About SDF

SDF is a conditioning based studio that focuses on a lot more than just the physical side of fitness…

Sharon herself has changed her lifestyle through fitness in more ways than one, and her main objective since her transformation, is to help others achieve what they thought they never could…

She does this through her own way of training in her classes where she is passionate about a controlled balanced lifestyle. Classes are designed to physically, mentally and emotionally challenge you…

This alone makes you fitter and stronger in all aspects of life…

Sign Up Today for our 8 Week Christmas Body Blitz!

Do you want to loose weight / drop body fat / drop a dress or just feel amazing for the holiday season?

Sign up to our Christmas body blitz challenge today!

Starting This Monday 30th October

8 weeks for the price of 6 ( Nov / Dec ONLY)

• 8 weeks unlimited classes 
• Classes 7 days a week
• 31 classes to choose from 
• Full nutrition plan 
• Body Fat calculated
• Weight / Measurements
• Before/After photos 
• Full support system 
• Guaranteed Results 
• All Fitness Levels Welcome

Personal Training

Lacking motivation? Need that extra push? SDF offers personal training, partner training and group training.

Personal training is probably the best and most beneficial way to train! It is proven to be highly effective in every way. Learn how to train on a more personal level with one to one training or buddy up training. This is highly recommended if your serious about getting your fitness up or if you want to go the right way about learning how to technically lift correctly. This also suits those who feel uncomfortable in a class environment.

The 6 Week Body Transformation is a nutrition and training programme designed to help you on a journey to achieve your goals. This programme is designed for those who are struggling on a daily basis with diet/training.

The Diet bible that’s used to incorporate a healthy balanced diet with a 3-4 day training schedule will get you amazing results!

In the 6 Week Transformation I go through what foods to eat and when to eat them. For example, the different amounts you should be eating depending on if you have a training day or a non training day….

Sound scary?

It’s not, trust me, it’s just getting yourself out of old habits and introducing new habits…. healthier habits!

What’s included in the programme?

  • Unlimited Classes
  • The Diet Bible including tailored Nutritional Plan
  • Before & After Measurements and Photos 

Price: €169

6 Week Body

Transformations

Unlimited Classes

Our Unlimited Fitness Classes package is hugely popular and runs everyday Monday through to Sunday, see timetable for details. In our classes you will learn everything from squats to burpees to deadlifts! Great for beginners who need a starting point and the modern day athlete looking for an extra push in their training.

We run a varied range of classes:

  • Circuit Training
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Metabolic Conditioning
  • High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • TRX
  • Abs, Cardio & Mobility
  • TRX – Box
  • RT24
  • RT24 Buggy Bootcamp

-All Classes Need To Be Pre Booked

-Limited Numbers Per Class

€8 Per Class Pay As You Go

€70 Unlimited Monthly

€110 Monthly Per Couple

(Not A Buddy Up Deal)

Personal Training

Lacking motivation? Need that extra push? SDF offers personal training, partner training and group training.

Personal training is probably the best and most beneficial way to train! It is proven to be highly effective in every way. Learn how to train on a more personal level with one to one training or buddy up training. This is highly recommended if your serious about getting your fitness up or if you want to go the right way about learning how to technically lift correctly. This also suits those who feel uncomfortable in a class environment.

6 Week Body Transformations

The 6 Week Body Transformation is a nutrition and training programme designed to help you on a journey to achieve your goals. This programme is designed for those who are struggling on a daily basis with diet/training.

The Diet bible that’s used to incorporate a healthy balanced diet with a 3-4 day training schedule will get you amazing results!

In the 6 Week Transformation I go through what foods to eat and when to eat them. For example, the different amounts you should be eating depending on if you have a training day or a non training day….

Sound scary?

It’s not, trust me, it’s just getting yourself out of old habits and introducing new habits…. healthier habits!

What’s included in the programme?

– Unlimited Classes

– The Diet Bible including tailored Nutritional Plan

– Before & After Measurements and Photos

Price: €169

Unlimited Classes

Our Unlimited Fitness Classes package is hugely popular and runs everyday Monday through to Sunday, see timetable for details. In our classes you will learn everything from squats to burpees to deadlifts! Great for beginners who need a starting point and the modern day athlete looking for an extra push in their training.

We run a varied range of classes:

– Circuit Training

– Strength and Conditioning

– Metabolic Conditioning

– High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

– TRX

– Abs, Cardio & Mobility

– TRX / Box

– RT24 Buggy Bootcamp

– All Classes Need To Be Pre Booked

– Limited Numbers Per Class

€8 Per Class Pay As You Go

€70 Unlimited Monthly

€110 Monthly Per Couple

(Not A Buddy Up Deal)

RELENTLESS TRAINING THAT LASTS FOR 24 MINUTES

RT24 IS A, NO NONSENSE, SCIENCE BASED, RESULTS DRIVEN, AND MEASUREABLE TRAINING SYSTEM.

