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.

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. […]

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 […]

Run to Get Fit OR Get Fit to Run!!!

I am on the fence when it comes to long distance running! Currently I am unable to fully make my mind up on long slow distance running. Both anecdotally and scientifically show pros and cons. So I am going to look at my experiences first. When I was a teenager I loved running and would […]

TRAIN LIKE AN ATHLETE – But Modify to The Individual

When it comes to gym based exercise, we firmly believe in training like an athlete as much as possible, the caveat being that not everyone is ready to train like an athlete. So what should training like an Athlete look like? Well we firmly believe that there are 2 types of athlete: Your sporting athlete […]

How Did RONALDO Get That Body?

So many athletes have such great bodies and they really can be something to aspire to. In terms of the human body there are so many shapes and sizes and all are equally great. Some people want to be super skinny, others want to be big bodybuilders, for us there is a sweet spot – […]

Is Personal Training for Me?

Should I try personal training? How can it benefit me? Personal training is very much dictated by your own experience and one bad experience with a poor trainer can change your view on it forever. When you strike gold and have a great experience with a great trainer, you’ll think why you didn’t go sooner.  […]

Strength Training for Women!

Last week I wrote a blog post on the importance of warm ups for all types of training, it can be found here. For this week’s blog post I have decided to write on a topic that is quite relevant not only in ABC but also in gyms across the nation… strength training for women! Firstly, […]


Warm Ups The importance of warm ups and why there is no one single warm up that fits all. Noel recently wrote a blog outlining the 4 things that he hates about gyms and trainers right now. (find it here) In that post the first thing he mentioned was warm ups and how there are too […]