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Tuesday 7 July, 2020

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.’

Monday 29 June, 2020

Getting back into your 'new normal' gym routine

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

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

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

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

David Last gives his tips on staying active during lockdown.

Saturday 21 March, 2020

The 5 Ss for healthy social distancing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

“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?

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

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

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

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 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

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

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?

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

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

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

Apart from The42 of course.

Tuesday 15 May, 2018

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

Here’s David Last’s weekly column.

Tuesday 1 May, 2018

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.

Thursday 5 April, 2018

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.’

Thursday 29 March, 2018

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.

Tuesday 13 March, 2018

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.

Tuesday 27 February, 2018

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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.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

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.

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

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

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

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

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