Yogis or Pilates - Fitness Edition

Sure, it's new years and if you're like a few people out there you have a goals or habits to build this month - and hopefully maintain throughout the year.

If getting fit or bendy is one of them, this little infographic will help you understand the differences between pilates and yoga. I know I learned something about pilates.

(I'd like to hear which one you tend towards and why?) Personally, I'd tend towards yoga, but according to the physio and this infographic, sounds like I might benefit from trying a bit of pilates to help with chronic pain. Well, off to practice a bit. Hope your fitness is making leaps and bounds this month!

-Good luck!

 Pilates or Yoga: Which Practice is for You?


Doing NEW YEARS right - Fitness Edition

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting,

So… get on your way!” - Dr. Seuss

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planning & fitness

I want you to believe fitness is real and the journey is relatable, anyone can do it.  Eating amazing food is a lifestyle as much as staying active is.  It doesn’t happen in the blink of an eye, but it's your body and you are responsible for taking care of it! - I'm not a serious lifter or a trainer.

I get a lot of pain most days, but it's still important to keep moving because how much I eat! So I sat down and looked through past training.  I planned a printable & visual workout! --> here is my new plan for the week. 

Take a look and try it out!

 4 steps to getting started 

1) Students, go at Off-peak hours

2) Make use of free classes

3) Track your journey - Is it me, or was 2014 the year of all fitness trackers?! (shows no signs of slowing)

4) Follow a Fitness ambassador on twitter, instagram, or blog

stir my soul

There are a few things in the pipeline that I am so super excited about. They really pull together everything I'm about, but for now I’m contemplating my first triathlon! (thanks to my friend Elyse) It’s something I thought about last year before I got into cycling. - Anyone interested?

Dublin Rock n' Roll Half Marathon

Hi Guys, As you know, I LOVE eating, it is my favourite past time (after drinking, i kid) but all that comes with a responsibility. I know, I am just being a debbie-downer, but when you eat so much, you have a responsibility to push your body with the fuel you're fuelling it with. monirun2

So, yesterday one of my friends and coworkers completed her first half marathon and I am so proud. When I take part as a bystander in these events, I get very very emotional. It's super embarrassing, and difficult to describe because I love to see the journey, challenge, and toil that these runners have endured; and it culminates with the achievement of the race, compounded by the family and friends who are out to support - it gets seriously emotional! I just can't contain myself, I have to fight so hard to cheer without tearing up. Here you are, miss Monika & Bruno - our forever slovak barista champ and newly crowned latte throw down king!

SO PROUD! Set goals, train hard, push harder! Getting healthy :) Mon Run