We work on a very simple training philosophy: to achieve your fitness goals you need to train as HARD as you can for as LONG as you can while maintaining GOOD FORM. Within RT24 a Bad Rep is a No Rep.

We have designed the classes so that they meet specific training goals:

  • burn fat,
  • increase muscle mass,
  • improve movement patterns, and
  • strengthen cardio vascular fitness.

This is achieved by creating a flexible class which combines two different styles of training. RT24 programmes use a resistance that is unique and specific to the users training age and capabilities whether this be Body Weight, light resistance or heavy resistance loads.  The volume of training in an RT24 class is high, and when you combine high volume resistance training along with the principles of HIIT training you can start to see how RT24 is built for achieving its results.

Each class is designed to be no longer than 24 minutes but within this time frame you will be expected to perform to your maximum effort. We do not believe any client or athlete should pace themselves through the workout, with our RT24 Coaches encouraged to make sure nobody holds anything back whilst training and leaves all their effort out there in the  exercise bouts; there is no pacing everything is done to failure.

Each class is designed to be measurable in a certain aspect. Measurability not only allows RT24 clients to measure how hard they have worked in a class but also allows them to see their progress the next time they do a specific session. RT24 not only gives you a great tool to build on your fitness goals but allows you to measure how effectively you are achieving these goals. We believe that this allows clients to become more engaged in their training and fitness goals and gives another source of feedback to help encourage and also plan for their upcoming training blocks.

RT24 WAS THE BRAIN CHILD OF CORE GYM, SITUATED ON THE NORTH COAST OF IRELAND.

Three coaches within the gym, from three different fitness backgrounds, saw a gap in the fitness market for a fresh, effective and fun training class that was backed up by the latest research conducted in the sports science field.

We as a team studied the current research and literature to see which training principles were showing to give the best results. From our fact finding we concluded that we wanted a class that combines the three main elements of fitness:

  1. Functional Movement,
  2. Strength Training and
  3. HIIT training.

We wanted a class that was not solely built around improving your cardiovascular fitness. We wanted a class which was adaptable and could be used by anyone from the general public to a high performance athlete and still find it challenging various components of their fitness.

We also wanted an exercise selection that we seen as not only effective but functional, so to therefore improve clients posture, general movement patterns and specific movement patterns. We believe that if we could follow this functional training path then our clients would not only improve in the gym and become less susceptible to injuries, but it would also improve the public’s general well being and health.

We strongly believe in the product that has come from this well devised creation process and think that RT24 is exactly what gym members, athletes and those just beginning their fitness journeys are crying out for to help push them to meeting their next goal!

WHAT MAKES RT24 WORK?

We wanted to ensure that our training methods were a reflection of the principles and protocols that current sports science research backs.

We have gathered the following information that has led us to designing timed and measurable workout based around the following science based training principles that allow us to claim that RT24 is one of the best ways to improve aerobic and anaerobic fitness, burn fat, enhance mobility and increase lean muscle mass in a single workout.

Increases in Aerobic Fitness

It is generally accepted that many of the biochemical and physiological adaptations that accompany aerobic training occur in response to an increase in muscle cell energy demands. Indeed, manipulation of the intensity and duration of work and rest intervals changes the relative demands on particular metabolic pathways within muscle cells, as well as oxygen delivery to muscle. The subsequent adaptations that occur, both at the cellular and systemic level, are specific to the particular characteristics of the training programme employed.

One study by Hickson et al. showed, in recreationally active individuals, that V. O2 max could be markedly increased after 10 weeks of high-intensity exercise training.

As well as V. O2 max improving, lower blood lactate levels at the same absolute workload were recorded, showing the individual could cope better at high intensity levels than they previously could.

This clearly demonstrates how an increase in high-intensity exercise training can elicit a rapid improvement in ‘aerobic fitness’.

In another similar study that backs this hypothesis a HIIT programme was used with recreationally active individuals and showed improvement in endurance performance to a greater extent than a continuous submaximal training programme, highlighting the importance for an athlete to be allowed time to recover so they can perform at a higher intensity.

TIME EFFECTIVE WORKOUT

It has commonly been observed that 6-12 weeks of exercise training at a moderate intensity (MIT, 60-75% VO2peak) can improve aerobic capacity and maximal mitochondrial enzyme activities. In addition, sprint interval training (SIT) at very high power outputs (150-300% VO2peak power) for 6-7 weeks produces similar results. Recent evidence has also shown that daily sessions of MIT (two hours/day) for only 6-10 days can improve aerobic capacity and mitochondrial enzyme activities. Even as little as six SIT sessions in two weeks has also been shown to increase citrate synthase activity but without an increase in VO2peak (5).

