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Inspiring Better Health


Katie O' Shea

BSc - Exercise & Health Science, MSc - Weight Management

"BestLife - Giving people improved confidence, better health, optimal energy and ultimately, their best life."

BestLife is a successful health promoting business that will completely change the way you think about food and exercise for good. This amazingly simple system is easy to understand; easy to stick to and most importantly it works! No starvation diets, no sessions that make you puke, no meal replacement shakes or bars, everything in moderation, nothing is banned and best of all, it's affordable and accessible for everyone.

About Me

I hope by telling my story that I may help and motivate someone to get out, get active and find the person they really are inside. Fifteen years ago, I was completely inactive, I wasn’t a healthy weight – I wasn’t a healthy person. Having grown up in a bed and breakfast, cooked breakfasts were the norm and I was reared with a “waste not, want not” attitude. Whatever I saw I ate and I avoided exercise at all costs because I wasn’t the sporty type. I rebelled and partied like there was no tomorrow. At 19 years of age, my sister brought me to my GP as I wasn’t sleeping and my mood was low, I was tearful all the time and I had no idea what was wrong. The doctor recommended I start walking so I huffed and puffed and eventually the walks got faster and longer. Walking progressed to running and the weight began to fall off. My mood lifted and I started to feel myself again. I hired a personal trainer and a nutritionist; as in the past, generic diets and exercise DVD’s never worked for me. Suddenly I was accountable to a professional and I started seeing real results – changes in my body, my mood, my fitness, I became more sociable; I was happy again.

In 2005, I returned to college and began training in health sciences. To date, I have continued up-skilling. First, a four year degree in exercise and health science, then a masters degree in weight management over in the UK, then an internship in a multinational corporation in the health promotion department. It hasn’t stopped. My passion for wellness has brought me to schools, workplaces, fitness centres, nutrition clinics, weight management centres and in to the wider community. To me, nothing is impossible if you work hard and deliver a quality service to the wider community. I have gained so much quality experience delivering lectures on childhood obesity to doctors in UCC, training personal trainers in business conduct, giving healthy eating talks in local schools and large companies, managing a large client base in Cork’s premiere weight management clinic and providing fitness classes and personal training to hundreds of clients whether at work, at home or in community halls. I offer the best service available, I offer health and in my opinion, a healthy and happy life is the best life you could ask for.



Eating for health

If you are what you eat, why be fast, cheap, easy or fake? I'll show you how healthy eating can be quick and affordable focusing on real food and feeling good.


Physical activity & exercise

Whether it's exercise classes in the workplace, personal training in our private studio or in your home; I'll show you how to make health a habit. Many people find that hiring a personal trainer who makes house calls is the only way to ensure they stick to their fitness goals.


Weight Management

Delivering private 1:1 weight management consultations, as well as small group talks with weigh-ins. The purpose of these services is to highlight the small changes that can make a big difference to how we look, feel and live.

My Services

Please select a service below.

Nutrition Counseling & Weight Management

Nutritional Services

Nutrition counseling is a type of assessment or counseling that analyses various health needs in regard to diet and exercise. A nutritional counselor can help you to set achievable health goals and teaches various ways of maintaining these goals throughout your lifetime. Such an assessment is beneficial to a wide variety of people and can help those with numerous disorders. During this assessment, the counselor provides information based on a person’s current status, helping to improve overall health. Nutrition counseling provides many benefits, and here are the top five.

A Healthier Lifestyle

Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Without proper nutrition, you don’t have enough energy to make it through the day. Also, your health can decline without proper nutrition, making you more susceptible to illness and disease. It is a known fact that a lot of diseases today are caused by an unhealthy diet. Whether it is because the quantity of fat and calories leads to obesity, the lack of nutrients needed for a strong and healthy immune system, or the amount of chemicals and trans fats that are included in processed foods, unhealthy eating can lead to major health problems.

Getting Fit More Quickly

Many nutrition counselors recommend fitness programs and nutritional supplements. By seeing a nutritional counselor instead of looking and testing out various products and fitness routines on your own, time is saved. Through nutritional counseling, basic health needs are met and specialized information is given to fit your individual and personal lifestyle. If you need help learning about nutrition, BestLife can help you get started!

