Almost a third of Irish children are now overweight and the country ranks 58th out of 200 countries for its proportion of overweight youths, new data shows. Latest statistics show a 10-fold increase in the rate of obesity among Irish boys between 1975 and 2016, and a 9-fold increase among Irish girls! Just 1 per cent … Continue reading Childhood Obesity – Our Responsibility
Pilates has been a huge contribution to the way my shape and posture has transformed in the past couple of years. Here is why........ Having been a person who suffered from chronic back lower pain in the past, I needed something to improve my strength in my lower body. My core muscles were so weak; … Continue reading Why did we start Pilates classes at Sásta?
In the past week where we saw thousands across the country partake in the annual Darkness into Light for Pieta House, it struck me as to how important our mental health is. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we … Continue reading Mental Health – Benefits Of Exercise
I've fallen victim to laziness once too often but I pride myself on always digging my way out of that cycle. Things happen that often we have no control over but our day to day routine generally stays the same so its up to ourselves to try get back on track. We have to 'make … Continue reading My Top Tips To Getting Back On Track….
"Nothing worth doing was ever easy", right? The biggest hurdle we all face when hitting the gym is our motivation to actually go and start or to just keep going! You feel motivated right now and you think this motivation will keep growing and growing, leading you to start exercising soon. Motivation is what gets … Continue reading Motivation… Our biggest hurdle
If you have suffered a serious injury that put you out of action for a few months, or a sprain of some kind, or maybe it’s just been a while since you really trained and you are itching to put on your workout clothes and show yourself that this time off hasn’t knocked you back … Continue reading Returning to Fitness after Injury
God is there anything better than a cup of tea and a Mars bar? Or that first (and second....and third!) bite of a freshly baked queen cake with velvety smooth buttercream or a sugar-coated doughnut that envelops that sweet oozy jam center! OH LORD JESUS......Why does it taste so good!!!!😋 But as good as it … Continue reading Sugar… The Silent Killer!
After having a conversation this week with a client I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to discuss with you some of the benefits of engaging in Cardio. Now, I'm not suggesting that it is the only form of exercise we do but often it can get a bad rep! You will hear … Continue reading The Benefits of Cardio Simplified!
Weight Loss can be a touchy subject for most as we all strive to weigh less on the scales. I mean are we ever truly happy with our weight? We would always love to be a few pounds lighter I'm sure but often we can weigh more(or less) than we look. This all comes down … Continue reading Think Fat Loss not Weight Loss!
Here i go.........My first stab at a (hopefully) weekly blog! So, every day of the week I get asked about sásta. What is it? What do you do there? Sure I don't need to lose weight.....! Well here's the thing- we actually do way more than just weight loss! We have a fine 50-50 split … Continue reading Sásta in a nutshell, or in a Pod!