Sarah Gardiner

Stephen has been my coach since my very first day in CityGym. I started with CityGym Coaching in the beginners class in 2016 with absolutely no powerlifting experience.

In less than a year, with the help of the coaching I had made it into an invite only National comp and made the Irish National team Standard. If you’re looking for a coach who will push you out of your comfort zone, expand your limits and yet remain supportive and nurturing. I truly believe that Stephen is the coach you’re looking for. He has gone above and beyond coaching me. Not only has he helped me as a powerlifter but he has also been there for me in times of personal crises. It is my personal belief that any coach worth his weight in salt should instil a strong sense of self-worth and discipline. From Stephens experienced guidance and high standing ethics I have grown into the kind of athlete I thought was unobtainable. Stephen shall forever be both a respected mentor to me and a treasured friend.