Help your hormones

 When it comes to exercise, the main hormones associated with the positive effects we see and feel are called anabolic hormones. These hormones are responsible for gaining lean muscle tissue, increasing drive and motivation and decreasing body fat. The main anabolic hormones you may be familiar with are testosterone... Read more

Binary Habits

More common than not is what we call an ‘all or nothing approach’ to nutrition and exercise. Binary habits refer to being 100% on or off, with any slight deviation pulling us away from our goals or focus.   A much better approach with regard to forming long lasting... Read more

Autonomic Habits: Piggy-Backing on Success

Trying to create and maintain a new habit can take time, often up to three months for new tasks for lifestyle changes to become habitual. Here’s a tip you can take on board to fast track your success.. One of the habits we find that our clients  often struggle... Read more

How important is the environment you train in?

How important is the environment you train in and the general atmosphere where you choose to exercise? The short answer is very important… The “culture” of where we spend, what should be a positive experience a few times a week, is essential to achieving results, in a realistic time... Read more

Returning to the Gym

After a summer of travel and holidays, now it’s time to get back into the routine of work, school and all that goes with it. Rather than worry or stress about it, we have you covered to make sure returning to the gym is a seamless transition:  1. Training... Read more

Nutrition beyond calories

When we first start to self-reflect with a goal of becoming healthier, the focus is typically on how many calories we consume. While we are great advocates of nutrition in its broader sense, nutrition beyond calories, we do understand the value of starting at a base line and quantifying... Read more

The Importance of Sleep

We all know how important sleep in terms of how we feel the next day. But a good solid sleep routine impacts our overall health more than any other aspect of our day to day habits.  A good night’s sleep makes us feel like we can do anything; energy... Read more

Teen Training & Education Camp

Suitable for 12-16 year old boys and girls, this really is a training camp with a difference! Participants will be in introduced to training in a gym environment, including Yoga, Strongman training, Mobility Flows, Boxing and Pilates. This fun-filled, energy packed ultimate training experience takes place under the watchful eye of... Read more

Training with your Partner

‘According to Psychology Today’s 2014 article “5 Reasons Why Couples Who Sweat Together, Stay Together,” studies have shown that couples who train together and complete engaging workouts and activities together reported increased feelings of overall relationship satisfaction, and even feeling even more in love with their partner. ” Benefits of... Read more

Training with an Injury

Training with an injury
Being injured is a frustrating situation to be in, whether you’re an athlete, recreational gym goer or just someone that enjoys a small bit of exercise occasionally. It’s frustrating, time consuming and a literal pain to deal with.  Unfortunately, your ability does not mean you are immune to getting... Read more

Where has my motivation gone?

So you’ve started your gym program in January and you are feeling electric. Motivation is at its highest, early morning sessions or evening sessions are easy to get ready for, food is on point and your workouts are feeling great.  Now fast forward a month, you’re starting to dip,... Read more

Returning to exercise after Covid-19

Getting back into exercise after any illness can be a daunting task, but with headlines pointing in multiple directions, particularly for Covid-19, we thought we would lay out a few simple tips for those recovering* from moderate symptoms (*who have finished their isolation period and feel well enough to... Read more

Immune Health for the Winter Season

With colder months approaching, we will be thinking again of how to naturally make the most from our immune systems and what can we do, from a food and supplement perspective to give us the greatest fight to boost our immune health for the Winter Season against colds, flu,... Read more

Lime, Chilli & Coconut Chicken

This Lime, Chilli & Coconut Chicken is the perfect little midweek dinner or indeed a nice replacement for your ‘takeaway’ night. Why not give it a try this week? Ingredients 1 lime- juice and zest 1⁄2 lemon- juice of 2 tblsp sweet chili sauce (low sugar option) 1⁄2 teaspoon... Read more

Kickstart September

How is it almost September already- Time flies when you’re having fun.   This time of year things can be a little hectic- and this year probably more than most. Kids back to school, back to work – maybe even back in the office, back to training, back to your... Read more

