Seán Kinane of Health Matters on Training Zones and Testing

In this post Sean Kinane discusses the background of his business ‘Health Matters’ along with covering topics such as metabolic and VO2 testing and the importance of heart rate training zones.

Trisha Lewis’ journey and belief of ‘Training like an Athlete’

Recently Trisha spoke on social media about how she referred to herself as an athlete. Similar to the ABC Gym’s ethos – ‘bringing athletic training to the everyday person. Trisha explained how this simple shift in mindset has helped her to up her training commitment and intensity.

Top 10 strategies for Minding your Mind During Covid-19

Anne Marie Kennedy has created a self-care tool consisting of ten different strategies. While it may not be possible to implement all of the strategies into your daily life, implementing one or two that suit you may have a substantial impact for you.

The Importance of Help-Seeking

High Performance and Sport Psychologist Anne Marie Kennedy Anne Marie highlighted the importance of seeking help in our recent wellbeing webinar. Anne Marie brought us through her simple traffic light system which she explained how to use as a guide for assessing how you are coping. The green light is thriving. Everything is fine and […]

Back Pain and More with Tommy Brennan

Renowned physical therapist Tommy Brennan recently joined ABC’s Noel Flynn to discuss exercise, back pain and its link to some of our recent lifestyle changes.  Tommy is a physical therapist and owner of Pain and Performance Clinic. He started out as a primary school teacher and trained as a high-level athlete at the same time. […]

How Fitness & Nutrition Clickbait Headlines Are Confusing the Masses!

There is mass confusion out there right now and there does not need to be – fitness and nutrition can be as complex or as simple as you want it to be. To put this in context, we all ‘fall’ for the answers we want to hear or towards a way of doing things that […]

Trying to remain Super Motivated without setting yourself up for a Fall

Finding the balance between being super motivated for making great strides in the New Year while also keeping check on expectations so you do not fall foul to disappointment is a massive conundrum for many people. You need to realise there are a number of things at play at this time of year: 1)     Everyone […]

Which fitness solution will you choose in January?

In Lucan alone we have many different solutions. I am a fairly honest bloke so this will be my honest critique, educating you the reader and showing the pros and cons. To put a bit of context behind this before we start. People do not know what they do not know. You do not know […]

What Can You Expect from a 30 Day Trial

So what would the realistic outcomes of our 30 Day Trial be? Ok we need to look at this with a rational and sensible thought process as many people purchase fitness services and products for different reasons. If you were to ask 10 of our members what results they have got from ABC Gym you […]

Why training to Lose Weight is a Bad Idea

Why Training to Lose weight is a bad idea Most of us think like this – I need to exercise to lose weight with sole goal being losing the weight. The problem with weight loss is that it is not linear in terms of constant drop in weight. It is more like a zig zag […]