Gym in a Bag – for less than 30 quid!

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There are so many options out there for fitness these days. Gym membership, bootcamps, Morning Gloryville, boxer-yoga-lates-size… It can be overwhelming sometimes, and you might wonder to yourself what’s the best option, and where can you get the most bang for your buck. As a fitness enthusiast and personal trainer, I am happy to give […]

DON’T act your age – act your shoe size!

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We all know about getting our kids up-n-active. We see information online, on TV and in magazines telling us to lead by example, to let our kids watch us exercising and to follow our lead, to make activity an important part of our day and theirs. But what about the other way around? What about […]

Happy Val-ALT-tines Day

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Are you dreading the smooshy Valentine’s day cards, the over-the-top flowers that Mary’s Tom will send to her desk at work, the elaborate stories of proposals made on a bed of rose petals in a 7* hotel in Paris? Me too! I’ve never been a Valentine’s Day fan – It could be because I don’t […]

Avoid the “Why Do I Always Quit?” trap!

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Do you find it hard to persist when you’re trying to get in shape? Many of us have a personal goal – maybe it’s “I want to lose weight” or “I want to get fit” or “I want to start eating healthy again!” Then we start with all guns blazing – juicing this, and sweating that […]

Are crafts really good for your health??

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As you might already know, I am a (not-so-secret) knitting enthusiast. I renewed my love of all things wooly around 7 years ago, when I decided to start knitting Christmas jumpers for my friends. At that time, it was just a nice hobby, and one I also did a lot of when I was pregnant […]

Advanced MyFitnessPal – how to get the most from the MFP app

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Many of us have heard of MyFitnessPal, and use it regularly, in particular to calorie-count and track food intake and activity levels. (In case you haven’t used it before, check out this short article for some basic info). It is based on the long-proven concept that tracking and monitoring progress and achieving “mini-wins” makes it […]

8 Unbelievable Facts You Never Knew About Muldoon

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This week, the talismanic John Muldoon signed a deal that will happily extend his contract with Connacht. This means he will be part of the furniture at the Sportsground for 15 seasons! Muldoon is a well-liked and recognisable figure around Galway city – is always approachable and is revered by the younger generation of Galwegians […]

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 […]

Forget detoxing – eat these foods instead

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There’s a lot of talk this month about “detoxing”, or “foods to avoid” and “low fat diets”. But what about what we should eat? If you’re trying to eat well and recover from the excesses of Christmas, here are my Top 8 foods to include on your shopping list (see below for an explanation of […]

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 […]