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Hi girls, I’m Emma, the Founder and Managing Director of GRL Health and Fitness!
I fell in love with the gym after quitting hockey due to two knee injuries, as naturally I missed the feeling of keeping fit and getting endorphins flowing!
Having turned to the gym during a very tough time in my life, I soon recognised the benefits in exercise not only physically, but mentally even more so.
I finished up my English degree at QUB but had no real passion to find a career linked with this subject. I decided to study for my Personal Training qualifications and soon began my career within the fitness industry, working in different studios before GRL was born.
I began GRL from Edenmore Golf Club in July 2019, and soon after opened the Moira gym in October 2020. My drive to help women become the best version of themselves, build confidence, knowledge and a love for their own bodies, motivates me daily to continue growing GRL.
GRL has produced many life changing results over the years, and it’s only the beginning!
From opening the gym in September 2020, I extended the gym to twice the size from July 2022. This has enabled more women to feel safe in our female exclusive environment and excel in their fitness journey- both physically and mentally!
Where ever you’re at in your fitness journey ladies, we would love to stand by you in support!
Here’s my story & journey with GRL
My passion for fitness started at a very young age when at primary school I’d love to run, then progressed into playing sports like netball as I went into secondary school. This is where I passed my GCSE PE exam.
Furthering on from that I moved onto an GNVQ leisure and tourism course with A level sports studies & when I suffered my first knee injury!
I met my husband that summer & moved to England for 15 years where I changed my career path & completed both levels 2 & 3 in beauty, however my heart wasn’t in it.
I went on to have my 3 children & finally decided to return home to Northern Ireland in 2014 where I got too comfy over the years with take aways, nights out & not much else!!
This led to me hating my body. My 40th birthday was soon approaching & this is when I came across Emma & GRL! I took part in her online course, loved every minute of it so continued for over a year training under her guidance!
In January 2022 I decided to contact Emma when I saw she was advertising a position at GRL. I went on to pass my level 2 fitness instructor & level 3 personal trainer qualifications & was employed as a Semi Private coach. So it’s now no longer my dream as I made it my reality 💫
To top that off I was promoted to Manager to help Emma with the day to day running of GRL.
My drive, passion & enthusiasm to help women see & feel a better version of themselves is reflected in my coaching on the gym floor. I become their biggest cheerleader & motivator. Nothing gives me more satisfaction to see them walk away being proud of themselves, their accomplishments & to see how fitness is changing their lives. I’ll continue to learn & pass on my knowledge so more women can feel/see that exercise is vital for their mental & physical health 🤍
Hi girls, I’m Natasha. I’m a mum of 2 and I am one of the semi-private coaches at GRL along side being assistant manager.
I have always enjoyed fitness from a young age playing hockey and taking part in athletic competitions.
My fitness took a backseat for a few years due to kids and work commitments which lead to me putting on unwanted weight, developing unhealthy eating habits and having very low mental health.
In April 2021 I joined GRL as an online client with Emma. Over 9 months I changed my entire fitness outlook prioritising nutrition and strength training while still being able to enjoy my social life.
Having seen the change GRL had inspired in me I decided to start my coaching journey in January 2022 part time then moved to full time in April 2022. It is safe to say I have never looked back.
My background in mental health and my passion for strength training has helped me coach other women to be the best version of themselves- seeing the change in their confidence and belief in themselves is a feeling I could never describe.
I love GRL for everything it has helped me achieve. I know you will too!
Semi-Private coach / Client Success Coach
Started coaching at GRL in July 2022
100 Day Slay Online Coach
Hey I’m Rachael!
While I’m still running and working full time as an accountant in London, I’m very much a part of the GRL team as a 100 Day Slay online coach!
Not to sound too cliché, but the team at GRL totally changed my outlook on fitness, health and living a healthy life with no restrictions and I love being able to help so many of you ladies!
After being taught the fundamentals during Semi Private (face to face), I became an online client and loved the independent journey whilst having the team of supportive clients, and accountability with support from coaches. This kept me in line and got me feeling the best I’ve ever felt!!
No matter where in the world you are, age, ability, expertise, you have the opportunity of becoming a GRL Athlete!
I am so proud to work as a 100 Day Slay online coach in transforming women’s lives!
Can’t wait to meet you!