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WHAT I WORE: Hell & Back 12km Challenge

Asics Trail Tambora 2

Last month, I took part in the Hell & Back Run to raise money for my chosen charity Feilecain (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland). This 12k obstacle course challenge was gruelling to say the least and required professional quality footwear to see me blackjack through without injury and damage. I opted for a pair of Asics Trail Tambora 2 trail running shoes, €60 from Life … [Read more...]

THIRSTY THURSDAY: Sea Green Chlorella Smoothie – Recipe

sea green chlorella smoothie

Ok, so a big glass of green really isn’t what most of us would love to wet our soup coolers with (although if it’s a Mojito…) but if the stunning Rosie Huntington-Whiteley swears by them, I’m in! Ingredients: 1 kiwi fruit, peeled 1 pear, cored 1 tsp chlorella powder (can be bought in health food shops) 20g curly kale, chopped 90g chunk of cucumber 3g slice of ginger … [Read more...]

LAST CHANCE TO WIN A €100 LIFE STYLE SPORTS GIFT CARD

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Life Style Sports recently launched its men’s running and fitness campaign – ‘No Excuses, No Regrets!’. Top running and fitness brands Nike, adidas, Asics and Under Armour are avaalble at all 62 Life Style Sports stores nationwide and the key message to everyone starting to get fit for the new year is make sure you train in the right clothing and footwear to ensure greater comfort, … [Read more...]

DIET & FITNESS APP REVIEW: MYFITNESSPAL

Myfitnesspal

Whether you are trying to shift some serious pounds or simply want to maintain a healthy balanced diet, myfitnesspal is a fantastic free aide to help keep you on the straight and narrow.  Put simply, myfitnesspal is a calorie counter which can be downloaded as an app on your smartphone or by logging on to myfitnesspal.com and setting up an account. Setting up an account is easy and takes no … [Read more...]

SPOTLIGHT ON IRISH BUSINESS: URBAN APPAREL ONLINE YOGA AND FITNESS WEAR STORE

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Born from a love of all things yoga and all things fashion, Urban Apparel brings stylish brands from around the world to one online clothing site; www.urbanapparel.ie Yoga is fast becoming one of Europe's leading choices when it comes to exercise, meditation and relaxation. However, there are little options out there when it comes to fashionable clothing for the yoga room. Urban Apparel’s … [Read more...]

OLYMPICS 2012: ESSENTIAL FITNESS TRAINING WEAR

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Call off the search; Frances Winston has found the perfect sports bra!   Unless you’ve been living under a rock you can’t have failed to notice that there are one or two sporting events happening this year. Hot on the heels of Euro 2012, we had one of the most exciting Wimbledons in years and now the world has gone Olympics crazy. It’s no coincidence that events like these … [Read more...]

TRX FITNESS TRAINING: WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

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Michelle Storey explores the wonders of TRX   Enjoy balancing and thrusting yourself around whilst clinging on for dear life to suspension ropes, and achieving a bod to die for in the process? Well then TRX training may be just the thing for you! Created by navy seals to ensure they stayed in shape, this exercise technique is now used by pro sports teams, coaches and trainers around … [Read more...]

JUST DO IT!

Nike

It’s Lent, and maybe you’ve given up eating junk food, or taken up a tougher exercise regime. Well, the good thing about exercising more is the excuse to buy hot new sportswear! Take advantage of the fab Nike deal in Champion Sports to get yourself gym ready. This week, there’s 20% off selected Nike clothing; from tracksuits and trainers to hoodies and sports bras. The spring 2012 collection … [Read more...]

WIN! LAST DAY TO WIN €265 WORTH OF PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING PLUS A FITNESS OUTFIT FROM LIFE STYLE SPORTS!

Win!

Today is the last day to enter our competitions to win one of two prizes of €265 worth of personal fitness training classes at Beneath the Surface Gym in Dublin. The odds are good folks so get entering! Click here to enter. On the fitness style front, we’re also giving away an Under Armour fitness outfit from Life Style Sports. Click here to enter. Good luck! The winners will be … [Read more...]

WIN! PERSONAL TRAINING WORTH €265 AT BENEATH THE SURFACE GYM

Beneath the Surface

We’re channelling our inner drill sergeant here… It’s time to stop making excuses and get into shape. This is your chance to chisel the perfect beach body in time for summer. Thanks to Beneath the Surface and TheDailyUpdate.ie you can take a step in the right direction with a fantastic prize of a two week fitness bootcamp. Better still, we have two of these prizes to give away to two lucky … [Read more...]