SF Fitness V Hell & Back Round 4!!

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   Well it's time for SF Fitness members to take on Hell and Back again.  Summer Hell and Back 2013 will be the 4th time that SF Fitness members will conquer Hell and Back.     THE FIRST SF FITNESS TEAM HELL AND BACK ROUND 1!     We had no idea what we were letting ourselves in for! We trained together has a team, even when I got injured I used to ask John to collect me before 6am in the morning to join the team in the gym.     Our training consisted of strength training from camp, we were then in the gym on a Tuesday morning at 6am and then we'd go for team runs during the week and the weekend.     We decided that if we were going to go to Hell and Back we needed a focus to make sure we made it around and we ended up raising nearly €4000 for Crumlin Children's … [Read more...]

How to lose weight after the summer

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I think it's safe to say Summer is over :-(      With the kids going back to school it marks the end of their summer holidays and possibly the beginning of a new you? The majority of my clients over the years have been mothers with small children.      In that time I've learned a lot from them because, quite frankly, once you become a mother nothing else matters but your kids. This, however, can lead to you neglecting your own health and body. Soon enough the weight starts creeping on as you never seem to have time for yourself.      My first job with any mother is to help them realise that if they want to lose weight then you need to put themselves first for a change.      This is not selfish at all. Anyone that I've helped has ended up with more energy to put into their day. They … [Read more...]

Bert and Ernie Rap

Don't take life too seriously Here's something to laugh and smile at on a Monday morning, I love this... Strength & Health John 21 Day Health Kick … [Read more...]

Hairy Armpits and Broken Knees

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I watched a great programme on the evolution of gymnastics in the Olympics last night. There were some really inspiring stories as well as some eye opening facts. First of all it used to be a male only sport and when women started to compete it looked more like synchronised swimming on land with pompoms! Even when the female sport started to become more athletic it looked nothing like what it does today, they even had hairy armpits! There were a few women who dared to be different which set the standard for today One of these women was Olga Korbut. They showed clips of her trying a back flip on the beam in training and time and time again she fell off, over and over she missed the landing and ended up on the floor. When it came to the Olympics in '72 she nailed it and was the first … [Read more...]

Lose Weight Fast | Fitness in Dublin Part 2

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If you missed part one you can view it here I get paid for results. If I don’t help my clients get results then I don’t get paid. There are a lot of trainers out there who don’t base their training on results though. They end up being a babysitter, making the client exercise or someone for the client to vent their frustrations to. I’ve seen it in the many gyms I have worked in. The training sessions become more of an agony aunt session. Hey I’ve even got caught in that trap and almost left the fitness industry because of it. I do what I do to get results, that’s what drives and motivates me and the sooner a client gets results the better. They become really motivated and tend to work even harder when they see what they are doing is paying off. It’s truly rewarding to watch a client … [Read more...]