Nutritious & Delicious Foods

Eating foods rich in nutrition doesn’t mean eating lettuce and cottage cheese for the rest of your life! Salmon, chicken breasts, natural peanut butter, eggs, whole grain pasta, brown rice, and of course, all kinds of fruits and vegetables – these are all wonderful sources of great nutrition and they are all super delicious!

Nutrition Counseling Goes Deep

Nutritional counseling aims to get to the root cause of health concerns, rather than just tackling the symptoms. Once you get it all figured out with the help of a counselor, you will look and feel better, your energy level will increase, you will be able to control your weight, and you will no longer feel the need to try the latest fad diet. In addition, your mood will be elevated due to your increased energy level, and you will have improved your concentration and memory. One more thing – you will find that you get fewer colds and infections!

Additional Benefits

Learning about and practicing good nutrition can also help improve such conditions as tiredness and fatigue, mood swings, weight problems, skin conditions, digestion problems, arthritis, menopause, high blood pressure, and migraines and headaches. Weight management is a long-term approach to a healthy lifestyle. It includes a balance of healthy eating and physical exercise to equate energy expenditure and energy intake. Developing healthy eating habits while using tips that will keep us fuller longer can be useful tools in weight management. Knowing what your body needs is important to weight management and can control overconsumption and underconsumption of food. Weight management does not include fad diets that promote quick, temporary weight loss. It focuses on the long-term results that are achieved through slow weight loss, followed by retention of an ideal body weight for age, sex and height.

BestLife focuses on body composition as opposed to just body weight – assessing levels of body fat as an indicator of health. That way the focus is on health rather than stones and pounds. Girth measurements, skinfolds and waist hip ratio are also tracked.

Pricing Structure

  1. Initial 90 minute consultation (compulsory for new clients) €75.

    This involves thorough screening of current lifestyle choices, anthropometric measures are taken, goal setting, personalized meal plan and exercise program. Healthy easy-to-cook recipes are provided.

  2. 10 week program €300 (this includes cost of initial consultation).

    Weekly visits to assess progress, make changes to plan and ensure you are getting the results that you deserve. This program is for people with deeply rooted habits that need much support.

  3. 4 week program €150 (this includes cost of initial consultation).

    An intensive one month program designed to make you feel good. This program is ideal for motivated individuals seeking structure and guidance from a qualified health professional.

  4. Group presentations and weigh ins – 10 minute talk and weigh in – €10 per person (minimum of 10 people required).

    A presentation on various aspects of healthy eating is delivered to small groups. Topics covered include portion size, rethinking your drinking, reading food labels, the importance of water, food for mood, healthy lunches at school and work etc.

I also offer additional services that can be delivered in the community or in your home such as fridge/cupboard audits, healthy shopping tours in your local store and family interventions in the home for the treatment of excessive weight in children.
These prices are available to those travelling to my office in Douglas. Prices may vary for call out visits and programs delivered in workplaces and schools depending on location and numbers. Please call for a quote today.
Note: Referrals and repeat clients do receive discounts – please call to discuss.

Personal Training

Each session lasts 45 - 60 minutes. The aim of these sessions is to make exercise fun, safe and effective. You set your goal (whether it’s toning, strength gains, bulk up, fat loss, increased flexibility or stress relief) and I help you get RESULTS!
Personal training is ideal for those who don’t fancy the gym environment, want to save on joining fees and expensive fitness facilities or those who care for their children at home.

BestLife Personal Training Studio

  1. 1 x 1:1 session per week = €35
  2. 2 x 1:1 sessions per week = €65
  3. 3 x 1:1 sessions per week = €90

Call-out-trainers keep you accountable so you’re guaranteed to reach your goals. If you can’t travel to me, I’ll come to you. Remember you can split the costs if you involve a neighbour or friend, working out with a buddy increases adherence rates. You don’t need much space and I bring any equipment you may need.

BestLife Personal Training Callout

  1. 1 x 1:1 session per week = €50
  2. 2 x 1:1 sessions per week = €80
  3. 3 x 1:1 sessions per week = €120

Note: Use of a commercial fitness centre can be arranged if preferred; please call to discuss.

