Category Archives: Dublin 18

10min Corporate Lunchtime – Neck & Back, Shoulder Tension Relief Class – in South Dublin

I’m going to start a “10min Lunchtime” Stretching and Loosening Exercise Class on Tuesday 19th July 2016 in Ulster Bank – CP Central Park, Dublin 18, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Leopardstown.

A lot of us work the whole day or the majority of it on a desk, on a computer, hunched over.

Dublin 18 Corporate Lunchtime classes in south Dublin Central Park Sandyford Instrial Estate LeopardtownIn an ideal world we do regular loosening and stretching exercises to prevent too much tension, tight necks, backs, shoulders and deteriorating posture. During these short classes we will go through various simple exercises. Once learned you might do them on your own or just rejoin the following week.


Your team leader or manager will be happy as well, as regular short breaks have shown to increase productivity in various studies. Read more about Booster Breaks here or the Oxford Journal’s full Health Education Research article here “Booster Breaks in the workplace: participants’ perspectives on health-promoting work breaks.”

We will do specific loosening, stretching and mobilizing exercises that focus on the
(1) Neck (2) Back (3) Shoulders (4) Spine.

The initial set of classes take place
(1) Tuesday 19th July, (2) 26th July, (3) 2nd August, (4) 9th August 2016 – 1.10pm-1.20pm
in Ulster Bank – Central Park, Dublin 18 Board Room – 5th Floor.

Classes are free for all staff, gym-members and non-gym-members.

Contact Martin – Gym Manager Ulster Bank, Personal Trainer for further information or reserve your place via adding your name to the “Sign-Up Sheets” on the gym-notice board, which is to the right of the gym entrance, 5th floor.  We can’t take bookings via e-mail or left messages. 

“The Secrets of Sugar – the fifth estate” Video

The Secrets of Sugar - the fifth estate Personal Training in South Diublin, D18 D16 D16 Dublin 18 Dublin 16 Dublin 14I’m just back from another a weekend of learning more about diet and nutrition as part of a one year “Nutrition & Health Coaching Course” with the IINH in Bray, just south of Dublin.

We covered topics like: (1) Organic vs Non-Organic (2) Pesticides, Herbicides (3) Food Labeling and the food industry’s tricks and labeling games, trojan-horse tactics aiming to confuse the consumer with jargon that most of us don’t understand, unless you put some time and effort and educate yourself about how to read and interpret food labels.

All fascinating, thought provoking and to a certain degree mind boggling.

I will produce various handout and talk about different aspects of the learnings in the next few weeks and share them with my personal training clients and group class participants to pass that knowledge on. So you benefit from all this.

Below a 42:00 minutes video about sugar … “The Secret of Sugar – the fifth estate.”

Enjoy and be surprise.

Here the original video description:
We’ve heard for years about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt. But there have never been recommended limits for sugar on Canadian food labels, despite emerging research that suggests the sweet stuff may be making more of us fat and sick. In the fifth estate’s season premiere, Gillian Findlay digs into the surprising science — and the reaction from the food industry — to reveal The Secrets of Sugar. Has the sugar industry been hiding an unsavoury truth from consumers?

A small but influential group of medical researchers is stirring up the health debate, linking sugar not just to rising obesity rates but also to a host of diseases including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

We put a family of four on a healthy diet to try to beat their sugar habit and track the surprising results. We talk to leading scientists – and their critics. And we ask the food industry why those ingredient labels are far from clear when it comes to how much sugar is really on your plate.