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Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Not ready to return to your gym? Here are a few alternative options
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# The Last Word On Fitness

Not ready to return to your gym? Here are a few alternative options

Jul 7th 2020, 8:17 PM 5,786 Views 1 Comment

Here are some other options if you’re not ready to return to the gym under the ‘new normal.’

Monday 29 June, 2020

Getting back into your 'new normal' gym routine
# Phase 3
# Phase 3

Getting back into your 'new normal' gym routine

Jun 29th 2020, 4:49 PM 16,637 Views 0 Comments

David Last shares his dos and don’ts as Ireland’s gyms and fitness clubs reopen.

Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Warm up, change up: Complement your summer running routine
# Fitness
# Fitness

Warm up, change up: Complement your summer running routine

May 19th 2020, 11:01 AM 4,401 Views 0 Comments

David Last gives some pointers on how to make the most of the outdoor space within 5km of your home.

Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Working from home: simple tips for looking after your physical and mental health
# WFH
# WFH

Working from home: simple tips for looking after your physical and mental health

May 5th 2020, 12:25 PM 5,928 Views 0 Comments

David Last’s advice for how to handle the challenges of working from home.

Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Simple tips for looking after your mental health while at home
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Simple tips for looking after your mental health while at home

Apr 15th 2020, 11:39 AM 4,667 Views 0 Comments

David Last’s advice to help you get through the next few weeks.

Friday 3 April, 2020

The best ways to keep your fitness plans going from home
# Advice
# Advice

The best ways to keep your fitness plans going from home

Apr 3rd 2020, 11:55 AM 6,841 Views 1 Comment

David Last gives his tips on staying active during lockdown.

Saturday 21 March, 2020

The 5 Ss for healthy social distancing
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

The 5 Ss for healthy social distancing

Updated Mar 21st 2020, 3:00 PM 60,398 Views 12 Comments

David Last’s advice on how to keep your mind and body fit and healthy.

Sunday 15 March, 2020

Working out from home: tips to keep you in shape during the shutdown
# Stay Active
# Stay Active

Working out from home: tips to keep you in shape during the shutdown

Mar 15th 2020, 11:22 AM 14,933 Views 3 Comments

David Last provides some simple tips to keep you on track over the days and weeks ahead.

Thursday 24 October, 2019

Running the Dublin City Marathon this Sunday? Here are some last-minute tips and advice
# Countdown
# Countdown

Running the Dublin City Marathon this Sunday? Here are some last-minute tips and advice

Oct 24th 2019, 12:08 PM 4,451 Views 5 Comments

Personal trainer David Last returns with some tips for the big day.

Wednesday 27 February, 2019

The fascination with fitness technology and whether it helps us hit our goals
# Fitness
# Fitness

The fascination with fitness technology and whether it helps us hit our goals

Feb 27th 2019, 4:56 PM 4,982 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last has seen clients invest in GPS watches and food-tracking apps without first mastering the basics.

Monday 4 February, 2019

Core, mobility and weight training - 4 tips to help your running in 2019
# Running
# Running

Core, mobility and weight training - 4 tips to help your running in 2019

Feb 4th 2019, 2:53 PM 9,522 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last has worked with runners of all ages and abilities.

Thursday 17 January, 2019

The dos and don'ts of maintaining a sensible fitness plan in 2019
# Fitness
# Fitness

The dos and don'ts of maintaining a sensible fitness plan in 2019

Jan 17th 2019, 3:23 PM 7,124 Views 2 Comments

Personal trainer David Last on why we shouldn’t dive in head first during January.

Thursday 3 January, 2019

New Year, New You: 5 tips to get your fitness goals up and running
# Fitness
# Fitness

New Year, New You: 5 tips to get your fitness goals up and running

Jan 3rd 2019, 3:26 PM 5,747 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last offers his January advice.

Friday 21 December, 2018

The best last-minute presents to get the fitness fanatic in your life
# Happy Fitmas
# Happy Fitmas

The best last-minute presents to get the fitness fanatic in your life

Dec 21st 2018, 5:31 PM 9,786 Views 0 Comments

Gym gear, fitness watches and personal trainer vouchers are all on this year’s list.

