This section is dedicated to giving you some great fitness tips to help you with your training and keep you motivated and on track.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Not so fast. Sure, it’ll set you up nicely, but choosing the wrong lunch will leave you with a lack of energy, especially if you’re working late.

If you crave an afternoon catnap, you’re probably not getting enough protein midway through the 9-5. ‘If you’re sat at a desk all day, a protein-rich lunch will keep your physical energy topped up through to the evening,’ explains registered nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert. Read more

Our summer timetable will launch from Tuesday 6th JUNE and we have some exciting changes !

We have added Zumba to our Timetable every Thursday!

We are now open earlier at the weekend from 6th June 2017 we are open from 9am!


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Look out for these simple signs that show you might not be drinking enough water. Read more

As a premium operator we invest in our property, people and presentation. This gives you, ‘our member’s’ the peace of mind that you are consistently getting the highest quality service and products around. Over the past month we have held numerous training days for our staff, had maintenance of our H&S equipment and also our Fitness equipment. Behind the scenes here at ICON on a monthly basis we are always working hard to keep you happy!! Read more

Fatloss simplified, tips to make your weightloss journey easier

Ever wondered what is the best workout/diet to follow for fat loss? If you follow the top 10 tips below you cannot fail. These are the fundamentals to having fat loss simplified.

1. Lift weights

Don’t just do Cardio to lose weight? Resistance training gives you a metabolic spike for an hour after your workout. As your body is requiring more oxygen you will be burning off another 25% even after you finish the workout. However, if you are a beginner, you will lose more weight from improving your cardiovascular fitness and endurance first.

2. Do Circuits with Compound Exercises

Compound exercises that use at least two joints such as squats, bench presses, chin-ups, and deadlifts require more of your body’s musculature & will require more energy. The end result is that you will burn fat. Perform these in a circuit and you will accelerate your body’s fat burning ability!

3. Use shorter rest periods

Aim for a rest period of 10-30s between exercises. If you are new to training start off with 60 seconds. Each workout reduces the rest period to each set by 10s by keeping the weight and reps constant.

4. Do more sets

If you are used to doing the standard the 3 sets of 10, pick the first two compound exercises in your routine and try adding more sets. The more work your body does, the more energy it will need to recover & the more fat you will burn. Overtrain and you will actually gain weight. Pro tip: when you cannot lift at least 50% on what you started out with lifting, you have performed enough sets.

5. Sprinting

Sprinting in short bursts is proven tirelessly by science that it better for fat loss. Try 8 rounds of 20-second sprints with a 10-second rest at the end of your workout. Science has proven high-intensity interval training is more effective any day of endurance training such as jogging.

6. Get at least 7 hours of sleep

Personal Trainer and fitness expert Mick Finglas from Dublin’s Icon Health Club say’s, “Easiest way to burn fat is to sleep more!” Not getting enough sleep increases your stress hormone cortisol which can decrease your productivity in work, but more importantly drastically decreases your fat burning ability irrelevant of diet and exercise!

7. Drink more water

Being dehydrated will hamper your fat burning ability and make you hungry! Stop your hunger, burn more fat and get leaner by drinking enough water.
Aim to drink at least 2 litres of water throughout the day. Try using small cups when drinking the water, to encourage you to get up more frequently.

8. Eat more protein and vegetables

Feel fuller for longer, increase your metabolism and burn more fat by eating more protein. Double your portions of organic meats, eggs, and fish with green vegetables and you will find you will have no room for anything else! But if your Vegan and struggle to increase protein in your diet, no problem, there are various vegan protein powders which you can supplement your diet to increase your protein intake.

9. Remove sugar from your diet

This is by far the best fat burning tip of them all, remove this from your diet and not only will your waistline thank you but also your health.

10. Finish Something

With any fat loss training program you read or diet you try, once they have the fundamentals above you will burn fat. The hardest part is not giving up. When you start something to forget about how much fat you are losing, finish something and let other people tell you how much fat you have lost! For more help and advice don’t forget to book in with our friendly personal trainers to make your fat loss journey easier!

This month we are embracing all things Irish including our Seachtain na Gaeilge week, our special Céilí and our Paddy Pedal 100 mile Challenge. Sign up today via our mobile app! Here’s a quick video with all the details.

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Have ever found it hard to adjust a machine in the gym? Felt like you are not doing an exercise properly or will look silly trying to remember just what the trainer showed you? Then, Milon is the solution! Gone are the days of adjusting machines and resistance, now Milon technology will do it all for you; even count your reps. You will look and train like a pro and get guaranteed results in just 35 minutes.

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