- Coaching Development Workshop -

March 23rd, 2019


- Speakers - 

Dr. Paul Rimmer

Paul’s area of academic expertise is in biomechanics, in particular, functional and clinical measures of strength and performance, which is what his PhD investigated.

However, since then Paul has developed a keen interest in the understanding of nutrition and human metabolism, providing nutrition education and programming for a number of high-profile athletes and teams in both the UK and US.

Paul also owns and operates two Nexus Performance physiology laboratories based in Leeds & Manchester.

Lee Bell

Lee has been involved in the fitness industry since 1999 as a coach, trainer, lecturer and speaker. He’s worked with pro athletes, general population clients and also in a clinical setting.

As a sport science consultant, Lee’s current role varies on a day-to-day basis. He is involved in strength and conditioning programming, primary research projects and also writes for numerous fitness websites. He is currently investigating the link between strength training and overreaching as part of a PhD.

Lee is a published academic in the area of sports performance and physiology, lectures on a regular basis and has spoken at both medical conferences and fitness conventions such as BodyPower.


David Nolan

David graduated from the University of Limerick with a 1st class honours degree in sport and exercise sciences, before being contracted to carry out nutrition research for Food for Health Ireland, based from University College Dublin.

He is the founder and head coach of Synapse Performance offering world-class coaching and education for the fitness professional through a variety of mediums.


David is the head of athletic performance for Rugby Academy Ireland and also hosts the Synapse Performance Podcast.


Arthur Lynch

Arthur has been involved in the fitness industry since 2009. During that time he has competed in drug-free bodybuilding and powerlifting, representing Ireland on 3 occasions for the latter.


Arthur achieved first class honours in his sport and exercise science degree from the University of Limerick (UL), graduating in 2014. He is currently pursuing postgraduate studies at UL.

He has been involved with CityGym Limerick as a coach since its inception and co-founded the powerlifting club in late 2014.

Arthur offers online powerlifting, physique and nutrition coaching at Sigma Nutrition and Performance and is the founder and co-host of the No-Lift powerlifting podcast.


Gar Benn

Gar Benn is the owner of CityGym Limerick, a private personal training and strength training facility.

Gar is the co-owner of Titan Support Systems Ireland, co-founder of the European Powerlifting Conference and head coach at Sigma Nutrition. 

Gar is an experienced strength coach and powerlifter. Gar's expertise lies in nutritional coaching, the development of online coaching systems to optimise efficiency while retaining quality of service and in marketing for the fitness professional. 


- Venue -

Theatre 1, Newman Building,

University College Dublin

- Coaching Development Workshop -

March 23rd, 2019


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