Blogs

We share with you everything we have learnt and are learning on our health and fitness journeys.

Relax ! But I am relaxed…right?

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PMS & HORMONAL HEALTH – Chasteberry (Vitex) Does it work?

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NOW now what???

“WOMEN ARE NOT SMALL MEN ”  

How our hormones can affect our training and nutrition needs!

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How it really feels to Quit!

You v You – Dangerous??

I am body positive but…..

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Now what?

 

GUT HEALTH & YOUR HEALTH 

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Mobility game strong!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open ready? Errrrr……ish

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How to get your first ring muscle up:

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2017 here goes!!

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The Little Things 

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Deskercise!

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Train Like a 5yr Old..

Cakes & Cards for Coach!!

The definition of success…

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Hating yourself fit 

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The truth about ‘CrossFit Girls’

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Want that beach body you can be proud of? Want to be able to just enjoy a carefree summer without worrying about skimpy summer clothes?  ….

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The Voice Within…

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If Ive learned anything its that Ill never stop learning! 

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F*cked Up Fairytales

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I WANT BUT …..ID LOVE BUT …. TOUGH TRUTHS AND FIGURING OUT WHAT YOU REALLY WANT

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#becauseitsfun

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Uncomfortable in my own company 

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

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What is Strength?

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600KM Charity Cycle 

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Scapular Strength and Stability – Why its important and how to improve yours ! 

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Eat, Sleep, Train, Repeat

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Stop Chasing, Start Dreaming

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Kipping Pull Ups/Chest To Bar/Toes to Bar

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So you wann be a Pro….?

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Supplements series – Tips on choosing your Sports Supplement 

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Supplements – What I take and why

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The shit no-one tells you about CrossFit & Blogging

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Our 2016 Goals

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War paint – My wanderings on how what you wear can affect how you perform

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MERRY FITMAS – MY 5 FESTIVE FIT TIPS

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Nut butter …the good the bad and the ugly truth

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POST COMPETITION ‘COMEDOWN’

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FIT GIRL PROBLEMS 

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Problems Pulling Under? Snatch Speed Drills!

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The Unspoken urge – Do you wee when you workout?

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The Perfect Body

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Planting the seed for a healthier diet…

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TIPS ON VITAMIN RICH WINTER FOODS TO ADD TO YOUR SHOPPING LIST …

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Bad Days…

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There’s something about Erin…

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Well done…BUT

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How to Look Good ‘Naked’

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POST HOLIDAY BLUES 

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Confessions of a ‘Fit’ Girl

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6 Tricks To Happiness

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CAUTION WHEN COMPARING -The negative cycle of comparison

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Snatch Balance

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The Power Position in Olympic Weightlifting

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Thinking of starting CrossFit, here’s what you need to know!

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CALCIUM – Why do we need it and where do we get it!

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It’s all in the head…

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Smiley 1st handstand photo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEEL GOOD FOOD 

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My Top 5 Kitchen Gismos! The go to gadgets that I love best. 

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IRON AN ESSENTIAL MINERAL 

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HIGH HEELS & YOUR HEALTH

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VITAMIN B 12 & ITS IMPORTANCE IN OUR DIET 

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The DL on the Deadlift –Technique tips and common faults!

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Coconut oil!

If you haven’t already heard about the many uses of this wonderful substance to benefit you inside and out! Here are just some of the ways to put this fabulous oil to good use!

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Hidden coffee calories

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How I went from a 15Kg Snatch to a 30Kg Snatch in 4 weeks

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Healthy ways to help you recover from the dreaded Wine Flu!

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Nutrition and the Menstrual Cycle- What happens to our bodies and how diet and exercise may help dreaded PMS! 

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 Embarrassing Gym moments!

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Squat Clinic 

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FAST FOOD – Just look out for the big M – MALNUTRITION

With fast food venues on the rise and marketing on overdrive we can clearly see a connection between this and the rise in obesity levels worldwide. We are given the impression this food is quicker, easier for a busy life. But at what cost? Is it worth the damage to your body?

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EGGSTRA , EGGSTRA READ ALL ABOUT EM!  Some facts about the nutritious and tasty egg including some suggestions on how to keep them interesting ! 

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SNACK ATTACK  -Snacking options under 150 calories ! Some inspiration to get your snacking sorted and never go hungry! 

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Suck it Up Buttercup 

Learning to break down mental barriers without breaking yourself

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Want Pull Ups??

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How To Date A Fit Girl

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Top 10 tips for our Male readers….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Yourself this Valentines Day 

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Show yourself some love this Valentines Day with our natural homemade Hair & Face Masks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gymnastics Challenge

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 9.30.31 PMAs part of our new year goals we decided to give ourselves a monthly challenge – something completely out of our comfort zone that would push us to learn new things and test our bodies in ways we haven’t before. Gymnastics skills are a large part of Crossfit and something both of us are new to so we took a trip down to Crossfit Green in Sandyford to meet and train with Ornagh Lee of More Chalk.

 

 

Tabata Workouts

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 9.25.52 PMTabata training is one of the most popular forms of high-intensity interval training (HIIT)….

 

 

 

 

 

 

On The Go? Try These Travel Workouts!!

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 9.14.20 PMOn the go a lot? Travelling for work or just on holiday? Here are a few Hotel room friendly workouts that only require only your bodyweight as resistance!
Use these moves and workouts to get you started then play around with the rep schemes and movements to create even more hotel workouts for yourself.  They can be tailored to your time limitations, so no excuses!

 

Understanding Emotional Eating

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FEEDING INSTEAD OF FACING 
We don’t always eat simply to satisfy hunger or to fuel ourselves. We also turn to food for comfort, stress relief, or as a reward…..

 

 

 

Some Space to Breathe – Dealing with Anxiety

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What is The Zone Diet?

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The Zone diet is basically about learning how to put together perfectly balanced meals that promote health, wellness, and performance. The concept behind The Zone Diet is….

 

 

 

 

 

Top Indoor Activities for Families

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Its winter, it’s Ireland, it’s freezing and its also very very easy to get stuck on that lovely comfy couch with your central heating on…read more

 

 

 

 

Foodie Fails!!

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Im a firm believer that if you eat healthy and lead an active lifestyle 80% of the time you can absolutely have the odd treat…read more

 

 

 

Grass Fed & Organic Meat 

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Its often hard to find good quality, lean meat. We have put together a ‘where to and why’ for Ireland & UK. read more

 

 

 

 

 

Acro Yoga

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Acro Yoga is a mix of partner acrobatics, Thai massage, and yoga. Essentially, it builds a practice of the understanding of trust. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

Our 2014 Achievements & 2015 Goals

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To move forward you must be able to look back and celebrate your successes,  then set goals to work on your weaknesses. Read ours here

 

 

 

 

 

Cravings?

Screen Shot 2015-01-24 at 6.30.23 PMUnderstand how to manage your cravings and find out what your body really needs…read more

 

 

 

Macros – How, Why, When?

Screen Shot 2015-01-24 at 6.36.07 PM What really is a balanced diet? We hear about ‘macros’ alot  but does anyone really understand them? See a simple breakdown here..

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