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

How to ‘tame’ your thoughts and emotions 2 weeks 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 good night’s sleep challenge – could you do it? 4 weeks ago

The good night’s sleep challenge – could you do it?

By  •  Health

This week I set a challenge for the members of my Rushe Fitness Gym. 

The challenge was simple.

No screens after 9pm at night.

This meant no phones, iWatches, iPods, tablets, …
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Be Kind to Your Mind: How Sarah-Marie’s new Piloxing series makes fitness fun 2 months ago

Be Kind to Your Mind: How Sarah-Marie’s new Piloxing series makes fitness fun

Pinehill Studios are about to launch a ‘Be Kind To Your Mind’ Piloxing programme for adults on Monday 5th November 2018.

What does that involve? I recently joined a class at …
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Six steps to getting in shape for Christmas 2 months ago

Six steps to getting in shape for Christmas

By  •  Health

The goal for most at this time of year is to get in shape for the Christmas party season.

New clothing will be bought, photographs will be taken and everyone …
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Think about this before body shaming anyone 5 months ago

Think about this before body shaming anyone

By  •  Health

Twice during the past week, I was met with body shaming on social media.

Once towards a person on Facebook and another in a group on Twitter.

The thing is, …
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Two holidays worth €1500 up for grabs in Summer Shape Up 2018! 6 months ago

Two holidays worth €1500 up for grabs in Summer Shape Up 2018!

How would you like to get in shape AND be in with the chance of winning one of two holidays worth €1500?

Letterkenny gym trainer Emmet Rushe is bringing …
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How to lose friends and alienate people 6 months ago

How to lose friends and alienate people

By  •  Health

People like to feel comfortable.

No matter what the situation is, for most people, if they feel comfortable in their surroundings, they will be quite happy where they are.

This …
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Why don’t you like me? – The flip side of fitness and social media 7 months ago

Why don’t you like me? – The flip side of fitness and social media

By  •  Health

Social media is fake.

It’s as fake as can be.

It’s driven by our need to be liked and this is being misused daily.

We judge our lives on what …
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What it really means to get ‘toned’ 7 months ago

What it really means to get ‘toned’

By  •  Health

Have you ever looked at a model on the cover of a magazine and thought, ‘I would love to look like that?’

Maybe you have taken the 4-week workout; you …
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Don’t compare your progress to someone else 8 months ago

Don’t compare your progress to someone else

By  •  Health

It is very easy to get down when it comes to progress.

But, first you need to know what real progress looks like.

1-2lbs per week is very good progress …
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Reasons you don’t need another diet 8 months ago

Reasons you don’t need another diet

By  •  Health

Every diet works, until it doesn’t!

If that sounds confusing, it shouldn’t. In fact it’s pretty much true for every diet you have ever tried right up to reading this …
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Can eating pasta help with weight loss? 8 months ago

Can eating pasta help with weight loss?

By  •  Fitness

Good news for pasta lovers, a new study in the BMJ has been looking at the effects of eating pasta on weight loss, BMI and waist circumference.

It was suggested …
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Want to get in shape for summer? Start now! 9 months ago

Want to get in shape for summer? Start now!

By  •  Fitness

We have one week left in March. April will soon be upon us and that means that we have only 12-16 weeks until the summer holiday season kicks off.

The …
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Need a digital detox? Try this challenge 9 months ago

Need a digital detox? Try this challenge

By  •  Health

This week I set a challenge for the members of my Rushe Fitness Gym and also the members of my online Lean in 2018 program.

The challenge was simple.

No …
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Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon calls for Donegal entries – are you ready? 9 months ago

Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon calls for Donegal entries – are you ready?

By  •  Sport

Amanda Byram and David Gillick, members of the Vhi Support Team, today launched the 2018 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.

The event, now in its 36th year, will be moving back …
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The best piece of fitness advice you will ever get 10 months ago

The best piece of fitness advice you will ever get

By  •  Health

Fitness has exploded in Donegal over the past few years.

The number of people training is on the rise and it doesn’t look to be slowing down.

When I started …
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RunDonegal 2018 to remember much-loved local woman 10 months ago

RunDonegal 2018 to remember much-loved local woman

By  •  Sport

Details of the fun female-led RunDonegal 2018 event have been finalised this week, which is expected to draw large crowds again for a great cause.

