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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

Coconut Oil- 4 simple ways to use this fitness foodie favourite

87% saturated fat content, this oil is mostly medium-chain fatty acids, basically a high energy fuel that can help you feel fuller for longer. From coconut milk to yoghurt, coconut chips to coconut ice lollies, here are some healthy tips to give you the low down on how you... Read more

Mountain Climbers- the devil’s work?

SO we all kind of loathe mountain climbers but here’s the thing- they actually bloody work. They can be done in the comfort of your own home and are a great full-body exercise, great for a little HIIT circuit training or indeed as a finisher to your weights session... Read more

What is Clean Eating?

Eating clean or clean eating is a really simple concept. Rather than revolving around the idea of eating and drinking more or less of specific things (such as fewer calories or more protein and less carbs), the idea is more about being mindful of the food’s journey between its... Read more

Short-term body transformations

Do you have a wedding coming up? Or have just booked your summer holiday? Well it’s never too late to give yourself a challenge so you feel and look better as the end game! Here at the Edge Clontarf we pride ourselves on results, even when put under the... Read more

Eat your greens with Infinity Fuel

In a recent study in 2014 25% of the Irish population don’t eat enough vegetables in their daily food intake. Our team of Personal Trainers at The Edge: Clontarf all believe we should  eat large amounts of good quality fresh vegetables every day for optimal health. Most vegetables that... Read more

We are hiring- Personal Trainer Needed!

The Edge: Clontarf Personal Training studio is looking to employ a full time Personal Trainer who wants to become one of the best in the industry. We are a small state of the art Personal Training studio. We are seeking an additional Personal Trainer to join our professional and... Read more

The Benefits of Coffee Pre-Workout

Coffee, when used in the correct way, can be used as a health & fitness enhancing aid. Benefits of Coffee Pre-Workout: Improved micro circulation – leads to improved oxgenation of muscle tissues (Boosting Performance) Improved Endurance – caffeine pre-workout can reduce your perceived level of exertion, thus making the... Read more

Lisa Sweetman

Massive thanks to the Edge Team – Especially to my Coach Sean.  I lost 6kg & 9% body fat in 11 weeks and felt amazing on my wedding day! Sean had come recommended to me, and was brilliant from the beginning. He was so honest and told me exactly... Read more

Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Ingredients 1/4 cup almond milk 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1 scoop chocolate protein powder 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder 1/2 tbsp coconut flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 5  drops liquid stevia Method Mix together all of the ingredients. Pour into a mug. Heat in the microwave for 25-35 seconds, or... Read more

Personal Training Testimonial- Geoffrey

Following a long term illness of my Mam and her subsequent passing I was feeling pretty low and lost interest in looking after myself and ended up putting on a fair bit of weight. However in April 2014 following some encouragement from my wife Avril I decided to phone... Read more

Personal Training Testimonial- Muireann King

I have been training with Sean for 9 months and I have lost 17 kilos and 8% body fat. In addition, my outlook on life and priorities have completely changed for the better. When I started training I was really unfit, overweight and desperately looking to change. Sean takes... Read more

X-FIT Elite Group Personal Training – next intake now open!

The first X-FIT of 2015 is coming to a close. We have seen some great results over the weeks and on the back of demand we are announcing we will run our 2nd XFIT starting on March 24th! X-FIT is a 10 week personal group training programme which includes:... Read more

Buckwheat Protein Pancake Recipe for Pancake Tuesday

Ingredients Makes 5 to 6 large pancakes (2/3 Servings) 50g almond flour 50g of buckwheat flour pinch of baking powder 200ml organic whole milk / almond milk 1 whole egg 2 egg whites big scoop of protein powder (Chocolate works well) Totals: Calories: 851 Protein: 60g Carbs: 51g Fat:... Read more

Mineral loss after exercise – Don’t sweat it!

Sweating is our primary mechanism of regulating body temperature. It is also a great way of ridding the body of toxins through the skin. However, when we perspire, we don’t only lose the bad stuff. During exercise, saunas, bikram yoga or intense heat, we also lose important electrolytes and vital... 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

How to start ‘Eating Clean’ for 2015!

The Pillars is a Four Week nutrition plan with a combination of different food ideas to keep your diet as clean as possible and to help you lose body fat and have a leaner shape. By varying your diet plan each day, you will have a better chance of... Read more

How to rid your body of toxins after the party season!

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We all over-indulge once in a while but it really can have an immense after-effect on our system in general- our hair becomes greasy or too dry, our nails weaken, our skin can become flaky or more prone to acne. Our sleep can be affected, which has a knock... 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

Healthier Lunches in Clontarf

Are you looking to eat healthier while out and about or stuck in the office with nothing but a queue for the microwave? We have three cheeky recommendations for your next healthy lunch: Honeysuckle, a new Health Store & Cafe is situated at No 10 Vernon Avenue and they... 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

Should I eat Carbs?

We all read mixed reviews about whether or not to eat carbs before or after workout or before going to bed etc…but when IS the best time to eat carbs? Or should we be avoiding them at all costs? Carbs can come in many forms- starchy carbs, fructose, sucrose,... Read more

Why you need to be taking a multi-vitamin each day

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients your body needs in small amounts to work properly. MOST people should get all the nutrients they need by eating a varied and balanced diet. However, in our daily diets nowadays, we are more stressed, we sleep less, we worry more, we eat... 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

Clean Eating Shopping List

So, last week we had a super post about Clean Eating Recipes, so this week’s post is to help you plan ahead for your weekly shop- yep you guessed it, the Edge team are here to help you with your shopping list: Clean Shopping List Still Water Green Tea... Read more

5 Clean Recipes for the Week

Spicy Spanish Chicken Chop two chicken breasts into cubes Fry in a little coconut oil until white Add chopped red onion, a chopped chilli and garlic to the chicken and cook until the onions have softened Add some chopped tomatoes and a few tablespoons of passata Add a sieved... 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

Client Testimonial- Personal Training at The Edge Clontarf

“I first joined the edge because I wanted to feel better about my body. I was always doing tons of cardio trying to lose weight but once I joined the edge and started lifting weights, THAT’S when I began to see my body change.
 I started the evening X-FIT... Read more

Client Testimonial- Personal Training at The Edge Clontarf- Emer Tansey

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“I Initially started training with Andrew in December of last year, with a history of long distance running and swimming, I was never into weight or resistance training, I started with the goal of becoming healthier due to the fact I had an appalling Diet and was out of... Read more

10 Tips for Cleaner Eating

1. Avoid all processed, refined, chemically treated packaged food as much as possible. 2. Avoid white bread, pasta, rice, cakes etc… 3. Cut down milky tea and coffee. Replace it with green tea or a pre-workout coffee. 4. Add more protein to your meals, alongside green leafy veggies. 5.... Read more