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

    Qualifications:

    • 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.

    Qualifications:

    •  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

    Qualifications:

    • 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

  • Chloe Martin

    Leisure Attendent

    Working in Club Vitae since September 2018

    Qualifications

    • Is currently in her 2nd year, studying Recreation & Leisure Management in Cork Institute of Technology (BBus)
    • Gained her qualification in freestyle dance instruction accredited by IDTA in 2013.
    • IWS Level 1 Pool Lifeguard in 2014.
    • First Aid and AED Trained.
    • Small Craft Safety and Lake Lifeguarding accredited by American Red Cross in 2016.
    • Qualified in Gym Instruction and Group Exercise accredited by REPS Ireland in 2018.
    • Qualified in Spinning, Bootcamp, Kettlebells and Circuit training also accredited by REPS Ireland in 2018.
    • Will be completing her Personal training and Swim teaching qualifications in May 2019.

    Interests and Hobbies

    • Chloe loves travelling and has lived in Malta, America and various countries around Europe.
    •  She has a passion for dancing and attend Cambridge Performing Arts under a dance sponsorship at the age of 17. She is currently Chairperson of CIT Dance Society.
    • Chloe has a big interest in water sports especially sailing and sea kayaking and is a qualified dingy sailor.
    • She is the craziest dog lady you have ever met and her dog is her best friend.
  • Niamh Guiney

    Leisure Attendent

    Working at Clubvitae since December 2016

    Qualifications

    • 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.

    Qualifications:

    • 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.

     

  • Lubos Levcak

    Fitness Instructor

    Lubos has worked with us in Club Vitae since September 2018. He is grown to be an integral part of the team. As well as being a fantastic trainer he has become a regular handyman around the gym fixing anything he can get his hands on

    Qualification:

    • Fetac level 6 – Leisure Facilities
    • NCEF – Health & Fitness Instructor
    • NCEF – Children’s Specialist

     

    • I like to train people (one to one or as a group), which will help them to achieve their goals. I also enjoy achieving new challenges myself as it keeps me driven .When training myself I like a mix of gym workouts and am an avid swimmer.

     

  • Bobby Coughlan

    Leisure Attendent

    Working at Club Vitae since January 2018

    Qualifications

    • 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

  • Sarah Keohane

    Fitness Instructor/Lifeguard

    Working since July 2018

    Qualifications:
    Personal training and group fitness Qualifications from NTC, Maradyke Arena UCC
    Qualified Lifeguard and level 2 swim teacher
    First Aid qualified
    Sarah would specialise in movement and mobility as a Qualified Pilates instructor
    Can Teach a Variety of classes such as Advanced boxing, Kettlebells, spinning, RIP60, Circuits, Deep water Aqua, and shallow water Aqua
    Interests and hobbies
    Loves to learn, always has an interest in further education- ‘Every day’s a school day’
    Loves spending time with family and friends.
    Loves Pilates and swimming, finds the fun and rewarding!

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

Opening Hours

Adults

Monday to Friday

6.00am – 9.30pm

Saturday

8.00am – 9.00pm

Sunday & Bank Holidays

8.00am – 8.00pm

Children

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