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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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Why you shouldn’t weigh yourself 1 day ago

Why you shouldn’t weigh yourself

By  •  Health

This is a follow on from last week’s blog on scale weight. 

I’ve had loads of messages from females saying that they were glad to see the article, but they …
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Christmas: You haven’t gained as much weight as you think 1 week ago

Christmas: You haven’t gained as much weight as you think

By  •  Fitness, Health

This past week, I ran a little experiment with myself to see just how much ‘weight’ I had actually gained from all the Christmas drinking and eating I had done. 


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The 10K a day challenge! 2 weeks ago

The 10K a day challenge!

By  •  Fitness, Health

This isn’t the post I thought I’d be writing as the first one of 2021, but here we are again. 

Yes, we are back in Lockdown. 

No, it is not …
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How to plan 2021 the right way 3 weeks ago

How to plan 2021 the right way

By  •  Fitness, Health

January is just around the corner, and 2021 is fast approaching.How are you planning to start the New Year?

2020 didn’t go as we may have planned, but that doesn’t …
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Could you manage the 12 rounds of Christmas? 4 weeks ago

Could you manage the 12 rounds of Christmas?

By  •  Health

It is officially the season to be jolly. 

All the Grinches, Scrooges and Bah Humbuggers can suck it up, because Santa Claus brought his cheer to town!

Maybe I came …
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Sugar and Spice: Four delicious Christmas recipes 1 month ago

Sugar and Spice: Four delicious Christmas recipes

By  •  Health, Life

This week I am going to give you four Christmas themed recipes that you can use over the holiday period.

One is a starter, one is a side, one is …
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What to prepare for on your first day back at the gym 2 months ago

What to prepare for on your first day back at the gym

By  •  Fitness, Health

Today 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 day …
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You better watch out… for the 5 Christmas coffees with the highest calories 2 months ago

You better watch out… for the 5 Christmas coffees with the highest calories

One thing that is very popular at this time of year is the Christmas themed coffees. 

These usually are coffees at all and are Christmas flavoured Hot Chocolates that people …
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How to look and feel your best this Christmas 2 months ago

How to look and feel your best this Christmas

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

While the party season may not be happening this year, that …
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Walking isn’t enough while gyms are closed… and here’s why 3 months ago

Walking isn’t enough while gyms are closed… and here’s why

By  •  Fitness

We are two weeks into this second lockdown and THIS TIME it is a very different affair. 

This lockdown is very different from the last one;

Gone are the long …
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Why this is the right time to set a new health routine 3 months ago

Why this is the right time to set a new health routine

By  •  Health

We are all back in uncertain times. 

Yet again we are back in a situation where so many of us are out of work and confined to our homes.

We …
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It’s time to give your mental health a break 3 months ago

It’s time to give your mental health a break

By  •  News

I’m probably the most relaxed I’ve been in a very long time.

After the week we had last week with Level 5 looming and then not arriving, and then more …
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Try this workout to keep fit at home 4 months ago

Try this workout to keep fit at home

By  •  News

There is a possibility that we may be facing another lockdown in Ireland!

The current situation has increased the possibility of us working from home again with no access to …
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Level 3: Let’s look for the positives 4 months ago

Level 3: Let’s look for the positives

By  •  News

With Level 3 being imposed and more businesses and jobs being put on hold, it is easy to let stress and negativity slip into our daily life.

We have …
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The Top 10 reasons to strength train 4 months ago

The Top 10 reasons to strength train

By  •  Fitness

Strength training gets a bad reputation sometimes as people tend to associate it with overly muscular people like body builders.

This tends to be the exact opposite of what …
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It’s Love Donegal Day! 4 months ago

It’s Love Donegal Day!

By  •  Health, Life

Today sees the return of the #LoveDonegal day campaign to showcase Donegal to a worldwide audience.

Taking part is easy and all you have to do is include the hashtag …
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Meet Karen! 5 months ago

Meet Karen!

By  •  Health

Each year I usually 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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The top 5 reasons you are not losing weight 5 months ago

The top 5 reasons you are not losing weight

By  •  Health

Weight loss isn’t always easy.

The premise of it is easy.  Create a calorie deficit and you will lose weight.

The execution of this, however, doesn’t always go according to …
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Eight poor fitness habits you can fix now 5 months ago

Eight poor fitness habits you can fix now

By  •  Fitness

Here are 8 poor fitness habits that will keep you from seeing results.

It is very easy to be in a bit of a rut right now with the current …
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Great places to go and be active on your Donegal staycation 5 months ago

Great places to go and be active on your Donegal staycation

By  •  Fitness

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

We can’t make it out to our usualy holiday destinations …
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12 things positive people DON’T do: Part Two 6 months ago

12 things positive people DON’T do: Part Two

By  •  Fitness, Life

This is the second part of a two-part blog on the 12 things that positive people don’t do or let keep them from their goals.

There is so much negativity …
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12 things positive people DON’T do 6 months ago

12 things positive people DON’T do

By  •  Life

This is the first part of a two-part blog on the 12 things that positive people don’t do or let keep them from their goals.

There is so much …
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Five high protein breakfast recipes 6 months ago

Five high protein breakfast recipes

By  •  Health

Breakfast doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when you are trying to get your morning protein in.

One question that I get most from our Rushe Fitness members, ALWAYS …
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Seven habits for success 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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! 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 10 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! 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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? 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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