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5 fitness bucket list goals to start training for this summer
Ireland hockey international and owner of SMART Training, Jonny Bruton, outlines five targets you can work towards over the next few months.
How much do you bench? 10 steps to mastering the 'king of upper body exercises'
Spot me, Bren?
Why the weighing scales is just one part of the puzzle and not the only metric of success
Personal trainer Kieran Hegarty on why the number on the scales is not the be-all and end-all.
'Look at exercise as medicine. The right amount will cure you so the dose is important'
In his latest fitness blog, personal trainer Kieran Hegarty on the importance of balance.
Strong is the new skinny but why has our attitude towards weights changed?
There are more gyms and more people lifting than ever before.
If you're doing the same thing in the gym after 5 years then it's time for something to change
Personal trainer Kieran Hegarty on the importance of following your own tailored programme.
Why you should focus on the bigger picture rather than the downside of certain foods
Nutritionist Danny Lennon on forests, tree and salad dressing in his latest blog.
Why following a generic gym programme isn't doing you any good
Don’t just go with the flow.
Don't jump in at the deep-end: a goal setting guide for the new fitness enthusiast
Personal trainer Kieran Hegarty writes about goal setting in his latest blog.
Does exercising on an empty stomach actually help you lose more weight?
In his latest blog, nutritionist Danny Lennon explains why fasting before cardio doesn’t have any benefits.
Leaving the gym tired doesn't mean you're achieving results - it can mean the opposite
Concentrate on quality rather than quantity, writes Ciaran O’Regan.
Choosing the right path is key in your fitness journey - don't take any shortcuts
In his second column, Kieran Hegarty emphasises the importance of baby steps in our quest for success.
Discipline is important in your diet but it doesn't mean you need to live like a monk
In his first column, nutrition expert Danny Lennon explains why he would recommend flexible dieting.
Fitness in real life - 4 top tips to ensure you make the best use of your time this January
Set your goals and don’t waste time in the gym.
The greatest story never told - a call to arms for those undecided about change
In the first of a new series of blogs, personal trainer Kieran Hegarty outlines the foundations for success in making a positive change this January.