Meet The Coaches

Our experienced coaching team is here to help you.

Emma Spiers

Gym Director / 100 Day Slay Online Coach


  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 3 Sports Nutrition
  • Level 3 Self Myofascial Release
  • Level 3 Pre and Post Natal


Instagram: emmaspiers_grlhealthfit

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!


Elaine McCartney

Gym Manager & Semi-Private Coach
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Pre and Post Natal
  • Gym Manager


Instagram: elainemc_pt

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 🤍

Natasha Walker

Semi-Private Coach

Instagram: natashajanept_grl

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!

Charlotte Dickson

Semi-Private coach / Client Success Coach

Started coaching at GRL in July 2022

Instagram: charlottedickson_coach

  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Level 3 personal trainer
My dream was to be able to help people build confidence in themselves through training.
I understand how it feels to be in a position where you don’t know where to start or the kinds of food you should be eating to help meet your goals.
I’ve made the mistakes and learnt first hand what not to do.
To be able to help women build confidence in themselves and watch them fall in love with the process is one of the best things of being a coach.
Yes, the physical benefits are rewarding, but how it impacts your mental health and every aspect of your life is what this journey is all about. My goal is to help each individual become the best version of themselves.

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