About us, we’re here for over 16 years

For over 16 years, Tony Matthews has worked as an independent Gym instructor getting people great results in weight loss, weight gain, stamina building, energy boosting and general fitness. He has worked using the facilities of different sports and leisure clubs. As the business continued to grow he opened up his own premises in May of 1999 in McSweeney Street, Dundalk and later moved to Francis Street, Dundalk. In January 2006 he re-launched the business in larger premises in Anne Street, Dundalk (see photo below) where he now has a very good client base. The business is now called lifegym and has upgraded facilities including a state-of-the-art Vectra multi-station resistance machine, various functional training equipment and shower/changing area.

About Lifegym: After completing his Level 1 N.C.E.F. course in October 1997, Tony then completed Personal Trainer Level 2 in October 1998. He also qualified as a Holistic Dietician with the Irish Health Culture Association in October 1999. To keep up with changing trends in the industry, Tony completely retrained as a Personal Trainer in 2014 and has done many qualifications and workshops within the Fitness Industry down through the years (see below).

Tony works using the facilities of various sports and leisure clubs and also does many workouts with clients at their offices or in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Tony also has his own Personal Training Gym at 13 Anne Street, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland which is specifically equipped for one-to-one training and where he has now developed a large client base.

To make the Personal Training services available to a wider audience, in 2007 Tony set up lifegym.ie

Here’s what Tony himself says


“In the time it takes you to watch a soccer match or 1½ episodes of Coronation Street, you could be achieving your ideal body shape and all that goes with it. With my training programme, you get results without spending every waking hour in the gym. Three x 30 minute sessions a week with some changes to your diet (and that doesn’t mean eating grass!) and very soon you’ll see the changes. It is possible to get into shape at any age. But very often you will need some help in getting there. I can work around your goals and needs and you can train where and when it suits you.”

Unfortunately, life doesn’t wait around for anyone so why not get up now and make a commitment to getting into your ideal shape. You know you deserve it! All you have to do is to complete the questionnaire on our Programme Signup page to get you started with our online Personal Training programmes.


I currently hold the following qualifications;

  • NCEF Certificate in Fitness Instruction
  • NCEF Certificate in Personal Training
  • Elite Fitness & Performance Academy National Certificate in Fitness Instruction
  • Elite Fitness & Performance Academy National Certificate in Personal Training
  • LIA Certificate in Olympic Lifting
  • LIA Certificate in Kettlebell instruction
  • LIA Certificate in Suspension Training
  • LIA Certificate in Groupfit Box
  • LIA Certificate in Exercise referral
  • LIA Certificate in Self Myofascial Release
  • LIA Level 3 Certificate in Strength & Functional Bag Training
  • LIA Certificate in Sports Nutrition

Tony’s passion for helping people achieve all their goals through improved physical and mental Health & Fitness shines through when you work with him. This leads him to continue his ongoing education as you can see from his extensive list of qualifications above. Tony also continuously attends training days and workshops relevent to his profession.