Meet Our Fitness Trainers

Personal trainer Finbar Harte



Raising the Bar creator and founder Finbar Harte is a fulled qualified and registered Personal Trainer based in Skibbereen West Cork.

He earned a Bachelor of Business Management Degree, holds a National Diploma in Exercise and Health Studies and is registered through the Register of Exercise Professionals Ireland
Further to this Finbar holds certs as a Kickboxercise Instructor, Boxercise Instructor, Stability Ball Training, Nutrition and Event Management as well as attending courses on Mindfullness.

With a background in Martial Arts Finbar has trained in Thai Boxing as well as training and competing in Kickboxing where he won both Gold and Silver National Medals.

  • EQF Level 4 Personal Trainer
  • NCEHS Personal Trainer
  • NCEHSS Fitness Instructor
  • Kickboxercise & Boxercise Instructor
  • Shaw Academy Diploma in Nutrition
  • Irish National Kickboxing Gold Medal 2006
  • Irish National Kickboxing Silver Medal 2005
  • Served my time in a small hotel gym Celtic Ross Rosscarbery West Cork Ireland. – 2 years 
  • Opened my own personal training studio specialising in one to one body transformations (Raising The Bar PT Studio) – 3 years
  • Online training and coaching (Raising The Bar) – 1 year 

For me physical activity and nutrition is a complete package. Its about being fit, healthy, strong and flexible all at the same time.

I believe in identifying and removing limitations as they arise and experiment with lots of different training methodologies.

I do not believe in fad diets, extreme calorie cuts or extreme training regimes.  

Training should be hard, challenging and force you to adapt but should also be fun, rewarding and maintainable at the same time.