Our staff

Shane

Shane works as Programme Coordinator for Siel Bleu Ireland. Shane helps to promote the work of Siel Bleu with third level institutes and health service providers and loves the day to day teaching of older adults and patients programmes like those for Stroke and Heart patients.
“People are capable of more then they think and it’s great to help them achieve their goals”.

James

Dublin South
James graduated from Dundalk Institute of Technology with a degree in Health and Physical Activity. He has a personal interest in strength and mobility training. He started working with Siel Bleu Ireland in October 2019.

“Helping individuals reach their desired physical goals, providing exercise programmes and classes in a fun and engaging manner to various different populations and groups is something that makes working for Siel Bleu an absolute pleasure.”

Darren

Waterford
Darren started working with Siel Bleu on the HAPPIER back in 2013. A keen soccer coach for 15 years, Darren holds a Masters in Sports Psychology.
“I love working for Siel Bleu because of the team we have; we are all striving to improve the quality of life for older adults. The various personalities you meet along the way make my job fun and interesting.”

Martina

Dublin West
Tina was the first Siel Bleu Ireland Physical Trainer, delivering the pilot project in 2011. Tina’s personal skills and expertise has made her invaluable to Siel Bleu and to every participant she works with each week.
“Siel Bleu is more about the people and you see the impact you have on their lives. I was suddenly helping people no-one else was helping.”

Michelle

Michelle graduated with a degree in sports science & health from DCU. “It’s great to work with all different populations and see individuals gain improvements in their health”

Fiona

Sligo
Fiona has a degree in Health Science and Physiology and an honours degree in Public Health and Health Promotion. She began working with Siel Bleu in July of 2019.
“Siel Bleu exercise classes give people a chance to exercise in a safe and fun environment, and it is very sociable. I love seeing someone grow in confidence in their ability to exercise and also to enjoy it!”

Maggie

Working with Siel Bleu since 2015,
Degree in Sports Exercise and an Honours degree in Sports Management and Coaching.
Based in the Kildare region, working in parts of Wicklow and Laois also.
I really enjoy working with Sel Bleu as I get to work with various different groups, helping individuals achieve their goals and each class remains a fun interactive environment.

Matt

Matt has a background in Strength & Conditioning and is currently studying to become a Certified Special Population Specialist. Matt joined the team in February 2020 and his favourite part of working with Siel Bleu is having a positive impact on people’s lives giving them an opportunity to enjoy their hobbies and living their life to the fullest. Matt is always happy to answer any question regarding training, exercise and healthy lifestyle.

Olive

Olive started working with Siel Bleu in early 2017, taking over the administration and office management.

Oliver

Southeast
Oliver graduated from Athlone IT with a degree in Sport Science with Exercise Physiology. He started working with Siel Bleu Ireland in February 2020.

Maggs

My favourite part of the job
With everything that’s going on I’m loving staying connected with those that had been doing my classes in person as well and the amazing response of new people taking the time to join us in our classes. Its always been rewarding doing what we do but lately it means so much more I think to both those taking part and for us as trainers!

Marie

Dublin South
Marie started working with Siel Bleu in early 2017.
“I very much enjoy my weekly routine and all my classes. And I love being part of a great team of peers.”

Thomas

Thomas has been working with Siel Bleu since early 2013, starting as a part time trainer and working to National Manager.
Thomas gets great job satisfaction from improving the lives of Ireland’s older adults.

Cormac

Dublin South
Cormac has an undergraduate degree from LIT in Strength and Conditioning and a Masters degree from UCD in Coaching Science. He’s also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as well as currently studying to become a Certified Nutritionist. He’s been with Siel Bleu since September of 2019

Blathnaid

Dublin North
Blathnaid graduated from a Level 8 Bachelor degree in Health and Physical Activity from Dundalk IT. She started working with Siel Bleu in January 2020.
“Not only do our siel bleu classes have great physical benefits but they have great social and mental benefits aswell. Seeing the laughs, jokes, smiles and craic in our classes week in week out is very rewarding in itself.
A carer in one of my classes recently told me – When you love your job it’s not really work is it. She was spot on”

Michael

Michael has his Honours degree from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Sport Science with Exercise Physiology. He began working with Siel Bleu in June of 2019

Quote” it’s amazing to see the difference exercise makes to a person’s body, mind and mood on a daily basis”

Favourite part of the Job : is being able to provide exercise to people of all ages whilst still having fun and laughter.

Deborah

Dublin South/North Wicklow
Deborah graduated from Waterford IT with a degree in Exercise & Health and is happy to be working for Siel Blue in Dublin South and North Wicklow

Paul

I started with Siel Bleu Ireland in 2016 as a part time Physical Trainer and am now the full time Development Officer. The work we do on a day to day basis is life-changing both physically and mentally for the people we work with. We have managed to create something special which mixes rehabilitation and social groups in one. The classes are always full of hard work and laughter and no two groups are alike. One of the best experiences I’ve had with Siel Bleu is being there as a support system with a lady who told me she was now fitter than she was before she got cancer. A powerful message.

Carla Piera FitzGerald

Brand & Comms Manager
With a background in Business specialising in services management, Carla began working with Siel Bleu Ireland in 2011 as a volunteer and soon became a full time employee.
Carla was instrumental in the development of Siel Bleu At Home, our online offering, and has been shortlisted for Business Woman of the Year twice (2016, 2019) for her work with Siel Bleu Ireland.

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