Sean Gallagher's secret past revealed - he was an aerobics instructor
Published 19/10/2011 | 11:06
HE MAY have talked about bringing nappies into the Aras if he gets elected, but presidential hopeful Sean Gallagher could also be unpacking lycra shorts and a massage table if he gets to the Phoenix Park mansion.
The Dragon’s Den entrepreneur has revealed that among his many jobs in the past, he taught aerobics fitness classes. “Way back 20 years ago, I was one of only four guys in the country who taught aerobics,” he tells the current issue of VIP magazine.
“I trained many years ago as a fitness instructor and massage therapist and I used to teach morning classes to housewives,” the 49-year-old says. “There was a time when I wore a singlet and shorts,” he reveals.
In a photoshoot with his wife Trish at their Co Louth home, the independent candidate also talks about his visual impairment, and says he was born with congenital cataracts, and could not see until the age of four. “When I was four I had surgery which restored my sight partially, so today I see, but not as well as everyone else,” he says.
He also reveals in the magazine spread how he fell for new wife Trish when a friend encouraged him to meet the former L’Oreal salesperson, and how he proposed after just six months together.