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Fit Republic is one of the best places I have ever trained. I have tried many places and never stuck at it. So what makes Fit Republic so special….Well to start with the trainers are outstanding and totally motivating. Sandra whom I truly admire and more importantly I aspire to is one of the best Pilate’s teachers I have ever experienced. Sandra truly cares about her clients not just physically but mentally as well. It’s not about the money for Sandra, it’s about seeing the progression in people. Making them feel better about themselves. I went through a very tough time in my life in 2016 and if it was not for Sandra and Elisa I do not know where I would be today. I feel so refreshed leaving Fit Republic and Sandra is a breath of fresh air. Her passion is so inspiring I do genuinely want to be a teacher like her someday. I want her to train me???!  and she is so good at entertaining me with the idea…I love it!! Sandra is also one of the best Physical Therapist I have ever been too. I have been in a lot of pain over the pain year but I can finally see light at the end of the tunnel and that’s only after a few sessions with Sandra. You should try it out….you wont look back!!!!   Brenda Lagan, 2017

I cannot speak highly enough of all the staff at Fit Republic! Each trainer challenges me in different ways, giving me a great sense of achievement at the end of each class. Classes are always varied and from the minute you
walk up those stairs you are welcomed into a fun, friendly yet work focused environment where there is great interaction between staff and clients. No matter what your goal, everything is catered for from fitness to nutrition. I would highly recommend it to everyone!  – Emer Kennedy, 2017

Fit Republic has an extremely knowledgeable and motivating group of trainers. With a huge variety of classes continually changing you will never be bored!! Sandra is always well ahead of the game and keeps well upto date with the ever changing exercise and dietary news. At Fit Republic clients needs and requirements are a priority and I can honestly say they go over and above for you.  Join!  You will not regret it.

Orla Barry, 2017


Fit Republic has an outstanding group of friendly trainers and clients. Everyone is always made feel so welcome and well looked after!! With a wide variety of classes and times, there’s something for everyone of any age or fitness. Keep up the good work guys

 Jenny Quirke, 2017                                                                                                                                                                           



“Sincere thanks and respect to my Pilates teacher, Sandra Scannell, Fit Republic, Fermoy, last night was my best class experience this year , I could finally feel some strength returning. This highly skilled professional was a constant guide through my cancer adventure. Myjoanie
lovely daughter in law dragged me kicking and screaming to class the minute I was diagnosed (Jan 2013). I was scared ’cause I was fat, no spring chicken and stiff as a brick, non of that mattered, all students are welcomed.

No quarter asked no quarter given in class, Sandra expects her students to work to capacity and really learn about their bodies and improve after each class. Some nights just climbing those stairs wiped me out and while I rested between repetitions, if I rested too long I’d hear her voice advising a modified position and she would hold a leg or back so I’d keep going. The normality of being expected to give my best in class, even on shit health days, was reassuring in the turmoil of those ever shifting times.

Before my total mastectomy and auxillary clearance (End of Aug 2013) I asked Sandra for some arm/ shoulder exercise to improve recovery , she had done the course !!! I didn’t know there was a pre mastectomy Pilates regime, thanks to Sandra I made a quick recovery with good mobility. Last year was tough but doable as there was always a goal or battle to be won and the high of even small goals achieved. This year was just knock down weary and hard for me. Radiation floored me and I had a nasty rugby ball abscess in my wound, lost all mobility in that arm /shoulder again, really sore. Then
muscle spasm and bad joint pains and the icing on the cake , FATIGUE like you couldn’t imagine. All normal post treatment my Oncologist told me, so I realised I was very lucky and this would pass eventually.

I lost my treasured independence and privacy. All of these symptoms made me feel stupid, weak, vulnerable, very unsexy and mind fogged but I was and remain so delighted and grateful to be alive and cancer free.

I kept going to class when I was able and Sandra kept encouraging me and finally last night I came away with the belief that I will be physically strong and mobile again before too long. Maybe I won’t have the boundless energy of youth again but I’ll be strong enough for a few more adventures to come. Angels come in many guises , Thank you Sandra.”  Joanie Hanley



johannaBefore I joined FitRepublic I was severely overweight and had zero confidence. I tried so many diets, they would work for a short period of time then I would slip back into old habits of eating unhealthy foods.

I always thought I needed someone else to lose the weight for me, as I didn’t know where to start. One day I decided to take my health into my own hands.

That’s when I met the FitRepublic team they were so helpful and made me feel at ease straight away. Sandra gave me the support and encouragement I needed to begin my journey. I was nervous on my first training session and I found it was tough.  I realised how unfit I had become and Elisa motivated me to keep going. I train four times a week and I love the variety of classes available.

Fit Republic’s Instructors have been a huge inspiration to me.   They have taught me how to believe in myself and that I am worth it.  They have also helped to educate me in healthy eating and good nutritious foods.

To date I have lost almost 4 stone, and dropped multiple dress sizes I have gone from a size 20 to a size 14.

This has been an incredible experience for me and has completely changed my life for the better and I look forward to continuing my journey with the FitRepublic team.”   Johanna McDonald

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