Meet Coach Suzi
Hi, I’m Susan McEntegart the owner of Corner Shop Gym but I’m more well known by my clients as simply Coach Suzi! I have worked in the fitness industry for almost 20 years now so it’s safe to say it’s more than just a career – it’s a passion. During these 20 years I have gained vast knowledge and hands on experience in every aspect of operating a fitness business, from setting up a PT studio to managing large fitness clubs and leisure centers.
During the early years of my career I spent my fair share of time as a participant on many courses and workshops including first aid, manual handling and sales training. Most of these were total snoozefests, generic courses lead by “Mr or Ms Monotonous” pushed out to suit a multitude of industries. I never understood why I was learning about someone cutting their arm open with a knife in a kitchen rather than splitting their shin open during a plyo box jump or why I was learning how to close the sale of a car rather than of a gym membership! Perhaps most frustrating of all was the “kick the box” and lift the bale of paper manual handling course I had to complete every 3 years to tick a box rather than using dumbbells and weight plates – the stuff I actually lifted in my job! Meanwhile as a part time tutor on ITEC, NCEF, FETAC and REPs accredited courses since 2004 I also started to wonder why these awards prepared students to be outstanding fitness professionals but not to be savvy managers or even successful business owners. Something had to change – there was a huge gap in the market, these service providers were overlooking our FitFam and our specific needs.
So, I created Corner Shop Gym to deliver bespoke training and consultancy services. Focusing on the business of fitness I work with start ups, studios, & box gyms as well as large private and local authority centres across Ireland and the UK. I use my extensive, and unique skill set to help improve their bottom line be it through a dedicated workshop, one to one coaching or audits and consultancy services.
However, never truly happy out of my fitness gear I also work with a number of prestigious brands as a Global Master Trainer (TriggerPoint Therapy and Let’s Bands) a Brand Ambassador (BV Sport) and also as a fitness presenter and motivational speaker. I am a proud Roc Doc Level 2 with Rocktape, a FitStepper for FitSteps and also a Pound Pro. I like to move and I love to teach – I’m all about chasing those dreams and inspiring and empowering others to do the same.
I can’t wait to help you make your business fitter, just get in touch!
Our promise to you…
Here at Corner Shop Gym we endeavour to respond to all student and prospective students queries in a timely manner. Feel free to use our “Contact Us” form or we’d love if you popped us a call!
We pride ourselves on not only recruiting experts in their field with relevant industry experience to coach with us but also on the fact that to work on our team you must be positive, enthusiastic and innovative. This means our students flourish under the benefit of our ever evolving and cutting edge knowledge.
We like our sessions to be as interactive as possible so encourage students to bring laptops or smart devices with them so they can update their projects during the course and gain guidance from coaches throughout.
Open and honest communication underpins everything we do at Corner Shop Gym. We have a number of policies in place to ensure a positive learning experience for all students and we welcome feedback, both positive and negative, so we can continue to improve.