Conor O’ Shea is an Irish mobility and rehab coach with over 11 years of coaching experience. He specializes in helping guys over 30 get strong, lean, and pain-free without wasting hours at the gym each week. Conor loves free diving, traveling, and coffee when he’s not coaching.
I specialize in guys in their 30s improving their mobility and dropping body fat using sustainable lifestyle habits.
After spending my childhood playing Gaelic games, I found myself in my 20s with a stiff, sore, and broken body. I studied sport and exercise science at university and have spent the last 11 years coaching clients in person and online.
I knew something was wrong when I was repeatedly limping into work in my mid-20s. I had recurring plantar fasciitis, and I felt old and creaky. Whenever I got some consistency under my belt, something would break…again.
I needed to make a change and decided to travel for a few years in my mid-20s. I studied yoga in India and taught Hatha Yoga in Khon Kaen, Thailand, for 1.5 years. This was the start of my transformation, and over the course of this two-year period, my body opened up.
I felt freedom in my hips that I never had before. I could sit pain-free for hours on the ground and started to feel strong and mobile in my body. When I moved to Melbourne in 2015, I wanted to find a system to help tie my sports science background with yoga, and I found GMB Fitness.
Using their methods, I felt at my strongest in what I like to call transferable strength. In the past, I had “gym” strength and could pull twice my body weight in a deadlift, but I found simple tasks like moving a couch would cause a silly injury.
Now I felt bulletproof. My injuries were no longer the main part of my training. I could move pain-free and with ease. My work and life outside of work were no longer occupied with worry about not being able to work and train as I wanted to.
My favorite part of coaching is seeing a client come to me broken and feeling lost and frustrated to evolve into their best self.