November 8, 2019

The Trainer of the Month or #TOM award has become something of a legend since its inception in 2013. It is coveted by many but only a select few have attained the prestigious status.

Those who garner the unified vote of the coaching team wear this badge of honour with pride - but what exactly does it take for one to become trainer of the month? We are glad you asked.

It usually commences with Mike messaging the team:

“ToM votes in within the next 24 hours team”

Ho...

November 22, 2017

Personal Trainers, Fitness Instructors, Strength and Conditioning coaches, whatever title you hold, if you work in the health and fitness industry, you are your very own walking advertisement.

This past week, myself and my fellow coaches got into a heated, well we won’t say heated, let’s say a passionate discussion of whether it matters if a trainer or coach should be in shape themselves. If you follow my Instagram @brianbren  you would have seen, we had quite...

June 12, 2017


Many of us spend much of our day hunched over a desk which leads to weakness and immobilisation in most of the bodies joints and muscles. One of the most common complaints is that of tight hip flexors. The hip flexors (when seated) remain contracted in a shortened position for 7 hours+ of typical day for an office worker, which can lead to back pain.

These muscles including the sartorius, the psoas major and iliacus but to name a few are th...

March 29, 2017

Tips on how to get your Nutrition on track and stay on track

December 29, 2016

You didn’t really need that extra round of drinks or the “go large” option for an extra 75 cents did you?

“No, but isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Letting your hair down, relaxing with family and friends; to eat, drink and be merry?. Anyway, January 1st is just around the corner and this is my time for fresh start”

Does this sound like you? My bet is, it does if you are one of the masses who finds themselves feeling sluggish and fed up with their current...

November 17, 2016

Get Fit ✔ Get Fitter ✘

Why despite your best efforts you can’t break through that plateau.

1) Not setting goals

Fitness is a paradox - the fitter you get, the harder you have to work to become fitter. You don't just become fit one day and that's it - exercise needs to be undertaken regularly. You wouldn't stop drinking water and never expect to be thirsty again would you?

Getting fit is strange game; the moment we achieve our goals we seem to be dissatisfied...

September 30, 2016

You have probably already heard that Ireland will be the most obese country in Europe by 2030.

We are not wholeheartedly to blame for this, however, it is not completely beyond our control.

For millennia, our bodies, by design, have sought to expend as little energy as possible and remain in a relatively constant or stable state of energy expenditure in an effort to preserve life (also, our ancestors were a LOT more active)

It was established in the mid-1800’s t...

August 30, 2016

Since entering the fitness industry in 2010, the one question that I have found to arise time and time again is:

                    “Am I Fit?”

Not you or I per se, but universally speaking.

What I mean is, I hear people say to each other all the time:

                              “Oh, but you are so fit compared to me…I couldn’t lift that”

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