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Emmet Rushe, owner and operator of Rushe Fitness, gives expert advice for ladies wanting to get in shape.

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Seven habits for success 18 hours ago

Seven habits for success

By  •  Health

Building new habits into your daily routine is a great way to help you to get success with your goals.

Usually it takes anywhere between 14-28 days for something …
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Stop waiting for tomorrow for that first step into fitness 1 week ago

Stop waiting for tomorrow for that first step into fitness

By  •  Fitness

There is a great quote that has been around for decades.

“If you are waiting for a sign, this is it!”

Every day you have endless opportunities for change.


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Back to the gym? Here’s what to expect 2 weeks ago

Back to the gym? Here’s what to expect

By  •  Fitness

Monday saw the welcome reopening of gyms and fitness facilities across Donegal.

My own gym Rushe Fitness here in Letterkenny opened at 6am and we had our 1st full …
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No gym? No problem! 4 weeks ago

No gym? No problem!

By  •  Fitness

On July 20th, gyms across the country will finally open again as the restrictions on them will be lifted.

If you haven’t been training since they closed on March …
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Stuck in a rut? Try the 30 day plank challenge 1 month ago

Stuck in a rut? Try the 30 day plank challenge

By  •  Fitness

Everyone seems to be in a bit of a rut this week.

⁣⁣I’m not sure of it’s the fear of what returning to the new normal will be like, …
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Five ways to make weight loss easy for yourself 1 month ago

Five ways to make weight loss easy for yourself

By  •  Health

Our June challenge is in full swing in Rushe Fitness Live.

We have loads of members who are keeping healthy and active while the gyms are closed and we …
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Five fitness myths that need to end now 2 months ago

Five fitness myths that need to end now

By  •  Fitness, Health

There are many myths that circulate around the fitness world.

You will hear them in the gym, in the office, talking with friends, on social media and even in …
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Your free 5km walking/running plan 2 months ago

Your free 5km walking/running plan

By  •  Health

There is finally some good news starting to filter back into our lives.

With the start of the phased opening of the country happening today we not only have the …
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Don’t feel bad about your jiggly bits 2 months ago

Don’t feel bad about your jiggly bits

By  •  Health

Myself and Maria are helping people to stay fit and healthy in our Rushe Fitness Live classes each day and we always preach the importance of being positive about yourself …
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The Positivity Challenge 2 months ago

The Positivity Challenge

By  •  Health

We are all living in uncertain times and it is very easy to feel down, let negativity take over and make it seem as if things may not get better …
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Why it’s so important to set a new health routine 3 months ago

Why it’s so important to set a new health routine

By  •  Fitness, Health

We are all in uncertain times right now.

There has never been a situation like this in our lifetimes where so many of us are out of work and confined …
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Recipe: Low-calorie lean lasagne 3 months ago

Recipe: Low-calorie lean lasagne

By  •  Health

Evening everyone ⁣⁣I hope you’re all having a great day and are all holding up okay during this uncertain time. ⁣Tonight, I’m going to give you all a meal that …
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No gym? No problem! 4 months ago

No gym? No problem!

By  •  Health

We are in the middle of the most uncertain few weeks any of us have ever seen in our lifetimes.

Buisnesses all over Ireland are closing and many of …
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A wealth of benefits in walking daily 4 months ago

A wealth of benefits in walking daily

By  •  Health

Over the past few weeks we started another step challenge for the Rushe Fitness members in the gym here in Letterkenny. ⁣

Click here to sign up and join in with …
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Monday motivation: Nine healthy ways to lose weight 4 months ago

Monday motivation: Nine healthy ways to lose weight

By  •  Health

⁣ ⁣ 𝟗 𝗪𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐋𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐃𝐢𝐞𝐭 𝐓𝐢𝐩𝐬 to kick off your Monday evening motivation

𝟏. 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 ⁣ Don’t think about it, just do it. ⁣There are literally no …
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Recipes: Three pancake mixes with a healthy twist 5 months ago

Recipes: Three pancake mixes with a healthy twist

By  •  Health

I have three Pancake Tuesday recipes coming at you today.

