** Major Announcement ** Parent or coach of kids under 12? Then don’t miss this exciting news! Here at The Lab, we are passionate about getting kids healthy and keeping them healthy. As a team, we strive to get more and more kids active and healthy. Our goal is to help in..
GAA Club Championship season is only a few weeks away. Do you THINK you are ready? Do you HOPE you are ready? or do you KNOW you are ready? In The Lab, we’ve always said, if you’re not testing, you’re just guessing! (A few other gyms are saying that now too..
For three of the last four Sundays we have taken a group of members out of the gym and into the wild. We've been up Slieve Gallion twice and around Drum Manor. Its great to get out and do something different on a Sunday morning instead of sitting in the house trying to avoid it becom..
Congratulations to The Lab's own Michael Crawley. Michael achieved a new PB this week of 33:16 and finished 2nd in a competitive field at the Keep Er Lit 10k in Coalisland. Michael is probably the quietest of all the lab coaches and he will hate this attention but we just wanted to highlight that ..
We are delighted to have been once again invited by Ulster GAA (https://www.facebook.com/ulstergaa/?fref=mentions) to present a workshop at their annual Elite Camp. This is the 9th year in a row our staff have been involved with the elite camp which brings together 90 of the best gaelic foot..
EXCITING NEWS: OUR LATEST RECRUIT We at The Performance Lab (https://www.facebook.com/Performancelabcookstown/?fref=mentions) are delighted to announce a new member to our coaching team, James Knox will be joining us this summer from Royal Belfast Academical Institution (https://www.face..
Congratulations to our 3 new British Weightlifting Level 2 coaches. Gerard, Nathan and Brian completed their certifications this morning and will imparting all their new found knowledge at the Barbell club sessions on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 and Game Day on Saturday at 9.00. ..
Good luck to Conor and Padraig representing Northern Ireland in the Lennart Johansson Academy Trophy this week. Two very dedicated, hard working athletes and great lads. Both lads have been working hard on their athletic development with our coach Brian. Their focus has been on injury p..
We delighted to be invited by the parents of one of the local Primary Schools, St Joseph's Primary, Kileenan to sponsor their sports kit. Both the school and the The Performance Lab were delighted with the kit designed and supplied by The GAA Store. Thanks especially to Ciaran and A..
Great craic yesterday for our second Performance Lab Games, celebrating our second birthday. Thanks to all our members who came and took part or came down to support us. Thanks also to The Granary Cookstown (https://www.facebook.com/thegranarycookstown/) and Dot's Kart BBQ (https://www...
⭐️ Exciting new class starting after Easter ⭐️ Thursdays 6:45pm No need to block book. Drop ins available, all bookings done through The Performance Lab app. Numbers restricted to maximise your coaching experience so prior booking essential. With the rise of Crossfit globall..
Games start at 10am. BBQ and Cake at 12. Join us for drinks in town in the evening ..
Hope you enjoyed your break. Back open from 4pm today. Holiday timetable in operation this week so no gymnastics, yoga, NextGen or Pilates til next week. We kick off tonight with Barbell Club with Gareth (https://www.facebook.com/gareth.oneill.92) at 6.30pm Semi Privat..
***Performance Lab NextGen Programme*** Starts Monday 24th April and Thursday 27th April Our NextGen programme is an evidence based strength and conditioning class for young people aged 12-18. Everything we do is based on the best available evidence on what kids should be doing to improv..
Friday 14th April- Normal Saturday 15th April- Normal Monday 17th April- Closed Tuesday 18th April- Open from 4pm ** No Pilates/Yoga/NextGen/Gymnastics on Easter week** Our term time classes will return at their normal time from Monday 24th April. Happy Easter!..
***WE'RE HIRING*** Due to continued growth we are recruiting for an enthusiastic Coach, to start immediately. This is a dream job for a conscientious and talented aspiring professional Coach, and has all the perks you'd expect. If you are willing to work evenings and weekends, want t..
Congratulations to our assistant head coach Nathan (https://www.facebook.com/nathan.rockss) on becoming The Performance Lab's newest EXOS (https://www.facebook.com/TeamEXOS/) Performance Specialist. Nathan has been working hard over the past 12 months to achieve his accreditation and we..
GAA must get serious about concussion When Martin Loughran was physio at Jordanstown, he had a player on day 3 of the return-to-play protocols he abides by when the symptoms manifested themselves. Doing a cognitive drills session, where a player reacts by turning to calls of lef..
The Performance Lab's very own Marty Loughran has had his paper published in the esteemed Physical Therapy in Sport journal Here is a link to the article. http://www.physicaltherapyinsport.com/article/S1466-853X(16)30201-2/abstract This paper was part of Marty's MSc compl..
The Performance Lab's Marty Loughran and Gareth O'Neill alongside some of the top experts from across Ireland will be presenting this spring on Mid Ulster Council's series of coach education workshops. https://issuu.com/burnavontheatre/docs/proof_coachdevprogramme3_final_copy..
Thank you to everyone who donated. We raised £1511 online through your kind donations and £577 in donations from our attendees at our Stronger Runner class and our gym/clinic members and clients That meant we successfully raised enough to not only purchase the defibrillator but also th..
Great first day for the club with over 35 lifters turning out. Thanks to everyone who made it a success and special thanks to 646 Weightlifting Club/Crossfit Omagh members and all the other local lifters and coaches for joining us. Well done to everyone on some impressive scores in our ..
In a series of interviews with GAA pundit Joe Brolly, The Performance Lab's head of performance, Marty Loughran shares his thoughts on GAA burnout, injury rates and what can be done about it. Joe Brolly: Goals, dummies and the Half Mulligan - it's the skills that ... (https://www.g..
The Performance Lab and Mid Ulster Weightlifting club are delighted to announce that 7 of our coaches passed their level 1 British Weightlifting course today to become accredited British Weightlifting Coaches A Level 2 course is planned for May 2017 ..
Most clubs (basically all) are frustrated with spending too much money on external coaches, and don't actually develop their own. Over the next 3 years, we could help your club develop their coaches in an area that clubs and coaches across the country find extremely frustrating. Who..
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McAleenan praised UU physio Martin Loughran for his work with the players and at full strength ‘the Poly’ would be a match for any university team and a lot of county sides too. http://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2016/02/10/news/kieran-hughes-and-richard-donnelly-in..
After years of tears over her weight, Tessie Dillon has developed a new “zest for life” after losing over 12 stone with the help of a personal trainer Gerard Gervin. Now a regular at the Performance Lab, the 42-year-old said she has gone from feeling uncomfortable and emb..
Struggling for Christmas Present ideas for your loved ones? Why not get them free access to classes, memberships, personal training sessions, sports massage and much more. We now have Performance Lab Christmas Gift Vouchers available to buy. Contact any member of staff, facebook page, or em..
We opened our doors to the public on 20th April this year and those 22 weeks have gone in a flash. We’ve enjoyed the journey so far and we hope you have too. In that time we’ve put content out on social media that we hope you’ve appreciated and enjoyed. Our membership has..
The Performance Lab's Marty Loughran was quoted in the national papers this week after his presentation for the Ulster GAA Coaching Conference on injury prevention last week http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/massive-surge-in-hamstring-injuries-as-gaa-teams-push-over-the-edge-31..