Our Team

Core Health & Fitness Team

Ross Young (Owner/ Fitness Instructor/ Sports Rehabilitator)

Ross is the owner/director of Core Health and Fitness Ltd and a full time Sports Rehabilitator with an honours degree from IT Carlow. He has been involved in the fitness and sports industry for over just over 10 years. His main background is in Hurling/GAA and has competed at inter county level. Ross is an experienced fitness instructor with a National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness. Whilst also holding a Diploma in Physiology and Health Science he is educated in Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sports Psychology.
Having worked in Seton Hall University, New Jersey he worked closely with professional basketball, baseball, soccer and  swimming athletes using biomechanics, kinesiology and Strength and Conditioning to enhance performance. He looks forward to maximising your sessions at Core Health and Fitness.

Karen Purcell (Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer)

Karen is a qualified Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Aqua Aerobics Instructor, Kettlebell Instructor, Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Sports Massage Therapist. She is experienced in teaching a variety of fitness classes including HIIT, Bootcamp, Aqua Aerobics, Kettlebells, Body Conditioning, Circuits and Core classes. She has been playing sports since an early age with Gaelic Football being her main sport and has played at both senior club and intercounty level. She is also a juvenile GAA coach. Karen has also completed 5 Women’s Mini Marathons, 1 Dualathlon and 4 Triathlons.

 

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