David Nolan BSc., PhD. (c)
David graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Sport & Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. David has previously worked in a clinical exercise setting with MedEx Wellness & as a strength and conditioning coach with Kildare GAA amongst other teams & individuals. David has an avid interest in research and recently completed contracted research for Food for Health Ireland in the area of nutrition research, based in University College Dublin.
Currently David is based from Dublin City University where he coordinates research examining nutritional & exercise interventions targeting the preservation of muscle mass and function in older adults. In addition to this, David is also undertaking PhD. studies focused on weight-cutting protocols in strength sports.
David is the current head of performance the Rugby Academy Ireland & a research officer for Aplyft.
David acts as the head coach and educator at Synapse Performance & hosts the Synapse Performance Podcast.
Founder & Head Coach
Paul Ruane BSc., MSc., MISCP
Paul graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Sport & Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick, followed by a masters degree in physiotherapy. Paul has previously worked in a research capacity at the University of South Australia, where he was also the strength coach for the state basketball team.
Paul's main areas of interest lie in the therapeutic use of resistance training and appropriate loading for the treatment and/or prevention of injury.
Content Creater & Coach
Evan Fitzgerald, BSc., MSc(C)
Evan graduated with an honours degree in Sport & Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick and is currently completing an MSc. in physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Evan has previously worked as a strength & conditioning coach and educator at the New Zealand Sports Academy as well as with other teams & individuals. Evan's interests lie in the development of athletes for team-based sports.