Exercise Tips

Couch to 5k training plan and tips

SO like many of us, it can be tough to make the decision to take on a race and, particularly for beginners, the thought of the hard graft ahead isn’t all so pleasant! Here are out top tips on how to nail your couch to 5k like a pro!... Read more

Summer Bodies are made in Winter

OK, ok we know it’s tough to stay motivated in January- the weather is crap, it’s cold, it’s windy, work is mental and the kids probably have all caught some nasty bug or flu… The last thing you want to do is arrive home and go right outside the... Read more

Our Top Tips for a New Healthy You!

We’ve all been there- try a diet for a few days, give up, start again, do a quick detox, fall down again…You begin to see a horrible pattern which takes our body on a little rollercoaster ride of calories, bingeing and sugary highs and lows. Here are our tried... Read more

Exercise Boosts our Mind and our Mood- but why?

So, why exactly do we get that super rush after we train? Why does it feel so hard to get out of bed on a cold winter’s morning to train, when it feels so damn good afterwards?! When we exercise, our brains release beta-endorphins. These bad boys are mood-enhancing... Read more

Mini to Maxi- How to Build Muscle Mass

Most young men find it quite easy to build lean muscle but as they get older, the mid-rif starts to spread or they lose their muscle tissue, holding on to size can actually become quite an issue, especially for those with a slighter frame. Here are a few of... Read more

DOMS- The Unavoidable Evil of Weight Training

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Having difficulty walking down or up the stairs? Can’t quite sit on the toilet? Finding walking a strain?   You may very well be suffering from self-induced DOMS- that being ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’, which can last anything from 2-5 days after a heavy exercise session. What are DOMS?... Read more

Our Trainers Diet and Fitness Training Plan- Sean

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Sample Daily Diet for Sean Breakfast: 4 eggs Omelette (with peppers) & 1/2 an Avocado Or Porridge with Fruit with Honey Snack: Turkey Slice with Almond butter Lunch: Beef Strip Salad(Olive oil dressing) Post workout: Whey Protein with Glutamine Dinner: 6-8 oz Steak Green Veg and Sweet Potato,1/2 Avocado... Read more

Our Trainers Diet and Fitness Training Plan- Chris

Sample Daily Diet for Chris Breakfast: 4 egg omelette w/ Smoked Salmon and Avocado Bowl of Organic Porridge w/Blueberries Lunch: Chicken / Homemade Burgers / Tuna One of the above with some sort of veg or salad (brocolli, spinach, green beans, asparagus etc) Dinner Options: Steak / Chicken /... Read more

Our Trainers Diet and Fitness Training Plan- Michelle

Sample Daily Eating plan for Michelle: On Rising: Pink grapefruit, hot water and fresh lemon juice, fish oil supplement. Breakfast: 2 eggs, ½ avocado with 2 rice cakes. Crossfit training Post workout: Whey protein shake made with Keifer milk, a banana and 2 tbsp. honey. Lunch: Chicken/turkey and vegetables... Read more

How to Prepare for Race Day

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Regardless of whether it’s a marathon, a half marathon, a 10 k or 5k race, when race day is approaching, you should have a plan for backing off from your training in the same way that you had a plan for increasing your training originally. Depending on how far... Read more

Our Trainers Diet and Fitness Training Plan- Andy

We’ve had loads of recent emails about what our staff are eating and why they train they way they do. We want to practise what we preach so each week we will be doing a little Nutrition and Exercise snapshot of what a typical day looks like for them.... Read more

Before and After- Chris Cadwell- Our Trainer’s Transformation

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Q & A with our Trainer Chris 1 – So you weighed 165kg with a 30% + bodyfat % and now you are 100kg approx and 8% … what is the secret to your drastic transformation? Theres no real secret per say, it’s just Will Power to be honest.... Read more

How to get Bikini-ready in just a few weeks!

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OK, so the main focus of your training and nutrition plan should be long term maintenance and your overall health, but for the more time-conscious among the crowds, here are some top tips on how to get bikini ready in just  a few weeks:   Top tips on getting... Read more

New TRX Suspension Training Class starts Mon June 9th

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What is TRX or Suspension Training? Suspension or TRX Training is a high interval exercise class which increases your heart rate and focuses on your abdominal muscles. Using suspension bands, you work your way through a series of guided exercise with your TRX certified trainer. This is a combination... Read more

What should you be doing to optimise your results this summer?

We are asked this all of the time to be honest. What helps speed up my metabolism, what exactly is eating clean, what supplements are good to take to optimise my results- the questions are endless but we are keen to recommend what direction you should be taking for... Read more

How to get in shape for Summer

Well, well, well…look who’s come crawling back!?! Year in year out, we see people flood in the doors when the spring sunshine starts to show its gorgeous face! This year more than ever, we are seeing folks running along the promenade, joining bootcamps, power walking or even running around... Read more

Personal Training in Dublin- what’s new?

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As you know, we offer both personal training and group classes or buddy training in Clontarf. Strength training is our main focus and we believe that a stronger body is a healthier body. By adopting our nutrition plan and strength training as part of your weekly routine, we can... Read more

The Best Personal Training in Dublin

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Looking for an elite gym with top of the range strength training and functional training equipment with world class personal trainers in Dublin? We pride ourselves in the up-skilling of our team with our weekly staff trainings, our in-house range of Nutritional Supplements and our range of exclusive classes... Read more

Boxing Classes at The Edge: Clontarf

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Due to the great success of our last 6 week Lads Boxing Course, we are delighted to announce that we will be running another 6 week course starting next Wednesday the 12th of March! The course comprises of 2 sessions a week, and takes place on Wednesdays at 9pm... Read more

Personal Trainers- our advice to get you bikini and shorts ready in time for summer!

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Personal Training is the most efficient way to spend your time to reach your personal fitness and health goals. Working with a personal trainer yields results in a motivational and friendly way and at The Edge, we like to say that we bring a bit of fun to the... Read more

The importance of Continuous Education for Personal Trainers

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Research into the health and fitness industry produces report after report of new findings, new stastistics, new methodologies, new diet plans and new exercise and strength programs. We strive to provide the best Personal Training facility, not just in Clontarf, but in Dublin and indeed the whole country. The... Read more

Personal Training for a more Personal approach

There’s a reason why most celebrities opt for personal trainers when they are making a change to improve their fitness, health and appearance.   Working with a personal trainer is the quickest, easiest and most successful to reach your health and fitness goals and has proved so effective that... Read more

Personal Trainers and Personal Training in Dublin

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So why Personal Training? Why spend more money when you can go to a big commercial gym by yourself whenever you want? In this city alone here are hundreds of choices of regular gyms and personal training facilities in Dublin and the choice is endless- and sometimes confusing for... Read more

New Year’s Resolutions you will actually stick to

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So it’s that time of year again…After the last  4-6 weeks of falling off the bandwagon after Christmas parties, neighbours calling over, catching up with your old friends, office parties and of course Christmas Day, it’s time to start a new plan, write a new To-Do list and start... Read more

Happy Fitmas and How to Eat Clean over the Christmas Holidays

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Just a quick post to remind you as to what kind of hours we are open so you can stay healthy over the holidays: Dec 24th- Christmas Eve- Open for group classes only – Just a few places remaining! Dec 25th- Christmas Day- CLOSED Dec 26th- Stephen’s Day –... Read more