About us

Maltings Training is a leading centre of training excellence, offering a variety of training courses in the Exercise and Health Sector, which are approved by Active IQ, ACE, CEHF, ITEC, QQI, ETB, and FitPro.

For over 20 years, thousands of students have successfully passed through our door on training courses and gone on to pursue a myriad of opportunities in the employment and educational sectors. Our aim is to provide you with the best in Fitness and Health related education by providing leading Training Programmes certified by professional accreditation bodies and delivered in a friendly and professional learning environment.

Maltings Training is a Certified Provider for the National Council for Exercise & Fitness (NCEF) and is authorised to provide the Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness, which is accredited by the University of Limerick. In addition, Maltings Training is a ETB registered training organisation, an (International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) accredited training college, and is registered with QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) to offer programmes leading to QQI awards on the National Framework of Qualifications.

mhennesseyRole: 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.


dphelanRole: Company Director

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.



ProfilerLouise Bowes

Role: Regional Manager & Curriculum Officer 

Louise has been a key member of the Maltings team since March 2014. She is the current programme administrator and specialises in the internal verification process. Louise is also a qualified JEB instructor and has numerous years of experience behind her so she understands what it takes not only to achieve academic success but also the importance of having highly qualified instructors to aid students to reach their full potential.


  smulligan Role: Regional Manager & Course Tutor

Speciality: Health, Fitness, Training Course Development 

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, Buntús 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. Sarah’s own sporting interests are in basketball and horses. She has competed at both from a young age. 



GS Profile Pic.f=gGeraldine 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.




GOB HeadshotGerard O’Brien

Role: Course Coordinator & Course Tutor

Gerard joined the team in Maltings Training in January 2016 and has a background in ICT, Multimedia and Business.  Gerard has an honours degree in Information Systems Management and recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Adult & Further Education with the University of Limerick. Gerard is actively teaching on several of our courses while undertaking the role of course coordinator for the southern region. With a background in self-employment, he is a person who thrives on working with others, especially with the aim of helping others to fulfill their potential.



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