Both the MIT and SIT short duration (2 wk) protocols produce substantial training effects and health benefits in a brief period of time.

However reading these studies the RT24 saw the main draw backs of these training protocols were that MIT for two hours a day is extremely time consuming and difficult to complete and SIT is performed at an all-out maximal intensity that is very challenging and may be too intense to sustain for people beginning a training program.

In a day and age where free time is getting squeezed more and more by external factors in our lives, we believe that the general public as well as high performing athletes are screaming out for a short, non time constraining workout which has the right blend of resistance and bodyweight exercises to make it enjoyable for men, women, gym monkeys or the cardio freaks who love to feel the burn. We then set about composing exercises and working bouts on the principle it could be completed in 24 minutes on the benefits that:

  • It was time effective
  • Is suitable for individuals with differing training status’
  • Requires shorter time of focus and maximal effort

IMPROVEMENT IN TRAINING CAPACITY

Training capacity refers to the highest amount of oxygen a person can consume during maximal exercise of significant duration.

Effect of HIT on Exercise Capacity is one of the most notable findings of Martin J. Gibala’s recent research with cyclists. There was a dramatic improvement in exercise tolerance during tasks that rely mainly on aerobic energy metabolism, despite the very low training volume. His initial study showed that subjects doubled the length of time that submaximal exercise could be maintained, from 26 to 51 minutes, during HIIT. Subsequent work showed that subjects also improved their “race performance” or ability to complete a fixed amount of work (eg, 10% less time needed to complete a simulated 30-km cycling time trial).

He also found a significant increase in muscle oxidative capacity ranging from approximately 10% to 35% after only 2 weeks of HIIT. A higher muscle oxidative capacity is associated with an improved ability to oxidize fat, therefore demonstrating a better potential to lose fat and gain lean muscle mass.

RESISTANCE TRAINING:

We use “high volume, low loading” within RT24 to get the muscles to fatigue. It is when in this fatigue state that the muscles will grow. Each class is designed to target every major muscle group so you are getting a full body work out.

Resistance training is recommended by national health organizations for incorporation into a comprehensive fitness program that includes aerobic and flexibility exercise. Its potential benefits on health and performance are numerous; it has been shown to reduce body fat, increase basal metabolic rate, decrease blood pressure and the cardiovascular demands to exercise, improve blood lipid profiles, glucose tolerance, and insulin sensitivity, increase muscle and connective tissue cross-sectional area, improve functional capacity, and relieve low back pain.

Resistance Training leads to many improvements in physical function and athletic performance. The external load works a potent neuromuscular stimulus for increased activation in muscle fibres, which elicits increases in muscle:

  • strength
  • power
  • endurance
  • hypertrophy.

The key element to effective resistance training is supervision by a qualified professional and the proper prescription of the program variables. Proper program design, ie, that which uses progressive overload, variation, and specificity, is essential to maximize the benefits associated with resistance training.

COMBINING RESISTANCE AND HIIT TRAINING

HIIT on its own has its limits!

As a result of training following HIIT principles, muscle contraction become more efficient and physical work capacity increases. However, when submaximal endurance training becomes habitual, such as for the endurance athlete, further improvements in exercise performance with an increase in training volume do not normally occur. Indeed, the muscle of trained individuals has three to four times higher oxidative enzyme activity, up to three times more capillaries per muscle fibre, and a greater percentage of slow twitch fibres when compared with untrained muscle.  In these individuals, additional improvements in endurance performance and associated physiological markers appear to require a different training stimulus than simply an increase in volume.

For this reason we at RT24 believe that the research supports the introduction of load to allow our RT24 Client’s programming to be adaptable for those with a high training age, who may have been exposed to a high volume of work capacity previously.

The same principle also applies to helping clients overcome a training plateau that they may have reached. A training plateau refers to when a person no longer gains a significant stimulus to the physiological and neurological stress a specified fitness programme and therefore muscle adaptations are “blunted”.

The introduction of load also allows our coaches to get creative. A specific workout can be easily manipulated and modified with external load. For example a workout that is predominantly bodyweight exercises can be modified with load, changing the tempo of the exercises as well as working different physiological and neurological pathways. In Lehman’s terms this means a single session could be used on separate occasions with separate focuses e.g. strength, anaerobic endurance, power etc.

FUNCTIONAL TRAINING:

We design each class to incorporate as many functional, compound movements as possible. Movements such as squat, lunge, planking and other functional movements put the body in dynamic positions and shapes which require the activation of more than just the movement’s primary muscle group. These exercises work to recruit a large number of different muscles and muscle groups in order to help stabilize the primary working muscles in their required function.

