+353 85 174 7156 Monday - Thursday 08:00 - 19:00 Saturday 08:00 - 12:00 Walkinstown, Dublin
+353 85 174 7156 Monday - Thursday 08:00 - 19:00 Saturday 08:00 - 12:00 Walkinstown, Dublin


Flexible on time

We can schedule a time that fits with your schedule. We understand that time & fitness can be tricky to manage.

Social Atmosphere

We always promote a friendly social atmosphere. We believe this benefits you in your fitness/weight loss.

Personal Trainer

Concise plan management, Goal setting and most importantly motivation.

Purple Bear - Our Company

With our personal training, you definitely won’t get lost in the crowd. Our appointment based system guarantees individual one to one personal training on every visit with your own private Personal Trainer, allowing us to guide and motivate you towards your personal goals.

Every 1:1 session with your Personal Trainer is concisely planned and is specific to your individual requirements.

Walking in for the first time can be difficult, but once you’re through the doors you will feel at home with the friendly environment and atmosphere and training delivered in a professional way. Walking out we guarantee you will feel better and motivated.

Prefer training in a group, we also have experience catering for groups with our larger training sessions and boot camps.

Des is so much more than a personal trainer, he works on fitness, nutrition, goal setting and motivation


We do our homework when it comes to our clients and really work with you to get the best results possible.

We understand how difficult it is to get started a new journey such as this, but rest assured we are here to help and guide you the whole way.

Tailored Regimes

Each Personal Training package includes an individually designed nutrition program for your specific goals along with a structured exercise plan to do inside and outside of the sessions you do with us to aid in results. This can be strength and conditioning, running, to reach specific goals we will cater for whatever you want to achieve.

Goal Setting

We will also carry out an initial goal session and body assessments to set targets over whatever package you choose over that period we will set out goals and dates then sit down and assess progress over that period.



Meet the trainer

Desmond has the experience and expertise to bring you through the fitness journey to achieve your long-term goals.

David Parker

Chief Executive Officer


  • I tried running and exercise before and usually got injured and gave up after a few weeks, Des was recommended to me by a friend after working with Des and following his strength and conditioning guidance and nutritional advice after just ten weeks I completed a 10k in 55 minutes and feel so healthy everything has improved for me.
    I am now training for my first half marathon and with Des’s help I hope to complete my first marathon in 2019

    So, if you want to get fit or just lose weight, I would recommend Des to help you reach your goals

    Daniel Mgrath - training for half marathon
    Daniel McGrath
  • I started training with Des as I wanted to improve my overall fitness and health initiatives.
    He helped me determine my goals from the outset and helped me both focus on believing I could achieve them and putting a solid plan in place to get there.
    I was so proud to achieve a goal that I never dreamt I would achieve, to run 10 KM in less than 4 short months of working with Des. Starting from a base of doing no exercise, he worked on my strength and conditioning, my cardio fitness, my nutrition and most importantly myself believe.
    Des is so much more than a personal trainer, he works on fitness, nutrition, goal setting and motivation. He is incredibly supportive, always on dedicated, very understanding and super positive, even when the chips are down. He doesn’t just focus on one thing but helps you put all of the tools in place to achieve your goals. If you are serious about your goals and willing to work hard and have fun along the way I would recommend Des Buckley as the man to go to.

    Sarah Anderson
  • I started with Des, 6 months after having my baby, feeling super unfit and out of shape and it really helped me be stronger in body and mind. I would highly recommend to sign up for classes with Purple Bear, or 1 to 1 training if you’re felling in a rut and would like to feel healthy and strong signup for a quick intense work out with Des, it will definitely make a difference

    Lily O'Donoghue
  • I started with Des, at Purple Bear, in January 2020, 55+ years of age, after a serious operation, 106 kgs struggling to get fit and totally disillusioned having failed so often with PT’s and in the gym. I decided to give it one last go, and thank God I did, five and half months later 93kgs, still losing weight and never felt better. I cannot recommend Des and Purple Bear highly enough; he has certainly given me a new lease of life.

    Brian Redmond