Category Archives: Fitness Blog

The Forgotten Medicine – The Knowledge of Our Ancestors

Ancient wise men all preached about the benefits of sleep

Sleep is the best meditation “    — Dalai Lama

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”  — Mahatma Gandhi

Our grandparents and ancestors also knew the value of sleep and old sayings such as “the early bird catches the worm” where common among their generation. They didn’t have the same level of scientific research as we have now, however what they did possess was something that’s lacking in our generation, a little common sense. As it turns out, common sense is not so common!! Continue reading

The January Joneses

I don’t keep up with the fitness January joneses, every year I step back during January as the fitness industry scrambles to sign up clients during the January Rush. However once the first tub of protein powder is finished or the 2 week aloe vera detox has commenced I notice that  February is full of people who think they have “failed”. I have taken the liberty of drafting a simple 4 week program to help people refocus and to generate new levels of commitment and self-belief.

I love the simplicity of this little 4 week program. Simplicity, in an industry drowning in “systems” and “methods”. Continue reading

Drilling The Core

Over used and under coached, the word ”core” represents as much grey as it does back or white in the fitness industry. The world of “core “ is full of gimmicks and quick fixes. If you do more sit ups than you can count and still haven’t seen a 6 pack maybe your as confused as a cow on astroturf!! Continue reading

The Curious Case of the Common Potato

Where did it all go wrong for this humble and loyal  vegetable, once the stable of the Irish diet now it has become a big “no- no” in nutritional conversations. Even I participated in potato bashing and encouraged clients to stay clear (due to it’s high GI rating), however upon reflection I now have quite a different outlook towards the nutritious tubular.

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