Monday 17 December, 2018

5 tips to help you enjoy the Christmas period without falling off the fitness wagon
# Fitness
# Fitness

5 tips to help you enjoy the Christmas period without falling off the fitness wagon

Dec 17th 2018, 5:10 PM 7,999 Views 0 Comments

David Last’s message is clear – enjoy the holiday period but there are ways to ensure you don’t undo all your hard work from earlier in the year.

Wednesday 28 November, 2018

A checklist to help you enjoy December but not undo all your hard work
# Fitness
# Fitness

A checklist to help you enjoy December but not undo all your hard work

Nov 28th 2018, 3:20 PM 6,611 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s important to unwind mentally and physically over the Christmas period,’ writes personal trainer David Last.

Friday 9 November, 2018

Christmas is coming! Tips to ensure you stay on track ahead of the festive period
# Fitness
# Fitness

Christmas is coming! Tips to ensure you stay on track ahead of the festive period

Nov 9th 2018, 8:00 PM 6,450 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last has seen clients undo hard work during the party season, but there are ways to limit the damage.

Wednesday 24 October, 2018

The last-minute advice you need for Sunday's Dublin Marathon
# Dublin Marathon
# Dublin Marathon

The last-minute advice you need for Sunday's Dublin Marathon

Oct 24th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,178 Views 5 Comments

David Last has trained clients to achieve their marathon goals for years, and here he outlines his top tips for the days ahead.

Friday 19 October, 2018

5 problems that most people face when they start a new fitness programme
# Checklist
# Checklist

5 problems that most people face when they start a new fitness programme

Oct 19th 2018, 11:35 AM 6,475 Views 0 Comments

David Last talks us through some frequent traits when it comes to mobility, movement and nutrition.

Friday 28 September, 2018

4 top tips to help you look after your fitness while on the go
# Fitness
# Fitness

4 top tips to help you look after your fitness while on the go

Sep 28th 2018, 4:05 PM 7,506 Views 1 Comment

“If it’s important to you, then you will make it happen,” writes personal trainer David Last.

Friday 14 September, 2018

The fitness industry is booming in Ireland, but why are we fatter than ever before?
# Fitness
# Fitness

The fitness industry is booming in Ireland, but why are we fatter than ever before?

Sep 14th 2018, 6:00 AM 10,270 Views 18 Comments

Personal trainer David Last wonders why all of the hype surrounding exercise and healthy living isn’t reducing our waistlines.

Thursday 6 September, 2018

Getting back to business after summer - 5 tips to help ease you back into the gym
# Fitness
# Fitness

Getting back to business after summer - 5 tips to help ease you back into the gym

Sep 6th 2018, 3:57 PM 4,548 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last on how we can reset our goals heading towards the final part of the year.

Friday 17 August, 2018

Why choosing the right form of training is key to achieving your fitness goals
# Fitness
# Fitness

Why choosing the right form of training is key to achieving your fitness goals

Aug 17th 2018, 4:48 PM 5,559 Views 0 Comments

Quality over quantity is so important, writes personal trainer David Last.

Thursday 9 August, 2018

The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too
# Column
# Column

The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too

Aug 9th 2018, 5:40 PM 5,777 Views 0 Comments

Columnist David Last on getting the results you want.

Saturday 28 July, 2018

The great outdoors: Some of Ireland's best spots for a weekend hike, cycle or swim
# Fitness
# Fitness

The great outdoors: Some of Ireland's best spots for a weekend hike, cycle or swim

Jul 28th 2018, 8:30 AM 9,205 Views 0 Comments

Fitness columnist David Last takes us through some of his favourites.

Thursday 26 July, 2018

Beaches, BBQs and Burpees: How to keep your training on track while enjoying the summer sun
# Coming In Hot
# Coming In Hot

Beaches, BBQs and Burpees: How to keep your training on track while enjoying the summer sun

Jul 26th 2018, 9:33 AM 3,659 Views 0 Comments

Fitness columnist David Last runs through some top tips for training during the good weather.