This will not only aid muscle growth through a full range of muscles but when preformed correctly these “building block” exercises can help to reduce injuries and maintain training longevity when coached correctly. We believe if someone can work towards mastering the basics of these exercises, then they will become more efficient in their movements as they will be able to recruit their “core muscles” more effectively. Being able to recruit these core muscles through a movement is still under-coached in many gyms across the world and we believe our coaches should continually reinforce this principle with clients through coaching cues and informative demonstrations.

The RT24 team also believe in prescribing exercises that help improve flexibility and mobility of the muscles and their surrounding joints by performing the exercises through full range of motion under tension, whether this is bodyweight or with an external load. For example if an athlete can move through a plate OH squat to press, with correct form and under tension then their overhead mobility will improve with the more sessions they attend.

HIIT TRAINING:

Each class is designed to be no longer than 24 minutes of work. This allows us to work at High Intensity in short interval periods. The timing and structure of each class will vary but each class is based under the HIIT principles.

HIIT training has been shown to improve:

  • aerobic and anaerobic fitness 
  • blood pressure 
  • cardiovascular health 
  • insulin sensitivity (which helps the exercising muscles more readily use glucose for fuel to make energy) 
  • cholesterol profiles 
  • abdominal fat and body weight while maintaining muscle mass.

HIIT training can easily be modified for people of all fitness levels and special conditions, such as overweight and diabetes.

HOW DOES IT BURN FAT BETTER THAN CONTINUOUS EXERCISE?

HIIT workouts tend to burn more calories than traditional workouts, especially after the workout. The post-exercise period is called “EPOC”, which stands for excess postexercise oxygen consumption. This is generally about a 2-hour period after an exercise bout where the body is restoring itself to pre-exercise levels, and thus using more energy. Because of the vigorous contractile nature of HIIT workouts, the EPOC generally tends to be modestly greater, adding about 6 to 15% more calories to the overall workout energy expenditure.

Aerobic exercise has an impact on cardiovascular disease risk, including benefits to lipid profiles, blood pressure, and inflammatory markers. Exercise also decreases the risk of events like stroke, acute coronary syndrome, and overall cardiovascular mortality. Most exercise programs utilize continuous aerobic exercise as a model for fat reduction. However, there are numerous benefits that can be found with HIIT in particular as opposed to general aerobic exercise. One article found that certain benefits, especially weight loss, are amplified with HIIT.

References

  • TWO WEEKS OF HIGH-INTENSITY AEROBIC INTERVAL TRAINING INCREASES THE CAPACITY FOR FAT OXIDATION DURING EXERCISE IN WOMEN Jason L. Talanian1 , Stuart D.R. Galloway2 , George J. F. Heigenhauser3 , Arend Bonen1 & Lawrence L. Spriet1 2006
  • The Scientific Basis for High-Intensity Interval Training Optimising Training Programmes and Maximising Performance in Highly Trained Endurance Athletes Paul B. Laursen and David G. Jenkins 2002
  • High-intensity Interval Training: A Time-efficient Strategy for Health Promotion? Martin J. Gibala, PhD 2007
  • High-intensity Interval Training: Overview of Research. Kravitz 2014
  • Resistance training benefits in sports performance. Kramer 2002

My name is Sharon Doherty, I’m 39 with 2 children. I started off in fitness in 2012 with some kickboxing and since then I have fought in the WKC (World Kickboxing Championships) where I took silver for Ireland. I have also changed my lifestyle around, which lead me to where I am today. Loosing just over 4 stone in weight , you can read about my journey in my blog here.

As a personal trainer, I take a personal interest in all of my clients which pushes me to bring the best of me to Sharon Doherty Fitness. I’ll always strive to learn for the benefits of SDF and for the benefits of my clients.

I’m qualified in the following:

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Training
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Kettlebell Instructor
  • Suspension Training Instructor
  • Strength and Conditioning Instructor
  • RT24 Relentless Training
  • Business Management

I want to help you be the best you can be. Whether it be to:

  • change your lifestyle
  • change your relationship with food
  • get fitter
  • loose weight
  • feel good about yourself
  • reach goals that your struggling to reach

I guarantee that you won’t look back!

Read my reviews and testimonials from past and present clients below…

Meet Sharon

My name is Sharon Doherty, I’m 39 with 2 children. I started off in fitness in 2012 with some kickboxing since then I have fought in the WKC (World Kickboxing Championships) where I took silver for Ireland. I have also changed my lifestyle around, which lead me to where I am today. Loosing just over 4 stone in weight , you can read about my journey in my blog here.

As a personal trainer, I take a personal interest in all of my clients which pushes me to bring the best of me to Sharon Doherty Fitness. I’ll always strive to learn for the benefits of SDF and for the benefits of my clients.

