With over 15 years in the health and fitness industry, Phil brings a welath of knowledge and experience to our team.
Phil has always had a keen interest in sport, following in his father’s footsteps by carving out a professional career in soccer, right here in Ireland.
He played League of Ireland football for almost 15 seasons, and spent a short stint towards the end of his career playing in the Northern Irish league. Phil’s career highlight was winning the FAI Cup, coupled with promotion to Ireland’s top tier, with new boys - Sporting Fingal F.C.
Alongside his football, Phil pursued a career in the Health & Fitness industry. His experience as a professional athlete is what gave him an edge. His determination and willingness to succeed saw him obtain a managerial role within one of Dublin’s more exclusive health clubs - The Arena Health & Fitness Club, Malahide.
After 14 years with The Arena, Phil decided to take his experience and bring it over to Ciarán Foy Personal Training.
“I’ve been training with Philip for almost 6 months now, and believe he is one of the most experienced and committed trainers around. I started training once-a-week, as part of a group session, really enjoyed the variety and challenge he put into the sessions and then took on a twice-a-week group session. Although I train in group sessions, Philip has managed to focus on each person on a one to one basis throughout our workouts.
Philip is focused on helping me achieve my goals and makes every session challenging and somehow fun. My fitness has increased dramatically both noticeably on a visually and physically basis and I’ve seen improvements in my ability to complete more core exercises, lift progressively heavier weights & generally push myself harder throughout each session. I find I actually look forward to my workouts.”
“I have been attending classes with Phil for nearly 12 months and he has been great to work with.
He is very structured and each class is planned to build up strength in core areas as the weeks progress.
Phil has a very easy way about him and encourages and challenges in equal measure.
If you’re looking to increase your stamina and strength, Phil will deliver.”
“Philip is a very professional and knowledgeable trainer with a great personality, always motivating, pushing ourselves even further. He has a great training style, we never get bored and he always challenges us without overdoing it. We are training with him since May 2019 and after all the training, we feel much stronger and healthier.”
Kasia & Anna
“I started training with Phil back in May 2019, every Tuesday and Thursday. Phil varies the workouts every week to ensure the sessions are kept challenging & interesting, so much so that I hate missing a session now. I’ve gone from strength to strength in that time, pushing my own boundaries and doing things I never thought I could or wanted to do, including push ups! I feel stronger and healthier thanks to the sessions. I would highly recommend attending Phil’s training sessions for anyone wanting to increase their fitness and strength but having fun while doing it.”
“I’ve been training with Phil since May 2019. I do my own bit of training the past 3 years but have found this training most beneficial . We train 2 days a week and to be able to do it straight after work, here on site, is a bonus .
The class is made up of different age groups with a wide range of different fitness levels . Philp is excellent at accommodating for all of the different levels pushing each individual and always introducing new exercises which keeps it interesting ( He can be hard on us but also manages to keep it fun too !! ). Phil does a great mix of cardio, strength and conditioning and I can notice a huge improvement in my fitness levels and a change in my body shape and size. I would highly recommend Phil to anyone looking to get fit and change how they feel for the better.”
“I joined Bootcamp group at Siemens just last summer, after a long break of doing literally nothing for myself. I started training with Phil and at the beginning I struggled a lot. But I made huge progress since then, my overall strength and fitness improved so much in a short space of time. Phil is a really professional trainer, witha great personality and sense of humour. He motivates and supports us all and the classes are never boring. He surprises us every time with new sets of exercises and we never know what to expect - in a good way. Phil has a very good way of getting more out of someone! Training with him is hard work but always a pleasure. I can highly recommend him to anyone, beginner or advanced, at whatever level of fitness. Moreover, having the classes on the work premises gives me no excuses not to go. It is just so handy and saves me time to travel to gym.”
“I have been training under Phil's guidance for about 2 years now and since starting with him my overall health and level of fitness has increased greatly. Every class I attend is new and different targeting different areas of the body each time and I thoroughly enjoy working out now as a result of his classes. He leads the group with an air of professionalism while also keeping the atmosphere light and fun. I always come into a class feeling comfortable and excited and leave feeling happy and well worked and that's all down to Philand his dynamic sessions.”
"My friend Sarah and I have been attending Phil's classes for the past number of years. The weekly classes are excellent, challenging and fun. Phil plans the classes with lots of variety of exercises and allows for all levels of ability.
We started with Phil on one of his six week Transformations. The results were incredible ! Our fitness level increased dramatically and we were beyond pleased with the change in our body shape and how much we toned up.
We highly recommend Phil as an instructor and his techniques work !!!"
Cathal is a qualified Personal Trainer and certified Amateur Boxing coach with over 8 years experience in the health and fitness industry.
At a young age Cathal became heavily involved in sport. He followed a family tradition into the sport of Amateur Boxing. Throughout his teens he competed at the highest level nationally and represented Ireland on several occasions. Throughout his boxing journey he worked with many of the countries top coaches, leading him to pursue an interest in optimal health and fitness.
After having availed of the services of a Personal Trainer for a time, Cathal decided this was a career path that he wished to pursue. He is an EHFA Certified Personal Trainer, a level 1 Functional Movement Screen (FMS 1) Practitioner and is also a certified Kettlebell and TRX instructor. He has also completed Strength and Conditioning mentorships and other performance related courses to offer a wider array of services to potential clients. Currently, he is in the final stages of completing his level 1 Precision Nutrition Certificate furthering his knowledge of nutritional science.
Cathal endeavours to assist clients in making sustainable changes to their lifestyle to achieve their individual goals.