Thursday 28 June, 2018

Turn up the heat! How to train safely during spells of warm weather
# Fitness
# Fitness

Turn up the heat! How to train safely during spells of warm weather

Jun 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 5,615 Views 1 Comment

It’s important to heed some basic advice when it comes to training in high temperatures, writes personal trainer David Last.

Friday 15 June, 2018

We know the benefits of early exercise - but how do you become a morning person?
# Fitness
# Fitness

We know the benefits of early exercise - but how do you become a morning person?

Jun 15th 2018, 3:16 PM 6,214 Views 3 Comments

Personal trainer David Last has a few tips.

Friday 1 June, 2018

Get out and active! Full body workouts you can do outdoors this summer
# The Great Outdoors
# The Great Outdoors

Get out and active! Full body workouts you can do outdoors this summer

Jun 1st 2018, 8:30 AM 4,237 Views 3 Comments

Personal trainer David Last on how to bring your gym outside this bank holiday weekend.

Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Boost productivity and improve sleep patterns - the benefits of early-morning exercise
# Fitness
# Fitness

Boost productivity and improve sleep patterns - the benefits of early-morning exercise

May 22nd 2018, 11:55 AM 4,093 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last on why we should look to get our exercise in as early as possible.

Sunday 20 May, 2018

5 of the most useful fitness resources to help you achieve your goals
# Follow Fitness
# Follow Fitness

5 of the most useful fitness resources to help you achieve your goals

May 20th 2018, 8:30 AM 6,833 Views 0 Comments

Apart from The42 of course.

Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Work your body! Three of the best and most effective full body kettlebell workouts
# Column
# Column

Work your body! Three of the best and most effective full body kettlebell workouts

May 15th 2018, 2:57 PM 6,643 Views 1 Comment

Here’s David Last’s weekly column.

Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Why the change in weather should bring a shift towards a healthier lifestyle
# Fitness
# Fitness

Why the change in weather should bring a shift towards a healthier lifestyle

May 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 3,855 Views 1 Comment

Personal trainer David Last on how we can take advantage of the longer, brighter days.

Thursday 5 April, 2018

5 of the most common workout excuses and how to overcome them
# Fitness
# Fitness

5 of the most common workout excuses and how to overcome them

Apr 5th 2018, 12:45 PM 6,909 Views 1 Comment

Personal trainer David Last has heard all the excuses down through the years, but writes ‘if it’s truly important to you than you will make it happen.’

Thursday 29 March, 2018

3 simple recipe ideas for on-the-go protein snacks
# Fitness
# Fitness

3 simple recipe ideas for on-the-go protein snacks

Mar 29th 2018, 8:23 AM 7,201 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last provides some inspiration on ways to ensure you’re hitting your daily protein targets.

Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Five of the best ways to train: Legs, pull, push, cardio and core
# Column
# Column

Five of the best ways to train: Legs, pull, push, cardio and core

Mar 13th 2018, 3:24 PM 9,921 Views 3 Comments

Personal trainer David Last gives his five simple components of a well-rounded workout plan.

Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Band aid! The piece of kit you can use to improve mobility, core and strength
# Fitness
# Fitness

Band aid! The piece of kit you can use to improve mobility, core and strength

Feb 27th 2018, 1:55 PM 7,181 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last on resistance bands and why they’re so useful.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

How to get the most out of the gym when playing team sports
# Team Work
# Team Work

How to get the most out of the gym when playing team sports

Feb 15th 2018, 11:15 AM 10,911 Views 1 Comment

David Last offers his best advice for your GAA, rugby or soccer gym programme.

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

5 tips to help you stay consistent with your fitness goals in 2018
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# Fitness

5 tips to help you stay consistent with your fitness goals in 2018

Feb 6th 2018, 3:31 PM 7,067 Views 0 Comments

Remember, focus on the small wins, writes personal trainer David Last.

Wednesday 24 January, 2018

5 training, stretching and mobility tips that will complement your running
# Running
# Running

5 training, stretching and mobility tips that will complement your running

Jan 24th 2018, 2:53 PM 7,130 Views 1 Comment

If you’ve taken up running in the New Year, personal trainer David Last has some useful advice.

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