Damien Roche

Gouldsboro, PA 18424

Damien Roche is a Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and a Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor. He has been working in the fitness industry since qualifying under the Nation Certificate of Exercise & Fitness, in Ireland, in 2000. Since then he has continued to broaden his experience and knowledge, including: Speed Agility Quickness , American Red Cross CPR/AED, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Personal Trainer and ACE Integrated Fitness Training, Senior fitness with SilverSneakers MSROM and Cardio Circuit. In Ireland Damien was a water safety and Basic Life Support instructor for Irish Water Safety, and a swim instructor and swim fitness coach as well as the strength and conditioning coach for the County Wicklow Senior Hurling Panel. Hurling is one of Ireland's national sports, demanding a good balance between strength, stamina and agility. In the last decade Damien has really enjoyed working in gyms, in client's homes and outdoors, helping people attain their fitness goals, both on a one to one basis and in group settings. After moving to the States Damien jumped back in to swim coaching as fitness coach with Ed Dellert and The Jersey Gators. Although working out of a few venues Damien set up his home base for his services at Pike Physical Therapy & Fitness Center, in Dingman's Ferry, Pennsylvania, training both groups and individuals, on land and in their brand new Endless Pool. In 2015, Damien acquired his first fitness facility and as of August 2015, the fitness center at Pike Physical Therapy became Damien Roche Fitness Center. He is really looking forward to meeting you there and seeing how his expertise can help you move toward your health and fitness goals. Find out more at www.DamienRocheFitness.com

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Business Studies & Recreation Management, Waterford Institute of Technology

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2023-09-30 07:00:00 UTC
ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: 2017-01-31 08:00:00 UTC

CPR Certified

National CPR Foundation
Expires: 2023-02-23 08:00:00 UTC
American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2015-10-09 07:00:00 UTC
American Safety and Health Institute
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2020-09-24 07:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

National CPR Foundation
Expires: 2023-02-23 08:00:00 UTC
American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2015-10-09 07:00:00 UTC
American Safety and Health Institute
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2020-09-24 07:00:00 UTC

Liability Insurance

  • HPSO

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • SilverSneakers Muscular Strength & Range of Movement
  • SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit
  • American Red Cross Swim Instructor

Languages Spoken




4 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Jennifer Breidster-Nagy on Nov 27, 2013

    Damien is an exceptional trainer and instructor. His circuit training and super set classes are always challenging, fun and different. His knowledge of anatomy and technique is superb, and he always offers many modifications for the exercises given, so all ages and fitness levels are accommodated. I'd say that perhaps his greatest asset is understanding people. He knows when to push, and when to back off a bit. He knows what motivates different people, and genuinely cares about them and their goals. Although he may be teaching one class, each person in that class receives individual instruction, motivation and critique. I find that ability to be especially rare. He has helped me to go farther than I ever thought I would. Damien is by far the best trainer I've had the pleasure of working with.

  • by User on Jul 23, 2013

    Damien"s Circuit Training classes are both fun and motivating. Every class is different so you never get bored. After the class you feel great. Thanks Damien!!!! Mary Rappa

  • by Tom Finn on Oct 02, 2012

    Damien was my strength and conditioning coach when I was a member of the Wicklow senior hurling panel. Damien introduced us to a new world of fittness opening our eyes to strength speed and agility instead of the boring long distance running the sport had become accustomed to. That year we made it all the way to the Division 2 National hurling league final which was a major achievement within the county. Our fittness levels was a thing of fame throughout the country even getting a mention on national tv in the run up to our final. Not only did Damien have us in tip top shape but left me with an everlasting knowledge of what is required at the highest level and how it can be achieved. I still keep in touch today to get the latest in the fittness world from Damien even though he is about 3000 miles away.
    In my opinion Damien is a coach ahead of his time. His ability to motivate people is something I have yet to see equalled to this day. Thanks for all the help.
    Tom Finn (1)

  • by Amy Jacobs on Sep 27, 2012

    Damien's Power Hour and Circuit Training classes are the best @ Positive Fitness! He always encourages you to challenge yourself to continue improving, and offers ideas on how you can accomplish that. His HIIT program is also worth every minute - he will motivate you to do what you don't think is possible. Great classes = great results!! Thanks Damien!