Our Fitspo’s

Interviews with inspiring Women!!!

Instagram FITSPO’s

We love Instagram! Who doesn’t?! There are so many awesome accounts to follow and recently lots have been published, but who are you missing?? We’ve spent hours trawling through our feeds to bring you our Top 4 hidden gems!!!

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Watch Emma Mcquaid in action and read full interview with her and her Coach Neil Laverty on the run up to Regionals!!

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Ruthann Sheahan 

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This week’s Fitspo is champion Ultra runner Ruthann Sheehan. Her physical and mental strength are truly admirable. Ruthann takes on feats of endurance that are mind boggling. She is an impressive athlete who only started her Ultra running journey in 2010. What she has achieved in the past 4-5 years is truly inspiring.

Natalya Coyle

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 4.57.31 PM24 year old Natalya competes for Ireland at modern pentathlon — a mixture of fencing, 200m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a final combined event of pistol shooting and a 3200m cross-country run. Natalya competed at the 2012 London Olympics and finished 9th! Natalya talks to us about training, competing and reaching her goals!

Debbie O Reilly

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 9.02.46 PMDebbie O Reilly was a very clear choice for one of our Kettlebelle Fitspos! Debbie is a true athlete, passionate, driven, focussed and hardworking.  A full time paramedic, champion boxer, powerlifter oh and she CrossFits too! I’m not sure where she finds the time.   Debbie is also rarely seen without a smile on her face and a good supportive word to say to those around her, always happy to impart what she has learned and help other athletes on their journey. We want to congratulate her on her most recent achievement becoming the elite national senior boxing champion under 60kg! A title previously held by Katie Taylor.

Teena Gates

DSCF1001Teena Gates has earned a reputation as an ‘adventurist’ after losing more than half her own bodyweight on a journey from morbid obesity to Everest Base Camp

SARA AL QUABANDI – ‘Kettlebelle’ of the Month

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 8.47.05 PMSara has achieved so much on her health and fitness journey losing over 20 kg and gaining in every aspect of her training at an impressive rate. Her strength is impressive (her presses and cleans in particular!), her flexibility enviable and she actually loves burpees and can bang them out like it’s her rest period!

Emma McQuaid

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 8.50.23 PMEmma McQuaid has risen to the top of UK & Irish CrossFit in an extraordinarily short space of time. With just under 1 year of CrossFit training (she missed 8 month with an horrific knee injury) she has worked hard, consistently improved and found herself qualifying 7th for The Athlete Games in Manchester in January 2015 – placing 10th overall..

Siobhan Byrne

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 8.51.43 PMSiobhan is director/co owner of Bodybyrne Fitness and full-time trainer. She is a brand ambassador for Puma. She has been involved in the fitness industry for over 10 years..

Orla Hopkins Plant

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 8.54.33 PMMother, Business Owner, Bikini Competitor & Matador Muscle Sponsored Athlete Orla Hopkins-Plant proves that with hard work and dedication it is possible to manage a family, career and fitness lifestyle

Our Very Own – Jayne O’Toole

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 8.56.05 PMAll girls like surprises right? Well lets hope so because this week I hid the Woman of the Week interview from our very own Jayne and instead made it all about her!! Jayne is a constant inspiration to everyone she meets, she motivates me daily..

Claire McGrath

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 8.58.04 PMYOGA TEACHER, PROFIRE NOW SPONSORED CROSSFIT ATHLETE AND ALL ROUND INSPIRATION! Claire Mc Grath embodies for me all that a Fitspo should be…

Jessica Long

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