Exercise and fertility – what do I need to know?

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Fertility (and infertility) are huge topics at the moment, with an estimated one-in-six couples experiencing fertility issues. It is an extremely personal and sensitive subject for both men & women – and in spite of past assumptions, infertility affects as many men as it does women. In my role as a Personal Trainer and Fitness […]

Fitness for Fertility & PCOS – Free InfoBooklet

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As I’m sure you’re aware, the topic of fertility is a big one in Ireland at the moment. This is due to a number of factors, including couples waiting until they are older to have children, our stressful lifestyles and our general health & wellness. And with so much information out there these days about exercise […]

Arthritis? Me? But I’m only 37…

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A few weeks ago, I got a very surprising diagnosis from my doctor. I am 37 years old – I’m a fitness instructor and Personal Trainer by trade, having recently moved into this area from the IT sector. I love running, interval training, being outdoors, making good food, I’m a wanna-be surfer, an energetic mum-of-one […]

Spring into Running

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It’s at this time of year – every year – that I start to get excited about running again. The evenings are longer, the weather is brighter and warmer (well, most of the time anyway) and throwing on those runners and heading out the door is not half as daunting as it is when it’s […]

Wanna give yourself a massage?

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So it’s January, and if you’re like 90% of the population, you have probably decided to get off your arse and start (or increase) your exercise. And that probably also means – aches, pains, sore muscles and stiffness. Hooray! Often, one of the solutions is the dreaded Sports Massage – while very effective, it can often feel […]

The Ultimate Christmas Survival Kit

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As we all know, Rome wasn’t built in a day. But it also wasn’t knocked down in a day either. (Ok, ok – I know it’s not been knocked down. But I’m using poetic licence here and attempting to create a relatable metaphor for our health and fitness so bear with me.) It doesn’t take […]

Christmas 5 Day LBD challenge

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Tick, tock, tick, tock… It’s just 4 WEEKS til Christmas – can you believe it?! We spend so much time tut-tutting the early decorators, the Christmas ads in October, and the festive treats on supermarket shelves exactly one minute after midnight on Hallowe’en… Then, all of a sudden, the office Christmas party is around the […]

Top 10 fitness gifts for Christmas

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  It’s getting close to that time of year again when we start to think about Christmas gifts for loved ones. We spend time selecting awesome gifts, smugly patting ourselves on the back for putting time and effort into the gift-selection process… only to then not follow through and end up panic-buying whatever is left […]

Cheapskate Workout…

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Hello fellow cheapskates 😉 Are you looking for a fun, free workout that you can do at home with equipment you can make yourself? (see my milk carton weights post for info on how to make these). You do? Then look no further – check out this FREE milk carton workout. And ignore the strange […]

Run Safe, Run Smart

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I recently read a story about a 30 year old woman (Karina Vetrano) who was strangled to death in Queens while she was out for her evening run. I was naturally upset and shocked to hear the story, and I read a bit more about it to find out what had happened. I was surprised […]