Irish rugby stars join Superman and Wonder Woman to launch Educogym in Naas


Two of Kildare’s finest rugby exports were on hand to help officially open Educogym in Naas on Friday, January 29th, in what was a day of great entertainment and education for everyone who comes along.

Kill duo Adam Byrne and James Tracy, both of whom played for Ireland in the November win over Argentina, took time out of their busy schedules to officially launch the gym.

Along with the two Leinster stars, the KFM outside broadcaster was also there on the day to cover all the events and to talk to some of the members of the gym, and, of course, CEO of Educogym, Jamie Myerscough, and gym manager Terence Berry.

There was plenty of fun on the street as Superman and Wonder Woman made an appearance, and there was also a strength test game as members of the public tested  their power on the giant ‘Hammer Strike’ game.

The theme of the event was ‘unleash your super you’ as Educogym invited people down to get a taste of how their personal trainers can help to change the lives of persons who use the gym.

Speaking at the official launch of Educogym, CEO Jamie Myerscough said; “Plenty of work has gone in to making this a very enjoyable event for everyone who came down, and I’m sure we helped to entertain as well as educate anyone who has even a passing interest in fitness.

“We had some great giveaways available for anyone who is interested in having a look around our gym, and of course we had many of our existing members whom we value very highly down for a look.

The grandson of legendary horse trainer Vincent O’Brien, Jamie has inherited those same gifts of mentoring, training and focus and applied them to people who are looking to build towards being the best they can be. Jamie’s clients have included some well- known entertainment and sports personalities, most notably Major-winning golfer, Darren Clarke who he helped shed an amazing 4.5 stone and pop star, Robbie Williams.

“Our workouts are just 20 minutes long, so they don’t take up too much time, they are intensive but incredibly effective,” explained Jamie.

“People waste their efforts with endless running on treadmills or spinning bikes and get little or no results. Our training sessions incorporate resistance weight training and focus on specific areas of the body for just one session, such as legs, arms or the back and so on… We encourage our clients to create a mental blueprint of where they want to be at the end of their training sessions. They imagine themselves as slimmer, trimmer, and stronger. This encourages them to be more focused not just in the gym but through all aspects of their life.”