‘ACLAÍ’, pronounced ‘ack-lee’ is the Irish word for fit, or athletic. Founded in 2013, by Ainle Ó Cairealláin, ACLAÍ is at the forefront of a fresh approach to personal training and healthy lifestyle coaching. The ACLAÍ approach is based on a unique style of physical training and skill learning, eating and sharing real food, and fostering a positive lifestyle approach.
As well as developing a training system that helps build pain free movement, new skill, and added strength, we have our own book club, food group, and occasional cycle group. Our focus is to blend scientific principle with basic practicality, and a measure of creativity, to produce a high quality, ethical, and enjoyable experience for our members.
We have 4 major cornerstones to our approach, which include:
- Coaching Quality Movement
- Encouraging Real Food for Real Life
- Creating Positive Change
- Leading By Example
Our mission is to help every one of our members to build a strong and healthy body and mind, overcoming all the challenges along the way.
The main values that guide us at ACLAÍ include maintaining the highest possible standard of QUALITY in everything that we do, providing an ENJOYABLE and fun experience for all of our members, and maintaining a high ETHICAL standard in all that we do.
Our training approach is influenced by the world of strength and conditioning, gymnastics training, Olympic weightlifting, power lifting, bodyweight training, movement training, kettlebell training, and additional methods that we have been exposed. It boils down to providing our members with a program that fits with their individual goals and level of ability, and allows them to progress in the most effective way. Our training sessions are generally 60 minutes long, and are always under the guidance of an ACLAÍ coach. Our training approach is built to last, and designed to allow you to enjoy training and be healthy for years to come, regardless of what limitations you may have at the outset.
Each member at ACLAÍ has their own individualised training program. Most of the training is performed with a maximum of 4 members and 1 coach, so that every members gets the coaching and attention that they need to improve in every session. We also do some 1-1 coaching, depending on the needs of the member.
We love real food. We do not do supplements, and we love to eat Gelato on a Saturday at the Farmer’s Market. Our approach to food is based on balancing great food, with the foods that we associate more often that not with being ‘bad for us’, while avoiding that feeling of being on a restrictive diet. It works every time!
Over the years we have established a great relationship with local farmers, chef’s, and producers, and we love to encourage people to buy high quality, locally produced foods. In a world full of fast food, we prefer slow food!
As a coaching team, we love what we do. Building a world class personal training facility in Cork is our main objective as a team. We invest heavily in our personal and professional development as coaches, and do everything we can to walk the walk and follow the same advice that we provide for our members. Read more about our coaching team below