Stronger at KJ Every Day

Cork's Premier Strength and performance facility

Not your usual gym


Strength and conditioning

We can guarantee that group training at KJ is a completely different experience to the 'fitness classes' you may have attended before. Our programming is designed to get you fitter, stronger and to teach you new skills. Our small class sizes ensure everyone receives individual coaching and support.


Youth Strength and conditioning

At the foundation of our youth training program is the philosophy that all youths should be provided the opportunity to develop their physical, mental and social skills. AT KJ's we ensure that each young person is destined to succeed by enabling and inspiring them to rise to their full potential.


powerlifting club

We are a group of competitive Powerlifters who compete with the IrishPF at National and International level. You will train alongside and be coached by trainers that have the mentality of becoming the best at what they do. New members always welcome. If you want to be stronger then you’ve ever been before - then this is the place for you.


Personal training

No time, stressed, lacking motivation or focus? Try personal training. It is for people of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you are a complete beginner, or more advanced and looking for a new challenge, personal training is for you.


KJ Strength and Performance Gym was established in 2012 in order to provide a centre for powerlifters and strength athletes to excel through top class programming, coaching and a wealth of in-competition experience. Proprietor James Higgins’ objective is to get you:


The gym provides a vast range of services from personal training sessions and fitness classes to nutrition programmes and injury rehabilitation. The centre differs to many commercial gyms as we put a big focus on each individual: what their goals are, their abilities and how we can improve each persons strength and performance.

Here at KJ our objective is to help you make tweaks to your lifestyle, make better choices and craft new habits. Fitness and nutrition will become like brushing your teeth, part of your daily routine.


A “commercial Gym” might only charge you €30 a month but what are you really getting out of that? How quickly are you reaching your fitness goals? Don’t you want to train in a place where you will constantly be challenged both physically and mentally, and where everyone is striving for constant improvement? It’s time you finally gave in and let KJ make you stronger, fitter and in better shape than you ever were before. Don’t worry or feel intimidated if you are “unfit” as the program can be scaled to your own individual abilities.

Not your usual service

Expert Coaches who are Focused and Dedicated to your Success

Friendly, Supportive Atmosphere (We have THE BEST members)

Custom Booking App, Food Diary and Performance Tracking

In-House Competitions, Challenges and Events

Next Beginners Course Tuesday 22nd January

Initial Assessment

With a Coach

Initial assessment covering body composition, movement proficiency, goal setting and nutrition.

4 Private Beginners Classes

3 Main Classes

Teaching you everything you need to know about exercise form and technique to help get you started.

Weekly tips and advice

from Your Coaches

Ask questions and stay in touch! Articles and tips to keep you progressiong.

popular Membership Options

Beginners Course

Initial assessment covering body composition, movement proficiency, goal setting and nutrition.

4 private beginners sessions + 3 strengh and conditioning sessions of your choice.

Weekly tips and advice from the KJ coaches to help you progress.

€59 4 Week Course

Strength and Conditioning

Weekly programme designed by our expert coaches to provide variety and progression to your training.

Small class sizes to ensure indivdual coaching and advice for each member.

Supportive, friendly atmosphere. Our members are the most welcoming bunch around.

€80 Monthly Unlimited

Powerlifting Club

Programme designed and lead by Head Coach James Higgins.

Private Club sessions and access to Open Gym to complete your training each week.

Beginners and more experienced athletes welcome to join and benefit from our wealth of in-competition experience.

€80 Monthly Unlimited

Our Team

James Higgins

Owner/Head Coach


Gerard Murphy



Amy O'Mahony





Unit 2 Whitaker Business Park, Carrigaline Industrial Estate, Kilnagleary, Carrigaline, Co. Cork


(085) 8516277


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