Welcome to Maltings Training:

Maltings Training was established in 1993, and since then has developed to become a leading centre of training excellence offering a variety of training courses in the Exercise and Health sector.

Whether you wish to become a Qualified Fitness Instructor working in a Gym or Leisure Facility, a Personal Trainer operating your own business, a Health Care or Child Care Professional, or a Sports Injury Specialist, we have a programme for you.  If you are already a qualified professional and wish to develop your skills further you may be interested in our workshop series or further education pathways.

Over the years thousands of students have successfully completed our training courses and many have gone on to take up rewarding careers in the Health & Leisure Sector, while others have progressed on to further education programmes.

Our aim is to provide you with the best in Exercise and Health related education by providing leading Training Programmes certified by professional accreditation bodies and delivered in a friendly and professional learning environment.

In 1997 Maltings Training was awarded American Council on Exercise (A.C.E) Academy approval, and authorised to provide training and ACE Certification Exams in Ireland, thus providing you with the opportunity to undertake a professional industry certification which enjoys world-wide recognition. Today we are the only ACE provider in Ireland and can offer certification and further education programmes through the ACE Academy.

Maltings Training is a Certified Provider for the National Council for Exercise & Fitness (N.C.E.F) and authorised to provide the Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness which is accredited by the University of Limerick.

In addition Maltings Training is an ETB registered training organisation, an I.T.E.C (International Therapy Examination Council) accredited training college, is registered with F.E.T.A.C (Further Education and Training Awards Council) to offer programmes leading to F.E.T.A.C awards on the National Framework of Qualifications which is now known as QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland), and is registered with Active IQ delivering Personal Training and Fitness Instructor programmes.

Click on our Courses menu to view the current course schedule, with informational leaflets on upcoming programmes of study. Our team will be more than happy to answer any queries you may have regarding the best training course for you and we look forward to meeting you on your career path in the future.

Learning is a continuous journey,

A myriad of experience and opportunity,

Not simply a destination to be reached,

Whatever pathway you choose to take,

Enjoy each step along your way’


 Meet the team:



mhennesseyName: Mary Hennessey

Role: Company Director

Speciality: Wellness, Lifestyle Coaching, Health, Fitness.

Mary Hennessy is an acknowledged professional in the Irish Health and Leisure Sector, and has worked as a Fitness Professional for the past 25 years. In that time she has set up and managed her own Health and Fitness Club, she has established her own Training Company, and worked as a Fitness Consultant to the Irish Health & Leisure Industry.


dphelanName: Derek Phelan

Role: Educator / Programme Development

Speciality: Wellness, Lifestyle Coaching, Health, Fitness, Nutrition.

Derek is a Director of Maltings Training, and has worked full time in the Health & Fitness Industry since 1993. Prior to this he spent 7 years working in the Food Industry in the field of Quality Assurance and Product Development and was involved in the Technical Development of Food Products for supply to Major Supermarket Multiples throughout Europe.






  smulliganName: Sarah Mulligan

 Role: Regional Manager & Course Tutor

Sarah has been involved in the Sports, Fitness and Leisure industry since 2006, when starting off as a Fitness Instructor, upon completion of her NCEF. She then completed her Degree in Sports Science and Health from DCU in 2008, where she received a great insight into general participation sport and physical activity as well as an insight in high performance sport and athletes. She worked as Sports Development Officer with the Roscommon Sports Partnership. Her main role within the Roscommon Sports Partnership was to promote and develop sport and physical activity in Roscommon. She is an experienced tutor with the Irish Sports Council delivering their Safeguarding 1, 2 and 3, BuntA?s and Active Leadership Programmes nationwide, since 2007. In 2014, she began her role with Maltings Training as a course coordinator. She coordinates courses which are run my Maltings on behalf of Educational Training Boards. Her role is to ensure all facets of the programme are running smoothly and that the programmes are a positive learning experience for all. This is a role that she is extremely passionate about. She relishes the opportunity to help others reach their full potential. Sarahai??i??s own sporting interests are in basketball and horses. She has competed at both from a young age. 





GS Profile Pic.f=gName: Geraldine Stewart 

Role: Regional Manager & Course Tutor

Ger has worked in the leisure industry for the past eighteen years. Beginning in the pool and lifeguard element of the industry, she progressed on to the fitness area, specialising in Strength and Conditioning and Personal Training. She has worked in management roles in health clubs at various levels. Her qualifications include a Masters in Exercise & Nutrition Science, American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer and Tutor Training. She has been tutoring for the past ten years delivering on various elements of Personal Training, Fitness and Healthcare.  Ger has a background in athletics specialising in throws and combined-events. She competed at both national and international level. She has also coached all abilities from the novice to the international athlete.