David Sisk Fitness Personal Training Cork

Cork’s Trusted Personal Trainer for over 20 Years

Ready to go to the next level? Look no further than David Sisk Fitness for personalised one-on-one Personal Training packages designed specifically for your needs and abilities.

Our experienced personal trainers provide the personal attention you need to help you reach and surpass your fitness goals, whether it’s losing weight, gaining muscle, increasing fitness, or dealing with back and shoulder pain.

Personal Training Packages

Personal training has long term health benefits. Our personal training packages in the Cork studio are designed to suit all needs. We train teenagers all the way up to 70+ who have never trained before. Whether you are looking to transform how you look or whether you are simply looking to be more flexible or address numerous aches and pains, we have the trainers and packages to suit. We look forward to discussing options that will best suit your needs.

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Fitness Classes Cork

We are primarily a personal training studio in Cork but we have a selection of fantastic group fitness classes that our clients or the public can avail of. Our classes are small which we believe is better for the customer. In very large classes techniques are hard to see for the trainer but with our small classes there’s nowhere to hide! Try our Spinning, Circuits and ViPr classes, for example, and you’ll see the benefit of small groups.

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Our Personal Training Methods

We only use training methods based on science. Our primary methods are based around one of the world’s leading institutes, The National Academy of Sports Medicine. We add our own science from Master’s Degrees to Personal Training certifications along with knowledge from over 75 years combined experience and over 125,000 personal training sessions in our Rochestown studio.

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Nutrition Coaching

Nutrition is key to goals. Yes, if a person is very obese and starts exercise they typically will drop weight without changing food. Many believe – mostly through the media – that they are eating correctly for their goals but this is simply not the case. Our certified trainers are also certified nutritionists and coaches. They have goals as well: to facilitate you in reaching your goals. How can we help you today? What can we do for you?

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We treat exercise and nutrition as a science, incorporating decades of combined learning, research, and experience as Master Trainers with the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Optimal Performance Training (OPT) Model into our training programs.

The OPT Model is built on a foundation of principles that progressively and systematically allow any client to achieve optimal levels of physiological, physical, and performance adaptations. With our personalised approach, we create a customised training program that is designed to help you achieve your goals.

Don’t settle for generic workouts or cookie-cutter solutions. Experience the difference of personalised one-on-one personal training with David Sisk Fitness. Contact us today to get started on your fitness journey.

Benefits of Personal Training

Physiological Benefits

Physical Benefits

Performance Benefits

Improves cardiorespiratory efficiency
Increases metabolism
Increases strength of tendons, ligaments, muscles
Increases bone density
Decreases body fat
Increases lean body mass
Gets you fitter
Fights disease
Strength and Power
Speed and Agility


Our Personal Trainers

Experience counts! With over 200,000 personal training sessions under our belt, David Sisk Fitness is one of Cork’s longest running personal training studios. Our team of fully qualified and experienced trainers includes owner David Sisk, who has a degree in Sports Psychology and a Masters of Science in Sport, and head trainer and nutritionist Vilma, who is certified in personal training, exercise nutrition, and multiple group training methods.

All our trainers are fully qualified personal trainers and have many years of experience in professional training. You can read more about our personal trainers here.

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Got personal training questions for us?

Are you ready to start your own transformation journey and achieve your goals? Take the first step by filling in the form and book a consultation with one of our expert trainers. Don’t just take our word for it – check out our testimonials page to read what our satisfied clients have to say

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What Our Personal Training Cork Clients Have To Say

Expert and knowledgable professional trainers highly recommend for anyone looking to get fit and strong, tone up, lose weight
I highly recommend David Sisk Fitness. Great, relaxed atmosphere. Always so encouraging & positive.
Great personal training and group classes. Such personalsed service at both. Would highly recommend Vilma and David.

Fantastic Personal Training service. My experience with Vilma has been really positive. So attentive to technique and really push you to your limit but most importantly at a pace you’re comfortable with. I’ve been training in David Sisk’s now for around 10 months and I couldn’t recommend them any more highly.
Great trainers and a great atmosphere
Fabulous Place! Great atmosphere here!! Definitely would Highly recommend
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Can we help you? Book your personal training session today!

Contact us today to book your initial Physical Readiness Profiling appointment. Our professional personal trainers will evaluate your abilities and lifestyle and then work with you to design a training plan that will allow you to start reaching for attainable goals. Talk to us now to start changing your world.

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Personal Training Questions and Answers


What is personal training?

Personal training is a type of fitness program where a certified professional provides one-on-one guidance, support, and instruction to help an individual achieve their specific fitness goals. This personalised approach to exercise can include exercise selection, planning, and goal setting, and can take place in a gym, at home, or online.

How long should you have a personal trainer?

Weeks or years. Depending on your commitment and your goals, and of course your finances.

What are the benefits of working with a personal trainer?

You get results. Once again, depending on your commitment, you also learn the basics of training and then nutrition.

Is a personal trainer worth it for weight loss?

Absolutely. There is no better way to do it through a combination of nutrition and resistance training is the best way. Bar none and they’re someone to motivate you.

How many personal training sessions would you do before you start seeing results?

As little as 10. Because personal trainers have the expertise to get you the results that you are looking for, provided you do what you’re told.

So, what reasons are there for using a personal trainer?

There are many reasons. They could be as simple as weight loss or weight gain, or it could be to combat age. It can be for rehabilitation from injury. It could be prehabilitation which prevents injury, especially for people as they get older. It can be for increasing their stabilization strength and core strength.

Do you really need a personal trainer?

It depends on what you classify as need because you know you don’t need a car, but it makes life a hell of a lot easier if you have to go from here to Dublin. Without public transport or a car. That’s how much you need a personal trainer, it’s, it’s what you want to do, it’s where you want to be. And so I would say you need a personal trainer if you want to get the best results for your time and money.

Are personal trainers a waste of money?

They can be, if you go to the wrong personal trainer, and also the fact that many places advertise Personal Training, when in fact they aren’t actually doing Personal Training, they’re doing small group training where different people have different abilities and capabilities. And that was where “Personal Training”  can be a waste of money.

How often, per week, should I do Personal Training?

I recommend three to four. But not less than two to get decent results.

How many calories would you burn when you’re training with a personal trainer?

While it’s not that actually important how many calories you burn it’s the after effects that have the really good benefits. So you get your muscle growth, but you also boost your metabolism, for a number of hours up to 10 hours after you do a personal training session with resistance whereas with cardio say you go for a run it’s not going to have any effect on your metabolism once you’ve finished that sun.