Strength and Fitness Training at Junction 18

Ciaran McArdle. Personal Trainer, Motivator.

My name is Ciaran McArdle and I am the founder and lead coach at Junction 18 Health and Fitness Studio.

I have studied health & fitness, sports psychology and sports nutrition for many years. My course at the University of Limerick covered the theory, the practical elements and assessment techniques of squad training, and peak performance programmes in strength and conditioning.

My initial interest in health and fitness came through competing in kickboxing at national and international level. I have won numerous Irish championships and I represented Ireland internationally for more than 14 years, competing in USA, Canada , Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and the UK. I won two silver medals and two bronze medals for Ireland at World Championships in Florida and Dublin.

I have worked with many international athletes, inter-county footballers, sports teams and private individuals. Unlike many other trainers, I viewed my NCEF qualifications from the University of Limerick as a starting point, not as an end in itself. I added many more qualifications since then and I continue to study and to learn, formally and informally.

Strength and Conditioning NCSC
Pilates Mat Instructor Levels I and II
Qualified Kettlebells Instructor
Suspension Training
ZUU Cobra Coach

Ciaran McArdle competed at international level in kickboxing for more 11 years, representing Ireland at several world championships.

Fitness Studio

Junction 18 Fitness Studio is well equipped and spacious strength and fitness facility,  just off the M1 Motorway at Lower Faughart, Dundalk.

It is fitted out with free weights, cardio machines and a large matted exercise area. We offer courses in strength and conditioning, circuit, Ankorr and Zuu training, Pilates, personal training and kick boxing for kids, tapping into a niche market for small group training.

Junction 18 Fitness Studio has highly qualified trainers and is fully insured. Our classes are tailored for clients of all ages and fitness levels.