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

Fitness: Is spot reduction real? 1 month ago

Fitness: Is spot reduction real?

By  •  Fitness

Spot reduction is where people try and use certain exercises to burn fat from stubborn areas of the body. 

An example of this would be people who do loads of …
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Fitness: Five exercise myths debunked 2 months ago

Fitness: Five exercise myths debunked

By  •  Fitness

This is the 2nd part of this two part series on Myths.

This one will focus on popular training myths and last week’s blog looked at  popular nutrition myths.You can …
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Five ways to lose weight – without dieting! 5 months ago

Five ways to lose weight – without dieting!

By  •  Fitness

Let’s face it, dieting sucks!When most think about starting to diet, it usually involves severe restriction or turning to diet products. 

The word diet doesn’t tend to have any positive …
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Fitness: 10 reasons you aren’t seeing progress right now 6 months ago

Fitness: 10 reasons you aren’t seeing progress right now

By  •  Fitness

With everything that is going on right now, some of us have put our progress goals to the side in the hopes of waiting to get started again when things …
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Share the love and support LUH this Valentine’s Day 8 months ago

Share the love and support LUH this Valentine’s Day

A special fundraiser aims to raise support for The Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital this Valentine’s Day.

The ‘Rushe to Raise’ event challenges people to complete a virtual 5K wherever …
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Five low-impact exercises for burning fat 8 months ago

Five low-impact exercises for burning fat

By  •  Fitness

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

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

The only problem …
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Christmas: You haven’t gained as much weight as you think 9 months 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! 9 months 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 9 months 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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What to prepare for on your first day back at the gym 10 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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Walking isn’t enough while gyms are closed… and here’s why 11 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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Let’s talk business – with FitPink founder Jenni Timony 12 months ago

Let’s talk business – with FitPink founder Jenni Timony

Ahead of National Women’s Enterprise Day tomorrow, Donegal Woman caught up with Jenni Timony of FitPink Fitness, who has been selected as a Leading Light for #NWED by Local Enterprise …
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The Top 10 reasons to strength train 1 year 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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Eight poor fitness habits you can fix now 1 year 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 1 year 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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Coach Lou: Leading home workouts in a virtual world 1 year ago

Coach Lou: Leading home workouts in a virtual world

By  •  Fitness

A Kent-born, Donegal-based fitness instructor is bringing exercise to homes across the northwest with a live dual fitness experience.

Louise Hayden – known to fans and followers as Coach …
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12 things positive people DON’T do: Part Two 1 year 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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Stop waiting for tomorrow for that first step into fitness 1 year 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 1 year 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! 1 year 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 year 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 fitness myths that need to end now 1 year 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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Why it’s so important to set a new health routine 1 year 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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Convoy’s Shannon helps set up virtual Race Against Corona Virus 1 year ago

Convoy’s Shannon helps set up virtual Race Against Corona Virus

Shannon and Pauric McLaughlin from Convoy have set up Race Against Corona Virus.

Both talented athletes who leaned the trade at Finn Valley AC, Shannon and Pauric have been through …
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The 2020 Bucket List challenge 2 years 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 2 years 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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All I want for Christmas is… a Fitbit/Garmin or Headphones from Irwin Expert Electrical 2 years ago

All I want for Christmas is… a Fitbit/Garmin or Headphones from Irwin Expert Electrical

The ‘All I Want for Christmas’ series continues with Irwin Expert Electrical this week with a look at their wearable gadgets.

If there’s someone special who you know would love …
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Why FitPink is taking the Donegal fitness world by storm 2 years ago

Why FitPink is taking the Donegal fitness world by storm

A new local brand of sports leggings has become the hottest thing on Instagram this summer, setting a new trend for active clothing that does what it should.

Sports leggings, …
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Watch: Why Reformer Pilates could be your new favourite exercise 2 years ago

Watch: Why Reformer Pilates could be your new favourite exercise

There’s something about September that makes us want to change things up. As we go back to routine, it’s always good to shake up our fitness routine and try something …
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The Food and Mood diary challenge 2 years 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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Rushe Fitness launches biggest summer challenge yet! 2 years ago

Rushe Fitness launches biggest summer challenge yet!

This is your chance to join the Rushe Fitness community in Letterkenny for their biggest summer challenge yet.

How would you like to get in shape AND be …
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Love pilates? Why not try a Christmassy class for charity 3 years ago

Love pilates? Why not try a Christmassy class for charity

By  •  Fitness

A popular Letterkenny physiotherapy and pilates clinic is hosting a fun festive-themed ‘Reformathon’ this December 22nd.

If you’re looking to stretch out and de-stress in the countdown to Christmas, then …
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Fake news to watch out for in the fitness world 3 years ago

Fake news to watch out for in the fitness world

By  •  Fitness, Health

If you were to look at any industry, and you were to look at the leading ‘influencers’ within that industry, you will usually find a ‘celebrity’ or someone who is …
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“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell 3 years ago

“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell

The Termon woman played the full hour last Saturday evening as Donegal defeated Monaghan by 14 points in the Ulster semi-final.

That she can be expected to face Armagh in …
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Can eating pasta help with weight loss? 3 years 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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Don’t eat chocolate! And other motivational nonsense 3 years ago

Don’t eat chocolate! And other motivational nonsense

By  •  Fitness

This is going to be short and sweet today. After all, it is a Bank Holiday and most of you are probably still in bed.

I am pre-empting an early …
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Want to get in shape for summer? Start now! 4 years 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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Letterkenny’s Lisa is named as ‘Operation Transformation Hero’ winner 4 years ago

Letterkenny’s Lisa is named as ‘Operation Transformation Hero’ winner

By  •  Fitness, News

Lisa, from Glenwood Park in Letterkenny, featured on the hit RTÉ show after being surprised by an Operation Transformation crew, who visited her at work.

Lisa is the …
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Nakita Burke: Letterkenny athlete’s green dream after a golden run 4 years ago

Nakita Burke: Letterkenny athlete’s green dream after a golden run

When Nakita Burke first laced up her runners to start into the local 5k circuit – seven or eight years ago, she ventures – running was little more than a pastime. Read More

Don’t compare your weight to others 4 years 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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Aiveen Lavery: How women can overcome barriers in sport 5 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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Why it is all so confusing 5 years ago

Why it is all so confusing

By  •  Fitness, Health

This past week, an article in Her.ie titled, ‘The sneaky reason you can’t shift your belly fat’, claimed that caffeine, cortisol and your hormones were the reasons that you couldn’t shift …
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