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How would your body deal with the unexpected?

How would your body deal with the unexpected?

“If I wasn’t as fit as I am due to the training, the doc said I might not of survived the stroke.” “If I wasn’t as strong as I am, I would of been a lot worse off after that fall.” “I may not be losing weight, but I’d be an awful lot heavier if I wasn’t training and...

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Why it’s OK to yo-yo diet

Why it’s OK to yo-yo diet

Do you find yourself super motivated, eating perfect, meal prepping, getting out for regular walks, training well, feeling good, then BANG  Off the wagon. Motivation is nowhere to be found. Old habits creep back in  All of a sudden it’s not going so well. What can you...

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Exercising Through Pregnancy

Exercising Through Pregnancy

Thankfully there is sufficient evidence to show that it’s safe and very beneficial to exercise through a pregnancy, it will likely make your pregnancy easier and your post natal recovery quicker. 150 minutes of exercise per week has amazing benefits and helps prepare...

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Exercise for the mind

Exercise for the mind

We all know that exercise is great for our body but what isn’t talked about enough is the benefits of regular exercise for our mental health Regular physical activity can improve your mood, sleep, thinking and general sense of well-being and outlook on life. To feel...

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Stuck for ideas of where to walk?

Stuck for ideas of where to walk?

With the winter months creeping in we have found people don’t have the same desire to go climbing up the Mournes and would prefer a walk they can enjoy the scenery but avoid the “mucky paths” As we all know, the benefits of fresh air and nature are priceless, so...

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Work life balance, are you getting it right?

Work life balance, are you getting it right?

Is this something you struggle with? Do you know how to switch off? Are you the kind of person who can’t say ‘no’ when asked to do a favour, a helpful task or a job? Taking too much on can be overwhelming. It can start to wear you down. BURNOUT is a real thing....

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5 tips for training yourself in the gym

5 tips for training yourself in the gym

1. Time your rest periods For most sets, your rest period will be between 60-120secs. The lower end of this if you’re lifting lighter, the higher end if you’re doing lower reps and lifting heavier generally. It’s easy to get distracted on your phone, talking to...

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Back from holidays or struggling to get out of holiday mode?

Back from holidays or struggling to get out of holiday mode?

This is something many people can struggle with! Perhaps before your holiday you were working really hard to look your best. Then you went away and really enjoyed yourself food, drink and company! The thought of coming home back to responsibilities, work and back into...

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What role does strength training play in sport?

What role does strength training play in sport?

Training twice a week with the team might get you by, but it certainly isn't optimum for fulfilling your potential! Following a specific strength training program alongside your sport will not only help improve on pitch performance, but will help minimise the risk of...

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Does muscle weigh more than fat?

Does muscle weigh more than fat?

“I tried so hard this week and didn’t lose any weight, I’m RAGING , maybe I’m turning fat into muscle ” Having had a nutritious week, 100% in a calorie deficit, exercising flat out, you jump on the scales, low and behold, NOTHING you gained 0.3kg Regardless of being...

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