Neil Barrett


A master Nutritionist, sport scientist, exercise physiologist, lecturer & professional strength & conditioning coach, Neil is one the most highly qualified & experienced individuals working in the Irish fitness sector.

Upon completion of his Master’s degree in nutrition, Neil ventured to the nation’s capital where he has been based for the last 3 years working as a freelance nutritionist for Hewlett Packard, Aviva, Allied Irish Bank & Dell, devising & delivering with great success nutrition workshops & plans for their employees.

In addition to his nutritionist work he has also worked as a lecturer & presenter for University of Limerick, Coaching Ireland, The Lucozade Sport Education program, Profi-Fitness International teaching school & the Irish Rugby Institute.

His most fulfilling ventures to date however lay in his work as a strength & conditioning coach. His first experience in this area came in 2008 when he worked as a Performance analyst with the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland at The University of Ulster in Jordanstown. Here, he was exposed to the training techniques that influence a team/individuals ability to improve performance & he became hooked.

Since then he has worked as the primary coach for many Dublin based GAA & rugby teams, Irish triathlete’s & GP2 international professional racing driver Rob Cregan. Furthermore, he has also worked as a secondary coach/intern with the coaching staff of the Irish Senior International Soccer Team, the Italian Senior International Rugby Team, Aston Villa F.C., Millwall F.C. & MK Dons F.C.

In 2010 he discovered Crossfit, the most innovative & advanced fitness training program to date. This has brought his own fitness & training techniques to a new level, which he implements in all of his program design. Recently he travelled to the home of CrossFit in California where he became an ANSI accredited CrossFit Level 1 certified trainer.

After many years in academia, travelling & working away from home, Neil has returned to his home town to impart all he has learned to help those in his local community. By combining his exercise physiology & nutrition background Neil has forged a place as Irelands leading weight management & performance consultant.

  • Education
    • MSc. Human Nutrition (University of Ulster @ Coleraine)
    • PGDip. Human NUtrition (University of Ulster @ Coleraine)
    • BSc. Hons. Sport Science & Exercise Physiology (University of Ulster)
    • UKSCA Strength & Conditioning Coach
    • ANSI CF Level 1