Elite Testimonials
What do you get when you have two Irishmen and a Welshman walk into a podcast? We get a conversation with James Breese on today’s episode, who is the owner of Strength Matters. While in the police, James trained often and got injured just as much, so he was able to convince those in charge to help those in his unit to train in such a way that they no longer got injured and changed their mentality in how they approached police work. Once he shifted from the world ofRead More
What Has An Irish Army Commander Got to Teach you About Personal Training…?   DO you know this….   some people just REFUSE   Point blank   To give up   Kinda like that “Siege of Jadotville” movie (on Netflix)   It’s one of the best movies I’ve seen EVER Not just because it’s a true story….   Where the Irish army get cornered   in a wide open area that’s  nearly impossible to defend    By a massive group of mercenaries   Somewhere in deepest darkest Africa.   They were outgunned,Read More
How do you become a personal trainer? I want you forget everything you think you know about how to become a personal trainer. Any idea you have about it….just let it go. For a second.   Because part of my job everyday is to help people BECOME that.   Going by our students success rate we do that damn well.   We get aspiring trainers started on the right path and help them become a personal trainer. We educate them, teach them coaching skills BLAH BLAH BLAH You get the picture.Read More
I don’t get death threats too often.   But when I get them…. Holy shit are they funny.   Like John here who sent me the most endearing email ever.   “Your a cheeky fuck, you know nothing of were I qualified, is actually through the XXXXX, full time course, ran through XXX, NOW, Take me off your email list. Or I’ll show you how too squat!!!   Holy shit balls, someone’s pissed in john’s cornflakes obviously.   I think what he’s referring to is when I sent a mail outRead More
Epigenetics – An Introduction Epigenetics essentially is the study of how environmental factors influence the genetic expression of an organism. For the sake of this article we will focus on certain environmental factors that can greatly influence the genetic expression of us human beings. The largest environmental influences on our genetic expression as a human species are the following: Nutrition Sleep Circadian Rhythms Environmental Toxins Our Upbringing & “Developmental Conditioning” (sets our Subconscious Belief Systems) Our Society and Culture (also another factor in setting our Subconscious Belief Systems) Our ThoughtsRead More
Choosing Efficacy Over Effectiveness Two words which, to many, may seem pretty much the same; efficacy and effectiveness.  But the distinction between them is critical in the world of research. Also when we consider giving nutrition advice or coaching to clients, not only is knowing the difference crucial but we MUST make sure we are programming something with the right one in mind. “Efficacy refers to the effect of the strategy under the presumption of perfect adherence or 100% compliance with the advice.” “Effectiveness is the actual real-world effect a given strategy will have. It takes intoRead More
Is it possible that the nutritional guidelines you are told to follow by government bodies and many health organisations are causing you to be fatter and sicker rather than healthier? Click here for our prospectus http://elitefpa.ie/dublinprospectus Consider the following diet… Breakfast: Cereal with skimmed milk Glass orange juice Lunch: 2 slices wholegrain bread (no butter) Chicken & lettuce Dinner: Wholegrain pasta Grilled steak trimmed of all fat Veg of choice Snacks: 0% fat yogurt Slice of wholegrain toast and a banana Brown scone and low-fat butter Do those meals seem healthyRead More
Hi, 2 more books to get your teeth into, for those of you who have or are going to do our personal trainer course,Dublin. We have one from Shannon Pollock who is our Gym Instructor tutor and currently training for the World Championships in Texas and another from Robbie Bourke who is the Personal Trainer Tutor. They both tutor our Full Time Personal Trainer Course in Dublin. “Why Zebras don’t get ulcers” by Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D Sapolsky, a leading neuroendocrinologist, explains it all in this lively and entertaining, yet highly informativeRead More