Blogs

Do I Have Shin Splits?

May 12, 2020

With gyms closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve seen an increase in the amount of Dubliners hitting the streets for a daily run. As a lifelong runner, I think this is AMAZING! However, any increase in training volume presents a risk of overuse injuries. One of the most common running injuries, especially among beginners, is Shin Splints.



Exercise and Your Period: Everything You Need to Know!

April 27, 2020

Ladies, let’s be honest….we deserve a medal! We always want to get the best out of our training sessions and to look and feel our best, but our bodies don’t always cooperate. Having a better understanding of the hormonal changes during our cycle can help us adapt and accept that we can’t, and shouldn’t expect to, feel damn good all the time or perform to our best every day.



Want To Run Faster?

April 22, 2020

Whether you’re shooting for a personal best, or just trying to spice up your runs, this speed workout will help you get faster AND build endurance. Do this workout once a week and you’ll be flying in the SWEAT room!   WARM UP   3-5 minutes of dynamic stretching – leg swings, inchworms, World’s Greatest …



Minding Your Mental Health

April 20, 2020

We are living in a time of uncertainty and anxiety. Coach Mark is putting it all out there and sharing some of the methods he uses to look after his mental health.



Which Milk Alternative is Best?

April 17, 2020

There are a multitude of reasons why someone might reduce or avoid dairy in their diet. It could be ethical reasons, intolerance or allergy, health beliefs, or some combination of all of these! When opting for dairy-alternatives, not all plant-products are created equal.



COACH’S CHOICE: Our Favourite Books

April 13, 2020

We’ve all got a little extra time on our hands. Looking for something new to read? Something that will inspire, motivate, or challenge you? Check our our favourite books.



Iron + Vitamin C: A Dynamic Duo

April 10, 2020

It’s no surprise that food and immunity is on everyone’s minds and lips at the moment. Contrary to popular belief, there is no one food or super nutrient that can immediately cure or prevent us from picking up a bug in this day and age. But there are some important nutrients that we should pay attention to. Learn all about Iron and its role in our immune function.



COACH’S CHOICE: Mark’s Fave Podcasts

April 8, 2020

What is Coach Mark listening to these days? Check out his top 3 favourite podcasts.



What It Means To Be Healthy

April 8, 2020

What can we do to maintain health and wellness beyond the obvious factors of exercise and good nutrition? Because health is about so much more than who can lift the heaviest or sprint the fastest. Learn about how sleep, micronutrients, and a positive mindset can aid your health.



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