I’m qualified in the following:

– Fitness instructor

– Personal training

– Sports nutrition

– Kettlebell instructor

– Suspension training instructor

– Strength and conditioning instructor

– RT24 relentless Training

– Business management

I want to help you be the best you can be. Whether it be to:

– change your lifestyle

– change your relationship with food

– get fitter

– loose weight

– feel good about yourself

– reach goals that your struggling to reach

I guarantee that you won’t look back!

Read my reviews and testimonials from past and present clients below…

-Lorraine Walsh Hartigan-

“Tired of wasting enough money over the years joining gyms and not going , back in October I decided to join up for a month with Sharon- today I’m still going and I have no intention of ever leaving!!! Sharon is one of the nicest people you could meet. She is so professional and she believes in every single person that walks through the door, even if you don’t believe in yourself. She will push you hard every time , won’t ever let you give up , will guide and support you in your training , she knows your limits, she’s always there to offer advice or to simply throw out a giggle at any time!SDF is certainly not your typical class or gym, it’s more like family where everyone supports and pushes each other to reach their goals or simply just to finish the class on the day, the atmosphere and the craic is amazing ! Safe to say I’m addicted!!! I’ll be forever grateful ! Thanks Pal! X”

-Ruth Traynor-

“Cannot recommend Sharon Doherty enough.I signed up about 6 months ago and havn’t looked back.I have reached a level of fitness and strength that I never thought I was capable of and it is completely down to her method of motivation and her complete belief in everyone who walks through her door. Classes are so enjoyable and all of the members I have trained with,both male and female,are so supportive!! Love it….hard work….but always a good laugh and constant positivity to help you on your journey!”

-Mark Joyce-

“Hi guys, ok what can I say about SDF fitness, well I was never really one for gyms or for all that keeping fit and what have ya buzz, for me a walk with the dogs was about it, but I reached a point in my life when I said something has to change I need to start looking after myself a little bit better and BOOM that’s when I was introduced to Sharon D Doherty..SDF fitness and haven’t looked back since, I’m with Sharon since September 2016 and absolutely love it I go 3/4 times a week work permitting, I love the crew I work out with (yes you all know who ya are lol) And Sharon well I think you’ll have to go a long long way to find anyone like her, she knows each and every one of her clients strengths and weaknesses and that means a lot when working out believe me, so been at SDF Fitness for 6 months now and I hope to be there for the next 6, So thanks very much Sharon D Doherty.”

-Stephen Clusker-

“With Sharon, its not just a case of going to a gym and being told at to do an exercise, the atmosphere in every class is incredible. If your looking to loose a bit of weight (or in my case gain some), or a total change of lifestyle, she’ll inspire, guide and be there for you every step of the way. By the end of your first class she’ll know your individual strengths and see all your capabilities, even if you don’t… she’ll push you too lift that bit heavier, go that bit faster, and feel that much stronger… And by the end of it, you’ll find yourself wanting more!!! 9 weeks in and ill not be stopping, you’ll have to lock the doors to stop me coming back!!”

-Shannon Fagan-

“So I joined SDF on my own back in February, I had never met Sharon before so she knew absolutely nothing about me and now she probably knows me better than I know myself at times. Not only is she my trainer but she is my friend. From the moment I walk into that class she can tell what kind of day I’m having because she pays attention to every single person that walks in that door. Going to the gym is not all about building the perfect bum or being the thinnest, it’s about being happy in yourself and realising your self worth. Sharon has taught me to take better care of myself in more ways than one. This woman is strong, hardworking, extremely dedicated and so caring. She knows what it is to work hard and be successful and she knows what it’s like to fail. There’s no such thing as perfect and that is what she’s thought me. Sharon Doherty is one of a kind and truly inspiring. You’d be a fool not to join her gym. Couldn’t be happier for this woman because she really deserves it all.”

-Barbara Rose-

“I havnt been with Sharon for very long but from the day i joined SDF fitness i was made to feel like i belong. Sharon has taken me into the SDF Family and given me so much hope and trust for my future. She is a true inspiration and a wonderful trainer.”

-Irene Carroll-

“I started training with Sharon Doherty in May 2016. It has been one of the most challenging things I have done in a very long time. I’m still training with Sharon and the Sdf crew, I don’t intend to stop any time soon. Sharon Doherty is a professional, she gets results every single time. This amazing, smart woman knows your limit and she will take you there. Training with Sharon is no walk in the park, but she takes you by the hand, you get through it. It’s not long before you become addicted to it. My life has changed so much for the better. I am confident, happy, fit and I love me. Sharon Doherty is a power house, she’s a legend, she is truly unbelievable but most of all she is a friend and mentor to everyone of us who train at Sdf. She reminds us all every day that nothing is impossible, age is only a number and if you want it, go and get it. Wishing Sharon every success and loads of lifting in the bigger new Sdf xx”

-Rebecca Doyle-

“I never thought I would look forward or feel excited about working out until I met Sharon. I trained for 18 months and never felt or looked better. She made me forget about the scales, it’s not about numbers on a scale but about how you feel. It doesn’t take long to start to see the results in your clothes! I see that now again as I’m back after a break in training. For what the classes do for your confidence alone, they are worth it. There is always a bit of craic in the classand everyone is made feel welcome no matter what your fitness level is, we all start somewhere.”

