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Sugar- The bitter truth about the white stuff

the truth about sugar
When you think of sugar, what do you think of? Spoons of white fluffy sweetness in your tea? Sugary cakes? Doughnuts? Fizzy Drinks? Sugar is now added to over 3/4 of the food we buy in our supermarkets. You wouldn’t drink a cup of tea with 20 teaspoons of... 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

Healthy Low & No Carb Snacks

Our clients often find that for meal times the choice is so much easier than in between- the smaller meals often cause stress as it is quite difficult to eat healthily on the go. We have put together a list for you to try whether you are working in... Read more

Vitamin C

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What is Vitamin C? Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid,  is a vitamin we need on a daily basis. Some animals actually make their own Vitamin C, but humans must get theirs from food and other sources. Good sources of Vitamin C include fresh fruits and vegetables, especially... Read more

Infinity Fuel- Detox, cleanse, supercharge and restore

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“Every disease can be linked to a nutritional deficiency” Linus Pauling – 2 time Nobel prize winner Humans, unlike plants who require only up to 9 essential minerals for growth, need over 60 essential minerals for optimal health and longevity. With this in mind, it is quite difficult to... 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

What are Toxins and how can I Detox?

detoxing your body from toxins
Toxins are substances that cause harmful effects to our bodies. The immune system, liver and kidneys work together to remove these toxins at the same rate they are encountered. They can build up and be stored until removed and are store as fat in the body. Endogenous (Internal) Toxins... 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

Testosterone and How to Boost Your Natural Levels

What kind of diet lowers your testosterone levels? Simple dietary habits such as eating a lot of sugar or High-GI foods, restricting fat, not eating meat or not getting enough Magnesium, Zinc or Vitamin D can lower your testosterone and make you fat. What kind of health issues are... Read more

X FIT- New Group Classes to kick-start your 2014

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New Year, New you at The Edge: Clontarf 

Results-focused Fitness, Strength & Conditioning Classes Starting at 8pm on Jan 14th 2014 10 WEEKS 20 SESSIONS FREE GYM ACCESS AT WEEKENDS FREE LOG BOOK TO TRACK YOUR PROGRESS LIMITED TO 12 PLACES LIMITED TIME INTRODUCTORY OFFER €299- SAVE €60 TRAIN... Read more

We’ve got Christmas covered at The Edge: Clontarf

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If you’re stuck for ideas for your healthy loved ones, we can help relieve the stress of a visit to town to stock up on stocking fillers. Pop into the gym and choose from a selection of gift vouchers which we can tailor make for your needs and budget:... Read more

The Side Effects of Alcohol and Binge Drinking

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Alcohol and the effects on our Hormones Alcohol is, without doubt, one of the most widely abused drugs in Ireland. Although it helps us loosen up and feel more relaxed and helps break down barriers socially, there is a darker side to this widely accepted drug that we feel... Read more

What kind of exercises should I do in the first few weeks after pregnancy?

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Should I exercise in the first few weeks after pregnancy? Gentle exercise is perfectly safe in the first few weeks after having your baby. Gentle lower tummy exercises and pelvic floor exercises are all it takes to help your body to slowly start to recover.

Although exercise may feel like the last... Read more

Personal Training Success Story- Client Testimonial

Orla Mc Donagh
I have been training with The Edge since March of this year and am feeling fitter, healthier and stronger than I could ever have imagined. I had tried Ballet, Kettlebell, Circuit training, Aerobics, Bodypump- you name it, I’ve tried it…but since I started with the personal training with The... Read more

Childhood Obesity- make the change

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Up to 327,000 children are either obese or overweight with experts warning that Ireland is heading for a US-style epidemic, with 33% of our children now suffering from weight issues. This hasn’t happened over night, this has been coming for a long time and we have no one to... Read more

How to build Muscle. Fast.

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Looking to build muscle quickly? The trick to building muscle is to adequately stress (work) the muscle, then to allow the muscle to recover properly, while eating enough healthy food to feed the new muscle, and….well, repeat! The best exercises for full body muscle growth are exercises that require... Read more

How to get rid of cellulite with a good diet and supplementation

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Orange peel, cottage cheese or dimples, call it what you like- Every woman reading this knows that cellulite can seriously interrupt our pursuit of smooth, supple skin! What is cellulite? Cellulite is a collection of fat underneath the skin that causes a puckering effect which is seen on the skin... Read more

Probiotics- What are they and why should I take them?

Probiotics
What are Probiotics? Probiotics are the “friendly” bacteria found in the small and large intestine that work together to create a healthy digestive system. What causes the imbalance of bacteria in your stomach? When the ratio of “friendly” bacteria and “bad” bacteria tip in favor of the bad guys,... Read more

Omega 3- Supplementation for health and weight loss

Being overweight or obese (a chronic disease) means the body is constantly in an inflamed state, due to the adipose tissue (fat tissue) becoming swollen (hence the beer belly, big hips and big bum) and producing TNF IL6 which generate PRO inflammatory cytokines (these are the guys that make you feel... Read more

You’ve Completed the Marathon – What’s next???

So you’ve just completed your long term goal of completing a marathon – now what? • The most important first step is recovery, which starts immediately post marathon as you cross that elusive finish line! 1. If you’re experiencing substantial pain, if you feel light-headed or just don’t feel... Read more

Vitamin D

Is Vitamin D really important? Now that our summer is officially over and with Winter months well and truly upon us, the days are much shorter and are slowly getting darker too. Now is the best time to start concentrating on keeping yourself healthy throughout the long winter months.... Read more

10 Tips to get into that little Black Dress

Below are some tips that will help you lose body fat fast, and more importantly- keep it off! Tip #1: Build Muscle- It helps to Burn Fat Your best defense against fat is to increase your resting metabolic rate (RMR) by building muscle. Your RMR makes up the bulk... Read more

Stretching that extra mile

Getting ready for Dublin Marathon October 28th As Marathon season is quickly approaching, our team at The Edge Clontarf cannot reiterate the importance of stretching on a regular basis, particularly with the volume of training that you are putting your body through as your big day approaches. As you... Read more