Seán BarrettHead Coach

Seán started Phoenix Mind and Body Performance in early 2020 after accumulating 20 years’ worth of knowledge and experience in fitness and kickboxing with his local club. Seán has been competing at an elite level of kickboxing over the last 15 years and has competed for national, European and World championships throughout Europe. Seán is a 3rd Dan blackbelt in kickboxing and currently ranked 2nd in Ireland and 3rd in the world in the Light Welterweight Full Contact divisions. During his time of training Sean started coaching and found pure happiness from teaching and seeing people improve. His passion for helping people find their motivation is infectious and will go above and beyond to help you achieve your results with an empathetic understanding manner.


Our approach in the gym has and will always be consistency, this has allowed us to reach new heights in the last 2 years.

Just a few to name:

  • First Professional Kickboxer to come out of Waterford since 2008
  • The first ever kickboxing show in The Theatre Royal called “The Rebirth”
  • Launching an online learning platform
  • Having a both WKA & ISKA  Cruiserweight titles by one of our competitors
  • Working with The Frontline Project & Garda Youth Diversion Project
  • Building relationships with local schools to learn kickboxing
  • Building the confidence of every person that walks in the door
  • Raising €1,397.50 for Waterford’s Oasis House
  • Keeping multiple recovering addicts on the straight and narrow with an empowering atmosphere

More achievements to come, join to become apart of our success.

Partnering with local businesses so you can have a complete fitness journey

Core Fitness

We partner with Core Fitness to provide strength and conditioning specific to fighters. Training is provided by Robbie Parle who is an ex-fighter so he knows exactly what a kickboxer needs.

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Elite Recovery

Recovery is an essential part of anyone's training and offers a 10% discount to our members.

Elite Recovery is offering a wide range of services for your sport recovery needs such as Compression boots, Cyro ice baths, Infrared Sauna and Lazy Spa Hydro Hot Tub.

Elite Recovery

Dave Hartrey

Dave coaches some of our clients in Phoenix and those who have been to him, can only speak positively of their experience. There's a discount for members of Phoenix Performance.

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