It’s been called the closest thing to an exercise pill. And while it might take a bit more effort, there is now no doubt at all that high-intensity interval training is just what the doctor ordered.
Our new and approved Swim Ireland Swim programme has been a huge success . Over the past number of years we have seen our swim programme go from strength to strength including our Junior Lifesaving programme.
On behalf of the team at The Dartry Health Club, I’d like to welcome all our members back after the summer. We’ve been very busy behind the scenes getting ready for your return and we are really excited about seeing you all back at the club.
Throughout the summer we carried out a number of upgrades and essential works to the club.
The showers areas in both changing rooms have had new ceiling tiles fitted with new LED lights being fitted. The shampoo dispensers and shelves in the male changing room have been replaced also.
We always strive to have the cleanest and best facilities possible for our members. Often we have to put investment into areas that might not be visible at first glance to our members but which are hugely valuable to our member experience. One such example of this was in August when invested €8k on 3 tonnes of sand to pool filtration s
Over the last two years the business has invested over €750,000 in upgrading the club to bring it to it’s full premium potential. Having been with the club myself for over 11 years I am so thrilled to see the club excelling in terms of the value we offer and the experience for our members. As of September the fee for new members has been increased, inline with our sister club at €80 per month. Current members will not be effected by this price increase and can still avail of their current rate. This is a very positive step for the club and it’s future and I am so proud to be involved in it’s continued success.
National Quality Standard
In August we completed our Annual Audit for the National Quality Standard for health clubs. This rigorous audit ensures we consistently adhere to only the highest standard in health club management, safety, hygiene and customer service. We are confident that once again this year we will achieve the Outstanding award for our three clubs.
Our fitness manager Alex has just completed our new class timetable which is due to start from September 16th. We received some valuable feedback from our member surveys and I’m delighted to announce that we will be launching Les Mills Grit from this September. These HIIT classes are broken into three categories which are Grit Strength, Grit Athletic and Grit Cardio. Our trainers have been studying GRIT for the last few months and can’t wait to introduce it to your workout. Make sure to book in for these classes through our mobile app, Iconic Health Clubs which is available on Android and IOS. In the meantime here’s a quick glimpse at our new class GRIT and why we believe it is the best HIIT class in the world.
National Fitness Day 2019
On September 26th we will be running eight additional classes as part of National Fitness Day 2019. The initiative is to encourage more people, to get more active, more often. These classes will be open to both members and guests and bookings can be made at reception from September 23rd. So grab a friend and colleague and bring them down on National Fitness Day.
I would like to welcome two new staff membersto the team. We have a fourth Dave who is joining the fitness team. Dave Ryan has been working in the industry for a few years now but has wanted to join the team at Iconic Health clubs for some time now and we are delighted to have him on board.
We would also like to welcome Pedro Candido from Sao Paolo to our club care team.
Finally, would also like to congratulate our trainer Suzanne Cantrell who is on maternity leave. She gave birth to her daughter Aoibheann earlier this month and both mum and baby are doing great.
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 sign up via our mobile app.
A lot of our members have been asking us about Intermittent Fasting and if it works.
Throughout March and April we have continued to improve the quality of our facilities. Our new BMS system has been installed and has proved to be a huge success so far particularly for the temperature in the changing room and by poolside. Over the past few weeks we have made a number of fixes and upgrade in the club.
We have made also a number of repairs to our gym equipment including to the treadmills, leg press, zero gravity runner, watt bike and the assault bike.
Please note that tomorrow, Good Friday, that our car park will be closed from 6am – 4pm to allow us to carry out some maintenance works. On street parking will still be available, however as always we ask that you respect our neighbours and take care not to cause any obstruction to their access routes.
Have you tried our new Nautilus Glute Drive machine? This glute machine helps build power through a strong hip bridge motion, to improve hip and core stability, and ultimately create stronger and toned glutes. Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in other gyms today, the Nautilus Glute Drive piece safely and smartly isolates your glutes. These benefits are universally desirable, important for a wide variety of sports and exercises, and are arguably the most important muscles for total athleticism. The Glute Drive gives you the full benefits of the hip thrust exercise, simply, safely, and with good form. The machine is designed to promote good biomechanics and balanced weight curve. A comfortable padded belt secures the user to the back pad which supports the full length of the spine for added safety. You can load up to four plates on each side, which gives the machine a max weight load of 360 lbs.
Check out the video below from our instructor Jess on how to use the Nautilus Glute Drive machine.
If you would like any further instruction or if you have set yourself any summer goals why not book in with one of our personal trainers for a programme review or a PT session. A full list of our personal trainers and their profiles can be found on our website or on the PT board which is beside the stretching area.
Myself and Alex will be working on the Summer timetable over the week. We have already received quite a few suggestions since the new year and if you have any please forward them to Alex’s email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Iconic Health Clubs 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.
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