Shakti Participants Graduate from Life Changing Programme

On a bleak Monday night in mid January 12 eager participants arrived on the doorsteps of Shakti Fitness & Wellness Studio in Abbeyfeale.

They were beginning their journey of a lifetime with the studio on its ‘Eight-Week Life Changing Programme’.

Steady Progression

Over the following weeks their lives and bodies were transformed and reformed through a slow and steady progression.  The programme was led by fitness experts:  Breda O’Grady with 20 years of experience in (I.T.E.C/A.C.E/I.L.A.M/P.P.A – Pilates & Fitness Tranier/Sports Injury & Massage Therapist and  Maggie Large with five years of experience as an N.C.E.F Fitness Instructor and Andrea Cullen – one of Irelands top nutritionists. Andrea Cullen, who has more than 15 years experience in the field is a Nutritional Therapist, Pharmacist, member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy, and Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Looking Amazing

“On Friday night, March 21st our participants stood before us again looking amazing as we announced the winner of the programme at our awards ceremony at the Devin Inn. To Breda and myself they were all winners with each and everyone of them having massive weight and inch loss results, increased fitness levels and stamina, motivation and self-confidence. Minister Jimmy Deenihan, who initially launched the programme, was in attendance for the opening speeches and he sincerely congratulated all the team for their success and achievement and wished them well in the future,” said Maggie.

Best Wishes

“Our evening of certificate distribution was interrupted by a call from course participant and Operation Transformation finalist, Richard Harnett as he unfortunately couldn’t make the ceremony.

He sent on his best wishes to his team mates: Brendan Sexton, John O’Connor , Maria Goad, Rita O’Connell, Kathleen Culloty, Sheila McEnery, Carmel Clifford and Mairead Doyle.

The night finished up with a presentation to Mairead Doyle our overall winner followed closely in second place by Rita O’Connell who received a six-month class membership at Shakti Fitness & Wellness Studio.

So as your world is expanding your butt is shrinking!!!!! We may have finished our 8 week programme but due to its success we have breaking news:

New Programme

A NEW Eight-Week Life Changing Programme will commence after Easter.  So if you want to look sleek, slim and sexy for summer this programme is just for you.

Open to male and female participants and with only 12 spaces available please watch this space and book your place now. The launch will take place very shortly and will be advertised locally and throughout North Kerry & West Limerick. For further details please contact Breda on 087 4144303 or Maggie on 087 9866533.  Find us on Facebook or E-mail us at  with any queries you may have.”