Member of the Month

We are delighted to announce that August Member of the Month goes to Catherine Duffy.

Catherine has shown great interest and enthusiasm towards our new BodyPump class every single week since it started at the beginning of June this year.

Even with a reoccurring injury and busy lifestyle, Catherine’s determination to go out of her way to find adapted exercises and commit to classes every week has shown us that no matter what, you can always make time for yourself and your physical wellbeing.

Thanks for being a valued member of Fithub and we look forward to seeing that smile and dedication every week. Well done Catherine. Keep up the great work!

Member of the Month – Shane Doherty

Our member of the month spotlight for this month is……..Shane Doherty

Shane has taken his training and commitment to another level lately.
We know that Shane loves the barbell and is one of the strongest people in the early morning crew. However, lately, he has a newfound passion for becoming better with gymnastics and conditioning.

Shane quietly gets work done, in the morning classes, frequenting the 6am and 10:15am classes. He continues to improve week in, week out and his consistency and hard work is paying dividend, going by his recent PB’s.

Danny Ryan Smashes Indoor Rowing World Record at Fithub Letterkenny

Local man Danny Ryan has just set a new world record at Fithub Letterkenny !

Danny smashed the Indoor Rowing World Record, completing a distance of 1,275 metres in 4 minutes,

He received fantastic support from all who were there at his  Annual Fundraising Rowing Challenge.

Thanks to Jason Black for video post:

Please do not pass the Sugar

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Do you have any idea how much sugar you are eating? Its probably a lot more than you think.


Eat less sugar in 5 steps 


Rethink your Drink

Put down the apple juice and skip the lattes. We may be conscious of the sugar in our foods however we forget that what we drink contains sugar too. Did you know there are 39 grams of sugar in a can of Coca Cola?

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Don’t Eat it for breakfast 

The average cereal contains on average 25 grams of sugar. Thats almost your entire daily intake in one sitting.Choose a balanced breakfast with complex carbs and proteins instead.


Get Saucy

Many of us add sauces to our meals without knowing what the sugar content is. Try making homemade sauces, in my opinion they taste better. Did you know Dolmio Bolognese Original sauce has over 7 grams of sugar per portion.


Get your Beauty Sleep

Many studies have shown when we get less than 7 hours sleep a night our hunger hormone grehlin increases and we crave sugar to give us that lift we need to get through the day. On the other hand our hormone leptin (The I am full hormone) decreases. The more balanced these hormones are the more likely we are to experience these sweet cravings.


Infuse your water

Infuse your water with fruits and citrus. This will bring some zest into your life without all the added fructose. Herbal teas do the trick too.


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Sugar Shockers

Did you know that there are more than 200 types of added sugars in processed food and drinks. Added sugars are used in more than 75% of products sold in supermarkets, and are often in unexpected items such as bread.


How can added sugar affect the body? 

Liver: your liver has to work extra hard to process added sugar if you eat too much of it. Excess sugar in the liver often turns to fat. This fat can build up and lead to liver damage or other health concerns such as heart disease, high cholesterol or diabetes.


Brain: added sugar can be as addictive as drugs or alcohol. If affects the same regions of the brain which triggers the pleasure sensors to release dopamine. Dopamine will make you want to eat more even when your’e not hungry.


Pancreas:  too much added sugar intake can overload and damage your pancreas. The pancreas controls the blood sugar called insulin that powers your muscles and organs. Lack of insulin can cause muscle and nerve damage.


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High Fat Foods that are Good for You.

For years fat was considered a no no in the dietary world. People switched to low fat and fat free products, boycotting the yolk of the egg while drinking skimmed milk. But when we look closer fat isn’t our enemy.

Fat is an essential part of our diet. It helps with our brain functioning, metabolism, our immune system and helps to stabilize blood sugars.

It is important to know which fats are the good fats. Knowing the difference is the key to a good diet.


What are the main types of fat?

There are three main types of fat. 


  1. Unsaturated Fats: these are the good kinds of fats, they lower your bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise your good cholesterol (HDL).
  2. Saturated Fats: these can also be good for you but should be eaten in moderation.
  3. Trans Fats: these are also known as hydrogenated fats and should be avoided as much as possible.


Your Good Fat List 

  • Avocado: higher in potassium than bananas, loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, high in fiber and they can decrease your bad cholesterol and increase the good.


  • Fatty Fish: including salmon, sardines and mackerel, fatty fish are rich in omegas 3’s which many people are deficient in.


  • Nuts: such as walnuts, almonds, and macadamia,they help to control blood sugar and are also a good source of protein and fiber. They are high in vitamin E and magnesium, a mineral that many lack.


  • Seeds: chia, flax, hemp and pumpkin have anti inflammatory properties as well as being high in protein, fiber, vitamins and omegas.


  • Olive Oil: studies have shown that it can actually increase your risk of heart disease. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and benefits insulin levels.


  • Eggs: they have an exceptionally bad reputation for being high in cholesterol.However studies have shown in most people that the cholesterol in eggs does not effect that in the blood.They are loaded with vitamins and minerals and high in omega 3’s. Just don’t throw away the yolk as that is where most of the nutrients are found.



Bye for now,