Gyms Reopening June 7th- How to prepare for the countdown…

Looking to get back into your fitness groove post-covid with gyms reopening on June 7th? Slow and steady wins the race with our TOP TIPS on easing yourself back in and how to prepare for the countdown… Whether you have been active with at-home workouts or you’ve taken a... Read more

Vitamin D- Do we need to supplement?

vitamin d
The argument for taking a vitamin D supplement is officially over, with a recent study from Trinity College Dublin revealing that a large proportion of the population are deficient in vitamin D and therefore supplementing or adding high vitamin d containing foods into your diet is a necessity. Vitamin... Read more

Fish Oils & Why you need to eat Fat

With the exception of coconut oil, most vegetable-based oils are not exactly a good addition to your daily diet. For a healthier happier and leaner life, the type of fats you incorporate have a profound impact on your overall health. Quite simply, fats essentially make up the wall around... Read more

Why Weight loss Diets Fail

A big part of what we seek to do for our EDGE community is to educate; to help you move better, feel better, be as happy as you can possibly be and, ultimately, to be the best version of yourself. When we introduce a new nutrition approach or are... Read more

The Benefits of Coffee

Coffee It may not be love at first sip for coffee lovers out there, but like your first sip of red wine, your love for coffee and more unusual flavours adapt over time. Taste aside our morning cup of joe packs more than a little punch to keep us... Read more

The Edge: Retreat

We are delighted to announce something we’ve been VERY excited about for quite some time now! The Edge: Retreat is taking place in February 2019, in the picturesque setting of Avon Ri, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Our goal for this weekend training retreat is to offer the perfect blend of... Read more

The Elimination Diet

The elimination diet is designed to uncover hidden food intolerances, to heal the gut, to bring down inflammation  and to tailor a food plan  that  works  best  for  your  body. Unfortunately this method is often used as a weight loss or fat loss tool for aesthetic improvements  or  elements ... Read more

Estimating calories burned during your workout

Are you overestimating the amount of calories you are burning during your workout? According to a study conducted in Stanford University on calorie and exrcsie counting devices, Apple, Samsung and fitbit included, the step counters where accurate but the calorie counting ability has been completely overestimated. The researchers concluded... Read more

The benefits of Intra-Workout Fuel

Should you be taking an intra-workout fuel? Taking an intra (during) workout supplement is not something most trainees do, focusing more on the post workout protein shake, but is there much validity to taking some form of nutritional supplement during your workout. The Edge Personal Trainers started to take... Read more

The Importance of Sleep

Most of our clients are probably sick to death of The Edge: Clontarf personal trainers driving home the importance of sleep and how detrimental good sleep is to, not only your training goals, but also healing injuries (in fact, all of your healing is done as you sleep) and... Read more

Easy Chicken Stir-Fry

Looking for a healthy mid-week meal that’s easy to whip together in just a few minutes? For heavy training days, add some brown or basmati rice or some rice-noodles! So simple, so tasty- and easy to add your own favourite veggies too… Ingredients: 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 red... Read more

What’s the Fuss about Protein?

Like all trends in nutrition, there are only a few pointers that most nutritionists\health professionals will abide by. One of them is not on protein requirements. From our stand point, “ Sports performance, body fat reduction, muscle gain” etc. all have a specific protein demand. So to make this... Read more

Hatha Yoga classes in Clontarf

8-week beginners Hatha Yoga course starting in Clontarf. Are you looking to improve your flexibility and strength this summer? Yoga is a great place to start and we are delighted to kick off with our first full yoga class in Clontarf aimed at beginners it’s also perfect for all... Read more

Personal Training Internship at The Edge: Clontarf

Are you recently qualified and looking to build on your newly learned skills? Are you looking to work with industry experts and learn first-hand how to deal with clients, draft and monitor programs, assess client needs, draft goals, nutrition plans, objectives and more? We are kick-starting a new 8-week... Read more

Why women need to weightlift

As the Edge’s only female personal trainer and from my experience within the industry I can identify with the many fears women have when it comes to lifting weights. These fears can include “lifting weights will make me bulky and masculine”, “it’s dangerous for women to lift heavy weights”,... Read more