Shane Fitzgibbon is a Strength and Conditioning coach, based in Galway, Ireland.
He is a professional martial arts instructor and, as a retired athlete from this field, is a 6-time World Champion in Taekwon-do & Kickboxing.
Representing Ireland in European, Intercontinental, and World Championships, Shane
has competed all over the World, e.g. Ghana, South Korea, Nigeria, Canada, Croatia, Germany, etc… amassing an impressive twenty World-medal tally.
The 6th degree black belt in Taekwon-do has coached numerous Irish, British, European and World champions to success.
Holder of a B.Sc. from National University of Ireland, Galway, Shane has always had a passion for exercise and qualified as a gym instructor with ITEC in 2001.
In the years that followed, Shane
has been busy coaching his
martial arts students as well teams and individuals from other sports.
As well as obtaining National Certificate in Strength & Conditioning, Shane
is Functional Movement Screening(FMS) certified and a member of the prestigious Register of Exercise Professionals Ireland (REPS Ireland).
is a also a member, in good standing, of the Irish Sports Coaches Institute
Shane came across the IYCA two years ago while researching educational sources to further his knowledge in the area of youth coaching.
is currently a Youth Fitness Specialist Level 3, Speed and Agility Specialist, Kettlebell Instructor, Olympic Lift Instructor, Youth Nutrition Specialist, Resistance Band Instructor, and High School S&C Coach, as certified by the IYCA.
Not one to be satisfied with his current level of knowledge, Shane
has enjoyed attending seminars and learning directly from two key IYCA contributors, Mike Robertson and Wil Fleming, as well as Mike Boyle, and others.
As well as teaching martial arts classes, Shane
coaches young people from a wide variety of sports.
is very diligent in improving their fundamental movement skills and physical literacy, as this has a direct bearing on all movement capacities and sporting attributes.
In 2012, Shane authored the highly acclaimed book, "Training and Optimal Health for Sports", which is available from Amazon, and the dedicated site www.trainingandoptimalhealth.com In it, he has shared twenty years of experience training and competing at the highest levels of his sport as well as the secrets of his longevity, not having retired from competition until 38, a double World Champion that year.