Win Tickets to Beauty and The Beast

To celebrate the release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Irish Cinemas, we have teamed up with Walt Disney Pictures Ireland to give our members the chance to see it before anyone else at an exclusive preview screening in The Savoy Cinema, Dublin on March 12th.

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Top 5 Benefits of Working Out with a Friend

BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE this February

A date for your diary:  Bring a friend for free and get the benefits of working out with a friend: Tuesday 14th – Sunday 19th February

Valentines is all about matters of the heart and this month at ICON Health Club we are celebrating Healthy Heart Month. What better way to ‘Share the Love’ this month & get your heart fitter, faster & stronger than training with a friend. Yes, it’s not all about soppy love poems and romance at Valentines, it is also a time to think about your heart in other ways. When it comes to working out, having a friend along for the ride – or lift – can be beneficial and keep you on track with your goals. Read more

New February Healthy Heart Challenge

Valentines is all about matters of the heart however it doesn’t have to be all about romance. This month we encourage you to look after your Heart with our ‘Healthy Heart Challenge’. Raising your heart rate will not only improve your cardio fitness but also burn calories. This in turn will reduce stress on your heart and vessels.
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Backstage at Icon Health Club: A note from your Club Manager, Cian Doyle

I’m delighted to introduce the new ‘back stage’ segment of our newsletter, designed to keep you updated on some of the day-to-day running of your club and inform you of some of the backstage procedures we under take to make your membership as enjoyable as possible. I’m looking forward to contributing to this each month but if you have any feedback, please do not hesitate to contact me on [email protected] or in the club.

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Les Mills New Class Launches

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Body Pump 100 23rd Jan 13:10 & 17:40.

The bodypump workout is refreshed with new music and new moves every three months. Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, bodypump gives you a total body workout. With instructors coaching you through the scientifically proven moves, and the motivation and music pumping, bodypump will drive you to achieve much more than you would on your own. You’ll walk away feeling strong, powerful and ready for more.

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JANUARY JUMPSTART CHALLENGE

REFER A FRIEND

Don’t forget if you have a friend who’s been thinking about joining the 1escape Health Club, you can Refer a Friend for a FREE 1 day pass to the club via our Iconic Health Clubs app.

They will be emailed a 1 day pass straight to their inbox and they will have 30 days to use it!

Or alternatively, click here!

SLOW AND STEADY SLIMS THE WAIST

Finding time to eat our meals throughout our work day is starting to become a struggle to try fit in. Which means that we are eating our food too fast for our bodies to digest them properly. Your stomach actually takes about 20 minutes to “figure out” that it’s full, so in terms of weight loss, slow eaters consume less food because the stomach has enough time to communicate with the brain that it’s full? Read more

Side Effects of Pre-Workout Supplements: How to Avoid Them

Pre-Workout Side Effects and how to avoid

Pre workout supplements are sports nutrition supplements marketed to increase the performance of your workout, give you more strength when performing the workout and thus claim to increase muscle growth and reduce body fat. What the supplement user is not told is the common side effects of pre-workout supplements. This article is brought to you by one of our expert personal trainers Denis Raynor who outlines some of the most common side effects of taking pre-workout supplements and how to avoid them should you wish to take them.

Generally, the first time you take a pre-workout supplement, you will an immense rush of energy. Dependent on the supplement, you might experience the purported benefits of taking them. You almost become reliant on these supplements for your workout and expect to feel that same rush when you use a pre-workout supplement. For some people, it almost gets to a point that unless you feel the same energy, tingly sensation, or mental focus, you might consider it a terrible product. Almost like a drug, you might go in search of a stronger product to experience the same feeling as your first time taking a pre-workout supplement.

Unfortunately, those who do take pre-workouts on a regular basis may encounter that these pre-workout supplements also have some drawbacks. In particular some common side effects of taking them. What we must outline is that pre-workout supplements are not for everyone. In fact, you don’t have to use them to achieve results in your workouts. And even worse, if pre-workout supplements are not used properly can have serious side effects to your overall health.
Here are some potential side effects and how to avoid them when it comes to pre-workout supplements.

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