-Caroline Francis-

“My name is Caroline and I used to go to the gym for years, about 8 years ago I gave it up and swore I’d never work out again as even though I felt good working out I never looked any different. In early June this year I was abroad on holidays and didn’t have my bikini body. Which hasn’t bothered me before but as my gorgeous daughter is getting married in Mexico next May I really want to look good. So there I am on the beach texting people looking for recommendations for a personal trainer. Sharon’s name was there so I said I’d text her, and she replied straight away and we set up a meeting on my return. I then contacted a good friend Karen who I knew was struggling in a rut of wanting to lose weight but didn’t really know how. So off I went to meet Sharon and she asked exactly what I wanted to achieve and I told her. So Karen and I started personal training with her and WOW……i can’t believe the results we both have achieved. Apart from going easy on the wine and not eating too much bread I’ve made no changes to my lifestyle. I go to Sharon 3 times a week for an hour and when I leave I’m soaked in sweat and feel great. I really look forward to the class and even though she’s a tough cookie she gets results. My friends, famiy and work colleagues are amazed at my results. My clothes look better on me and mentally I feel much better. I can imagine the results I’d get if I cut out wine and bread completely but hey I’m not ready for that yet. I never thought I would feel this good about my body at my age and thought only liposuction could get rid of the fat on my back….how wrong was I and i never admit to being wrong. Thank you Sharon for being such a fantastic trainer, you deserve all your dreams to come true and you are proof hard work really does pay off.”

-Maeve Mahon-

“I started training with Sharon about 18 months ago now and it is the best decision I have ever made! After years of trying many gyms and many many classes I could never find a class that suited the type of training I like, no classes ever seemed to do the job, but then I found SDF fitness and I have never enjoyed training so much! Every class is different and every session pushes us to our absolute limits (sick buckets at the ready kind of training)! Sharon always makes sure everyone is doing each exercise with excellent form and we always have a laugh! I look forward to each day and to see what torture she has waiting for us! Aside from the training Sharon is an amazing person, full of drive and energy and she cares for each and every one of her clients. We have all become great friends. I cannot recommend her enough. I am nearly 40 now and fitter and stronger than ever! ”

-Clare Green-

“I started with sharon in oct 2015, I was in a bad place but she helped turn my life around, her outlook and determination to help others achieve their goals is unreal. No matter who you are or what you are going through exercise is key and sharon will defo motivate you get you where you want to be. I can’t express how good sharon is at what she does she is going from strength to strength. There is a super bunch of people who attend her gym and I would like to take this opportunity to thank and wish Sharon best wishes for her future go sdf!”

SOME OF OUR TESTIMONIALS

"Hi guys, ok what can I say about SDF fitness, well I was never really one for gyms or for all that keeping fit and what have ya buzz, for me a walk with the dogs was about it, but I reached a point in my life when I said something has to change I need to start looking after myself a little bit better and BOOM that's when I was introduced to Sharon D Doherty..SDF fitness and haven't looked back since, I'm with Sharon since September 2016 and absolutely love it I go 3/4 times a week work permitting, I love the crew I work out with (yes you all know who ya are lol) And Sharon well I think you'll have to go a long long way to find anyone like her, she knows each and every one of her clients strengths and weaknesses and that means a lot when working out believe me, so been at SDF Fitness for 6 months now and I hope to be there for the next 6, So thanks very much Sharon D Doherty."

Mark Joyce

"Tired of wasting enough money over the years joining gyms and not going , back in October I decided to join up for a month with Sharon- today I'm still going and I have no intention of ever leaving!!! Sharon is one of the nicest people you could meet. She is so professional and she believes in every single person that walks through the door, even if you don't believe in yourself. She will push you hard every time , won't ever let you give up , will guide and support you in your training , she knows your limits, she's always there to offer advice or to simply throw out a giggle at any time!SDF is certainly not your typical class or gym, it's more like family where everyone supports and pushes each other to reach their goals or simply just to finish the class on the day, the atmosphere and the craic is amazing ! Safe to say I'm addicted!!! I'll be forever grateful ! Thanks Pal! X"

Lorraine Walsh Hartigan

"Cannot recommend Sharon Doherty enough.I signed up about 6 months ago and havn't looked back.I have reached a level of fitness and strength that I never thought I was capable of and it is completely down to her method of motivation and her complete belief in everyone who walks through her door. Classes are so enjoyable and all of the members I have trained with,both male and female,are so supportive!! Love it....hard work....but always a good laugh and constant positivity to help you on your journey!"

