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.

  • Tony McGrath

    Leisure Club & Essence Spa Manager
    • Working with Club Vitae since August 2013


    • Graduated from WIT with an Honours Degree in Sports and recreation management in 2010
    • Swimming & Spa pool operator
    • Certified lifeguard
    • Personal trainer & group fitness instructor
    • Olympic lifting coach
    • Advanced boxing skills coach
    • Professional RIP 60 & Suspension training coach

    Interest & Hobbies:

    Tony has a huge sporting interest in all martial arts, soccer, rugby and athletics. Tony has trained professionally in Muay Thai in Thailand in 2011. Sports that Tony partakes in are Muay Thai, Kickboxing, boxing, MMA, Weight lifting and running. Also Tony is a huge Tottenham hotspur fan.

  • Steve Madden

    Assistant Manager

    Steve started with us on work experience in October 2014 while studying for his qualifications and has now worked his way up to a supervisory position.


    •  Is a Reps Ireland registered and ITEC qualified Personal trainer and gym instructor
    •  Steve specialty would be in strength and endurance, Functional training, sports specific performance training and body conditioning
    • He can teach many different classes including spinning, circuits, kettlebells, suspension training, body pump and Fit ball

    Interests and Hobbies

    Steve has a big sports interest in Soccer, golf and boxing. Steve is a big Chelsea FC fan and has played soccer locally for many years


  • Ray Lally

    Fitness Instructor/Lifeguard/Head Personal Trainer

    Working with Club Vitae since September 2014


    • Ray studied in CIT, Colaiste Stiofan Naofa and Image fitness where he was Image Student of the year
    • Ray is a qualified fitness instructor for many years, His qualifications include REPS Ireland registered, FETAC, NCEF and NEFPC qualified
    • Rays main area is personal training, team training, sports specific and aesthetic training with a big focus on nutrition

    Teaching many classes including Kettlebells, suspension training, Calisthenics, spinning, Boxercise, Circuit training, Stability training, Resistance and weight Training

    Interest & Hobbies:

    Ray has played Football in Ireland and Australia for many years and has played and captained Ireland at under 17s, also at college, university and club level,
    Ray has trained many high profile stars also including Premiership footballers Stephen Ireland and Reality stars like Leanne Brown. Ray has also appeared on RTEs today show as a fitness expert for the show

  • Agnieszka Zak

    Fitness Instructor/Lifeguard

    Working with Club Vitae since November  2015


    Aga Gained a qualification in 2013 in Exercise and Fitness FETAC Level 5 and in 2014 In FETAC level 6 in Exercise and Health and fitness from the University of Limerick

    Aga is also a Deep pool Lifeguard, and has a FETAC Level 6 in Leisure and Recreation Management

    Aga teaches class including Fitball exercise, Step classes, aerobic classes and body conditioning

    Interest & Hobbies:

    Aga enjoys swimming traveling and spending time with her family. Aga is always looking forward and looking at improving with extra qualifications to improve her personal training and becoming a swimming instructor

  • Niamh Guiney

    Leisure Attendent

    Working at Clubvitae since December 2016


    • Gained her qualification in 2010 for Gym instruction and personal training, Niamh is qualified in sport and recreation level 5 and sport and nutrition
    • Certified class Instructor and teaches a variety of classes which include spinning, boxercise, circuit training and water aerobics
    • Niamh also specialises in one on one personal training and online coaching
    • Niamh is a qualified life guard and first aid

    Hobbies and interests

    Niamh loves to travel and explore different parts of the world and cultures she enjoys socialising with friends and spending time with her family. Niamh has a passion for body building and sculpting she finds this a very motivating sport, she also enjoys outdoor activities and meditation she is always looking for new ideas to challenge herself and help her grow

  • Aideen Keane

    Assistant Spa Manager

    Working in the Clayton Hotel Cork for over 10 years in total.


    • Qualified in Beauty therapy in 2005 from Woodworth & Whelan Beauty College in Cork.
    • Obtaining both an ITEC CIBTAC & CIDESCO diplomas.
    • Worked in beauty salons, 4 stars and 5-star hotels in Ireland and Australia.

    Interest & Hobbies:

    Loves travelling and seeing different parts of the world. She has been all around the country especially in 2010, when she went travelling for 18months.Living and working in different parts of Australia, also visiting Thailand, Singapore, and Fiji. New Zealand, Argentina, Chile and Brazil, a “trip of a life time” according to Aideen.
    Her favourite treatments are facials and waxing. She loves the Guarana Scrub as it is a brightening product. It removes the dead skin to expose fresh skin cells immediately illuminating the skin.
    She has great friends within the hotel that she calls her work family!!!
    Aideen loves her job, and the opportunity to meet new people that visit the hotel.


  • Sean Healy

    Leisure Attendent

    Working with Club Vitae since March 2017.


    • Currently in his third year, studying at Cork Institute of Technology in Recreation & Leisure Management. (BBUS)
    • Qualifications in Fitness Instruction (REPS Ireland), Life guarding Level 1 & 2 (Irish Water Safety) and Swim Teaching (Irish Water Safety).
    • Sean is a group trainer and is also qualified in teaching Spinning, Circuits and Boot Camp classes and is completing his personal training qualification this year.
    • As part of his degree he is also studying Elite Sports Coaching.


    Interest & Hobbies:

    • Sean has represented Ireland at the IFMAS Muay Thai European Championships in 2014 and has been competing in Muay Thai since he was 12 years old. In the same year, he received the IMC Irish Fighter of the year award and fight of the year. He has also represented Ireland in many professional bouts across Europe.
  • Bobby Coughlan

    Leisure Attendent

    Working at Club Vitae since January 2018


    • NCEF qualification from the University of Limerick
    • Qualified Personnel Trainer and Strength and Conditioning
    • Currently writing my dissertation on the effects of exercise on the older adult
    • Qualified to teach Spinning, Core ball, HIIT, Circuit Training and Aqua Aerobics


    Interests and Hobbies

    Bobby enjoys watching and playing rugby with his friends and family. His true passion is teaching classes. His personnel favourite is Spinning and Aqua Aerobics. He has done  strength and condition training sessions with local teams so why not give him a shout and he will put you through your pace

  • Jenny Boyd

    Fitness Instructor

    Working with Club Vitae since June 2017


    • Gained a qualification in 2016 in gym Instruction and personal training through the NTC (EQF level 4)
    • Group training
    • Suspension training
    • kettlebells
    • Aerobics
    • Step and Tone
    • Sports Nutrition

    Interest & Hobbies:

    In Jennys free time she enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and family and working out.
    Jenny is always looking at improving with extra qualifications and is hoping to gain qualifacations in Strength and Conditioning, Pre and post natal exercise and Indoor cycling in the near future.

Club Vitae Cork
Clayton Hotel Cork City,
Lapp’s Quay, Cork
T23 E244
021 4224994
021 4224995

Opening Hours


Monday to Friday

6.00am – 9.30pm


8.00am – 9.00pm

Sunday & Bank Holidays

8.00am – 8.00pm


9am to 6pm Daily (Extended to 7pm during Holiday periods)