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Niamh McWalter
BSc Sports and Exercise Sciences
Precision Nutrition 1
GGS Certified Pre- & Postnatal Coach

Hometown: Garrymore, Mayo, Ireland

When and why did you come to Austin?
I came to Austin in April 2022 because I wanted to experience a new city with better weather than home!

What is your background? How did you get into personal training?
I’ve played sports my whole life (basketball, Gaelic football, rugby) so I got into the gym fairly young. My older brother is also a trainer and I fell in love with the idea of helping people become strong and confident in their bodies. I studied Sports and Exercise science in University and started working in gyms, and now I get to train people every day!

Tell us about your current fitness goals and training:
I currently play rugby (15s and 7s) and Gaelic football, so a lot of my training works towards being fast, powerful and strong for my sports. Personally, I am also working to improve my big 3 lifts (squat, bench, deadlift) and get a little bit leaner.

What is the most common fitness myth you work through with your clients?
That more is always better – you don’t need to spend 10+ hours training per week to see results! Resistance training for just an hour a week has been proven effective in building muscle. Combine this with a balanced diet and some gentle walking, you will be onto a winner!

What do you want your clients to take away from each training session with you?
A sense of having achieved something that day and energy for the rest of their day.

What sets you apart from other fitness professionals?
I take a holistic approach to training where I see the whole person including their other commitments, history, likes and dislikes. I strive to make fitness attainable for my clients and not feel like a far off goal they will never reach.

What is your favorite thing about Austin Simply Fit?
My favourite thing about ASF is spending time around people who all are trying to work on themselves and the positive energy they bring!

Favorite quote, and who said it?
“I don’t believe in magic. I believe in hard work.” – Richie McCaw, rugby legend

If you had a super power, what would it be?
Probably unlimited strength or speed!


Click here to read Niamh’s recommendations for training around your menstrual cycle.

Niamh lays out the simple actions you can take to make sure you get the most out of your training sessions. Read it here.

I cannot recommend Niamh McWalter enough! Coming from someone who used to dread working out or stepping foot into a gym, she has completely built my confidence in the gym and now I look forward to my workouts with her. She guides you through all the workouts and is extremely patient with her clients. She creates workouts that help you build up to your goals. She’s a joy to work with and always has a smile on her face... even at 630am!


Niamh McWalter is amazing! She took time to carefully listen to my fitness background and goals, which was important to me because I felt like I needed someone I could trust to guide me back into strenuous workouts after my abdominal surgery. Our sessions fly by so fast! The workouts are so efficient and challenging in our 30 minutes together. She mixes up the program too to keep me on my toes and I never get bored.

Ann Le