John Matthews

I’ve been working in the fitness industry for 6 years. Im a serving soldier in the army and have received a lot of fitness related skills from the organisation including rock climbing & confidence training, mountaineering, hiking, orienteering & map reading, I’ve also competed in numerous races including a team based 10km race of which I was part of the winning team and also competed in a desert marathon in Chad, Africa.

As I developed in one area I started to expand my knowledge into other areas and this is when I fell in love with strength and conditioning. I hold national certificates in S&C and am currently studying for a BA in S&C. I had an internship with an intercounty GAA team and really enjoyed seeing How To apply gym based sessions with a large active team.

For my own training I really enjoy kettlebells and have completed the RKC and am a strongfirst level 2 coach.
I coach in Stringerfitness in Ashbourne where I oversee the kettlebell and S&C training.
I also train and compete out of SBG ireland where I focus on Brazilian jiu jitsu. I Am a blue belt but have my mind focused on my purple belt.

My goals for the future are to complete my degree and a masters. I will also aim to medal at the highest level for jiu jitsu nationally and internationally. While always furthering my education.

Courses: Part-time Personal Trainer

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