I met Martin over two years ago, I had been doing some sprint triathlons but my goal was always to see if I could do longer events such as a half marathon, full marathon or even an Ironman. I had an initial chat with Martin, from the outset I knew certain things I was doing were not helping me. I smoked 20 cigs a day and went out for a few pints a couple of times a week. I also had 3 operations on my knees in previous years from football injuries which were always going to be an issue for me.
Did any of that phase Martin? No!
Martin set about setting challenges for me, using daily training tasks that were individual to me.

I completed my first half marathon in Dec 2014; my goal then was to complete an Ironman in Copenhagen in Aug 2015. By following Martins training plan and with regular meetings with him I could see I was getting stronger and fitter, even though at times I didn’t see the bigger picture he did and he kept me focused on the end goal.

In April 2015 I suffered a setback with my left knee and had to have another operation, I was told that was it as far as biking and running goes. Or that was that I thought. Martin spoke with my surgeon he said unless I could build up enough strength around my knee I would never get the training in to complete an Ironman.

Martin set about a new training plan with pool running, cross training and weights to maintain fitness and build up the strength in my knee. There were times I thought this is not going to work but it did and I completed the Ironman Copenhagen in Aug 15.
Since then I’ve had very few injuries and I recently completed my first marathon in Paris, April 2016.

In summary I found Martin very approachable and understanding of my needs and limitations whether it’s to lose some weight, do a 5 k race or a marathon; regardless of ability everyone is treated as an individual. His classes are fun and productive. I would recommend anybody to try focus on fitness it’s changed me for the better in so many ways.

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If you are looking to increase your fitness levels and reach your goals, Martin is the man for you.

David Connolly

The best thing about working with Martin is that he clearly remembers what it was like to start from scratch and because of this he understands what you are going through and is there to support you through it all.

Brian Jacob

I know without a doubt that I would not have achieved a fraction of what I have without Martin’s support and guidance.

Katie Ryan

I have been told at the track that we run so well together it appears like we are one person running.

Amanda Crotty

I heard of Martin through a friend and cannot speak highly enough of the motivation, encouragement and self-belief he has instilled in me.

Tony Hughes

Through Martins personal involvement in my training, observing and tweaking elements as the year went on, my 2015 season consisted of me consistently knocking 7-8 minutes and sometimes more.

Seamus Wall

Whats special about training with Martin is that regardless of how many people he is training he has a massively individual approach and takes into account each persons level of fitness/performance, goals, challenges and balancing training with everyday life.

Kate Nolan

What Focus on Fitness offers is a ‘unique’ package, tailored to individual needs, combining Experience, Knowledge, Commitment, Time and above all Patience!

Siobhán Kennedy

For anyone looking to improve their Running, Cycling or just to get direction and focus in training I have no doubt that with Martin’s help you can achieve your goal.

Ger Nolan

I would recommend anybody to try focus on fitness it’s changed me for the better in so many ways.

Nigel O'Sullivan

I am absolutely delighted to have completed my first Half Ironman, the biggest event I have ever done!

Siobhán Keating

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