RESULTS ONLY REALISTIC FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THE TRAINING AND NUTRITION EXACTLY AND MAY VARY FROM PERSON TO PERSON.
Thanks again for today, really appreciate you taking time out & giving us all that advice. Here's a quick testimonial below. Not sure if it's any good but if you need me to mention anything specific or whatever just let me know!
Having spent years training weights in commercial gyms & also at home, my twin brother and I always had doubts if we were training as best we could. Hours were put in but gains were slow & hardly noticeable. Finally we decided to seek out a personal trainer. A quick google brought us to the ABS Gym & after a scan of the site we decided to book a consultation. From the moment we met Bryan & his team we knew we'd found the right place. Anyone who's been in a commercial gym before can all agree that it can be an intimidating & daunting experience. The ABS Gym was the complete opposite of this. The atmosphere was friendly & supportive. That goes for fellow clients as well as trainers. Everyone was there because they enjoyed being there & enjoyed working hard. I found myself not wanting my hour sessions to end as it meant leaving the fun & getting back to the day job. The training was challenging, enjoyable & rewarding. My twin & I added kilos of muscle mass in weeks, something which we'd always struggled with. We also learned so much about training that it allowed us to train at home & continue to make gains. After six months of training in ABS I've been bitten by the bug & am planning to study to become a personal trainer myself. If I make my clients half as satisfied as the ABS Gym made me then I'll have done well.
I'm sure I wasn't the first & I certainly won't be the last to experience this feeling of futility & frustration during a training session. I had spent the best part of 3 years trying in vain to reach my goals, going through countless training & eating programs without ever really seeing decent results. I decided there & then that I'd take all the uncertainty out of my training & nutrition & hire a personal trainer.
This is how I came to the ABS Gym in Temple Bar. A quick google search & read through of the website made it clear that the top gym for my needs was ABS & that it was worth heading in for a free consultation.
I spoke with both Bryan & Cillian, explained my current situation & what I hoped to get out of training.
Almost immediately I felt a weight being lifted off my shoulders (see what I did there). Cillian came up with a no nonsense training & eating plan that was both challenging & enjoyable. His knowledge of each movement gave me both comfort & confidence to really attack each workout. I quickly found myself relishing every session & over the course of 6 months I managed to burn fat, add muscle & really learn about how hard I could push myself both mentally & physically.
From a training standpoint, the ABS Gym is unparalleled, it is packed full of intelligent, driven & understanding trainers who treat each client as an extended part of the team. The atmosphere in the gym each morning was amazing, full of encouragement & good natured banter. I found myself disappointed at the end of each session knowing I had to get showered and head to work.
If you're reading this testimonial, it's because, like I was, you're considering a personal trainer. Your reasons & goals might be different to mine but I can honestly say that like me, you won't regret it if you chose ABS.
Sean has been training with Cillian for months now, but I only met him a few weeks before Christmas for the first time.
He says, “Oh, you’re the guy who sends the dodgy emails?”, or something along those lines.
We got chatting and he said that he’d love to send us something, that he won’t even charge us for, telling us about his experience with the ABS Gym… I was a little worried because we had just engaged in a 15 minute slagging match (he’s Scottish).
Take it away Sean…
Training with Cillian at Abs Gym has been an absolute life-changer for me. I'm in my forties (no idea how that happened, but anyway), didn't look overweight but was running at 24.9% body fat (not great from a health point of view), and am also an above knee amputee so getting out of shape later in life is a very bad idea. I was what's known as skinny fat. Don't look fat but had no real muscle and a bit of a belly.
I started out training three times a week for an hour each session. In reality you are maybe actually lifting or doing something for twenty of those minutes. Two weeks later I was at 21% body fat and that was without giving up a glass of wine and/or ice cream.
Getting (and seeing!) results quickly spurred me on.
So, top five things about training with the guys and gals at Abs.
i. They know what they are doing and talking about. There are a ton of bullshitters out there who give bad advice and will put you off the whole thing.
ii. Because of that you get results you can feel and SEE. That helps you make other changes to your diet.
iii. They make it simple.
iv. Looking in the mirror and seeing results rather than thinking "Oh, Jesus! What the fuck!" is an amazing feeling.
v. You don't just look better, you feel better too. Within a few weeks, even though I was carrying more muscle, I felt a lot lighter on my feet. I was happier too, because... results.
Okay, one more:
vi. It means that you can go join a regular gym, know what you're doing, and not feel intimidated by the thick-necked twats in the weights room.
Okay, this is really the last one.
vii. It really improves your confidence in all kinds of situations.