The proceeds from this year’s …
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Low intensity exercising for weight loss that works 11 months ago

Low intensity exercising for weight loss that works

By  •  Health

Over the last few years, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) has taken off in popularity.

Its main selling point is short workouts with a large calorie burn.

The only problem …
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Competition: Have you won an Unlimited Pass with Aoife Mc Gill Personal Training? 11 months ago

Competition: Have you won an Unlimited Pass with Aoife Mc Gill Personal Training?

Letterkenny personal trainer Aoife McGill is all set for an exciting new year of helping people achieve their health and fitness goals – and one prizewinner will get to see …
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Don’t compare your weight loss to others 11 months ago

Don’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 …
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Aoife McGill’s passion to help us be fit, strong and unstoppable in 2018 12 months ago

Aoife McGill’s passion to help us be fit, strong and unstoppable in 2018

Aoife McGill is the inspirational leader behind Aoife Mc Gill Personal Training. She could be the source of motivation you’re looking for this January to start a fresh and friendly …
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The best way to lose weight in January is… 12 months ago

The best way to lose weight in January is…

By  •  Health

January dieting usually follows a very similar trend around the world.

  • Let’s lose ALL THE WEIGHT…..
  • When do we want to lose it?
  • THE 1ST 2 WEEKS IN JANUARY …
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Staying active over the holidays 1 year ago

Staying active over the holidays

By  •  Health

If there is one way, that is guaranteed to beat the holiday bloat or the day after the night before, it’s getting out and doing some exercise.

While the thought …
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Monday Motivation: How to find your best time to exercise 1 year ago

Monday Motivation: How to find your best time to exercise

By  •  Health

When it comes to exercise, there can be a few myths surrounding the ‘right’ time to train.

  • Some do it ‘fasted’,1st thing in the morning in order to burn …
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Don’t compare your weight to others 1 year ago

Don’t compare your weight to others

By  •  Fitness

One of the biggest mistakes you can make, is to compare your rate of weight loss to someone else’s.

Everyone has different starting points. Everyone has different activity levels Everyone …
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The side to dieting that no one talks about 1 year ago

The side to dieting that no one talks about

By  •  Health

Dieting is thought of as 2 parts.

  1. Losing weight
  2. Gaining weight

That is usually how the conversations go about it and that is usually where they stop.

However, …
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This is what you should do when weight loss stalls 1 year ago

This is what you should do when weight loss stalls

By  •  Health

Weight loss stalling when dieting is not uncommon. In fact, I’d hazard a guess that weight loss stalls are the downfall of the majority of diets

If you have ever …
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A lesson in preparing for the school routine 1 year ago

A lesson in preparing for the school routine

By  •  Health, Mammy

It’s that time of year again.

Time seems to go faster. Darkness arrives earlier and earlier, as families get back into the school routine.

With the relaxed nature of the …
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10 things that require 0 talent to get further in life 1 year ago

10 things that require 0 talent to get further in life

By  •  Health

During the week, I shared a picture on my Instagram feed that celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson posted.

It was simply “10 Things that require 0 talent”

They were;

  1. Being …
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Smoke and Mirrors 1 year ago

Smoke and Mirrors

By  •  Health

Instagram is becoming one of the most used social media platforms in the world.

Since being acquired by Facebook in 2012 it has grown to over 700 million daily users …
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Meet Jenny 1 year ago

Meet Jenny

By  •  Health

The blog may be titled “Meet Jenny”, but I can guarantee that you have already met her and probably know her quite well.

5 training myths you probably believe 1 year ago

5 training myths you probably believe

By  •  Health

This is a 2-part article this week.

This one will focus on popular training myths and my other article over on Donegal Daily will focus on popular nutrition myths.

I’m …
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How to beat weekend binging 1 year ago

How to beat weekend binging

By  •  Health

I am going to keep this short and sweet today ladies.

I’m writing this from the airport as I’m getting ready to board my flight to New York.

It is …
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How to really sweat on holidays 2 years ago

How to really sweat on holidays

By  •  Health

This week I am heading on holidays 😀

It will be the 1st time in 3 years that I will be turning off my phone (at least that’s what I’m …
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THIS is the secret behind Holly Willoughby’s weight loss 2 years ago

THIS is the secret behind Holly Willoughby’s weight loss

By  •  Health

Holly Willoughby made the news during the week as speculation grew over how she achieved her new figure.

