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A message from

Bryan Kavanagh

Founder of The ABS Gym

This is the story I tell all of my Image Fitness Personal training students who are just learning to be personal trainers. I used to only tell it to them because I thought it wasn’t relevant to my personal training business but it most definitely is… If you decide to come and work with me, or one of my team, you need to know where we came from and why we are so passionate about what we do. So here it goes:

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Bryan Kavanagh

I did my first personal training course back in 2002. I sat my exams then I was 17 and I was certified from the day I turned 18.

That was nearly 13 years ago. I was always set on becoming a doctor, and I only did the personal training course out of interest at the time. Well, to tell the truth, it was because I was sparring one of my Tae-Kwon-Do teammates and I noticed he had gotten a LOT stronger lately. When I asked him what was going on, he told me that he had hired a personal trainer. It seemed logical to me at the time to BECOME a personal trainer, rather than hire one, so I did just that.

My thirst for information on training and nutrition grew exponentially until it outweighed my desire to become a doctor. I enrolled in DCU and completed a BSc. (hons) in Sport Science and Health and then my CSCS (strength and conditioning specialist) shortly afterwards.

Since then I have trained both national and world champions, helped countless people lose an unimaginable amount of fat and even competed and earned titles at national and world level in 3 different sports.

Needless to say, the personal trainers that work for the ABS Gym need to be the best. We constantly strive to further our knowledge and become better trainers and coaches. Through constant learning and years of experience we have managed to create personal training programs that are as close to ‘perfect’ and as goal orientated as possible.

You wont see any BS ‘one size fits all’ 12 week transformation crap here either. Sure, we have 12-week programs but we don’t make outlandish claims that we can’t back up. Everybody is different and any personal trainer that tells you different and compares you to another individual is doing you a grave disservice. Granted, you can use somebody else as a role model and derive inspiration from their results but you still need individualised attention and that is the service we provide. Even in our group training programs, everyone gets individual attention and program tweaks to make sure they are getting the most out of their personal training and/or coaching program.

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If you are still skeptical I urge you to look at the videos below and then look at our personal training success stories page and testimonials that will show you the results that we consistently achieve with our personal training clients. No other Personal Trainer in Dublin comes close to doing what we can do. Big words and big promises I know, but if you look below at the transformation images, and visit our “success stories” section at the top of this page, you can see that we can back up every word that I write.

Our clients range from barristers, TV presenters and solicitors to doctors, carpenters and everything in between. We have numerous accolades and testimonials, all of which you should look for in any personal trainer but at the end of the day it all comes down to this:

Should you put the fate of your physique in some cowboy or do you want to rely on the best in the business to ensure your results?

If that is not enough, how about this: If we do not provide the experience I have promised above and you don’t achieve the goals what we agree on in your initial complimentary consultation then we will refund you, not only in full but we will give you DOUBLE your money back. That is a promise.

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Lose 100 lb*

At the ABS Gym, we have specific personal training programs to suit everybody. From men (and women?) who want to gain weight and muscle, to guys and girls who have tried all of the weight loss fads out there before finally coming to us for real results. Have a look at the video to the left and hear from John Weldon. He really has ‘been there and done that’. After losing over 110 pounds/8stone/50kg in a period of just 6 months, John decided to qualify as a personal trainer and help others reach the same goals he did. He understands the difficulty that people who have a significant amount of weight to lose face on a daily basis, and he has dedicated himself to helping them overcome those obstacles. His ‘Lose100lb’ program has become one of the most sought after programs in the ABS Gym over the past year, and he has had dozens of success stories already. Will you be next?


Strong is Sexy

The ABS Gym operates dedicated personal training studios in Dublin with locations in Temple Bar and Glasnevin. We like to think of ourselves as coaches, not personal trainers, because our influence extends outside the gym. We help our clients with lifestyle choices and adherence to their training and nutrition programs in their everyday lives, as well as ‘training’ them in the gym. We do not prescribe any faddy, useless nonsense and we pride ourselves on getting results with our clients while not wasting their money on gimmicks or contraptions. Our Temple Bar location is a smaller studio that caters exclusively for private personal training. Glasnevin boasts a large range of activities including: private personal training, powerlifting coaching, specialist classes, bootcamps and a separate ladies only gym upstairs. Have a look at the video to your left to get a feel for how we operate and get to know some of our personal trainers. The video also shows what some of what our female clients have to say about training with Jay, who is Strength and Conditioning coach at the ABS Gym, Glasnevin.

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One of our personal trainers will sit down with you for a personal consultation and quick assessment. Using your personal history we will be able to talk with you about the training goals that you want to achieve and the REALISTIC time frame that you are considering to accomplish them.

Then we will prescribe you a very realistic training program that will be tailored to your specific needs while providing you with nutritional information, shopping lists and goal setting forms. Personal trainers also act as personal monitors to keep you sticking to the plan. Text messages and phone calls, for accountability, to make sure you are sticking to the training plan.

If you begin to get discouraged or tempted by the dark side, your trainer will help you find the strength to resist and get where you want to be.

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Our Locations

The ABS Gym Temple Bar

East Essex Steet, Dublin, Ireland

The ABS Gym Glasnevin

Unit 5, Tolka Valley Industrial Estate, Dublin 9, Ireland

The ABS Gym Seatown

Seatown Business Campus, Seatown Rd, Swords, Co. Dublin