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I have never felt stronger

Knowing Active Academy’s professional and flawless reputation,  I wanted to get fit myself and having the goal of doing my 1st Triathlon at the age of 43 years old, I wanted professional fitness training and was delighted to take up training sessions with Active Academy 3 times a week. I was unfit and needed the

Louise O'Neill

Lisa brings a smile to all the children’s faces!

Lisa has been coming to Cuala Montessori pre-school to do classes twice a week for years. Along with an array of props, Lisa brings a smile to all the children’s faces! The children love seeing Lisa coming to visit us for class. Lisa’s energy and love of her class are second to none, even the

Cuala Montessori Pre-School

All my friends do it

I love doing Active Academy after school because all my friends do it. My favourite bit is the warm-up and every week there is a different challenge and you try to get better and

age 7

It’s the highlight of children’s week

Lisa has implemented a programme here in Little Green Giants with great success over the last few years. It is very popular with all of our young groups in Montessori and Toddlers. It has enormous benefits for their physical and emotional development. Lisa has a wonderful rapport with the children and is brilliant at engaging all

Gemma Greene
Little Green Giants

Why I can’t have class every day?

My 4-year-old son loves his exercise class! Every morning before school he asks me “is it on today”? He tells me all the fun games they play! His imagination explodes when he is telling me the games and fun they had that day! He asks why they can’t have class every day? His favourite game

Charlotte Meaney

I couldn’t be more pleased

My son has attended Lisa’s camps and after school classes for almost 4yrs, he LOVES it and as a parent, I couldn’t be more pleased with every experience he has had. Lisa is dedicated to the children and has a huge emphasis on their health and well being and provides this in a fun and


I love going to Lisa’s class!

I love going to Lisa’s class every week. It’s lots of fun with all my friends. When I leave I’m tired but very

Age 7

An inclusive environment is achieved

We were delighted to welcome Lisa to deliver a guest session on the early childhood education degree. Lisa’s energy and enthusiasm, sprinkled with a dose of the reality of working with children in the early years, provided an informative and insightful experience for our students. Lisa’s attention to detail, her in-depth knowledge and experience of

Lecturer in PE & Early Childhood Education

Favourite activity for pupils

Lisa will get your children moving and having fun. Her Active Academy crew are a firm favourite activity for all the pupils in Kilcoole Primary School every

Joanne Mc Donagh
Principal, Kilcoole Primary School

Fun Kids Games

Lisa does really fun games and I love doing the obstacle courses and the exercises. It’s my favourite

Aged 7

Obstacle Courses

I love playing with my friends and doing obstacle courses with

Aged 4

Summer Camp and After School

My boys have attended Active Kids for the last few years, both camps and after school. Lisa is always so encouraging and welcoming and puts the kids at ease from the minute they go in. They love all the activities – scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, exercises. They always leave tired and

Summer Camp Dublin

My daughter has absolutely loved summer camp in Dublin with Lisa! I was nervous about her settling at the beginning but Lisa made sure I knew how she was getting on by sending me photos and updates throughout the morning. I need not have worried… This has been her favourite week of the year and

Summer Camp

Dear Lisa, A small note to say thank you so much for this week. You went miles and miles above and beyond what I expected and it really meant so much. You got it from all angles and helped all four of us reap the benefits of summer camp! You’re someone special – the effort,

Caroline, Conor, Saoirse & Clodagh

Outreach classes

Lisa was a breath of fresh air when she visited our outreach classes. She had a lovely easy way with the kids. Lisa took the time and effort to make sure all the kids participated in the games. She used all her colourful equipment in a really fun way. The kids really enjoyed her class.


Activities for the Kids

Lisa from Active Academy is brilliant. She gets all the children involved in activities and caters for all their individual needs. Lisa makes exercise fun and has a range of different activities for the kids. Lisa is enthusiastic and full of positivity which really helps getting the children


Games for all ability levels

Lisa came to our outreach classes for a few sessions. She was so well organised and really friendly. She put out loads of lovely colourful and engaging equipment which all the children loved! The games were fun, really creative and catered to all of the ability levels. I can’t recommend Lisa highly enough. She had

Lisa caters for all of their individual needs.

