Join us for Ireland’s No.1 fitness Industry Conference

Presenting a jam packed day of industry leading speakers and mentors who will share their insights on the latest trends and opportunities in the fitness industry today. Every gym operator, personal trainer, sports coach, injury prevention specialist can use their time at The Fitness & Wellness Summit to discover new products, trends and techniques to allow their business to evolve and grow.

2024 Speakers to be Announced.

Previous Fitness & Wellness speakers include…

Patrick McKeown

Breathing & Sleep Expert

Patrick McKeown is one of the world’s leading experts on breathing and sleep. Over the last 20 years, he has coached thousands of people to breathe better, to improve their health, mental focus, and sports performance. He has authored bestselling books including Close Your Mouth, The Oxygen Advantage, The Breathing Cure, and Atomic Focus and his research is published in journals including the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Patrick is founder of Buteyko Clinic International, the largest Buteyko Breathing Clinic in the world. In 2014, he created his own science-backed breathwork training program, Oxygen Advantage®, which continues to develop in line with his clinical experience as a breathing coach, and with the latest scientific research. He has trained thousands of breathing instructors in both methods.  A regular guest at speaker events, and on popular health and fitness podcasts, Patrick has been featured by TedX, and by online publications including USA Today, MindBodyGreen and Men’s Health.

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D

Director of Yoga Research for the Yoga Alliance and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. is the Director of Yoga Research for the Yoga Alliance and the Kundalini Research Institute, a Research Associate at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, a Research Affiliate at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has conducted research on yoga and yoga therapy since 2001 and has been a practitioner/instructor of Kundalini Yoga since 1973. His research has evaluated yoga for insomnia, chronic stress, and anxiety-related disorders, and in workplace and public school settings. He works with the International Association of Yoga Therapists promoting yoga research as scientific director for the annual Symposium on Yoga Research and as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. He is medical editor of the Harvard Medical School Special Report Introduction to Yoga, and chief editor of the medical textbook The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care.

Nikki Bradley

Adaptive Adventurer & Motivational Speaker

Nikki Bradley is an adaptive adventurer and one of Ireland’s leading female motivational speakers. Diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma at aged 16 and surviving the rare and often deadly form of bone cancer, offered Nikki a unique opportunity to restart her life at a young age. She is the founder of ‘Fighting Fit For Ewing’s’, which aims to increase awareness about the disease as well as participating in physical challenges. The Donegal native attempted a Guinness World Record in Holland, climbed the route of the Solheimajokull glacier in Iceland, completed the Fan Dance – a gruelling 24km trek through the snowy Brecon Beacons in Wales – all while relying on crutches. In July 2018, Nikki became the first crutch user to climb four Irish mountains on crutches in less than 32 hours and in 2019 she completed a summer half marathon and a monumental visit to Tanzania, Africa where she volunteered with suicide prevention organisation ALPS.
Nikki had a Rotationplasty on February 7th of this year. A Rotationplasty is a complex procedure where they amputate the leg and rotate it 180 degrees, reattaching the lower limb at the hip.

Sarah Greenidge

Founder, WellSpoken Mark and Register of Health and Wellness Influencers (ROWHI)

Communications director and health literacy advocate, Sarah started her career in healthcare regulation and communications and now works with wellness brands and influencers on credible communications strategy to maximise engagement and develop impactful content.

Catherine Carty

Project Manager for the UNESCO Chair

Project Manager for the UNESCO Chair ‘Transforming the lives of People with Disabilities their Families and Communities in Physical Education, Sport, Fitness & Recreation’.

Catherine sits on the WHO Guidelines Development Group, where she Chairs the Disability subgroup for the new guidelines for Physical Activity. Catherine has also worked with WHO on the monitoring mechanism for the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity. In addition, Catherine sits on the steering committee, advisory group and technical committee working on Measuring the Contribution of Sport, Physical Education and Physical Activity to the Sustainable Development Goals. She is also on the Advisory Council of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights and the steering committee for UNESCOs global Survey on Physical Education. Catherine is research active and is currently supervising a Masters by Research project looking at how Multilateral Development Bank products can be leveraged in the area of sport. By Invitation of the Asian Development Bank she has delivered sessions at the Banks forum on Non-Communicable Diseases in Manila as well as at the World Urban Forum in Bangkok.

