Introducing the CrossFit Ireland team

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Our coaches

Colm O'Reilly coach at CrossFit Ireland

Colm O'Reilly

Colm discovered CrossFit 15 years ago while working an office job and instantly fell in love with it, as it’s the most fun way to get fit. He loves how getting in shape can spark a change in people’s lives outside the gym. You’re happier, better able to manage stress and your confidence grows. As a coach he likes to entertain as well as educate, to try give everyone a few laughs while they work out. (Unfortunately sometimes you have to listen to his terrible puns.) Outside of the gym Colm loves Marvel movies, cycling, and the gym’s emotional support doggo – Castro PandaPup!

Derek Davis coach at CrossFit Ireland

Derek Davis

Derek stumbled into CrossFit almost by accident and although his first ever workout contained burpees he was hooked from the start. Derek made the move from working in IT to coaching people how to be fitter, healthier versions of themselves. First part time and then taking the dive into coaching full time. Having started the sport of CrossFit in his mid thirties and with a whole bunch of new skills to be learned Derek knows the importance of patience, showing up and doing the work. While he enjoys a mix of gymnastics and barbell workouts he’s always up for a good old fashioned bodybuilding session!

Chris Young coach at CrossFit Ireland

Chris Young

Chris got into fitness in Australia playing soccer, having to take the warm up drills sometimes before games – got bitten by the coaching bug! Chris got into coaching to help people and make fitness more friendly and accessible to everyone, and finds it extremely rewarding when clients have a win or make progress. He decided to start strength training and in 2010 got certified as a personal trainer. In 2014, Chris moved to the USA and started working as a personal trainer in New York/New Jersey and training in UFC with a lovely record of 0-2 in the ring. After that, Chris decided to try powerlifting and start his own personal training business. In 2021, Chris was looking for a new challenge and decided to join CrossFit Ireland and is loving it! As hobbies, he likes retro gaming, drawing and tag rugby.

Nigera Zylyftari coach at CrossFit Ireland

Nigera Zylyftari

Gera started training in a traditional globo gym about 15 years ago, mainly using machines but doing it as a means of self care and something “for me”. While training in combat sports (Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai) in a Strength and Conditioning gym Gera started doing some free weight training to try something new. This led to wanting a change in career and a personal training qualification and starting work in that same Strength and Conditioning gym. Gera fell in love with the sport of Weightlifting after being introduced to the Olympic lifts as part of CrossFit workouts. She now competes at both National and International level Weightlifting events. Gera has a passion for coaching people who want to regain their fitness after life stresses and demands have taken over their time or with those who want to try a new sport at a later stage in life. When not in the gym you’ll find Gera cooking, hiking or traveling and capturing them all through her love of photography.

David Kane coach at CrossFit Ireland

David Kane

David started CrossFit x years ago after being forced into retirement in his American football and Rugby careers due to a knee injury. He quickly fell in love with the sport and during the process managed to lose 20kg. David wanted to help others start their fitness journey and decided to become a coach in CFI when the opportunity presented itself. Outside of the gym you can find me at D4tress cheering on Leinster. If it’s a sunny day I’m A fair weather cyclist and of course playing video games.

Gus Kelly coach at CrossFit Ireland

Gus Kelly

As a father of two Gus is passionate about young people learning how rewarding a fit and active lifestyle can be. Coaching our kids and teens classes he aims to teach our younger members the importance of good movement and build their confidence and fitness while having fun and learning new skills. Gus has been a member of CrossFit Ireland since 2018, He is an enthusiastic cyclist and self described “distinctly average olympic weightlifter”.

John Kennedy coach at CrossFit Ireland

John Kennedy

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