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# the last word on fitness
Not ready to return to your gym? Here are a few alternative options
Here are some other options if you’re not ready to return to the gym under the ‘new normal.’
# Phase 3
Getting back into your 'new normal' gym routine
David Last shares his dos and don’ts as Ireland’s gyms and fitness clubs reopen.
# Fitness
Warm up, change up: Complement your summer running routine
David Last gives some pointers on how to make the most of the outdoor space within 5km of your home.
Galway-Mayo rivalry and Dublin aim to make amends: Allianz Football League talking points
Four huge games in store this weekend in Croke Park.
Working from home: simple tips for looking after your physical and mental health
David Last’s advice for how to handle the challenges of working from home.
# Coronavirus
Simple tips for looking after your mental health while at home
David Last’s advice to help you get through the next few weeks.
# Advice
The best ways to keep your fitness plans going from home
David Last gives his tips on staying active during lockdown.
# Covid-19
The 5 Ss for healthy social distancing
David Last’s advice on how to keep your mind and body fit and healthy.
# Stay active
Working out from home: tips to keep you in shape during the shutdown
David Last provides some simple tips to keep you on track over the days and weeks ahead.
# Countdown
Running the Dublin City Marathon this Sunday? Here are some last-minute tips and advice
Personal trainer David Last returns with some tips for the big day.
# Fitness
The fascination with fitness technology and whether it helps us hit our goals
Personal trainer David Last has seen clients invest in GPS watches and food-tracking apps without first mastering the basics.
# Running
Core, mobility and weight training - 4 tips to help your running in 2019
Personal trainer David Last has worked with runners of all ages and abilities.
# Fitness
The dos and don'ts of maintaining a sensible fitness plan in 2019
Personal trainer David Last on why we shouldn’t dive in head first during January.
# Fitness
New Year, New You: 5 tips to get your fitness goals up and running
Personal trainer David Last offers his January advice.
# happy fitmas
The best last-minute presents to get the fitness fanatic in your life
Gym gear, fitness watches and personal trainer vouchers are all on this year’s list.
# Fitness
5 tips to help you enjoy the Christmas period without falling off the fitness wagon
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.
# Fitness
A checklist to help you enjoy December but not undo all your hard work
‘It’s important to unwind mentally and physically over the Christmas period,’ writes personal trainer David Last.
# Fitness
Christmas is coming! Tips to ensure you stay on track ahead of the festive period
Personal trainer David Last has seen clients undo hard work during the party season, but there are ways to limit the damage.
# Dublin Marathon
The last-minute advice you need for Sunday's Dublin Marathon
David Last has trained clients to achieve their marathon goals for years, and here he outlines his top tips for the days ahead.
# Checklist
5 problems that most people face when they start a new fitness programme
David Last talks us through some frequent traits when it comes to mobility, movement and nutrition.
# Fitness
4 top tips to help you look after your fitness while on the go
“If it’s important to you, then you will make it happen,” writes personal trainer David Last.
# Fitness
The fitness industry is booming in Ireland, but why are we fatter than ever before?
Personal trainer David Last wonders why all of the hype surrounding exercise and healthy living isn’t reducing our waistlines.
# Fitness
Getting back to business after summer - 5 tips to help ease you back into the gym
Personal trainer David Last on how we can reset our goals heading towards the final part of the year.
# Fitness
Why choosing the right form of training is key to achieving your fitness goals
Quality over quantity is so important, writes personal trainer David Last.
# column
The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too
Columnist David Last on getting the results you want.
# Fitness
The great outdoors: Some of Ireland's best spots for a weekend hike, cycle or swim
Fitness columnist David Last takes us through some of his favourites.
# Coming In Hot
Beaches, BBQs and Burpees: How to keep your training on track while enjoying the summer sun
Fitness columnist David Last runs through some top tips for training during the good weather.
# Fitness
Turn up the heat! How to train safely during spells of warm weather
It’s important to heed some basic advice when it comes to training in high temperatures, writes personal trainer David Last.
# Fitness
We know the benefits of early exercise - but how do you become a morning person?
Personal trainer David Last has a few tips.
# the great outdoors
Get out and active! Full body workouts you can do outdoors this summer
Personal trainer David Last on how to bring your gym outside this bank holiday weekend.
# Fitness
Boost productivity and improve sleep patterns - the benefits of early-morning exercise
Personal trainer David Last on why we should look to get our exercise in as early as possible.
# Follow Fitness
5 of the most useful fitness resources to help you achieve your goals
Apart from The42 of course.
# column
Work your body! Three of the best and most effective full body kettlebell workouts
Here’s David Last’s weekly column.
# Fitness
Why the change in weather should bring a shift towards a healthier lifestyle
Personal trainer David Last on how we can take advantage of the longer, brighter days.
# Fitness
5 of the most common workout excuses and how to overcome them
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.’
# Fitness
3 simple recipe ideas for on-the-go protein snacks
Personal trainer David Last provides some inspiration on ways to ensure you’re hitting your daily protein targets.
# column
Five of the best ways to train: Legs, pull, push, cardio and core
Personal trainer David Last gives his five simple components of a well-rounded workout plan.
# Fitness
Band aid! The piece of kit you can use to improve mobility, core and strength
Personal trainer David Last on resistance bands and why they’re so useful.
# team work
How to get the most out of the gym when playing team sports
David Last offers his best advice for your GAA, rugby or soccer gym programme.
# Fitness
5 tips to help you stay consistent with your fitness goals in 2018
Remember, focus on the small wins, writes personal trainer David Last.
# Running
5 training, stretching and mobility tips that will complement your running
If you’ve taken up running in the New Year, personal trainer David Last has some useful advice.