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# Gym

Last year
# discrimination claim
Gym cleared of discrimination against Special Olympian
It was found the complainant ‘failed to establish a prima facie case of discrimination’.
All time
Opinion: The gym is great, but please don't insult us by suggesting it's the answer to mental illness
Rachel O’Neill lives with anxiety and depression and says ‘bad actors’ using mental health as an excuse to keep gyms open in Level 5 is unforgivable.
# Coronavirus
'No one is fighting for us': Gym owners insist they should be allowed stay open under Levels 4 and 5
The call comes from a group of independent gym owners.
Wine, exercise and online quiz nights: Taoiseach and ministers say how they're minding their mental health
Leo is missing the gym.
# not fit for purpose
'I felt like the last person on Earth': US man gets locked inside '24 hour' gym
The man said that he found it a funny experience.
# hpra
'We're told we need a massive chest and washboard abs': The rise of steroids - and the unspoken dangers
Experts explain why using unprescribed drugs to get ‘the perfect body’ can cause serious health problems.
# elected reps
Contract worth €160k out for a fitness instructor for the gym used by TDs and Senators
The fitness room next to Leinster House was opened to “counterbalance some of the negative lifestyle aspects” of working in parliament.
# health kick
Oireachtas gym shouldn't be 'solely funded by the tax-payer': Fitness centre goes out to tender
€100,000 gym equipment goes out to tender for TDs, Senators and staff of Leinster House.
# Circle of Trust
20 tweets about the gym that are guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself
Soak them up.
# at the gym
Is wearing makeup at the gym actually bad for your skin?
Dr. Caitriona Ryan from the Blackrock Clinic gives us her opinion on the matter.
# column
Buddy Up! Reach your fitness goals with a little help from your friends
Find a community in which you can find accountability, support, and inspiration to reach your goals, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.
'I went from dad bod to six-pack in eight months because of a promise I made myself as a child'
‘For those interested in getting in shape and losing weight, I suggest figuring out why you want to do it’, writes Kevin O’Connor.
# Sports
Low-cost gym chain Flyefit has worked out a huge increase in revenue
Sales at the Dublin-based outfit increased by 50% in 2016.
'Therapy and personal training taught me that it's impossible to run away from self-loathing'
In an ideal world, we’d be active because we love our bodies, not because we hate them, writes Rosemary MacCabe.
# column
5 workout hacks that may just surprise you
*Or 5 things you stopped doing in favour of gimmicky nonsense.
# column
HIIT or miss! Does your cardio routine need a revamp?
You need cardio for Crossfit and here’s how to improve yours, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.
# Fitness
6 different ways to use the prowler you love to hate
Love the prowler’s versatility, and love the results it produces, writes David Last in this week’s advice column.
# column
A great workout starts with a great warm up! But don't just warm up, RAMP up
Personal trainer Dean Merton shares some in-depth advice.
# work it out
12 things you'll understand if you're a reformed gym phobe
Feel the burn.
# it's how royce rolls
Living a life immersed in fitness while edging Clontarf towards further club glory
Clontarf’s Royce Burke-Flynn spoke to The42 about club rugby and splitting his day job between Crossfit and personal training.
Column: 'I've discovered the joy of doing a fitness activity with others'
There is no ideal image that you must measure up to in order to become involved in fitness, writes Christine Allen.
# sweaty betty
19 things you'll understand if you're awkward as hell at the gym
That’s one set of push-ups done! *sits on mat doing nothing for ten mins*
# column
5 key things to look for when hiring a personal trainer
Your decision could mean the difference between achieving your goals or failing to reach your potential, writes Sarah Cremen.
# Fitness
'Too fat' to work out some say? Why body-shaming is the worst thing you can do at the gym
‘When you walk into a gym, regardless of your size or your goals, you have a right be there,’ writes life coach Sarah Doyle
# Fitness
'We have athletes but they can’t play, we've produced robots'
Leading strength and conditioning coach Mike McGurn talks fitness and nutrition, and brings us through his turbulent career.
# Fitness
5 of the best strength training exercises for injury prevention
Don’t underestimate the value of preparing your body to perform functional activities, writes Sarah Cremen.
# the elusive chanteuse
Mariah Carey went to the gym in heels and fishnet tights, because she's Mariah Carey
OK, work!
# Fitness
How to warm up in the gym to avoid injuries
If you’re making the gym a part of your life in 2017, make sure you don’t hurt yourself doing so.
# Leg Day
13 photos that perfectly describe you at the gym
# workout tips
Core attack! How to train your core... properly
Physio and personal trainer Sarah Cremen offers her advice in her weekly column.
# mythbusters
8 of the most common exercise and nutrition myths to avoid in 2017
‘Everyone in fitness is trying to sell you something, nobody is trying to sell you the truth,’ writes personal trainer James Hanley.
# column
Getting mobile: These 4 stretches will give you the best 'bang for your buck'
Incorporate these exercises into your fitness regime and you’ll soon see the benefits, writes Sarah Cremen
Steroids: 'I thought that the only way I could beat my addiction was to end my life'
Body-conscious young men are turning to steroids despite the deadly consequences, writes Marcus Power.
# flyefit
Dublin gym offers refunds after arson attack
A car was driven into FLYEfit in Coolock early this morning, and the building set alight.
# Malahide Road
Car driven into Coolock gym and set alight
There are no reports of any injuries.
# sponsored by flyefit
COMPETITION: Tell us what motivates you to get fit to win annual roaming membership to all FLYEfit gyms
We want to hear all your inspiration and motivation.
# airside bootcamp
Complaint upheld against gym over 'epileptic fit' ad
Epilepsy Ireland said the Facebook ad had caused upset and hurt to people with epilepsy and their families.
# Energie Fitness
Schoolboy awarded €20k after shower door shattered on him at Dublin gym
The glass cut the seven-year-old’s shoulder, shin and feet.
# marginal gains
Fitter, faster, stronger: Dublin's Cian O'Sullivan on the shift towards strength and conditioning
We spent time with the three-time All-Ireland winner at the Dublin Sports Clinic this week.
'I know I still have a lot of weight to lose, but I'm mentally determined to do it for myself'
When I applied for Operation Transformation I knew what I was getting myself into, writes Alan Mullen.