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Meet Your Team At Energize Fitness & Leisure

James Kilkenny - Assistant Manager 

James is a highly qualified Personal Trainer that has come to Energize with years of experience. James is a dedicated professional with a keen eye for detail and is also a firm favourite with many of our class attendees. He is always on hand to help members with their programmes and coach them with their form. James is also an avid GAA Football player and coach.


EHFA Qualified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer

BACPR Certified Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist

RFU Accredited Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach

Classes Taught:

Aqua Aerobics, Spin Class & 1 to 1 Personal Training

Tip To Members:
The trainers in the gym are here to help. If you have any questions relating to what exercises would work best, nutrition and all things fitness, reach out to one of us and we can help point you in the right direction.

Katie Welby - Supervisor

Katie is one of our most rounded out Personal Trainers. Some of Katie's most popular classes include Fat Burn, Bootcamp and Core. Recently, she has also started teaching Bums, Tums and Thighs which has become a favourite amongst our members. Katie is always on hand to help our members and provide feedback. A keen kickboxer, she also enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities to keep fit.  


TEC Level 3 Qualified Personal Trainer

QQI Fitness Instructor

QQI Group Instructor

Qualified Spinning Instructor

Classes Taught:

Fat Burn, Spin Class, Bums Tums and Thighs

Tip To Members:

Bring a friend. Starting in the gym can be scary so having someone to workout with or attend classes with will help in the beginning and make you feel more comfortable.

Ela Bernat- Team Member

Ela is one of our busiest team members, between carrying out Fitness Assessments with new and existing members as well as designing their fitness programmes, with each members skill and fitness levels in mind. On top of this, she also teaches many of the classes, which means every member will get to know her very well. Ela loves to cook healthy to support her active lifestyle. 


EQF Level 4 Personal Trainer with Nutrition

EQF Level 3 Fitness Instructor

EQF Level 3 Group Instructor

Level 1 Spinning and Body Conditioning

Classes Taught:

Spin, Bootcamp, Aqua

Tip To Members:

Nutrition is just as important as working out. Looking after your health and staying fit starts in the kitchen with informed and healthy food options. This doesn't mean excessive dieting or eating all greens, it just means eating in moderation and making better food choices. 

Rory Creane - Team Member

Rory is a dedicated fitness professional with a keen eye for detail and strives to help all our members reach their best. Rory trains several classes at Energize such as Core and Fatburn and in heavily involved with helping beginners with their fitness assessments. An amateur Strongman, Rory is also interested in Powerlifting, Crossfit and MMA.


QQI level 5 course in Exercise, fitness & nutrition (gym instructor)

Phase 1 & Phase 2 strength & conditioning certification with KG Elite

National Diploma in Personal Training (NSC)

NFQ Aligned Certificate in Personal Training (VTCT )

Classes Taught:

Fat Burn, Core, Bootcamp

Tip To Members:

Start small and build. Energize is one of the most well-equipped gyms in Galway. From the weights and machines to the classes taught, there are plenty of options for beginners to choose from while they become more familiar with the gym. Also, don't be afraid to ask one of the members of staff for help.

Tony Grealish- Team Member

Tony is a dedicated instructor who is always on hand to ensure that things run smoothly at Energize Fitness & Leisure. Tony takes charge of the Aqua Aerobics class whenever he is on site and also teaches circuit training classes as well. Tony plays hurling for his local club Liam Mellows in Galway City and is heavily involved with at their Summer hurling camps.


Level 5 sports recreation

Level 6 personal training QQI award

GAA coaching award 1

Classes Taught:

Circuits, Bootcamp, Aqua.

Tip To Members:

Change up your program from time to time so as to ensure that you never become complacent or feel bored with your program. Also, look after yourself and your technique so you avoid injury. Recovery is key!