Who Are We?
ACLAÍ’, pronounced ‘ack-lee’ is the Irish word for fit, or athletic. We are a personal training company with a difference, located in the Crawford Business Park in Cork City. Our team is made up of talented and committed Coaches with a strong background in sport and exercise sciences. At the core of our service is a bespoke and unique style of personal training, and this core offering is supplemented by social events such as our book club, movie night, long table lunches, and get-togethers.
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.We are focused on building and delivering a training system that helps build pain free movement, new skill, and added strength. 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
Mission and Values
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.
Approach to Training and Nutrition
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.
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, 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. 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, building a world class personal training facility in Cork is our main objective. 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.
The ACLAÍ Social Project
We use the term 'Health and Performance Project' to describe ACLAÍ because we work towards much more than simply getting physically strong, and providing a great personal training service to our members. Our coaching team are dedicated and professional coaches, and we work hard to keep on getting better at what we do. However, we also believe that we are in a great position to create a positive change within our community. In our centrally located training facility, we host regular long table lunches, book club meetings, movie nights, and social get-toegthers to promote this positive change. The vast majority of the events that we hold as part of our 'social project' are open to all, not just our members, and are usually free of charge.
Who We Work With?
Over the years we have had the pleasure to work with people from all walks of life. Our members usually fit into one of the four following categories:
- Athletes training with us to compliment their sports performance
- People who want to lose weight or get generally fit
- Members who are returning from an injury and/or operation
- People who have restricted mobility issues due to medical conditions or disabilities.
Our membership has ranged from the Cork Senior Football team, national and international level athletes in various sports such as triathlon, running, and swimming, the Rebel Wheelers Multi-Sport Group, hip and knee replacements patients, post --back operation patients, any many more people in-between whom we were able to help achieve their goals. It is a great pleasure for us to be able to work with such a wide vairiety of members at ACLAÍ.
Therapist/ Physician Connections
We have a built a strong connection with many physiotherapist, GP's and a select few consultants in Cork who refer patients to us for rehabilitation work after injury or operation, and people who need a helping hand to get fit for medical reasons. We communicate with all referring physicians on a regular basis to provide updates on how their patients are doing, and work hard to maintain very high standards of service and communication.