Our Team

You will find the very best in health, fitness and leisure professionals at Club Vitae. Our team are friendly, approachable and eager to help you with your health and fitness goals.

  • Shane Kierans

    Club Manager

    A Drogheda native, Shane joined the team in early 2017 having managed clubs in Cork for the previous 15 years. His background is in club management, swim teaching and sports team coaching. He is a rugby referee (no grief required at the desk!!!) and has officiated at International & European level

  • Gary O’Sullivan

    Swim Teacher/ Fitness Instructor/ Lifeguard

    Gary recently completed Recreation and Leisure Management in Cork Institute of Technology having graduated from Colaiste Stiofan Naofa as a fitness instructor, Lifeguard, soccer and GAA coach. Gary has a background in Hurling, Football, Soccer and Rugby. Gary loves to teach classes and coaches local underage GAA. He loves to teach swimming for all ages and abilities and his Aqua Aerobics classes are legendary. He enjoy’s doing sports with people with disabilities and is a member of the Sundays Well Rebels

  • John O’Brien

    Swim Teacher/ Fitness Instructor/ Lifeguard

    John joined the team in 2007 after qualifying as a fitness instructor and lifeguard. He has a background in Jiu Jitsu and Thai boxing. John specialises in weight training and is the go-to-guy for all things gym based. Never without a smile and a helping hand John teaches various classes as he brings his infectious nature to all who enjoy our club

  • Laura Connolly

    Swim teacher and Leisure Attendant

    Laura has a background in sports such as boxing, karate, running, hurling, football etc. She has recently finished studying Leisure Facility Supervisory Management and also graduated in 2013 from UL with a National Certificate in Exercise and Health Related Fitness. She has a black belt in Karate and is also an IABA qualified boxing coach. Having won various County, Provincial and National Championships she also competed as part of the Irish team for both boxing and karate for a period of time. Laura is also our swim teacher.

Club Vitae
Health and Fitness Club Cork
Maldron Hotel Cork,
John Redmond Street,
021 4529226

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday

7.00am – 9.15pm


7.00am – 7.45pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

8.00am – 7.45pm