For me, training with Cillian was about starting to build a platform of health that meant I can do more and more as I get older. I had done the usual, sign up to a gym, get bored and give up maybe three or four times in the past. The lesson: gyms don't work, at least not when you're starting out.
ABS will cost you a good bit more than a gym but then again it works and you're learning a set of skills that you can apply for years and years.
January 2nd, 2017
To tell the truth, Sean did send another very flattering email a couple of weeks ago, only it wasn’t very flattering and he spent the whole 4,500 words slagging me. I might put it on the website if you want to have a read.
Bryan Kavanagh BSc CSCS.
Neil sent this to us a while back and I thought I'd share it with you because it's honest, it might resonate with you, and to be quite selfish, it might give you the kick in the hole you need to get started and send that first email to us asking for help.
Take it away Neil…
'I bumped into my ex-girlfriend (We get on great by the way)
“You’re looking fantastic”, was the first thing I said to her and she was looking great, to be fair.
Then I asked - "Tell me your secret?”
She told me she was training with John in ABS gym. In fact she used to work with him in an office. Then showed me a picture of a guy who was very over weight and another guy in great shape and told me it was the same guy.
I couldn’t believe it but it was John before and after. “That’s phenomenal”.
So I got in touch and dropped in for a free consultation. First thing I see on the wall are the rules of the gym. One of them, “We don’t work out, we train” grabbed my attention along with dozens and dozens of testimonials.
If your reading this you probably felt the very same way I did.
You’ve tried various gyms with the famous “once around and I’ll run through your program with totally disinterest in you and then off you go for the next 3 months with your card”.
Oh and the - “We may change it slightly in 3 months if we remember you exist”.
You know what I mean...the whole "10 minutes on the treadmill then the bike Bla Bla Bla etc. etc." Achieving nothing.
I had 2 leg injuries which had me on crutches for nearly 2 years. Naturally I put on some weight and was out of condition. Personal training has greatly improved my balance and strength and transformed my life to be honest. Yes, you look better naked too, which is fantastic (it’s not a crime or completely vain to admit that to yourself) but it also does wonders for your general mood and confidence. You feel great.
In the ABS gym you will be training with the best trainers in the country in a great, totally fun, atmosphere. You be totally looked after and encouraged and, if you follow the plan, you will see the results big time. It’s one of the best things you will do for yourself. You will wonder why you didn’t do this all your life. 2 to 3 hours out of your week and you’re a whole new person. I highly recommend ABS gym.
P.S If you have read this far be prepared to hear the following messages of encouragement from 'so called' friends.
“Yea but when you stop training you’ll get fat”... Nonsense, but why stop?
“You have to have a life” ehhh, you will have a better life and will enjoy a treat or a night out a lot more because you'll feel like you've earned it and I’d rather invest money in myself than a new car for my local publican.
“You look well, you can stop now”
There are many more but these very same people who will be asking you for 'your secret' in a few months.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Anyway, I'm off to break up my rabbits...
Bryan Kavanagh BSc CSCS
I always thought I had an idea of how to eat properly or exercise. Really, I was under the false illusion that many are under; thinking they knew best yet not knowing how to properly execute it.
The ABS gym, with the help of Bryan and John, have helped me not only step forward, but bound in the right direction towards my goal of becoming healthier but overall being happy with myself and appearance, not being embarrassed to take my clothes off in front of others.
Instant visible results and compliments from others are what make everything so worthwhile, making me relish that next training session and enjoying the food that I eat.
In my first 12 week session I've lost (25kg), dropped three Jean sizes (40 to 34) and now have a bag of clothes that are no longer needed. This isn't your standard commercial gym, instead you're getting a one to one experience with highly qualified trainers and nutritionists who are incredibly committed to helping you achieve your goal, whatever it may be.
I'm beyond delighted with the progess thus far, and even more excited to see what else I can accomplish with the help of the lads from the ABS performance gym and can't wait to have a healthier and more enjoyable life in my -new- body. Endless amount of appreciation for these guys.
JENNIFER LOST OVER 3 STONE TRAINING 3 TIMES PER WEEK.
“This time last year I was thinking the same old repetitive thoughts. ‘I must lose weight in the New Year etc.’ However instead of waiting, this year I decided to start in December and get a head start and I joined Airside Bootcamp in December.
For many years I had been struggling with my weight and even though I did manage to lose weight from time to time it always went back on.
At size 16 and heading for 18 I was totally fed up and self conscious about my shape.
Since I started I’ve been doing 3 classes every week and its working.”
TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT SABRINA ACHIEVED.
I GET TEXTS LIKE THESE EVERY WEEK