Jeans Challenge

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I just received this post via one of my Facebook groups: In 9 weeks time this could be you. Elaine has gone from a size XL bottom to a medium. Just imagine how great you will feel in 9 weeks when you are able to button up a pair of Jeans 1-3 sizes smaller?? How much more comfortable will you feel fitting into suits and skirts that are sizes smaller than you are now? BUT In order for this to happen something must change. Unless you are seeing consistent results now then your current lifestyle is not benefiting your future self. My Jeans Challenge will not only get you sizes smaller, it will make you feel like the real you again and in full control of your weight... So what is it? Starting Thursday 15th March you'll take part in 9 weeks of training combined with a health focused … [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...]

Lose Weight Fast | Fitness in Dublin

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How to Lose Weight Fast (Part One) I took a poll recently to find out if people wanted to lose weight slowly, 1-2lbs a week, or fast, 3+ pounds a week. This was my little experiment to see what people’s perceptions were regarding losing weight. Slowly, 1-2 lbs per week, won out with 18 votes to 11. The general reason was because if you lose it slowly you will maintain it and be able to keep it off. The reasons for not wanting to lose weight faster is because you’ll just put it all back on again. I totally understand this reasoning BUT I also understand where it comes from and how you can actually lose weight fast, do it healthily and keep it off for good. I like to study behaviours, it helps me understand my clients more. For most people a lot of their education on weight loss comes … [Read more...]

Does your Exercise Programme look like this?

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I've seen some pretty strange things in gyms in my time. From people running backward on treadmills to weird and dangerous versions of common exercises. It seems people are always looking for a 'new method'. Even personal trainers are guilty of this, they jump on the latest fitness craze thinking that this 'gimmick' is gonna help them sell their services better. However the only thing that is going to help me sell my services better is getting better results and ensuring my clients and camp members stay healthy and injury free. That means you won't see me making people balance on inflatable balls or standing on a vibrating platform. These are circus acts and have never shown to be more effective than conventional training, in fact they have been shown to be less effective!! I like to … [Read more...]

Bodyweight Fitness

One of my colleagues in the UK wrote about bodyweight fitness recently and pointed out something very obvious to me yet maybe not so obvious to the general exerciser. Gyms spend a fortune on fancy equipment and the latest exercise fads. From spinning to treadmills and power plates to weight machines these commercial gyms have shaped the public's view on how to exercise. Unfortunately this limits what we believe we can do ourselves. I was interviewed for the Irish Examiner the other day and the journalist was a keen runner but as we went through the interview she realised there was a lot more she could be doing to improve her fitness, strength and health. For the last 5 years I have been running fitness camps in dublin and the majority of our sessions are based on bodyweight exercises. … [Read more...]