Strength & Conditioning Services

There are several options for TOP Training:

  1. Purchase one of the programmes detailed here and have it delivered immediately to you through an app called RYPT.
  2. Request a 6 week programme to be designed specifically for you (starting price is €60 for 6 weeks) or your team (prices vary).
  3. Apply for individual membership; further details can be seen here – spaces are limited.
  4. Book in for a one to one session here.
  5. Book in for one-to-one or group running sessions. See below for more information.

When you’re involved with my training plans you can enjoy having a professional guide who knows what it’s like to compete at the highest level, get more out of yourself with a tough training regime and even suffer serious injuries (I’ve torn my ACL before) but come back stronger. I understand a lot about healthy movement, working around pain or injury and transferring performance from the gym to the field.

You can enjoy remote coaching advice at all stages. You can send in videos of yourself for technique review, ask how to modify a training schedule if you’re struggling to balance everything and get advice on general health and fitness – the internet is not always the easiest to navigate for these matters!

Running Sessions

These can be designed for any of the following goals

  • Energy System Development
  • Acceleration and top end speed
  • Agility – particularly beneficial for field athletes

Time and location are negotiable but baseline prices are as follows:

  • €60 for one to one sessions (package* of 4 for €160)
  • €80/session of up to approximately one hour for groups of 2-6 (package* of 4 for €220) . With more than 6 players the price will change to €10 per person and fixed at no more than €100 per session.
  • A surcharge will also be added if the location adds on significant time for travel for me. Places like St. Anne’s Park and Fairview Park are easy for me to access however and will have no surcharge.

*Packages must come with a defined schedule and have no more than 2 weeks between sessions, with a strict cancellation policy.

Why Choose TOP?

It’s my mission to deliver plans that are safe and effective for clients. Working up a sweat can be extremely easy (‘do 20 burpees right now’) but achieving this through pain-free sustainable programming takes a little more thought.

I also don’t want you to simply do exercise to burn calories: I want you to benefit enormously by feeling stronger, moving better, removing old aches, improving bone density, increasing confidence and more.

‘Have worked with Fiona for the last 15 months and she has transformed my exercise and diet habits. I have found Fiona to be very helpful and a great listener, which is an essential skill to have in her line of work. I would have zero issues in recommending Fiona to anyone who would need her services.

Glyn O’Leary

Fiona Mernagh is an excellent physiotherapist and personal trainer who I’d recommend for injury treatment, injury prevention and athletic training.’

Ciaran Costello

‘Excellent service in both physio and strength and conditioning work. Extremely thorough assessments for injuries and was able to get me back playing in a couple of weeks after a painful injury. Aine Harte

‘I have been working with Fiona for a number of years now and I could not recommend her highly enough.

Fiona tailored every plan to suit my needs. She listened and adapted basedon my circumstances. Having moved consistently and with varying access to equipment Fiona has always been able to make training work for me, regardless of my situation. Her wealth of knowledge in providing individual workouts, recovery, and injury rehab has helped me become a well-rounded athlete. I had many injuries before training with Fiona. She has not only helped recover from previous injuries but has also helped prevent injuries from occurring.

Working with Fiona has brought my athletic ability to a level I did not know I had. She challenged me using specific training methods for Ultimate Frisbee. Her programmes trained my body not only to be able to cope with the demands of a high performance Ultimate season but also to excel at it.

Working with Fiona was the best and most important step in my athletic career.’ Sarah Melvin, Irish Ultimate Euros Gold Medalist and Eurostar

”Fiona understands the demands of Ultimate and the strength and stability requirements. I improved speed and resilience throughout the last three seasons, with no major injuries, while living in Canada. Fiona was extremely adaptable and responsive in being able to change plans to accommodate me or my situation, like when I had a light ankle sprain after a tournament weekend I was back in the gym on Tuesday with a modified plan or changing a program when COVID had restricted access to gyms. Fiona provides a gym and running plan that is challenging, varied and really fun. Most importantly, I felt that I improved as an athlete and as an ultimate player with her guidance.” Robbie Brennan, Furious George Ultimate Player

”Fiona’s programmes are fun, challenging, and made me feel more prepared as an athlete than many others I’ve tried. She is adept at tailoring programmes to suit specific sports and personal needs, and keeps the work engaging. On top of this, Fiona is always willing to offer advice and feedback, and is committed to improving her clients’ athleticism and mechanics. Even through lockdown she offered excellent support and critique. As a physical therapist she is thorough and attentive, checking in with progress regularly. I would highly recommend investing in training programmes and/or physical therapy at TOP.” Sinéad O’Shiel Fleming, Irish Women’s Gold Medalist Euros 2019 in Ultimate Frisbee