They range from the very simple, up to one that is for those who like to get all …
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Are we really being kind online? 5 months ago

Are we really being kind online?

By  •  News

This past weekend has seen another tragedy.

The passing of Caroline Flack has once again shown us that the pressure of being in the public eye, along with the …
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Nine reasons you may not be losing weight 5 months ago

Nine reasons you may not be losing weight

By  •  Health

There can be a number of reasons for weight loss stalling.

Below I cover 9 of the most common reasons I find when working with our Rushe Fitness members. …
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Recipes: Three healthy meals that taste great too 5 months ago

Recipes: Three healthy meals that taste great too

By  •  Health

Today, I’m going to give you a day of recipes that you can use straight away and they all taste great.

The one thing that I hear time and time …
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The screentime challenge 5 months ago

The screentime challenge

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is probably one of the toughest that you will undertake.

This week, I want you to reduce your Screen Time!

I know that may sound like …
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Why you should step out and explore amazing Donegal 6 months ago

Why you should step out and explore amazing Donegal

By  •  Health, Travel

The days are crisp and bright and with it being January, it is making getting out and about much easier, especially when trying to get your 10k per day steps …
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The 10 flights per day challenge 6 months ago

The 10 flights per day challenge

By  •  Health

Before you get all excited about the chance of booking 10 holidays today and your partners come looking for my head, this challenge is not what you think it is;


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Why you shouldn’t compare your weight loss to others 6 months ago

Why you shouldn’t compare your weight loss to others

By  •  Health

The January resolutions are in full swing.

Everyone is making some sort of healthy change to their activity levels or their diets.

When you see that 80% of resolutions fail before …
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The 2020 Bucket List challenge 6 months ago

The 2020 Bucket List challenge

By  •  Fitness, Health

Today is ujnoffically the start of 2020.

The majority of people who are heading back to work, the kids are heading back to school and people will be getting …
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How to plan 2020 the right way 7 months ago

How to plan 2020 the right way

By  •  Fitness, Health

Happy New Year ladies.

I hope that it is what you expect it to be and you have a healthy and happy one 

If you are planning your New Year’s resolutions for this year, stop and …
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Relax, recharge, reset 7 months ago

Relax, recharge, reset

This week I am not going to preach to you.

There will be no tips or hints.

This next 2 weeks are about one thing.

Spending time with your family …
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How to tame your thoughts and emotions 7 months ago

How to tame your thoughts and emotions

By  •  Health

At this time of year, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed.

As we move further into December, it is easy to feel as if time is the one thing …
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The five lowest calorie drinks to have this party season 7 months ago

The five lowest calorie drinks to have this party season

It is officially December and that can only mean one thing; Christmas party season has officially arrived. 

With the upcoming festivities and with Christmas being only a few weeks away, it …
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Nutrition Myths Vs Reality. 8 months ago

Nutrition Myths Vs Reality.

By  •  Health

Nutrition can be confusing.

Every time something is proclaimed a ‘saviour’ for being overweight or obese another ‘saviour’ will be heralded in a few weeks later that gives the …
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Is a coffee just a coffee? 8 months ago

Is a coffee just a coffee?

By  •  Health

I have written before about the calories in certain special Christmas coffee treats that tend to be around at this time of year.

They are just high calorie hot …
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Recipe: Healthy low-cal autumn soup 8 months ago

Recipe: Healthy low-cal autumn soup

By  •  Health

I don’t know about you, but it seems as if winter has well and truly arrived earlier than usual to Donegal this year.

The dark evenings have set in.The weather …
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Why you DON’T need another meal plan to lose weight 9 months ago

Why you DON’T need another meal plan to lose weight

By  •  Health

Last Thursday I held my ‘How to Lose Weight Without Dieting’ seminar here in Letterkenny.

The 1st point I brought up at it was that I wasn’t going to mention …
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Want to get Christmas party ready? The time to start is now! 9 months ago

Want to get Christmas party ready? The time to start is now!

By  •  Health

We are almost at the end of October.

