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Bench Press 

​​ ​ This is Rachel showing how to bench press with the help of her spotter.   She’s working with a light weight in this demonstration but remember technique and form are the most important thing not the weight you’re lifting.  Bring it down for 2 seconds and up for 4 seconds. Remember your breathing. Inhale on the way down […]

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Home Physio (Video) 

​​ So as the majority of people know, I have a meniscal tear on my left knee. My physio gave me some knee strengthening exercises to do at home. The first one is a static quadriceps exercise. This one I have no problem with at all. You straighten your leg and then bend it, bring it up as far as […]

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Aldi Meatballs

Now I know meatballs don’t seem like the healthiest option in the world but there is a way to make them healthier. I made this recipe with all Aldi products, yes, I am Aldi obsessed. Ingredients: Pack of 400g Beef Balls Aldi Cucina Durham Wholewheat Spaghetti Sweet Harvest Chopped Tomatoes Aldi Curina Tomato Puree 3 Garlic Cloves (Finely Chopped) Pinch […]

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Squats

  Rachel showing a back squat, a front squat and a single leg squat. Squats are one of the greatest exercises for your lower body,  you can do them with or without weights. You don’t need to go to the gym either, so no excuses! Form is the most important part to every exercise. No point stacking on weights if […]

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Butternut Squash and Seed Salad 

  Butternut Squash is one of my favourite vegetables. It has a lovely sweet nutty taste and is actual a perfect replacement for potatoes.  Ingredients:  Butternut Squash  The Foodie Market – Sunshine Selection (Seeds) from Aldi Aldi Crunchy Salad Tomato  1 Tbsp of Rapeseed Oil 1 Tsp Kilcree Gold Squeezy Honey 1 Tsp of Ground Black Pepper 1 Tbsp chopped […]

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Meet Rachel 

Rachel will be the main fitness contributor on this website.  Rachel’s passion is fitness. She trains 7 times a week, loves weightlifting and has big dreams to make it in athletics.  She is currently studying Sports and Exercise Performace at Colaiste Stiofain Naofa. She was won national championship medals in Gymnastics Ireland competitions. She has 3 gold medals for balance […]

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Depression

Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig Depression is a serious mental illness that affects how you feel. If you know someone who suffers from and you don’t understand it, don’t claim that you do. I have had friends in my life tell me they “understand” what I was going through, when they have no idea. When I was first […]

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Chicken, Mango and Butternut Squash

Food with love 💕 Is it obvious that I bought a heart shaped cookie cutter?  I decided to have some fun with my food. Using a cookie cutter I made mango and potatoes into hearts.  Ingredients for 2 people:  1 Butternut Squash 1 Mango 4 Baby potatoes Pack of mini chicken fillets Bag of Aldi crunchy salad  Directions:  Cut your […]

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