Welcome to this week's issue of FIT, which, as usual, is absolutely jam-packed. Our cover star Holly Carpenter may have model good looks naturally, but she says that her active lifestyle and healthy diet are to thank for her toned body and glowing skin, something she realised when she left both behind to compete in Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model earlier this year. Read about her Paleo lifestyle and intense workouts on page 8.
We also meet CrossFit world champ Rich Froning, our top gymnast Kieran Behan, and look at the gadgets designed to improve your health and fitness.
As well as all that, we have our usual team of experts commenting, motivating and assisting with your training and nutrition, and from next week expect to see a lot of content geared towards the Dublin Marathon on October 28.
On a sadder note, we at FIT Magazine were shocked and saddened by the death of William Claffey at the Dublin Half-Marathon in the Phoenix Park and wish to extend our deepest sympathies to those who knew and loved him. The 28-year-old from Moate, Co Westmeath was a real talent when it came to athletics, and had participated in our own FIT City Series in Dublin last May, coming in 30th place. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
It's always devastating when something so tragic comes from such a positive activity, but thankfully such events are rare. The ambulance service did a fantastic job, as did onlookers and fellow runners, and should be praised for their efforts.