Southside Fitness


  • Terenure 5 miler Cath and Katie
  • SSF Terenure 5 miler Olga
  • SSF Terenure 5 miler Cora
  • SSF Terenure 5 miler Deirdre.
  • SSF Terenure 5 miler Joe and Cathal.
  • SSF Terenure 5 miler Catherine
  • SSF Terenure 5 miler Carrie
  • SSF Terenure 5 miler Adam
  • Southside Fitness Ladies finish in 5th, in the Terenure 5 miler (8km)
  • The Southside Fitness Terenure 5 Miler Squad
  • Southside Fitness Ladies Team for the Terenure 5 Miler (8km)
  • SSF Terenure 5 miler Fastest 4 on the day, Suzanne, Catherine, Gill, and Suzanne
  • Sunday morning 'Training Run' 5-5-2019
  • Circuit Training Thursday 2-5-2019
  • 10km Dublin City Night Run 28-4-2019
  • 10km Dublin City Night Run 28-4-2019
  • Mothers Day Marley run 31-3-2019
  • Circuit Training Tuesday 5-3-2019
  • Circuit Training Tuesday 5-3-2019
  • Thursday circuit training
  • Marley Park Sunday morning 24-2-2019
  • Marley Park Sunday morning 24-2-2019
  • The Annual Southside Fitness 2018 Award Winners 'Class Photo', Tuesday 12-2-2019
  • Southside Fitness Annual New Years Day walk 1-1-2019
  • Shuttle test 21-1-2019
  • All ages , lots of variety, progressions and adaption for all fitness levels.
  • Southside Fitness Annual New Years Day walk 1-1-2019
  • Southside Fitness Annual New Years Day walk 1-1-2019
  • Last Thursday Circuit Training class for 2018. 20-12-2018
  • New 2018 Start. January 9th Circuit Training.
  • Many of the 'Summer 2018' Southside Fitness crew still enjoying their hard work !
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Circuit Class Timetable

  • Tuesday 7-8pm, St Colmcilles C. school @ 6 euro per class
  • Thursday 7-8pm, Knocklyon C.Centre @ 6 euro per class
  • Saturday  10am to 11am in Knocklyon C. Centre @ 7 euro per class


Visitor Count 201662


Qualifications & Programmes

  • Advanced Health and Exercise Specialist, University of Limerick.
  • Member of E.R.E.P.S. European Register of Exercise Professionals, No 2897
  • Pilates and Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Individual & Group Exercise Programmes
  • Active Ageing Specialist



LATEST CLASS NEWS 23-4-2019 ***Next 3 classes: Saturday morning 18th, from 10-11am in Knocklyon Community Centre, Tuesday 21st, from 7-8pm Outdoor in St Colmcilles Community School, and Thursday 23rd, from 7-8pm in Knocklyon Community Centre.


*** One of 5 Annual ‘Start of year’ Cardiovascular 20 metre progressive shuttle test.2-2-2019. Results: Catherine 10-2, Caoimhe 11-3, David 11-3, and Dave 11-3.



Example: If participating in two circuit training classes per and running for 30 minutes, 2-3 times per week, at a medium to high intensity, and wondering why you’re not feeling as strong as you should be, you’re diet could be lacking a sufficient quantity of protein. You could add some whey protein as a supplement to your regular meals.

Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Whey Protein can help build and sustain muscle tissue quicker and more efficiently, alongside a regular diet.

The Annual Southside Fitness 2018 Award Winners ‘Class Photo’, Tuesday 12-2-2019
SSF Endurance Athlete 2013-2018 Winners; Joe, Caoimhe, and Kathy.
SSF Fitness Persons of the Year for 2018; Cora, Stephen, Olga, and Jimmy.
SSF Team of the Year for 2018, for a 10th place ‘Team Finish’ in the Terenure 5 miler (8km) in May; Deirdre, Catherine, Gill, and missing, Caroline.

Well deserved everyone, looking well, and in good shape for this time of year.
***Terenure 5 miler target for this year is a top 8 Team Finish, and with at least a 6 person team this year, including the new additions of Suzanne, and Caoimhe, and possibly a couple more, our SSF target is very achievable.

Best of ‘Health and Fitness’ to all the Southside Fitness participants for 2019.

LATEST POST 16-2-2019

Fat Burning and Muscle Building Meal Plan/Suggestions.

