8 Amazing Success Stories from the Women at #NoFilter

Sarah-JaneBlog, Fitness, Health, Life

Think that joining a fitness class is just about losing weight and toning up? Think again. Yes, weight loss and change of appearance if desired can be a bonus to some, but for a lot of our members, that’s not a priority at all. Read on to hear about how #NoFilter Fitness has helped real Irish women who “don’t like … Read More

If you’re not lifting weights, you should be.

Sarah-JaneBlog, Fitness, Health

As a cardio queen I have managed to convert many women from the dance floor to the gym floor by creating a safe environment to teach them how to lift weights safely without feeling like an idiot or that the whole world is watching them. For the record, I’m not your typical gym junkie. I hate running. I’m not addicted … Read More

Been Good All Week? Here’s Why You’re Not Seeing Results.

Sarah-JaneBlog, Health, Nutrition

This is a comment from a mother in regards to babies and toddlers being diagnosed with obesity and the question was is it the parent’s fault. I read this comment to my other half and he said “Yeah, she’s right, no?” You’re looking at it now and can’t see any issues with her comment either, listen she means well, I’m … Read More

Emotional Eating – It’s Real

Sarah-JaneBlog, Health, Nutrition

We should eat and drink for both nourishment and enjoyment. Food is not just a means to keep us alive. It can be the centre of our social stream. We meet friends for food, we sit at the table together and talk about our day, or the days to come. We have business meetings over lunch. Let’s face it, if … 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 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

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

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

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