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About Unit 17 Health & Fitness

We specialise in helping beginners get started on their fitness journeys. Let our coaches teach you all you need to know to get the results you’ve always wanted

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Our Story

Unit 17 Health & Fitness was founded in 2022 by Head Coach Shane Clarke who has been a personal trainer for 5 years now having previously worked as Gym Manager and coaching hundreds of clients throughout the years helping them back into their wardrobes and feeling great.

We run Small Group and Semi Private PT sessions in our state of the art gym in Swords and specialise in working with beginners helping them get started on their fitness journey getting trained by our amazing team of coaches in Unit 17.

Why Choose Us

Meet our Personal Trainers

Shane Clarke

Founder & Head Coach

Shane here 👋🏻 Owner & Head Coach here in Unit 17.

I started my fitness journey back in 2017 when I decided I was sick of feeling crap and wanted to make a change. At the time I was almost 23 stone in weight and had a really bad lifestyle that involved binging on foods and abusing my body. When I started experiencing the benefits to fat loss and exercise I felt amazing and thought “I wish somebody showed me this earlier”. My inspiration for getting into the fitness industry was to be in a position to be able to help others who find themselves in similar positions as I once was.

Here at Unit 17 we specialise in helping busy men & women transform their lifestyles through exercise in a fun friendly way along with sustainable nutrition guidance & accountability. We have helped hundreds of people just like you become the best versions of themselves by helping them achieve the goals they never thought they could.

Ciaran Gilna


Ciarán is from County Meath and has been working in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer for the past 2 years and is the newest addition to the team at Unit 17 Health & Fitness

Ciarán holds qualifications as a Fitness Instructor along with qualifications in Personal Training and has recently completed a AfN Certificate in Nutrition Coaching. Ciaran has a keen interest in nutrition and loves helping each member progress with their health and fitness goals.

Ciáran has been involved in fitness all his life and enjoys a real mix of sports, taking part in GAA, Soccer, Athletic and MMA

Linda Fay


Linda has been in the fitness industry 3 years and is qualified personal trainer, fitness instructor and also has qualifications in Kettlebells and TRX. Originally starting off as a client, Linda was once overweight, depressed & struggling while also raising a family.

Linda says the best thing about being a coach is seeing people progress and seeing clients smiling when they finally realise what they have achieved in the gym and how much their confidence has grown.

“Exercise is the best medicine for mental health when you find the right community to be apart of.”

Meet our Personal Trainers

4.9 Star Reviews

Working with Shane is an amazing experience, Shane is so passionate about his work and helping you to reach your goals. He watches your every movement in detail so you can get the most out of every session.

Ian MatthewsPersonal Training

Highly recommend Shane as your coach on your fitness journey. Shane is knowledgeable guy who has a lovely manner about him which puts you at ease and his honestly and commitment yo you makes him an excellent instructor

Claire HenchyPersonal Training

Excellent training programs great friendly and very helpful staff

Jamie ConlonPersonal Training

Great team, making a difference!

Colm DoranPersonal Training

Great team of coaches at Unit 17, always available to help, guide and provide encouragement.

David ClarkePersonal Training

Wonderful Gym with amazing trainers. Loved every minute of my time training.

Sandra CarrollPersonal Training

I did online personal training with Shane during lockdown. He is an excellent trainer and very professional. I was over the moon with my results just after 6 weeks. Highly recommend.

Wendy KinsellaPersonal Training

Shane is a great Motivator and Personal Trainer. He's committed to his clients and wants to make sure you are on track to meet your goals. He is very good at what he does and makes every session enjoyable.

Martin RyanPersonal Training

Shane is a great trainer adjusts exercise to suit each client and always takes proper safety measures so never any injuries. I would highly recommend Shane as a friendly well informed trainer

Ger O'RourkePersonal Training

First time I’ve ever signed up to a gym with personal trainers. The guys are excellent and there is a genuine personal touch to reaching goals etc.

Thomas KeoghPersonal Training

Highly recommend Shane. For me i never stepped a foot in a gym before. Shane took me through nutrition and workouts in detail so I could reach my goals. I looked forward to my workouts with him

Niamh LewisPersonal Training

Great classes, brilliant instructor. Shane is the man, he'll tailor it to your needs, including diet, and moving you along nicely, setting more targets. Very easy going, and easy to understand. Highly recommended.

Stephen KershawPersonal Training

Why Choose Us

Experience Trainers

Train with our highly experienced team of coaches here at Unit 17 Health & Fitness in our small group personal training sessions

Fitness & Nutrition Focused

Let us teach you how to create better nutrition habits with our Coaching Academy where you will learn how to enjoy your favourite foods while still getting amazing results

Transformative Results

Take the first step on transforming your lifestyle and becoming the best version of yourself both physically and mentally

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Access our Coaching Academy modules that will teach you everything you need to know from nutrition to exercise technique

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Start Your Fitness Journey

Book your Free Consultation below to take the first step on your fitness journey with Unit 17 Health & Fitness

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