Entries by Ciara Lefroy

Christmas 2019

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members a fantastic Christmas and a prosperous and healthy 2020. Please find below a copy of fitness class timetable and opening hours over the festive holidays. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

December Challenge

Our December challenge is now live and a great way to keep you motivated over the festive party season!  You can register via our mobile app and track all your workouts.  You will then be in with a chance to win some great prizes and earn points!  

Iconic Awards

Is there somebody who you feel deserves recognition in the club? Is there an ICON amongst us? Have they achieve amazing results or just made your day when you see them? Now is your chance to vote..

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1escape health club wins at National Quality Awards

1escape health club awarded National Quality Standard  ‘Outstanding’ I’m delighted to share that 1escape health club were awarded National Quality Standard Outstanding (NQSA), award again this year at the annual Ireland Active awards ceremony which were held in Johnstown Estate. In addition our Director Barry Walsh received a Special Recognition award for his contribution to […]

How to avoid catching a cold

Trainer Tips from 1escape It’s that time of year again. Suddenly there’s sneezes and coughs everywhere you turn. Follow these simple steps and you may lower your chances of picking up a nasty cold.

Eggs. The smart post-workout snack

The Easter egg is a huge temptation and whilst we know some of you are going to treat yourselves this Easter, don’t forget to include the natural egg in your diet all year round. Eggs pack a nutritional punch and are great for muscle recovery after a workout. They are affordable and best of all […]

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But first, Coffee!

But first. Coffee! At Iconic we love when we hear something we enjoy is good for us as it takes away all guilt (we don’t do guilt!). It’s the little things in life that make us happy and nothing perks us up better than a decent cup of coffee. If you regularly partake you know […]

Protein – how much is enough?

It’s easy to get confused on protein. So many foods, from Snickers to Weetabix, have some added in. But how much do we need, and from what sources, and if we are exercising a lot do we need more?

Love Your Heart

Time to #loveyourheart this February as we welcome Healthy Heart Month. Sign up for our February challenge today via our mobile app and show your heart some love ❤️

Working out with the best

There was huge excitement at Iconic Health Clubs on Wednesday January 30 when five lucky members across our 3 clubs, who had won a competition, got to work out with their favourite rugby stars including Michael Swift, Malcolm O’Kelly, Des Dillon, Mike Ross and many more.

ICONIC Awards Winners

Thank you to everyone that attended our Christmas Party and Awards night! We had such a great night and was fantastic to see so many of you there. And the winners were……

1escape Health Club Wins Gold Award!

We are delighted to announce that 1escape Health Club has won an award. This year Philly McMahon and Marty Morrissey were supporting the event that saw clubs across Ireland in attendance. We are delighted to announce that 1escape Health Club has won an award. This year Philly McMahon and Marty Morrissey were supporting the event […]

Iconic Inspiration – Tony Walsh

  Introducing our outstanding member Tony Walsh! Tony decided enough was enough and to kick his unhealthy habits,routine and low moods. He took the decision to kick himself into gear and do something about it. Tony has been a member of Iconic Health Club for 3 years and began with participating in our classes, mostly […]

Octoberthon

Time for another challenge.  Download our mobile to take part.  Our monthly challenges are a great way of keeping you motivated and tracking your training.  What’s more, you can win some great prizes and get club points just for signing up.  Within in the app you simply need to record a workout manually or using […]

Iconic Bites: Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Iconic Health Clubs have teamed up with the fantastic Eva Burg. Eva is a qualified Nutrition & Health Coach and an award-winning Health & Fitness Blogger. She is the voice, cook and photographer behind The Healthy Tart blog where she shares recipes & nutrition advice for a healthier, happier you.  

National Fitness Day

We have teamed up with Ireland Active once again for National Fitness Day. Join our team on Thursday 27th of September in Grand Canal Docks as they host a Zumba Attack class at the Docklands FitFest.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body. But exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood. And you […]

Iconic Bites – No Bake Almond & Turmeric Energy Balls

Iconic Health Clubs have teamed up with the fantastic Eva Burg. Eva is a qualified Nutrition & Health Coach and an award-winning Health & Fitness Blogger. She is the voice, cook and photographer behind The Healthy Tart blog where she shares recipes & nutrition advice for a healthier, happier you.

