I first met Aidan Mackey when I joined a local Over 50’s gym class in March 2018 (CSP Gym, Bray).  The class was a mix of strength, conditioning and aerobic workouts. He was patient, explained when necessary and encouraged us. We as a class had great craic, even though we were working hard.  In September […]

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Supplement Series: Vitamin D3

Vitamin D is not just a vitamin. It is a fat-soluble pro-hormone. It is obtained through the action of sunlight on skin and scarcely sourced from dietary sources. The action of specific ultraviolet sunlight on skin converts 7-dehydrocholesterol to pre-vitamin D3, which is then metabolised to vitamin D3. Functions: Improves immune system – Prietl et […]

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Foam Rolling: Hurts so Good?

This is a copy of the guest post I did whilst working as an intern with LeStudio Thurles. They also offer online coaching – follow them on instagram @lestudiothurles Foam rollers have become an integral part of the decor at every gym around the world these days. Some people seem to have a something of a […]

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Training is Important-er

Which comes first? The chicken or the egg? More importantly, does it matter? If you didn’t bring your protein shake to the gym would you just turn around and go home? That is actually a serious question. Some readers will think it laughable to postpone a gym session just because they forgot their post workout […]

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