Originally trained as a commercial pilot for the Australian airline QantasLink, Danel fell in love with his Human Biology classes whilst completing his Bachelor of Aviation degree in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating as a fully qualified airline-trained pilot he switched careers to pursue his true passion for health and fitness. He has now been a coach for just short of a decade. He is a certified strength and conditioner, personal trainer and exercise nutritionist and is currently completing his BSc in Strength & Conditioning at Setanta College.
Daniel takes a holistic approach to improve people's physique and performance. He focuses heavily on both the physical and psychological development of his clients to not only provide programs that force the body to adapt (e.g., lose body fat, improve fitness, build muscle, etc.), but also help them build habits and mindsets that facilitate the changes in their lifestyle, motivation and effort necessary to reach their goals. He has worked with bodybuilders, fitness models, team sport athletes, endurance athletes, combat athletes, and those just looking to improve their body, health and fitness.
Daniel isn't someone who is only obsessed with helping others improve their physique and performance; he himself loves the process of living a fit and healthy lifestyle and constantly improving himself. Daniel is an ex-Rugby player, surfer and bodybuilder who has competed at national and international levels as a Men's Physique competitor with the IFBB. He was Ireland's national champion for two consecutive years, having won his category in 2015 and overalls in 2016, and placed within the top 10 at the European Championships in 2017.
- Higher Certificate in Strength & Conditioning, Setanta College
- Certified Fitness Trainer, International Sports Science Association
- Level 1 Certificate in Exercise Nutrition, Precision Nutrition
- Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor, The Health Sciences Academy