Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Follow Fitness

All time
# Fitness
4 top tips to help you look after your fitness while on the go
“If it’s important to you, then you will make it happen,” writes personal trainer David Last.
# Follow Journeys
'There's something uniquely special about race day in the Park'
Saturday’s Dublin half marathon raised excitement ahead of next month’s main event, writes Ryan Bailey.
# Follow Journeys
Fuelling for a marathon: 'Nailing your preparation is powerful for confidence'
Leinster Rugby and Dublin GAA nutritionist Daniel Davey on what to eat before, during and after 26.2 gruelling miles.
# Follow Journeys
'No matter how much you've trained, you're plagued with self-doubt'
With six weeks to go until the 2018 Dublin Marathon, The42′s Ryan Bailey is preparing to compete in the capital for the second time.
# Fitness
The fitness industry is booming in Ireland, but why are we fatter than ever before?
Personal trainer David Last wonders why all of the hype surrounding exercise and healthy living isn’t reducing our waistlines.
# Fitness
'It turns out training hard in the gym gets results, not magic movements'
Personal trainer Dean Merton outlines his top tips for getting back into the swing of things this Autumn.
# Fitness
Getting back to business after summer - 5 tips to help ease you back into the gym
Personal trainer David Last on how we can reset our goals heading towards the final part of the year.
# Fitness
Why choosing the right form of training is key to achieving your fitness goals
Quality over quantity is so important, writes personal trainer David Last.
# Follow Journeys
'Back then I just played with the boys - now there's 220 girls at a ladies football summer camp in Fermoy'
Saoirse Noonan writes about equality in sport and the road to Croker in her final column for The42.
# Follow Fitness
Follow Fitness: Jonny Holland and Saoirse Noonan on their 12-week journeys
We were joined by Jonny Holland and Saoirse Noonan to look back on the last 12 weeks.
# Follow Journeys
'It's such a getaway. When I'm on the pitch, I don't have anything else to worry about'
In her column this week, Saoirse Noonan looks at the many benefits of sport.
# Follow Fitness
Don't hide away from your goals: Setting clear, specific targets will make all the difference
Now is the perfect time to take a good look at what you want from your fitness regime.
# Follow Fitness
Ain't nobody got time for that? How to make space in your week for exercise
Jonny Holland helps tackle the number one excuse that keeps us from exercising: lack of time.
# Follow Journeys
From nutrition and meal plans to training and unwinding - A day in the life of a rising dual star
In her latest weekly column, Cork footballer and Irish international Saoirse Noonan’s talks about striking the right balance between training, rest and nutrition.
# Follow Fitness
'Setbacks are part of being successful': How to bounce back from problems with your training and diet
In his latest column, Jonny Holland looks at how to deal with setbacks and get your training back on track.
# Follow Journeys
The beauty of running races: nerves, adrenaline and the thrill of crossing the line
As Ryan Bailey’s training programme intensifies, last week’s Irish Runner 10 Mile provided an important checkpoint.
# Follow Journeys
Short and sweet, but effective! Try this intense 20-minute hill sprint and core workout
Stuck for time? Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan talks you through an alternative training session.
# Follow Fitness
'Is pre-season really that bad? For the first time in a while I felt I was missing out'
Former Munster out-half Jonny Holland on his experience of the toughest few weeks for any rugby player.
# Fitness
Leinster's revamped pre-season approach built around 'working holiday'
‘In three weeks it’s hard for them to do a lot of damage or de-train,’ says the province’s head of athletic performance Charlie Higgins.
# Follow Fitness
'When playing rugby I refused to walk anywhere - but it's one of the best ways to make the most of a holiday'
Former Munster out-half and personal trainer Jonny Holland on ways you can stay in shape on holiday.
# Follow Journeys
'Learn to run when feeling the pain - then push harder': Marathon training in the Irish heatwave
Painful lessons from last year are fuelling Ryan Bailey’s desire to train harder this year – even in the good weather.
# Fitness
Turn up the heat! How to train safely during spells of warm weather
It’s important to heed some basic advice when it comes to training in high temperatures, writes personal trainer David Last.
# Follow Fitness
Why staying hydrated is important for your everyday health - particularly in warm weather
Jonny Holland outlines how much water we need to be drinking per day, and the ways we can stay hydrated.
# Follow Fitness
'When I played for Munster, I brought bolognese on the plane instead of the processed food'
Jonny Holland offers his advice on how to maintain a balanced diet while also enjoying yourself on holiday this summer.
# Fitness
We know the benefits of early exercise - but how do you become a morning person?
Personal trainer David Last has a few tips.
# Follow Fitness
The half-an-hour home exercise circuit which requires no equipment, just you
No gym, then there’s still no excuse.
# Follow Fitness
If you consume a pre-workout energy drink, what should you look out for?
In his latest column, Jonny Holland takes a closer look at the phenomenon of energy drinks and pre-workout supplements.
# Follow Fitness
'Even when nerves are getting the better of you before a big match, there’s always room for ice cream'
In his latest column for The42, Jonny Holland discusses pre-match meals.
# the great outdoors
Get out and active! Full body workouts you can do outdoors this summer
Personal trainer David Last on how to bring your gym outside this bank holiday weekend.
# Running
Thinking of running this year's Dublin Marathon? You're too late...
Race organisers ‘delighted’ to confirm 2018 edition is now full to capacity.
# Follow Fitness
5 tips to help you mentally during the toughest parts of the Cork marathon this weekend
Relax and enjoy it.
# Follow Fitness
Looking for the ultimate upper body home workout? Try these 4 push-up exercises
Get on this routine.
# Follow Fitness
Busting 5 myths about nutrition for amateur and professional athletes
In his latest column, Jonny Holland explains what a lot of amateur athletes get wrong about their nutrition.
# ramping up
Don't just warm up, RAMP up before your next gym session
Personal trainer Dean Merton shares some in-depth advice.
# Fitness
Boost productivity and improve sleep patterns - the benefits of early-morning exercise
Personal trainer David Last on why we should look to get our exercise in as early as possible.
# Follow Fitness
'The gym is not an obsession, but it's not far off'
In his second fitness column for The42, former Munster out-half Jonny Holland discusses life after professionalism.
# Follow Fitness
5 of the most useful fitness resources to help you achieve your goals
Apart from The42 of course.
# running for life
'It's an amazing outlet, the release it gives you. Throw on your runners, it's so easy'
First marathon to Olympic marathon in a year, triathlons and rowing – Caitriona Jennings shares her story.
# Challenging
7 of the most extreme endurance challenges in the world
Whoever said ‘Impossible is nothing’ had clearly never heard of these races.
# column
Work your body! Three of the best and most effective full body kettlebell workouts
Here’s David Last’s weekly column.