No Equipment – No excuses – Exercises you can do anywhere

Whether you are in your sitting room, office, back garden or away somewhere sunny on holiday, it is still possible to fit in a few exercises to help build your strength and fitness. Here are our favourite exercises you can do anywhere with no equipment required. Start out with just one minute per day and gradually add in extra exercises … Read More

Wall Sits for Everyone

Why should we do a wall sit? A wall sit builds strength and endurance in glutes, calves and quadriceps muscles which are all used every time you run. How to do a wall sit – step by step guide With feet shoulder width apart, sit back against a wall, lowering your bum until you are using the wall to support you … Read More

Squats for everyone

Why do we squat? Squats are a great functional exercise which make everyday activities easier such as sitting down or standing up and even bending to lift things. Try using this technique everytime you lift something up off the floor and this should help with posture and prevent back injuries from lifting. Squats can also increase your sports performance by … Read More

A plank a day – Every day for a year

We are in awe of 5 ladies who have stuck to our daily challenge for 1 full year. Every single day they have completed the plank. Have a read of all their tips for keeping the habit, and learn about what motivates them to keep up the routine. Emma’s Story Hayley’s Story Grainne’s Story Tina’s Story Una’s Story Well done … Read More

21 Days to Make a Habit

Now that we have completed 21 days of our 30 day Plank Challenge, apparently it should be a habit by now. But its not! I still forget to do it, and get annoyed when I have to get out of bed at night when I remember. There even was one night when I said , ‘I’ll do 2 tomorrow’, and … Read More

Emma Long – 365 Days of 1 minute Planks!

Emma has been very dedicated to the plank challenge and one of our students who have done 365 planks in the last year. We asked her what her secrets were to keeping up the habit. When do you do your plank? I’ve a pretty busy work and home life, so the best time for me is usually after my kids have … Read More

Úna Ní Chribín – 365 Day’s of 1 minute Planks!

Una has been very dedicated to the plank challenge and one of our students who have done 365 planks in the last year. We asked her what her secrets were to keeping up the habit. When do you do your plank? The plank is first thing I do in the morning. I got into that habit straight away, there was … Read More

Hayley Morris – 365 Day’s of 1 minute Planks!

Hayley has been very dedicated to the plank challenge and one of our students who have done 365 planks in the last year. We asked her what her secrets were to keeping up the habit. When do you do your plank? I do my plank at 7pm everyday while I’m watching Hollyoaks on E4. Unless I’m stuck at work then … Read More

Tina Johnson – 365 Day’s of 1 minute Planks!

                  Tina is one of our very dedicated online students who has completed 365 planks over the last year. We have never met Tina in person so she has been purely motivated by our Facebook challenge. We asked her what her secrets were to keeping up the habit. Here is Tina doing … Read More

Gráinne Mac Giolla Rí – 365 days of 1 minute Planks!

Grainne is one of our very diligent students who has completed 365 planks over the last year. We asked her what her secrets were to keeping up the habit. When do you do your plank? I almost always do mine at the end of the day. Very often hopping out of bed when I’d forgotten – that’s the guilt bit! … Read More