Health

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Editor's Letter

A knockout edition full of role models

Welcome to this week's edition of FIT, where we meet some truly inspirational people within the feature pages. Our very ripped cover star Lynn Harvey is first up – a single mum who just took up boxing as a hobby, and has progressed to the highest level in her field. Tough, strong, fit and fierce – but all the while totally feminine – she's a role model to many in terms of focus and sheer determination.

Then we talk to comedian Jason Byrne, who's best known for making jokes rather than making tracks.

However, the funny man is getting down to the serious business of fundraising for Temple Street Children's Hospital later this year when he runs the New York marathon. We talk to him about the unorthodox way he injured his knee (ahem), training with Des Bishop and attending the 'ladies' class at his local gym.

We then meet an amazing group of people involved with the Special Olympics, and our very own Patricia Murphy goes on her first mountain bike which was a lot tougher than she expected. These are all people pushing fitness boundaries in their own way, and challenging themselves mentally and physically. They should all be very proud of their efforts.

I'm finding it tougher to stick to the angelic routine that I kept in place the first two weeks of TRX training, but it's business rather than pleasure derailing me.

Still, I will persist. I am determined to do a round of perfect pikes before my eight weeks are up.

Irish Independent

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