Ruth Traynor

"With Sharon, its not just a case of going to a gym and being told at to do an exercise, the atmosphere in every class is incredible. If your looking to loose a bit of weight (or in my case gain some), or a total change of lifestyle, she’ll inspire, guide and be there for you every step of the way. By the end of your first class she’ll know your individual strengths and see all your capabilities, even if you don’t... she’ll push you too lift that bit heavier, go that bit faster, and feel that much stronger… And by the end of it, you’ll find yourself wanting more!!! 9 weeks in and ill not be stopping, you’ll have to lock the doors to stop me coming back!!"

Stephen Clusker

"So I joined SDF on my own back in February, I had never met Sharon before so she knew absolutely nothing about me and now she probably knows me better than I know myself at times. Not only is she my trainer but she is my friend. From the moment I walk into that class she can tell what kind of day I'm having because she pays attention to every single person that walks in that door. Going to the gym is not all about building the perfect bum or being the thinnest, it's about being happy in yourself and realising your self worth. Sharon has taught me to take better care of myself in more ways than one. This woman is strong, hardworking, extremely dedicated and so caring. She knows what it is to work hard and be successful and she knows what it's like to fail. There's no such thing as perfect and that is what she's thought me. Sharon Doherty is one of a kind and truly inspiring. You'd be a fool not to join her gym. Couldn't be happier for this woman because she really deserves it all."

Shannon Fagan

"I havnt been with Sharon for very long but from the day i joined SDF fitness i was made to feel like i belong. Sharon has taken me into the SDF Family and given me so much hope and trust for my future. She is a true inspiration and a wonderful trainer."

Barbara Rose

"I started training with Sharon Doherty in May 2016. It has been one of the most challenging things I have done in a very long time. I'm still training with Sharon and the Sdf crew, I don't intend to stop any time soon. Sharon Doherty is a professional, she gets results every single time. This amazing, smart woman knows your limit and she will take you there. Training with Sharon is no walk in the park, but she takes you by the hand, you get through it. It's not long before you become addicted to it. My life has changed so much for the better. I am confident, happy, fit and I love me. Sharon Doherty is a power house, she's a legend, she is truly unbelievable but most of all she is a friend and mentor to everyone of us who train at Sdf. She reminds us all every day that nothing is impossible, age is only a number and if you want it, go and get it. Wishing Sharon every success and loads of lifting in the bigger new Sdf xx"

Irene Carroll

"I never thought I would look forward or feel excited about working out until I met Sharon. I trained for 18 months and never felt or looked better. She made me forget about the scales, it’s not about numbers on a scale but about how you feel. It doesn’t take long to start to see the results in your clothes! I see that now again as I’m back after a break in training. For what the classes do for your confidence alone, they are worth it. There is always a bit of craic in the classand everyone is made feel welcome no matter what your fitness level is, we all start somewhere."

Rebecca Doyle

'I started with sharon in oct 2015, I was in a bad place but she helped turn my life around, her outlook and determination to help others achieve their goals is unreal. No matter who you are or what you are going through exercise is key and sharon will defo motivate you get you where you want to be. I can't express how good sharon is at what she does she is going from strength to strength. There is a super bunch of people who attend her gym and I would like to take this opportunity to thank and wish Sharon best wishes for her future go sdf!"

Clare Green

"I started training with Sharon about 18 months ago now and it is the best decision I have ever made! After years of trying many gyms and many many classes I could never find a class that suited the type of training I like, no classes ever seemed to do the job, but then I found SDF fitness and I have never enjoyed training so much! Every class is different and every session pushes us to our absolute limits (sick buckets at the ready kind of training)! Sharon always makes sure everyone is doing each exercise with excellent form and we always have a laugh! I look forward to each day and to see what torture she has waiting for us! Aside from the training Sharon is an amazing person, full of drive and energy and she cares for each and every one of her clients. We have all become great friends. I cannot recommend her enough. I am nearly 40 now and fitter and stronger than ever!"

Maeve Mahon

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TRANSFORMATIONS

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TRANSFORMATIONS

Having just had a baby and a wedding in 4 months, time was not on my side!! I started training with Sharon in April 2015 and followed a strict diet and fitness programme designed by Sharon, it had been a very long time since I had done any sort of training… There was times I cried and wanted to stop but I kept going when I saw results and with the motivation of my trainer it got easier to manage!!

By August I had lost nearly 4 stone and felt amazing. I never thought could loose weight and feel so good about myself but Sharon’s help and motivation kept me on track and helped me to feel fabulous on my wedding day when I wore my dress ❤❤

2 years later and I’ve maintained my weight and realise small changes and exercise make a huge difference!! I can’t recommend Sharon’s classes and PT sessions enough, friendly people encouraging each other and Sharon is a great trainer who knows what she’s at as she’s been there too!

