Robert is a fitness instructor and personal trainer at Body Health and Fitness with many years of experience training private clients, running classes and designing tailored health and fitness programmes. He is a founder of Body Health and Fitness. He has featured many times in the media including a television documentary which followed the progress of one of his clients. He is enthusiastic, encouraging and focused on achieving results for his clients. His open and approachable style ensures his clients are not put off by an over-bearing approach. Furthermore, his clients appreciate that it is their goals which are all important. He follows a programme of continuous professional development which keeps him up to date with the most recent developments and techniques in health and fitness training. His success in this area is attributed to by the many testimonials he has received from satisfied clients.
Prof John Jackson PhD FRCpath:
John is a scientist who specialised in Clinical Immunology and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. He practised for over thirty years at the Department of Clinical Immunology, St James Hospital, and has lectured extensively at under-graduate and post-graduate level to medical and science student at Trinity College Dublin, The Dublin Institute of Technology and The Royal college of Physicians. He is former Founder/Director of a Trinity College/Dublin Institute of Technology MSc programme in Molecular Pathology and has been a guest speaker at many universities abroad and at international scientific and medical meetings. He has an international reputation in the field of immunology research and has published extensively in leading medical and science journals on the role of the immune system in health and disease. He has supervised many PhD and MSc students and he is a qualified fitness instructor. He has a particular interest in the effects of exercise on the immune system.
Colin is a fitness instructor and personal trainer with many years of experience training private clients, running classes and designing tailored training programmes. He is enthusiastic, encouraging and focused on achieving results for his clients. He is most interested in dispelling many of the fitness myths that leave people more confused when it comes to nutrition. As with Robert he follows a programme of continuous professional development both here and abroad attending seminars and further education with some of the leading names in health, fitness and nutrition.
Dr Pádraic Dunne
Dr Pádraic Dunne is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist who has a bachelor’s degree (First class honours) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from PCI College (Dublin) and Middlesex University (UK), which involved four years of study. Before he trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist, he spent 15 years working as a medical research scientist at University College London and Trinity College Dublin. He has a doctorate (PhD) in Immunology (study of the immune system) from the Royal Free and University Medical School, University College London. In addition, he has published over twenty research articles and lectured in Immunology to both scientists and medical students. Pádraic specialises in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), which combines mindfulness meditation and relaxation techniques with cognitive behavioural therapy. Mindfulness has become one of the most extensively researched practices in medicine and has been shown to have extremely positive and wide ranging effects; from reducing blood pressure to enhancing the immune system to curtailing anxiety and depression. Some of the most prestigious universities in the world are investigating the impacts of this practice on the mind and body. Studies show that MBCT can be as effective as anti-depressant medication for alleviating depression and anxiety in the short term and more effective than prescribed medication at preventing relapse. The goal of MBCT is to learn to accept life as it is in the present moment without exception and judgement. He lives in rural Kildare with his partner and daughter. firstname.lastname@example.org feelbetterstaybetter.com