David studied the BA (Hons) in Exercise & Health Studies and continued on to achieve his dream of opening his own gym
When and where was your first job after graduating?
Goldstone Gym & Fitness
Where are you currently working and what position do you currently hold?
I am the Owner of Twomey's Strength & Conditioning Gym
What do you hope to hope to achieve in the future?
I hope to expand to a bigger unit and have employees working for me
How has your studies at WIT helped you to get where you are today?
I was lucky I had done Fitness & Health in WCFE (Waterford College of Further Education). This allowed me to get the points in order to get into WIT (Waterford Institute of Technology) to do Exercise & Health Studies. This allowed me to work in the industry as I was already qualified with my Sport Recreation Level 5 and NCEF (National Certificate of Exercise & Fitness) Level 6.
I worked in Goldstone Gym & Fitness for 4 years, while studying for my BA (Hons) in Exercise & Health Studies. This allowed me to put whatever I had learnt into practice!
Did your work placement / internship or contact with the Careers Centre help get you to where you are now?
I always knew I wanted to work for myself and have my own gym. I just didn't realise it would have happened as quick as it did, I am glad I went out on my own, I would have regretted not venturing out on my own and at least trying it out to see if it would work. I have been set up in the Tycor business centre since October 2015, and still continue to be self employed.