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Which is best for fat loss: weights or cardio? 2 years ago

Which is best for fat loss: weights or cardio?

By  •  Health

This is a question that I get quite frequently. When it comes to getting in shape and losing body fat, which is best, cardio or weights?

This 1st thing that …
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This Donegal Town girl is making fitness child’s play! 2 years ago

This Donegal Town girl is making fitness child’s play!

By  •  Business

Sarah Gillespie, a native of Donegal Town, oozes with positivity and energy and is the driving force behind RINKA (rinka.ie) – a new craze for kids which is inspired by the …
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Review: Learning the ropes of Reformer Pilates with JT Physio 2 years ago

Review: Learning the ropes of Reformer Pilates with JT Physio

I was invited to trial some Reformer Pilates at JT Physiotherapy in the past few months, and I honestly didn’t know what I was getting myself into. When you think of …
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What’s wrong with #Fitspiration 2 years ago

What’s wrong with #Fitspiration

By  •  Health

Instagram is fast becoming the biggest social networking app for sharing photos and videos.

With its newest features, it is overtaking Snapchat and is predicted to become the leader in …
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Weight loss is simple, not easy 2 years ago

Weight loss is simple, not easy

By  •  Health

This article might not go down well with some.

It might touch on a nerve or two.

But it’s time to realise that everything we do is a choice.

Whether …
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Protein: What you need to know 2 years ago

Protein: What you need to know

By  •  Health

Protein is a German word that is taken from the Greek word Proteios, meaning the first in.

There is no question about it; protein is the most important macronutrient in …
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Donegal girls to rediscover the fun of fitness at new roadshow 2 years ago

Donegal girls to rediscover the fun of fitness at new roadshow

The Donegal Youth Council will launch their Sports Recognition for Girls Roadshow in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny on Wednesday 26th April.

The Roadshow will continue throughout the month …
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Emotional Eating 2 years ago

Emotional Eating

By  •  Health

Our cravings for certain types of food seem to always appear when we are at our weakest emotionally.

It may happen consciously or unconsciously.  Many health and dietary goals have …
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Women’s Rugby stars get Donegal girls to give fitness a try 2 years ago

Women’s Rugby stars get Donegal girls to give fitness a try

Girls from St. Catherine’s VS, Killybegs; Abbey VS, Donegal Town; Magh Ene, Bundoran; Finn Valley College, Stranorlar;  St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar, Errigal College, Letterkenny; Mulroy College, Milford, Crana College, Buncrana …
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5 Things You Should Know About Losing Weight 2 years ago

5 Things You Should Know About Losing Weight

By  •  Health

Weight loss can be a frustrating thing.

  • How much should you be losing each week?
  • What if weight loss stops?
  • What am i allowed to eat?
  • Will I be …
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“We are all the sum total of the choices we make” 2 years ago

“We are all the sum total of the choices we make”

By  •  Health

“Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.” Wayne Dyer

Over the past 2 weeks I have been focusing my Facebook live vlogs on my Rushe …
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Watch: Nikki scales a stunning hidden gem off Donegal 2 years ago

Watch: Nikki scales a stunning hidden gem off Donegal

The trio set off early Sunday morning in search of Donegal’s hidden gem, ‘The Great Pollet Sea Arch which is located in Fanad.

They arrived just as the sun appeared …
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Don’t trust your scales 2 years ago

Don’t trust your scales

By  •  Health

If there is one thing that I have learned from training hundreds of people over the last few years, it is this:

The scale is a great tool for measuring …
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Alana prepares for battle in Bahrain 2 years ago

Alana prepares for battle in Bahrain

By  •  News

The Fitness and Nutrition Consultant who is from Dunree, near Buncrana, is currently training to be fighting fit for a white collar match on St. Patrick’s Day to raise money …
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Aiveen Lavery: How women can overcome barriers in sport 2 years ago

Aiveen Lavery: How women can overcome barriers in sport

Aiveen Lavery is a Chartered Physiotherapist at JT Physiotherapy and Reformer Pilates, Letterkenny and Derry. Aiveen has always been a keen sportsperson and currently plays for the Derry City Senior …
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