“Dave is great at what he does, he keeps things simple and he progresses his clients safely at a steady pace. Probably the most knowledgeable man in Ireland when it comes to Kettlebell Conditioning.”
Kieran Dolan, Dolan Fitness
“Dave isn’t just a trainer, he’s a teacher. I trained online with him for a year and not only did I achieve my goals of getting stronger and losing weight, but I learned how to better manage my training so that I could keep improving. I’m still using the lessons I learned then in my training today.
Since finishing with the online training I have dropped in on a number of his classes in Wild Geese HQ and couldn’t have found the place more welcoming or fun to train in. Through excellent training, good nature and a deep knowledge of his subject matter, Dave makes every gruelling session fun. You barely notice how hard you’re working because your mind is kept occupied by all the stuff you’re learning!
Cool guy, great gym, if you’re looking for a great place to train or somebody to show you how it’s done, Dave Hedges is yer only man.”
“Dave Hedges has one of the most effective teaching style I’ve encountered in any field. He helps you get real results by paying attention to your personality, your level of commitment, fitness, sport specific requirements not just at the start of a programme, but every time you step into the gym. His field of expertise is fitness, strength and martial arts but his skill is enabling clients to go past what they think they can do. Having trained regularly during his lunchtime sessions, he inspired the type of commitment in people that I had only previously encountered in comptetitive team sports. I would recommend Dave to any athlete, team or individual who needs to improve fitness and strength generally or target sport specific training”
“I have been training with Dave for a few years now and can’t recommend him highly enough. The classes run by Dave are superbly organised, well thought out and challenging, but above all great fun. Dave is an intelligent coach with a deep knowledge and interest in anatomy and physiology, that he uses to great effect when designing training sessions and when explaining injuries to you and what you can do to overcome them.
Join the Wild Geese…you won’t regret it!”
“I had the pleasure of being a client of Dave at Wild Geese last summer.I was preparing to fight for a brown belt in judo and attended the fitness boot camp that Wild Geese Martial Arts runs for four weeks.He is an excellent motivator, trainer and coach.He knows what each client needs and recommends exercises based on their requirements and fitness goals.What is equally impressive is the personable nature and his ability to rapidly determine what a client needs to do in order to achieve their goals.I would hope to train under him again and cannot recommend him(or indeed Wild Geese Martial Arts)strongly enough.”
Conor Tannam – Daigokan Judo Brown Belt
“I couldn’t recommend Dave Hedges highly enough, when I started at Wild Geese 18 months ago I had little to no strength or muscle tone. Through his patients, perseverance and instruction, I’ve been able to radically improve my fitness and overall health. I’ve gone from doing Kettlebells to combat conditioning, and currently I’m attending one of his morning bootcamps to raise the bar even higher, a great training and a nice guy as well.”
Patrick Leddy – CEO at Furious Tribe
“I have observed Dave closely at work over the last 30 months and also had the pleasure of taking part in a number of sport seminars that he runs. These included kettlebell introductory courses and sports injury preventative seminars. I was and am impressed and inspired by Dave and have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone interested in realising their own full potential.”
Donal Tannam – Wild Geese Judo head coach, 4th Degree Black belt (and counting..)
“When I was training as a yoga instructor I needed to work on my strength and this was how I came into contact with Dave. He trained my teenage daughter and myself in self-defence for almost 8 months on a one to two basis. He is expert in his field and also has a great sense of humour (essential when dealing with teenagers!) He was able to bring us along without pushing us to breaking point. Dave has a great sense of knowing when you can do a bit more and knowing when you have done enough. A thorough gentleman. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough.”
Ann Dempsey – Dublin Yoga for All
“I first met Dave whilst instructing him on a Protective Security Detail (PSD) course back in 2004. Dave is one of those guys that you soon learn has more to him than what is immediately apparent on the surface. He is a thoroughly professional and conscientious individual who I have had the pleasure of knowing, and building a great friendship with over the past few years.
To building both the professional and close social friendship we have today, I would certainly reccommend Dave for both his personal fitness training courses and martial arts instruction as he is extremely proficient in both and held in high regard by those he instructs. I aim to bring Dave into the ESTS fold within the following months …
If you require any further information about Dave in as much to personal references, please feel free to contact me.”
Stephen L. Richards CMAS, CEO, Executive Security & Training Services Ltd.
“Dave is, in a nutshell, a great kettlebell fitness instructor. I have been attending the Thursday evening kettlebell class at the wild geese martial arts centre for several months and it has been a great experience. Dave’s focus on proper technique, innovative and fun exercise combinations and motivating everyone to keep working hard, while also making it clear that you can stop or rest when you need to, makes for a great class. I have some long standing sports injuries that I was initially worried would be aggravated by this type of training, but Dave’s attention to detail in terms of making sure I’m doing the exercises properly has meant I have never had any problems. I have also had some personal training sessions with Dave which have been very productive in terms of helping to organise and guide the training I do at home. Both the kettlebell training classes and the personal training sessions are extremely good value, especially when compared to the cost of joining a gym that you then rarely go to and feel demotivated most of the time when you do. I wholeheartedly recommend Dave as a kettlebell fitness instructor and personal trainer.”
Dr James Brunton Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I