Corporate Services

BestLife offers many services to the corporate sector and to schools. The benefits of a healthy workforce are well documented and presentations for various topics can be delivered depending on the company’s need, such as:

  1. Healthy eating: getting the balance right
  2. Rethink your drink
  3. Understanding food labels
  4. Healthy foods for a healthy mind and body
  5. Top health tips for shift workers
  6. Beat the energy slump
  7. Healthy lunch boxes: let’s keep our children healthy and happy
  8. Healthy eating for the family; how to get the balance right
  9. The benefits of physical activity for health
  10. Move more, sleep well, stress less
  11. Various exercise classes e.g. circuits, body blast, stretch & tone, bootcamp, coredio
  12. Onsite small group personal training where I come to you and your employees

Onsite Displays – Health and Nutrition Stands

Back to school healthy lunch box ideas

Canteen choices – healthy eating made easy

Hidden sugars in our food and drink

Walking and Running Groups

For more enquires regarding any of the above topics or if you require a quote, please contact Katie.

Be Your Best (Group Personal Training and Nutrition)

This six week course will give you the tools to transform your health forever. Unlike other weight loss courses, Katie will empower you to always be in control of your nutrition and fitness.All sessions will have Katie, an experienced health professional there to review your food diary ) and help you identify the changes you need to make to transform your health.

This course runs two days per week for six weeks:

A forty-five minute nutrition presentation is delivered on the first day followed by 15 minutes for questions and answers.

On the second day, the group participate in one hour group personal training session focusing on whole body exercises specifically designed to help you get fit, tone up, gain strength, improve flexibility, lose body fat and feel fantastic.

Each week, we’ll cover a different topic in an informal talk, ensuring that by the end of the six weeks, you will have all the knowledge you need to banish cravings, balance blood sugar, boost your energy and achieve a healthy weight and lose a stone or more!.

Week 1 – Participants will be measured and weighed and individual health goals will be set for each person. Learn how to Balance blood sugars and fuel your body effectively and find out which vitamins & minerals will help you lose weight.

Week 2 – Food for energy and healthy snacks plus recipes for you to use at home

Week 3 – Find out how to manage healthy portion sizes

Week 4 – Find out how to read food labels

Week 5 – What are the good fats in the diet –feed your brain, help your heart and improve your mood.

Week 6 – Boosting your immune system and learning to stay on track going forward.

Other Details:

No Gimmicks or shakes – just simple tasty food and exercise!

Different recipes given out to help you achieve your health goal.

Participants will keep food diaries which will be inspected and analysed each week via email.

Participants will be weighed (privately) on the Tanita Scales (same as Operation Transformation) and given a print out of your weight, BMI, body fat, metabolic age and much more.

Pediatric Services For Youths

For the last five years I have been delivering nutrition, weight management and fitness services to children and adolescents. Nutritional deficiencies, physical inactivity and childhood obesity rates have been rising steadily for years. Parents often feel they are not equipped to discuss such sensitive issues with their own children. Whatever a child’s age, it is never too late to start them on the road to health by feeding them a fresh, wholesome and varied diet to last them a lifetime.

With a private personal training studio I can combine nutrition and physical activity interventions to achieve maximum results for your child. Many youths are not confident exercising in their community, are not allowed attend gyms and fear looking silly because they don’t see themselves as the sporty type. BestLife takes a fun approach to exercise ensuring all activities are safe and effective for different age groups. Onsite I use medicine balls, jump ropes and body weight exercise so all exercises can be practiced at home between visits.

Note: For child protection, parents must attend all sessions.

  1. 1 x 1:1 session per week = €45
  2. 2 x 1:1 sessions per week = €75
  3. 3 x 1:1 sessions per week = €100

Free Consultation


If you’re unsure, why not try a 100% FREE consultation? I’m more than happy to sit down with you and answer any questions you may have, address queries or concerns and explain how BestLife can help you reach your health goals. I want to hear why your efforts may have not worked in the past to ensure we can different approach – one that suits you and your current lifestyle. This is not a “one size fits all” program, let’s agree to compromise and create long-term change one step at a time. I have the knowledge and experience to help you change your life but more importantly I have the empathy to understand that change doesn’t happen overnight and support is vital.

Register your interest below and I will contact you to set up a 100% free no obligation consultation.

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