Catherine has coordinated IT Tralee sessions in the UN Geneva, UNESCO Paris, UN New York and has spoken at the World Conference of Sports Ministers, the World Urban Forum, the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilites Conference of State Parties, the Human Rights Social Forum, the African Regional Meeting on Kazan Action Plan Implementation and many other events across 5 continents over the last year.

Helen Keeble

Co-Founder Umi Health

Helen Keeble is a clinical specialist pelvic health physiotherapist and has been loving working in pelvic health since 2008. She is also an international tutor and presenter in pelvic health, and a qualified CrossFit coach. In recent years Helen has also researched and developed her own sell-out courses and webinars focusing on the functional female pelvic floor that are open to all health and fitness professionals, and cover topics including; high impact and weight lifting, functional assessment, menopause and much more! Helen loves helping to empower those with pelvic floor problems to resolve this barrier to exercise and to future proof those without problems so they can rely on their pelvic floor for years to come!

Charlie Horton

Marketing Director at Fitness Marketing Agency

Charlie began working with Fitness Marketing Agency in 2015 after meeting the Founder Ben Davis. Fitness Marketing Agency supports over 300 clients, from Independent Gym Owners and Corporate Gyms to Personal Trainers and Online Coaches. FMA provides such businesses with marketing tools and resources to aid in lead generation, conversion, sales and ultimately, growth.

Shane Rice

GAA Coach & Founder of Periodization

Shane is a GAA coach and business owner of GAA Periodization which specializes in the strength and conditioning of GAA players online right across the world. Shane has been working with athletes since he started in Toronto, Canada in 2017 and is currently the coach/S&C with Parnells GAA, Dublin. Shane has worked with both inter county and club players across the globe both on the field and off the field.

David Roche

Injury Rehabilitation Specialist & Mentor

David is a multi award winning therapist working with elite level athletes from around the world that make the trip to Ireland for treatment and injury rehabilitation programs. David is the lead for the Irish U16 men’s team that sees him travel with the squad around the world at elite level tournaments. David’s specialist area is in injury rehabilitation where he is trusted by high end athletes of all sporting backgrounds.

Orla Hopkins

CoFounder of New Dimensions Active

CoFounder of New Dimensions Active, fitness trainer & coach specialising in gymnastics & dance. Mum to Noa & Hunter, wife to Tommy.

Orla’s mission is to motivate who she can by encouraging them to GetUp & Move. She loves to share her daily workouts, food tips and an insight to her crazy life as a fitness loving, working mum in the hope that others see how important it is to take time for themselves.

Kylie O’Donoghue

Co-founder of FemFuelz

Kylie O’Donoghue is co-founder of FemFuelz, a leading female supplement company based in Ireland. FemFuelz was established to fuel, inform and empower females within their day to day life. Fitness and health is an integral part of Kylie’s life and she aims to embody this as she grows the FemFuelz brand on both a national and international scale.

Jamie Goonery

Owner & Trainer of Insanity Fitness Pollyhops

Jamie opened up Insanity Fitness Pollyhops aged just 19. His background in fitness came from football, having been capped for Ireland’s U18s. Jamie got into the gym-side of the industry after a serious injury as captain of Shamrock Rovers U19s. While playing for Shamrock Rovers, Jamie was participating in an FAI Course where he qualified as a Fitness Instructor. He then went to study Personal Training with Image Fitness. It’s with Image fitness where he excelled and got his qualifications of becoming a Personal trainer. He also qualified to teach Spin, Suspension training, Circuit training, Boxercise, Plyometrics & Kettlebells. Jamie prides himself in his strength to motivate others to better themselves. His work ethic is second to none, evident by moving into his 4th year with Insanity Fitness Pollyhops, aged just 22. In 2017, Jamie signed with Fulfil Nutrition as one of their leading ambassadors in Ireland.