ICONIC HEALTH CLUBS, FINALISTS IN IRISH CX IMPACT AWARDS

We are delighted to announce that Iconic Health Clubs has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prolific Irish CX Impact Awards. The awards recognise achievements in measuring and managing Customer Experience excellence that delivers better outcomes for customers. Iconic Health Clubs are the first gym/health club chain to make the final of these awards […]

Iconic Inspiration – David Doyle

At Iconic Health Clubs our vision has always been to inspire better quality of life, improved well-being, and the value of health and fitness in the communities we serve. With this in mind we have launched our Iconic Inspiration series to share our members stories to motivate you on your health and fitness journey. We […]

New Addition to our Member Points

Reduce your carbon footprint & enjoy a coffee on the go anytime with our Keep Cups. Made from naturally grown organic bamboo fibre. With silicone lid and grip. Free from any harmful synthetic material. Reusable and highly durable. Dishwasher safe. Content 270 ml. Get yours today via our mobile app loyalty points.

August Gym Class Hero Challenge

At Iconic Health Clubs we are always looking at ways to keep you motivated.  Our challenges are a great way to mix up your training, keep you focused and you also get points just for joining up!  What’s more each month a lucky winner is chosen at random and will get some great prizes.  Simply […]

ICONIC Bites

Homemade Electrolyte Drink Iconic Health Clubs have teamed up with the fantastic Eva Burg. Eva is a qualified Nutrition & Health Coach and an award-winning Health & Fitness Blogger. She is the voice, cook and photographer behind The Healthy Tart blog where she shares recipes & nutrition advice for a healthier, happier you.

Time for another challenge

The July challenge is now live and can be joined and tracked via your mobile app. It’s a 14-day challenge – train 10 times in 2 weeks- the winner will be announced 15th July. Congratulations to our June challenge winners who have all been announced on our Facebook pages and contacted by phone.

Members Summer Party

Our member’s summer party took place at the Blue Room in the Dean Hotel on the 9th June. It was an amazing night in which staff and members get the opportunity to let their hair down together away from the club. From champagne on arrival, to a live private DJ spinning tunes until late – […]

Iconic Quinoa And Black Bean Burgers

Iconic Quinoa And Black Bean Burgers Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 1 hr Total Time 1 hr 10 mins Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers with Chilli Lime Vegenaise will satisfy all your BBQ cravings without the need for meat. They are delicious, vegan, high in protein and the perfect post-workout meal.

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Never miss your favourite class again

As we launch our Summer timetable we are delighted to introduce our new Gym Class Hero option.  For only €10 per month you will get priority booking on all classes 7 days in advance.  With thanks to your member feedback we have introduced this option.  There will be limited availability, so contact us today to arrange […]

Iconic Health Clubs wins 5 National Awards

The country’s best gyms, trainers and health clubs were honoured at the inaugural National Health & Fitness Awards on Friday in a gala luncheon. With more than 400 entries from gyms, trainers, experts and health clubs nationwide the event really signified the size and importance of the fitness industry in Ireland. Sponsored by fitness nutrition […]

Health and Fitness Awards 2018

For the first time ever in Ireland will be the national Health and Fitness Awards. These awards are to recognise outstanding contributions and innovation from Ireland’s top health & fitness professionals, facilities and community engagement initiatives. We would love it if you could nominate your club, personal trainer, or gym team. It would make their day […]

Run like a pro…

Whether you’re a regular runner or new to it all, running can be difficult. Even if you’re trying to get fit, playing a sport or simply running after the kids, there are so many things to consider. Are you running too fast, too slow? Strides too wide, too small? This is why we’re giving you […]

Preventing the flu with exercise

‘Aussie Flu’ has been the talk of the town in the first week of 2018 in Ireland. Reports are stating a 10% increase of people on trolleys in hospital from this time last year. Experts are also stating that this could be Irelands worst flu epidemic since 1968, with this in mind people are understandably […]

Movember Challenge!

Movember is a time to inspire men (and women) to look after their physical health and wellbeing. With this in mind we have set up a Movember Challenge on our club app. So get MOVEing this November for 30mins a day for 3 days per week.

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Weight For Beginners

Want to start adding weights to your fitness regime but don’t know where to start? Whether it’s for strength, weight loss, lean muscle gain or overall fitness, here’s some simple advice to get you started. If you want to know more, make sure to ask a member of the team on your next visit!

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5 reasons you have low energy and how to boost it

1. PROBLEM: YOU EAT THE WRONG LUNCH 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 […]