Studying at WIT gave graduate David the drive to follow his passion for fitness and photography by opening two of his own businesses in Waterford
BA (Hons) Exercise & Health Studies graduate David O’Sullivan thanks his course at WIT for helping him establish his two businesses, Capture Me photography and Cardio Care gym, both located on the Dunmore Road in Waterford.
“I opened Cardio Care in 2014 at Ballinakill Shopping Centre on the Dunmore Road which was hard work. From getting a bank loan, renovating and empty unit getting clients, and understanding the business world.”
Field of interest
David’s keen interest in physiology and functional fitness as well as “its leading facilities in the field of health and fitness” were the deciding factors to choose the course at WIT.
While studying, David found his main passions were in the area of physiology and nutrition & exercise programming. Due to this interest, he found it easy to study and achieve good grades at exam time.
When figuring out a healthy balance, David offers some advice, “Don’t sit in the library for 10 hours straight and spend most of your time on social media, do 2-4 hours hard work then get out and exercise or socialise with your friends.”
During the summer before his fourth year in college, David and a number of students and lecturers travelled to Africa where they volunteered with a local school, orphanage and soccer club giving help in whatever capacity possible.
“For two weeks we laid the foundations of a new school building, renovated the playground, trained the local soccer club and brought a smile to the children’s faces.”
Preparation for life
Reflecting on his time at WIT, David believes his time at the college prepared him for the ups and downs in life, “my time at WIT has definitely prepared me for the hard balls life throws and has developed me into the person I am today, and for that I’ll be forever grateful.”