GreenTeam Fitness was established in 2014 to meet the needs of people wishing to improve their health & fitness outside of the gym environment. We are so lucky in Dublin & Wicklow to have such beautiful outdoor spaces to train in & the 'feel good factor' of exercising in fresh air cannot be underestimated & cannot be replicated in the gym.
in 202o/ 2021...
The changing environment
For times when it's not possible to train outdoors, we set up community & corporate based classes so that our clients can feel connected with their locality & engage with others. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, these classes, as well as 1:1 sessions, have successfully transitioned online.
Values & mission
We believe that exercise is not just about getting fit; it is about feeling good, feeling energised, making connections with others & improving overall quality of life. Training with GreenTeam will certainly do that as we ensure our sessions are fun & enjoyable...as well as challenging of course. Explaining the science behind the training is also very important to us, allowing clients to get to know their own power, ability & limitations.
pilates, running, PT & more
Our holistic approach to health & fitness led us to develop options for all types of fitness, from strength (bootcamps, personal training, Pilates) to flexibility (Pilates) to cardio (running) & also for all life stages, from corporate classes to older adult fitness. Recognising how nutrition goes hand in hand with exercise for health, we offer healthy eating advice & nutrition seminars too.
something for everyone
So if you are considering making a change to your lifestyle & would like to create something positive out of 2021, we can help. Perhaps you would like to learn to run or improve your running ability. Maybe you have specific health or injury concerns, if so, GreenTeam's specialised 1:1 sessions or Pilates may be just the thing. Please browse through our website & contact us to make a plan to improve your health & feel positive today.
PROFILE OF GREENTEAM OWNER & OPERATOR:
Clare changed career in 2013 & began her training as a fitness instructor with the National Council of Exercise & Fitness (NCEF) through the University of Limerick. She holds a BSc. in Exercise & Health Fitness Management & is currently completing a Masters in Exercise & Nutrition Science with the University of Chester.
Her studies came from an enthusiasm in fitness that only really started in her twenties; while always having been somewhat outdoorsy, she was in no way fit & had never run for anything! The turning point came in 2019 when she walked the women's mini-marathon in Dublin & was inspired by all those ordinary yet extraordinary women running the full 10km & exuding such positivity for life. She joined her local running club the next day & four months later ran her first marathon. Her love of long distance running took her to New York & Prague for marathons there, as well as ultramarathoning over the Wicklow mountains & eventually winning the Achill Ultramarathon in 2016.
I have been attending Pilates classes with GreenTeam Fitness both in person &, for most of the last year, online. The classes are so varied each week, focusing on different areas of the body. The instructor Clare talks through each move explaining everything, including the science behind what we are doing. The online classes work really well for me, & because they are live classes it makes me stick to a schedule & receive guidance if I'm doing something wrong, I'm not disciplined enough to do Pilates independently! Since joining the class I have been completely injury free when I run, I'm faster & stronger, & what's even better, when I do feel a niggle or tightness somewhere I know how to correct it because of the information given in class. I would highly recommend the Pilates classes with GreenTeam Fitness for a combination of relaxation, strengthening & stretching exercise. The knowledge & supportive style of teaching has been great.
When I was told I needed to do strengthening exercises I decided to engage a Personal Trainer to guide me. Enter Clare: what a wonderful choice! Apart from all the obvious & necessary qualifications, Clare is hugely interested & enthusiastic. She is also realistic and, while her targets are challenging, they are also attainable & she is flexible (no pun intended) & ever-willing to modify. She is completely professional & liaised very carefully with my physio, before we started. She follows up on sessions with clearly written directions & the next session combines a recap of the previous one. There are no short-cuts & one of the things I value most is her attention to ‘form,’ thus saving me from falling into the trap of doing the correct exercises incorrectly. Although she is very encouraging, she doesn’t let me away with anything. I find my sessions with her to be very motivating & I look forward to them & feel energised after them. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Clare as an enthusiastic, conscientious, passionate, fair-minded & meticulous Personal Trainer. She has all the attributes required to be a great PT & she has a great sense of fun as well!
I am so delighted to have reached my goal of 5km in 8 weeks, a minor miracle, but a miracle none the less! Clare designed an 8-week programme for a group of three of us beginners. Clare was so encouraging from day one. With her holistic approach combining fitness & well-being I was soon finding that our training sessions were becoming the highlight of my week. What separates Clare from previous trainers in the past is her relatability, she would always say 'I did it, so anyone can do it!'. I'm not sure I'll be doing the marathons & ultramarathons that she holds under her belt but I feel it's not out of the realm of possibility.