Secret #sástabootcamp

IMG_5655.JPGSo here I am, waking up in the ‘Courtyard Apartments’ in Carrick-on-Shannon, where I’ll spend the next week relaxing and sleeping during training sessions; and cooking healthy meals under the watchful eye of Declan from sásta fitness. I checked-into sásta last nightIMG_5653.JPG for a briefing, and learned the unpalatable news that my biological age is 64! Not great, when you’re a month away from celebrating your 49th birthday. Clearly I have some work to do.

I’m not a stranger to sásta so I have an idea of what lies ahead. I got a chance to try out the sásta training pod when I was presenting our fitness and lifestyle show ‘Get Off The Couch’ on Setanta TV last year. I really loved the workout and started nagging owner, Fiona Egan, to come to Dublin. This year my weight started creeping up after an injury and as we still have no sásta in Dublin, I decided to take matters into my own hand and head off down to Carrick-On-Shannon to see how I would feel after training the sásta way for a whole week.

I’m already training for the Liffey Swim on Sept 13th, so I’ll keep going with my pool work, running and cycling too. It’s going to be really interesting to see how much improvement I can make up in a week. I’ll be totally focused on eating well, sleeping well and training hard – in preparation for race day. Very excited.

 *Fiona Egan and her team; briefing us about the week ahead, and giving us our schedule for sleeping well, training hard and eating healthy at the residential, sásta fitness bootcamp at Carrick on Shannon.


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