LATEST NEWS 17-1-2019

Latest Recent post on Bone Health, Osteopenia, Osteoporosis, and a summary of exercise types, and their benefits.



HOW TO USE THE WEBSITE FOR INFO ON EXERCISE, FITNESS, WEIGHT LOSS, DIET, INJURIES etc. LOOK FOR THE ‘Categories’ or ‘Tags’ on the home page. Click on a Word/topic you may be interested in. e.g. If you click on the word ‘Fitness‘ under the list headed Category or Tags, you’ll find approximately 20 research-based posts on the topic of Fitness, 29 under Exercise Info, 8 under Weight Loss, 8 under Diet, 7 under Injuries, etc, etc, and also some downloads associated with topics like food-plans and more. Click on the word Previous with an Arrow pointing to the left at the bottom of the page, for other posts on the subject matter.


Other Class Types & Timetable

  • Pilates & Corrective exercise; Beginners/Improvers

Qualifications & Programmes

  • Advanced Health and Exercise Specialist, University of Limerick.
  • Member of E.R.E.P.S. European Register of Exercise Professionals, No 2897
  • Pilates and Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Individual & Group Exercise Programmes
  • Active Ageing Specialist


Lorraine Doyle, SSF Fitness Person of the year for 2014
I joined Southside Fitness in September 2013. In the beginning I was just looking to keep fit, then in March 2014 I set a date for my wedding (May 2015) My target then was toning, fat loss, to improve my overall fitness and fit into my wedding dress which was a size 8, at the time I was a size 10. I started going to the class every Tuesday, Thursday and most Saturdays to achieve this. I measured my upper arms, thighs, back and waist and following some fitness tests with Dave 8 weeks later I checked my measurements again and           11265107_10152830389255143_1061485793515221265_n1the results were greater than I expected. I kept going to the class 3 times a week, this combined with a healthy diet I achieved my target weight/size for the wedding. I continue going to the class as its part of my routine now and I really enjoy it. I would highly recommend Southside Fitness classes to anybody who has a goal they want to achieve, or even just for general wellbeing and keeping fit.   Lorraine Doyle Woodstown, Knocklyon, Dublin

Stephen McDonald, Physical Therapist
Having been to various Gyms over the years, I found the boredom of machines and benches too much to sign up for another year. I came across Southside Fitness through a recommendation from a neighbour, who talked about a diverse Circuit class in the local school. By diverse, it went from teenagers to 70 year olds, male and female and all levels of fitness. Having a reasonable level of fitness myself, I didn’t know if it would be challenging enough for me. I was surprised to find out it definitely was, Dave who runs the class encouraged everyone to work to their own level, but scans the group to suggest higher or lower levels of intensity for each individual depending on level of fitness. Encourage but not ‘Bootcamp’ style! Every couple of weeks, he’ll change it up a bit by adding in a new exercise or a team game. There’s lots of energy with the mix in age groups and with regular, runs, hikes and award nights, there’s a great social aspect to the club. 4 years later I’m still going and recommending anyone I know to attend!

Stephen McDonald Cremore, Knocklyon, Dublin.                                                                                                                                                                 

Joe Duggan, SSF Fitness Person of the year for 2012
I have been attending Southside Fitness training classes for over 4 years and having tried various gyms and classes and this is the best. At 58 my fitness level is probably better now than it has been for 25 years. The class is always interesting as Dave varies the exercises and sequence of exercises and explains the techniques and benefits. Regular fitness assessment is also a feature of the class. Dave has also introduced a social element by organising weekend walks,runs and an end of year get together.

Highly recommended.
Joe Duggan
Orlagh Grove,
Knocklyon, Dublin
Tracy Brady, SSF Fitness Person of the year for 2011
In the beginning I was anxious about joining circuit training as I hadn’t exercised in 6 years. This need not have been the case. From day one I found the classes open and friendly while also pushing me to exercise hard. With my close friends wedding fast approaching, I gave myself 9 months to get in shape. I pushed myself to my limits, initially it was 1 class a week, then 2 and finally 3. Going from 10.6lbs to 9.2lbs I was feeling great about myself for the occasion. Not only did I look better, I felt better and healthier than ever before. I have made great friends in the process. I felt completely at ease with Dave’s support and expertise getting me through the whole process. I continue attending classes on a regular basis and couldn’t be happier living a healthier life 🙂 Tracy Brady Beverly, Knocklyon, Dublin



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