November will soon be upon us and that means that we have only 8 weeks until the festive season.

The one mistake …
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How to lose weight… without dieting 9 months ago

How to lose weight… without dieting

By  •  Health

Let’s face it.

Conventional dieting doesn’t work!

Every year, the number of ‘diets’ on the market gets bigger and bigger with each one claiming that theirs is the one that …
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The Sober October Challenge 9 months ago

The Sober October Challenge

By  •  Health

Sober October has been running for years now, and it is a chance for people to challenge themselves and to give up alcohol for the entire month.

I know we …
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Recipes for success! 10 months ago

Recipes for success!

By  •  Health

Today, I’m going to give you a day of recipes that you can use straight away that are easy to make and they all taste great.

The one thing that …
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Instagram weighs in on weight loss products 10 months ago

Instagram weighs in on weight loss products

By  •  Health

Last week, Instagram announced that it is rolling out new guidelines around posts that promote weight loss products and cosmetic surgery.

The decision was made in partnership with actress Jameela …
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Five training myths you may believe 10 months ago

Five training myths you may believe

By  •  Health

This is the second part of a 2-part article on myths.

This one looks at popular training myths and my blog from last week looked at popular nutrition myths.

I’m sure …
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5 diet myths you may believe 10 months ago

5 diet myths you may believe

By  •  Health

This is the 1st part of a 2-part article for you all.

This one will focus on popular nutrition myths and next week’s will focus on Popular Training Myths.

I’m …
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Use the back to school routine to your advantage 11 months ago

Use the back to school routine to your advantage

By  •  Health

In the next 2 weeks, the summer will be officially over.

The kids will all be back a school and everyone’s routines will start to get back to normal.

How …
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The Food and Mood diary challenge 11 months ago

The Food and Mood diary challenge

By  •  Fitness, Health

I think we can all agree that food is great!

The members of my lean in 2019 program all agree to that too

We are always welcoming new members in …
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What to do if a ‘Jenny’ is sabotaging your healthy lifestyle 11 months ago

What to do if a ‘Jenny’ is sabotaging your healthy lifestyle

By  •  Health

Each year I need to do a post about ‘Jenny’.

Around certain times of year, ‘Jenny’ seems to voice her opinion about what people do in their health and fitness …
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Great places to go and be active in Donegal 12 months ago

Great places to go and be active in Donegal

By  •  Health

We are being blessed with great weather for the time of year, so it’s time to make the most of it.

The days are crisp and bright and warm and …
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Mindset and motivation 12 months ago

Mindset and motivation

By  •  Health

On Saturday past, the Rushe Fitness members and myself set off on an adventure.

Oldcastle in Co Meath was our destination and “Tough Mudder Ireland” was our challenge.

When we …
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5 low calorie summer cocktails 12 months ago

5 low calorie summer cocktails

Sunshine!

Every time we get a burst of sunshine, 2 things happen.

  1. The barbecues are dusted off
  2. People like to enjoy a few drinks in the sunshine.

The …
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A challenge to boost your brain 1 year ago

A challenge to boost your brain

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is AS important as all the others we have done this year.

One of the best things you can do for your health is being active and …
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The Plank Challenge 1 year ago

The Plank Challenge

By  •  Health

Last week was the start of the annual Rushe Fitness Summer Shape Up challenge.

We got all the new members settled in and on Saturday, I gave them their 1st …
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It’s time to live in the here and now! 1 year ago

It’s time to live in the here and now!

By  •  Health, Life

Have you ever found yourself getting drawn into work and not realising how much time has gone by?

Have you ever went on your phone to check Facebook or Instagram …
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Let’s talk about men’s health 1 year ago

Let’s talk about men’s health

By  •  Health

This week is Men’s Health Week 2019.

It runs from the 10th to the 16th of June and it’s time to get men talking about their health!

If there is …
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Three healthy vegan recipes that taste great too! 1 year ago

Three healthy vegan recipes that taste great too!

By  •  Health

Today, I’m going to give you a day of Vegan recipes that you can use straight away and they all taste great.

The one thing that I hear time and …
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