Lisa has been working with us for the last four years. She makes exercise so much fun for the children that the 45 minutes just fly by. Lisa is great with the children and all of the children are included in the group. Lisa caters for all of their individual needs. Lisa’s enthusiasm makes the


Would highly recommend Lisa!

Would highly recommend Lisa! She does amazing work and is great with people with

Julieanne Whelan

I really enjoy doing this class

I have been doing the class with Lisa on Monday’s. I really enjoy doing this class, I think it helps build my strength because I’m working on my 6


My son really enjoyed Lisa’s online live classes over the summer.

My son really enjoyed Lisa’s online live classes over the summer. He enjoyed the interaction via comments and exercised along, even after the class had


Our members of all ages could take part and really enjoyed each weekly session

We were delighted to have a session with Lisa from active kids academy as part of our virtual timetable throughout lockdown and the summer. Our members of all ages could take part and really enjoyed each weekly session. It was such a success we have added the weekly sessions to our autumn timetable. We are

Anne King
Volunteer & Events Manager, Lakers

I loved Lisa’s approach to the children, always making it fun.

Lisa worked with our students in our Specialised Preschool. All our students have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lisa held great fitness classes with us throughout the school year. She was very patient with our students and very encouraging for them to join in. I loved Lisa’s approach to the children, always making it

Nexus Educational Hub

One of my boys has autism and Lisa is incredible with him

My boys have enjoyed Lisa’s classes for the last couple of years. She is amazing with them – they are so happy at the end of them and have had a brilliant time exercising in a fun and colourful and exciting class. They always want to go back for more. She is full of enthusiasm


She really understands autism and is so fun and innovative

Wicklow Triple A Alliance has been working closely with Lisa and her team for 3 years now. We have total confidence in Lisa to support our kids. She really understands autism and is so fun and innovative with her approach to engaging our members. As well as our weekly fitness classes Lisa hosted a summer

Ailing Foran

The children just love it!

Lisa has been coming to our school for many years now providing a high-energy, fun-filled after school fitness class. The children just love it! Each week they are presented with a highly organised, action-packed hour and Lisa caters so well for individual needs. I would highly recommend Lisa for your Afterschool

Moneystown NS

Lisa is reliable, flexible and truly loves her job

Lisa has supported our services for over 3 years. Lisa is like a loving member of staff. She remembers the children and gives them a super fun fitness class for the different ages we have attending the service. Her understanding of the different abilities also makes her a superior instructor. She is reliable, flexible and

Sinéad Plunkett
Owner of Tús Nua Montessori Bray

Lisa is so full of energy, positivity & fun

The kids are so excited to take part in her classes every week and are always so inspired by her innovative activities and her professionalism. I would highly recommend Lisa to all age groups, she is practically perfect in every


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Why Choose Us?

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Our Aims Are Simple!

  • Fitness For All
  • Classes Specific To Needs
  • Happy Head, Healthy Heart and Strong body
  • Build Communities

We achieve this by ensuring that all of our classes are inclusive and designed to cater for everybody. We provide an environment where everyone is accepted for who they are. We include activities in our classes that allow our users to socialise and form friendships, this helps us build communities. 


Our fun fitness classes allow children and adults to get fit, improve agility, strength, balance, coordination, social skills, listening skills, communication skills, flexibility and much more. We develop activities that will help improve gross and fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, develop coping mechanisms, improve concentration and locomotor skills. We also focus on building self-confidence and increasing self-esteem for all the participants in our classes. The best thing is that all of this happens unbeknownst to them because they are just having fun. 

Benefits From Our Classes



Healthy Habits







Social Skills


Coping Skills

Decision Making

Listening Skills

Gross & Fine Motor Skills

Communication Skills

Improved Concentration

Locomotor Skills

Hand Eye Coordination

Sense of belonging

Mental Health Awareness

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