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At Educogym our Nutritionists use cutting edge Low GI nutrition & HI TECH food based supplements:

No starvation diets, just good nutrition

The aim of the Educogym® Nutrition Program is to educate clients in how they can draw out their perfect body from within. The core understanding of the program is that most people are eating an unnatural diet which upsets the balance of the hormones in our bodies. This statement could not be truer than in recent times with the introduction of various fad diets and fast food outlets. Low GI is very easy to understand once you know the basics. GI stands for the glycaemic index which measures the effect of food on your blood sugar levels. Pure white sugar has a score of 100 which means when you consume white sugar your blood sugar levels sky rocket up. Having your blood sugar this high is toxic to the body, so it then has to get it down immediately. The hormone insulin is then secreted which brings the blood sugar levels back down. This then in turn means the GI (glycaemic index) also measures insulin secretion. That is high GI food and drink cause more insulin to be secreted as they cause the blood sugar to rise very high. This is the most important part to understand; it’s the insulin that is the problem. Insulin is responsible for fat accumulation. More insulin equals more fat accumulation. Constant high GI foods drives the insulin up. Hopefully from this you can see the pattern of why someone is likely to accumulate fat if they are always eating high GI foods.

Do I need to take the supplements?

At educogym our Nutritionists recommend hi-tech food based supplements. They can really help with the results as they help to fill in the gaps in a person’s nutrition. They will help you burn more fat and put on more muscle. The supplements are optional but we do highly recommend them.


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Nutrition and Reception Team

Irene Twohig
Owner of Educogym Cork

Irene has extensive experience working in the Health and Fitness Industry and has a very high success rate in helping clients to lose weight with her knowledge of fitness and nutrition. She trains each of her staff to offer a 5 star level of customer service to every client and believes that anyone can achieve the dream body that they desire through the Educogym proven system of results. She has a Diploma in Holistic Dietetics and Nutrition and an ITEC qualification in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training.

Catherine Roche

Catherine has 12 years experience working in the Weight Management and Fitness Industry. Catherine has a Diploma in Yoga Instruction and has an ITEC qualification in Nutrition. Resistance training plays a key role in her own personal life.

Azim Ali

Azim has over 8 years experience in Management, working in retail and the hospitality sectors. Azim was the Area Manager for luxury hotel group in London for 6 years and was responsible four hotels in the division. Azim is customer focused and strives to help every client achieve their goals. Azim has a wealth of knowledge in Health, Fitness and Nutrition. In his spare time Azim enjoys training on our Time Machine and works out 3 days per week.

Michelle Boland

Michelle is our head nutritionist in Educogym Glanmire and has a Diploma in Holistic Dietetics and Nutrition from the Irish Health Culture Association. Michelle loves her job and has been working in the Health and Fitness Industry for the past 8 years. In 2015 Michelle won the Little Island Customer Service Person of the Year Award, which was well deserved.

Amy Whitty

Amy won the Little Island Customer Service Person of the Year 2016 award. Amy has an ITEC qualification in Nutrition and a huge personal interest in Health and Fitness industry, the clients love her bubbly and friendly personality. Amy was as a professional dancer and finds weight training excellent for strengthening her core and creating a lean physique.

Mags Martin

Mags Martin has an ITEC Diploma in Personal Training, Fitness Instruction and Nutrition. Mags also has an ITEC qualification in Indoor Cycling and Kettlebells. Her interest in the fitness industry start when Mags was young, as her dad was a weight lifting enthusiast and she grew up watching people achieve their goals. Resistance training plays a big role in her personal life and Mags likes to keep active with additional hobbies such as indoor cycle and kettlebell sessions. Mags is an active member with Dolphin Competitive Swim Club in Mayfield and normally spends her weekends watching her daughter compete at national swim competitions.