A Complete Guide to Visiting New York for the First Time

Sarah-JaneBlog, Life, Uncategorized

First Time Visiting New York from Ireland? Here’s some tips to maximise your time and minimise your budget. Get a Yellow Taxi from the Airport. Yellow Taxis have a set price on your destination, plus a toll charge (which is the “EazyPass” cheaper rate than the Cash Rate of $8). We made the mistake of stepping outside the airport door … Read More

Stop Dieting, According to Channel 4

Sarah-JaneBlog, Health

Super Slimmers: Did They Really Keep The Weight Off? Last month I published a blog on Metabolic Slowdown, and I was surprised to find this documentary on Channel 4 discussing the same issue that I wrote about but in greater detail. For those of you who missed it, you can catch it on the Channel 4 Player for the next 30 … Read More

Why Going Broke Was The Best Thing That Happened To Me

Sarah-JaneBlog, Uncategorized

You may not know this but before I taught my first ever dance fitness class back in 2012 I was already looking at commercial properties. I was put off because the thoughts of being stuck in one place and then being screwed if it all went belly up terrified me. So I put it to bed, but it was always … Read More

Why Losing Weight Too Quickly Will Ruin You

Sarah-JaneBlog, Fitness, Health, Life

It’s the New Year and of course the internet is flooded with 30 Day challenges, Transformation Packages, Skinny Teas, Aloe Detoxes and all that malarky in order to entice you to buy into their shite. Listen, you have the right to spend your hard earned cash on whatever you like but rest assured, do you know what you’re actually buying … Read More

If You Can’t Sleep This Might Change Your Life

Sarah-JaneBlog, Uncategorized

  The key to getting fit and healthy is not really the actual exercise, it’s the recovery. Yes, we get fitter and stronger while we sleep! After an intense exercise session, proper recovery is so important for our muscles to grow and for our stress levels to go down. If you’re struggling to lose weight or improve your physique, the … Read More

Working Class Nutrition – Were we Raised to Dislike Certain Foods?

Sarah-JaneBlog, Health

I don’t feel full unless there’s either bread, mash or pasta on my plate. As a child I was a picky eater, I didn’t like veg, I would never eat my dinner, even the thoughts of soggy cornflakes today still turn my stomach. I can’t stand the smell of cooked cabbage. I’ve put down my disgust at green food to … Read More

Is your Kid Getting Fat?

Sarah-JaneBlog, Health

A note about childhood obesity. I’m not an expert on children, I’m not an expert on obesity. I have worked with children for over ten years, both in my dance school and by voluntary means with the Girl Guides. I know it’s wrong when a pudgy child comes into my class every week with a bag of crisps, a fizzy … Read More

So I Googled “Gym Girl” and I felt sick.

Sarah-JaneBlog, Fitness, Life, Rants

I run a fitness facility for women. It’s not a “commercial” gym. It’s a little safe place where women of ALL shapes and sizes can come in, sweat, have the craic and socialise while improving their health and fitness levels. I’m also launching a new 6 week transformation package. So while I’m waiting for my current client’s “after” pictures, I … Read More

Why Workout DVD’s Just Don’t Work For You.

Sarah-JaneBlog, Fitness

It’s September and the queue for Slimming Clubs is out the door and round the corner as Mum’s get their kids back to school and promise themselves a new slim & trim body in time for Christmas. But some of you find that the walking simply isn’t enough, that the weather is getting worse and it’s now time to take … Read More

Which is More Important? Eating Bread or Eating Well?

Sarah-JaneBlog, Health

I would love for a leader representing a slimming group come and have an in depth chat with me on what foods they’re promoting to members. I maybe ignorant when it comes to slimming groups and what goes on in them, but I’m seeing a lot on social media of people following “plans” and I just get red flags popping … Read More

WARNING: Is your Fitness Instructor Qualified?

Sarah-JaneBlog, Fitness

Earlier this year I wrote a piece to those out there teaching fitness classes in the community with only ONE DAY’s worth of “training”. This is a touchy subject for professionals who have invested a lot of time and money to ensure that they are up to scratch (and beyond) yet there seems to be a new fitness class popping … Read More

Why You NEED Exercise in Your Life.

Sarah-JaneBlog, Fitness, Health, Rants

(Warning: This post contains bad language… to stress important f****** points!!) We’ve seen it all, magic weight loss pills, put jelly on your belly and wrap in cling film, advertising how to lose weight without having to exercise, try this amazing new machine for super sexy abs. It seems that a hell of a lot of people out there have … Read More

Common Weight Loss Myths – Busted!

Sarah-JaneBlog, Fitness, Health

Let’s face it, miracles don’t happen, Rome wasn’t built in a day just like your weight gain didn’t happen overnight. And there is no quick fix for weight loss. I’m a lurker, I observe and say little at the time (because when I do open my mouth usually someone gets pissed off) but I’ve seen and heard some really silly … Read More