education teaches primarily resistance training on our fitness programmes and also heads up the strength and conditioning course.

Larry is also a tutor on the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical therapy and runs his own successful private practice for the treatment of pain, injury and dysfunction.

Niamh McGuirk

Niamh has 16 years’ experience in the fitness industry, delivering Personal Training, Group Fitness classes and further education on an international level. She travelled the world as a Les Mills Master Trainer and Presenter and has appeared on 2 Les Mills Bodypump DVDs being the first person to represent Ireland.

She lived in South Africa for 3 years where she launched the Les Mills programs and worked as the National Product Manager for Planet Fitness, a fast-growing gym chain with over 40 clubs around South Africa.

Niamh currently runs her own gym and spinning studio, FIT15 based at St Brigids GAA, Castleknock. She is involved with the on-going fitness and performance of all St Brigids GAA teams.

Niamh’s other love is music and she works as a professional singer when not in the gym. This love for music and the ability to entertain a crowd gives her the edge and ability to thrive as a Group Fitness instructor.

Laura Connick, BSc

In addition to the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training, Laura holds a BSc in Sports and Exercise Management from UCD and has worked in some of Dublin’s most established gyms. 

Laura specialises in helping clients to achieve and maintain optimal body weight and ensures they achieve their goals in a healthy and sustainable fashion.

Laura is dedicated to continuing professional development and constantly expands her knowledge base and training to ensure she can provide the best advice to her clients.

Brighid Liston

Brighid is an energetic instructor with great knowledge of health and fitness who practices what she preaches.

Brighid is a keen runner, competing in the regular BHAA races. She is also a Pilates instructor and runs her own Sports Pilates Classes Cork  at LesiureWorld and also teaches regular Aqua aerobics classes.

Maeve Carroll

Maeve graduated from the National Training Centre in 2000 with the National Qualification In Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training and is also qualified in specialist areas such as Indoor Cycling, Step Aerobics, Pre and Post Natal Exercise, Aqua Fitness, Pilates, Stability Ball Training and Suspension Training

Maeve has gained vast experience not only in Ireland within the fitness industry but also in Australia where she ran a very successful personal training and Pilates business.

Craig Clifford

Craig completed the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training in 2011 and has also completed Kettlebells, Step Aerobics, Suspension Training and Strength and Conditioning advanced certification programmes with NTC.

Craig operates his own successful fitness facility and Personal Training business. He mainly tutors Resistance Training, Fitness Assessment and Exercise Principles.

Ray Lynch, BSc, MA

Since graduating with the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training in 2001, Ray has worked in the health fitness industry with various gyms and corporate health facilities, such as Ulster Bank and University College Dublin, mainly facilitating group exercise classes, indoor cycling classes and personal training.

In 2002 Ray was awarded his honours degree in Health Services Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology and went on to complete a Masters in Management with the IPA/University College Dublin in 2006.

Teddy Nyhan

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