Michelle Carroll

Online Nutrition Coach & Body Image Researcher

Michelle is an online nutrition coach and body image researcher. She also has over six years clinical experience as a radiographer in Ireland. Michelle holds an MSc in Sports & Exercise Nutrition from Atlantic Technological University, a BSc in Radiography (University College Dublin) and an EQF Level 4 Personal Training Certificate. Her work has been presented at several international conferences and she currently has two studies undergoing peer-review for publication. Her primary research interest lies in disordered eating and improving body image amongst fitness professionals, which she hopes to further research this as part of her PhD, which will commence in September 2023.

Rebeccah O Rourke

Founder of TEAMROR

Rebeccah O Rourke is the proud founder of TEAMROR, an online platform coaching thousands of women daily. Having over 8 years experience in the fitness industry she aims to build strength and self confidence in all her clients while growing a brand that empowers every woman no matter what they’re aiming to achieve.

Rory McInerney

Founder of Fitter Faster Stronger

Rory graduated from UCD with a degree in Health and Performance Science in 2011. Having worked as a strength and conditioning coach in Ireland and abroad, he embarked on a new journey in 2013 when he founded Fitter Faster Stronger (FFS) Gym with his college class mate Ciaran Ruddock. Rory has amassed 10,000+ hours in S&C coaching as well as personal training. He regularly delivers corporate talks to companies of all sizes from blue chips to SMEs across Ireland and internationally. As FFS has evolved, so too has Rory’s role within the business. He now primarily focuses on the development of the business and its people. Rory however is reluctant to ever give up coaching as it is still his primary passion. Rory takes classes at FFS and works with a small group pf PT clients who he has trained over the past 3-5 years.

Vicky Shilling

Business Mentor

Vicky Shilling is a Wellness Entrepreneur Coach, helping you start and grow a wellness business. Her clients include Nutritionists, Yoga teachers, personal trainers, athletic therapists, health coaches and anyone looking to create a career from their passion for wellness. Based in Dublin she works with clients through one-to-one coaching, online masterclasses and a thriving membership of health-based business owners. is The Wellness Entrepreneur Coach, helping you start and grow a wellness business. Her clients include Nutritionists, Yoga teachers, personal trainers, athletic therapists, health coaches and anyone looking to create a career from their passion for wellness. Based in Dublin she works with clients through one-to-one coaching, online masterclasses and a thriving membership of health-based business owners.

Hannah Thornton

Founder Next Generation Health

Hannah is a performance nutritionist working at Next Generation Health. Hannah works with a range of different clients everyday from high power CEO’s, Inter-county GAA star’s, professional athletes and young aspiring athlete’s. Hannah is also an International basketball athlete currently representing Ireland on the Senior Women’s national team- and has represented her country since she was 16. She is also the captain of DCU Mercy super league team.

Seánie Smyth

Mind Yourself 365

Mind yourself 365 is a message Seánie is spreading to promote people to do something everyday that will benefit you physically, mentally and spiritually. Combining his areas of study in yoga, health science and nutrition along with his own life experience he has learned that there is more to our health than just how we look.

James Greene

Athletic Therapist & Youth S&C Coach

James completed his undergraduate degree in Athletic Therapy and Training at
DCU, and his Masters in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Trinity College
Dublin. James has always been passionate about helping individuals improve their
health, performance, and quality of life through an integrated approach of
injury management, lifestyle improvement and patient empowerment.
Currently, James is working as a Lecturing Assistant in DCU on the Athletic
Therapy and Training course, while concurrently seeing patients and working
as a strength and conditioning coach to populations of all ages out of FIREFIT
and online at The Health and Performance Academy

Sinead Beasley

Kickboxing Champ & Personal Trainer

Sinead is a Dublin-based personal trainer and fitness coach that specialises in body transformations. She focuses on their needs, posture, core strength, mobility, and correct form. She is a former Irish Kickboxing athlete:

4 x World Champion,
European Champion,
3 x World Cup Champion,
2 x Irish Open Champion,
The Golden Gloves Champion,
Multiple National Wins.

Martial Arts expert:

2nd Degree Black Belt.
Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor:

15 Years + experience in the Fitness industry.