High Performance Coach with 30yrs in the fitness industry and 20yrs training elite level athletes in Soccer, Football, Hurling, Camogie, Powerlifting, Athletics, Swimming & Gymnastics.
Spent 9 yrs Tutoring between NTC (National Training Centre) & EFPA (Elite Fitness & performance Academy).
Tom has a MSC in S&C, PG Dip in Exercise & Nutrition, Tutor Trainer L2, UEFA A, Athletics L2, Weightlifting L2,. He is currently studying for a second Masters in Advanced Sports Performance with Longford International College. www.longfordcollege.com
Played Irish League soccer, Managed league of Ireland. Scouted for English Premier League Team.
Helped athletes reach European Football, all Ireland finals in Hurling & Camogie, World record holders in Powerlifting, National records in High Jump, Sprinting, Swimming & Gymnastics.
Alana is our lead Personal Trainer and assists in running our Athletic Performance coaching programs for all our Youth Development Teams at Sports Academy Gym in Oranmore.
She has been involved in Camogie and
soccer since a very young age. She has
competed at the highest level in Camogie representing her County Offaly and has also played in the women’s national league for Kilkenny FC Treaty UTD & Athlone Town Football Club.
Alana holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Limerick in Sports and Exercise Science and more recently has completed a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of
Galway. Alana also is a qualified Personal Trainer with ITEC.
This degree has given her knowledge in working with individuals with chronic diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Pulmonary disease as well as enhancing her sports
Alana has coached at multiple age groups with Offaly GAA and Camogie
She has a wide range of experience working in strength and conditioning with multiple sports teams.
Evan grew up playing Hurling, then after starting college he become more interested in the gym. This is where he stumbled upon the Sports Academy method after reading an interview with Tom French.
In 2013 he joined Sports Academy as a member where he spent almost 2 years, before moving to Beijing to teach English. There he kept up his training and did his fitness certs. He then moved to New Zealand where he also got involved in some shadow teaching at Instinct Fitness. At the end of 2017 he moved back to Galway and re-joined Sports Academy as a member. It was not long before then he was roped into some coaching. Evan has been coaching with us since 2018.
He is a highly regarded as a well-established coach and always gets the best out of our members. His favourite areas to coach are gymnastics and loves helping members to achieve their first pull-up, push up, handstand etc, takes time and dedication but is always such a great achievement!
Over the last few years, his training is geared to compete in both individual and team competitions, marathon training, and to keep healthy overall.
Rob's interest in fitness and exercise started from playing hurling at a young age. Unfortunately, due to a torn ACL was forced to give up hurling and concentrate on rehabilitation and gym work.
He eventually fell in love with the sport of Olympic weightlifting and decided to pursue his Coaching Certs.
In addition to this, he developed a passion for the sport and this led him to compete in the sport of weightlifting. To date, Rob has taken part at European and National level competitions , as well as competing in provincial level Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting.
Leona is a Former Professional Dancer, personal trainer, fitness instructor, and nutritional coach . Leona runs all our in house Small Group PT and PT sessions.
Leona has a wealth of experience and has helped hundreds of men and women online and in person achieve remarkable results.
Working 10+ years in the wellness industry Leona is very passionate and dedicated to helping people live a healthier balanced lifestyle , plus educating her clients on the importance of long term exercise and diet while pushing them to reach their goals in a realistic and structured way.
Dr Niamh Flynn
Michelle is our inhouse Chartered Physiotherapist and runs ProActive Physio in Oranmore. Michelle traveled to Rio with Team Ireland for the 2016 Olympic Games. She was Head Physio for Team Ireland for the World University Games in 2017. She is also doing a PhD on Sleep at University of Limerick and is passionate about providing evidence based physiotherapy to all her patients. She recently Qualified as a Yoga instructor in Aruba.
She has worked in the Private Practice and Sports Injury setting for the last ten years and her hard work has taken her to the Olympics in London 2012, and the World Uni Games in Russia 2013 and South Korea 2015. Michelle has also worked with Galway Senior Football, Galway Senior Hurling, Galway U-21 Football, Galway U-21 Hurling, Galway Minor Hurling, and Galway United.
She previously played Gaelic football at inter-county and university level and also ran the London Marathon for Croi in 2011. Her current training involves Strength Training 3 times per week, yoga every day and Pilates and Gymnastics whenever she can!
Dr. Niamh Flynn is a sports psychologist based in The Galway Clinic. She has over 20 years of experience working with elite and recreational athletes and with business people.
Niamh is an active member of our workshop and seminar team at Sports Academy.
She has worked with intercounty teams, CEOs, COOs and athletes from a variety of sports to assist them to achieve their full potential. In addition to one on one consultations she has delivered talks nationally and internationally for major corporations and organizations including Dublin Airport Authority, Chronic Pain Ireland, Connacht Rugby, Athlone Institute of Technology and many more.
Niamh has the experience and education to deliver powerful messages, ideas and tools that will help your team to believe in themselves and examine new ways to achieve their full potential.
Dr Niamh Flynn
Nóra Ní Fhlannagáin BSc (Hons) RD MSc currently lives and practices in Galway.
Nóra holds an honors degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, and a Master of Science in Applied Sports and Exercise Nutrition from Oxford Brookes University in England.
Nora is one of our active workshop and seminar team at Sports Academy.
Nóra has gained experience working with a wide array of sports teams including Oxford University Rowing Clubs, Modern Pentathlon Ireland and Paralympics Ireland. Nóra spent 4 years as Performance Nutritionist for Age-Grade Rugby with the IRFU, with a focus on developing nutrition education tools for young rugby players. She has also provided nutrition support to the Galway Senior Hurling Team, Irish Women’s XV Rugby Squad, Ireland Women’s 7’s and athletes from the Irish Track Cycling team.
Nóra holds a position a Lecturer in the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.
Having a background and experience in clinical dietetics Nóra understands that a healthy body underpins all great sporting performances. Passionate about promoting nutrition and exercise in a fun and engaging way, Nóra is well-equipped to provide dietary advice for both health and performance.