Getting Off The Couch…

It was a busy weekend – on Saturday I met the gang that are joining me in a brand new TV programme called ‘Get Off The Couch’.

This 6-part series with Athena Media & the BAI on Setanta TV,  is aimed at encouraging a bunch of enthusiastic candidates from all over the country to get healthy and improve their fitness, using our beautiful great outdoors.  Say a big friendly adventurous ‘hello’ to Damien McElligott, Karen Bowers,  Joe Grey, Maryanne Treacy, Cathy Whyte, and Eamonn Waldron – our GOTC team for 2013.

Adventure is the name of the game, but if Saturday’s ‘meet and greet’ was anything to go by, it’s also going to be a lot of craic, fun, and teasing the girls…..  The boys wound us up a bit over a fitness test.  They had to do it first – and they let on it was much worse than it was.  I’m not sure they knew what they were unleashing.  Girls never forget!

We started out on Saturday with a leasurely ‘walk in the park’ – the Phoenix Park that is.  It was beautiful;  fuelled by yummy scones and lashings of tea from Helen, in the park’s gorgeous Visitors’ Centre.  Ok – it’s Lent now, and the scones may have to go, and the exercise will have to get a bit more animated.  Yes it’s all ahead of us!

Next weekend, the girls are off to Limerick to bond and learn about triathlons.  Lads – I think ya better look out!  😉

  • Communicorp
  • Danone
  • Irish Farmers’ Journal
  • Dublin Airport Authority
  • WeightWatchers, Ireland
  • Limerick City & County Enterprise Board
  • ‘Foot In The Door’ Media Trainer for Independent Commercial Radio, Ireland
  • Clare County Enterprise Board
  • Carlow County Enterprise Board
  • Great Outdoors
  • Adrian Hendroff ‘From High Places’
  • Chernobyl Children International
  • Concern Ireland
  • The Hope Foundation
  • LauraLynn Childrens’ Hospice
  • Travel Department
  • Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race
  • 98FM Dublin
  • Newstalk
  • TodayFM Radio
  • Learning Waves Skillnet
  • BCFE, Ballyfermot
  • Pat Falvey, 'The Summit Book'