– Emma Cassidy –

I hadn’t felt as good physically and fitness wise in years before doing Sharon’s transformation classes. I started with Sharon to try get in shape pre wedding & post baby. I had the wedding as my goal and loved how I saw the results at each fitting yet still really enjoyed it. Once you see the results & feel so much better, it’s great motivation to keep going. I initially thought I’d be too busy to make the time when life was so busy with work, wedding & a newborn but it actually improved my whole wellbeing and gave me much more energy and focus!

I wanted to keep it up unlike other classes or gyms I had been in due to the support and motivation. The classes are tough but I always looked forward to them as the atmosphere and people involved are great. Can’t recommend Sharon enough as she’s so motivated, committed and interested and makes everyone feel at ease and welcome no matter what shape, size or fitness level, she’s there to help you achieve your goals! Will be returning soon post baby #2 and am looking forward to getting back to it!

– Catriona Crowe –

I started with Sharon in June 2015, my first baby was only 8 weeks old my fitness levels were non existent as was my confidence. I signed up for the 6 week transformation, I was nervous starting wondering will I be able… well with the classes and Sharon’s guidance I managed to lose over a stone in 6 weeks and my fitness levels really improved as did my confidence and boom I was hooked. I’ve been a client of Sharon’s for over 2 years now I even trained with her during my second pregnancy and did so for 8 months her help and support really benefited me during and after pregnancy. Never in my life did I think I would lift weights never mind enjoy lifting them. Sharon takes a personal interest in each and every one of her clients and the SDF crew are like one big family. The training at SDF is tough but very enjoyable and the support you receive from the SDF team makes you truly believe in yourself. Joing SDF has boosted my strength, fitness levels and overall confidence and belief in myself.

If your thinking about joining, do it, you will never look back!

– Nicola Cudden –

I started with Sharon over a year ago at the time my mam was going everyday and was looking amazing and to be honest, I was dragged to my first class, I hated the idea of a gym the word gym made me sick. I remember Sharon asking me what exactly do you want from this and I said I just want to be skinny and she calmly just said “hmmm…”…

That Monday I went to my first class at 6:30 in the morning and ever since then I have not looked back, I started with 3 classes, then I started going to 4, and by the end of the week I was going to 7. I began lifting weights which is something I never thought I would ever be interested in but it became a healthy obsession, Sharon made me believe in myself and made me believe I could do anything I wanted when it came to fitness. Lifting weights and attending classes has become something that has helped me both mentally and physically, I went from being someone who sat in my room not bothered about what I looked like and just being lazy to someone who now sits clock watching to get to class. I met Sharon at a time in my life when I needed her, she has not only become one of my best friends but she’s also become one of my hero’s. What Sharon has done for both me and my mam is something I can never thank her enough for, I have made so many friends in SDF and it has brought out confidence I never thought I had in me but that’s all thanks to Sharon. I can’t recommend SDF enough for both mentally and physically changing my life.

– Emma Duffy –

I started with Sharon in SDF a mere four weeks ago.  I like many new mothers wanted to get back in shape following pregnancy. I found it very difficult to get back into fitness and knew I needed a kick start. I contacted Sharon and availed of her expertise by way of a food diary and classes.

In such a short period of time I have lost 6lb and 9½ inches. This was down to Sharon’s support and motivational skills. She is excellent at what she does and I would recommend her without hesitation.

The new gym is second to none and the variation of classes is amazing. The fact that I can bring my baby is a huge advantage. Not only is the gym fantastic, the people who are in it are equally fantastic. Sharon has created a gym where you can get results and enjoy the atmosphere. I never thought I would enjoy going to the gym but I do and I cant wait to gain more results.

I would never go anywhere else for training so if I was you I’d sign up today!

– Janice Farrelly –

I joined SDF in January 2017 with the goal of getting fitter, losing some weight and toning up for my wedding in April 2017. When first meeting Sharon, she immediately struck me as a warm and friendly person who was dedicated to her job as a trainer and who immediately became focused on helping me reach my goal. I attended 2-3 classes a week along with some personal training sessions and was thrilled to achieve what I set out to do for my big day… something I couldn’t have done without Sharon’s constant encouragement and support (and the odd roar here and there!!).

At SDF you can be guaranteed a variety of classes that are motivating, fun and that will achieve results. The other members are so friendly and encouraging… a refreshing change from the clique-iness I had experienced in my previous gym. I highly recommend SDF and am so glad that I met Sharon herself, she is truly a great trainer.

Joining SDF will remain one of the best decisions I ever made!

– Laura Riordan –

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