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

Stop waiting for tomorrow for that first step into fitness 4 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 4 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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Five fitness myths that need to end now 5 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 5 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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Why it’s so important to set a new health routine 6 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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Watch: Why Reformer Pilates could be your new favourite exercise 1 year 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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Be Kind to Your Mind: How Sarah-Marie’s new Piloxing series makes fitness fun 2 years 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 years 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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How to lose friends and alienate people 2 years 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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What it really means to get ‘toned’ 2 years 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 2 years 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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Is sitting bad for your health? 3 years ago

Is sitting bad for your health?

By  •  Health

Sitting has recently been described as the ‘Smoking of our Generation’ and it has been compared to cancer for it’s ill health effects.

The average time spent sitting is around …
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The best piece of fitness advice you will ever get 3 years 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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Looking for the best fat loss supplement? There’s one thing you should know 3 years ago

Looking for the best fat loss supplement? There’s one thing you should know

By  •  Health

January may be over, but It seems as if you cannot turn on your computer, phone, TV or radio, without being met with some form of advertisement for “Fat Loss …
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Get Fit with your Bit! 3 years ago

Get Fit with your Bit!

By  •  Health

FitBits have become very popular in the health and fitness world.

Last year, Ireland was ranked as the ‘Fittest Country in the World’ for 2017, based on data they collected from …
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Low intensity exercising for weight loss that works 3 years 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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Don’t let the ‘success’ of others put you off 3 years ago

Don’t let the ‘success’ of others put you off

By  •  Health

Social media is a both a blessing and a curse.

It allows us to keep in touch with friends and family around the world and also to ‘see inside’ their …
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Staying active over the holidays 3 years 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 3 years 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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What are you waiting for? 3 years ago

What are you waiting for?

By  •  Health

The average life expectancy in Ireland is 81 years.

That is 8 decades + 1 year.

There are 10 years in each decade.

The graph below is where I am …
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Are you afraid to join a gym? 3 years ago

Are you afraid to join a gym?

By  •  Health

Joining a gym can be a daunting experience.

The thought of it can put most people off before they even get the courage up to pay it a visit.

The …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Part Two – Shame on body shamers 3 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Part Two – Shame on body shamers

By  •  Mammy

It seems that last week’s column struck a chord with many of you Glammy Mammies, so the second piece of this might also resonate. If you think that the public …
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A lesson in preparing for the school routine 3 years 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 3 years 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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Meet Jenny 3 years 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 3 years 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 really sweat on holidays 3 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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Which is best for fat loss: weights or cardio? 3 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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19 reasons why you aren’t losing body fat 3 years ago

19 reasons why you aren’t losing body fat

By  •  Health

1. You aren’t in a caloric deficit. It doesn’t matter what you have heard, or what you have read, if you are not losing body fat, you are not in …
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Weight training made easy 4 years ago

Weight training made easy

By  •  Health

Entering a gym for the first time can be terrifying! The thought of starting to lift weights can be a nightmare.

You walk into the gym, take one look at …
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Seven female training myths 4 years ago

Seven female training myths

By  •  Health

Today I am going to lay out a few myths that just won’t seem to die when it comes to women and training. I hear these on a regular basis …
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Be careful about weight loss myths 4 years ago

Be careful about weight loss myths

By  •  Health

When it comes to weight loss everyone has an opinion, and I mean EVERYONE! Every single day I hear countless stories from clients and members of the gym, all of …
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Work your workout style 4 years ago

Work your workout style

By  •  Style

Finding motivation at this stage of your fitness journey can be tricky. You’ve run out of fitness quotes, your muscles are aching and it’s freezing outside.

There’s nothing like a …
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A different approach to New Year’s Resolutions 4 years ago

A different approach to New Year’s Resolutions

By  •  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 …
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The proper way to plank 4 years ago

The proper way to plank

By  •  Health

The Plank isn’t just a great core exercise, when done properly, it becomes a full body exercise.

In addition to strengthening the abdominals, you will also strengthen your lower back, …
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