About

HiB Fitness Centre

HiB Fitness is one of the leading health and fitness clubs in Cork.

We possess a vast array of facilities to suit each individual's need. Our team is committed to ensuring high standards of customer service, and shaping you for a healthy, happy life.

Our friendly team of experts will help you set and reach your fitness goals. Be it injury recovery, motivation, weight loss, sports specific, destressing from a hectic life or improving your fitness we have the answer and the support systems you need.


Meet the Hi B Fitness Team!

Trina Scanlon

Manager


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Business Studies
  • National Diploma in Business Studies with Recreation and Leisure Management
  • National Certificate in Business Studies with Recreation and Leisure Management
  • ITEC Gym Instructor
  • ITEC Exercise to Music Instructor
  • Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children's Sport
  • Speedo Aqua fit Instructor
  • Swim Ireland Full Swim Teachers
  • RLSS National Pool Lifeguard
  • Occupational First Aid

Specialties:
Trina has a keen interest in helping people with pre and postnatal fitness, as a mother of three she has plenty of experience.

Experience:
Trina has been working at Hi-B Fitness since it opened in December 2002. Previously she has been senior gym instructor in the Blarney Park Hotel and Leisure Centre.

"When you know better you do better" May Angelou

Elaine Buckley

Assistant Manager


Qualifications:

  • NCEF gym instructor
  • Degree in Recreational Management
  • Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children's Sport
  • Project Weightloss leader course (Corks Sports Partnership)
  • Tabata Instructor
  • Aqua fit Instructor
  • Swim Ireland Full Swim Teachers
  • Level 1 Coaching in athletics

Specialties:
Elaine specialises in running. She was a member of an athletic cub for numerous years and now continues on a casual basis.

Experience:
Elaine has been working at Hi-B Fitness since it opened in December 2002.

“Getting fit is all about mind over matter. I don't mind, so it doesn't matter.”

Jimmy Sullivan

Instructor


Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Neuromuscular therapy & Sport Injuries
  • NTC Personal Trainer
  • C&G Sport Nutrition
  • NTC Fitness Instructor
  • Boxercise Instructor
  • Pilates Instructor
  • Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
  • RLSS UK Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification (EFAW) & Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Speciality:
    Jimmy’s main area he specialises in is Sports injuries and rehabilitation.

    Experience:
    Jimmy has been working at Hi-B Fitness since November 2004. Jimmy also worked for Peak Physique in Galway, Brookfield Leisure Centre in Cork and The Carrigaline Court Leisure Centre.

    “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” Gandhi

    Kevin Deady

    Instructor


    Qualifications:

    • Fetac 5 Sport and recreation, Exercise and Fitness
    • IWS Lifeguard
    • Fetec 5 Nutrition
    • TRX instructor
    • Tabata Instructor
    • Kettlebell Instructor
    • Occupational First Aid

    Specialties:
    Kevins main area is strength and conditioning. He also loves to focus on group training like Bootcamp.

    Experience:
    Kevin qualified to be an instructor in 2014. He joined the Hi B Fitness team in Nov 2016 Kevin also opened his own business, KD Strength and Fitness in West Meath before moving to Mallow.

    Tarik Yilmaz

    Instructor


    Qualifications:

    • IWS Pool Lifeguard Qualification (Rescue 4)
    • Assistant Teachers Qualification
    • Code of Ethics

    Specialties:
    Tarik is hoping to specialize in one on one personal training and motivational fitness in the future. He is also a member of the Mallow Swans Swimming Club and aspires to be an Olympic swimmer in the future.

    Experience:
    I have won gold in numerous galas over the last ten years and swimming is truly my passion.

    “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life... That is why I succeed.” - Michael Jordan

    Natalie Coughlan

    Instructor


    Qualifications:

    • NFQ Level 6 QQI certificate in Sport, Recreation and Leisure
    • ITEC Fitness Instructor
    • Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children's Sport
    • ITEC Sports Massage Therapy
    • RLSS National Pool Lifeguard
    • Currently completing Percision Nutrition Course Level 1
    • Swim Ireland Full Swim Teachers

    Specialties:
    Natalie played soccer for Cork City Womens senior Team for 2 seasons (2014/2015). She now continues to play for Buttevent Senior Team.

    Experience:
    Natalie has been working at Hi-B Fitness since July 2016. Prior to that she worked on a part time basis with Believe To Achieve and Pauls Gym .

    Katie O’Connell

    Personal trainer


    Qualifications:

    • NEFPC Personal Trainer
    • NEFPC Fitness Instructor
    • Higher certificate in Leisure management & Nutrition
    • Piloxing Instructor
    • NEFPC Kettlebells, TRX, Bootcamp & Sport specific Instructor
    • NEFPC Indoor Cycling Instructor
    • Project Weightloss leader course (Corks Sports Partnership)
    • RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
    • RLSS UK Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification (EFAW) & Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    • Irish water safety swim teacher
    • Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children's Sport

    Specialties:
    Katie’s main area she specialises in is Personal training. Katie Combines unique nutrition advice and metabolic conditioning training for her clients. Katie puts a big emphasis on “GOAL SETTING” for her clients and is forever encouraging and motivating.

    Experience:
    Katie has been working at Hi-B Fitness since November 2012. Katie also runs her own personal training business KT Fitness since qualifying in 2013.

    “Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will. Feel the fear and do it anyway “ - Susan Jeffers

    Rebecca Perrott

    Instructor


    Qualifications:

    • Completed NCEF Gym Instructor
    • Swim Ireland Full swim teachers
    • NCEF Personal Training and Strength and Conditioning
    • Pro Fi Aqua Aerobics Instructor
    • Pro Fi Spinning Instructor
    • RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
    • RLSS UK Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification (EFAW)
    • RLSS UK Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    • Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children's Sport

    “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim ohn