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Running a gym with my hunk Alan will be no sweat, insists Sara

THEY'VE been dating for less than a year but top model Sara Kavanagh is confident her relationship with personal trainer Alan Byrne is strong enough to weather any storm their joint business venture throws at them.

Just months after moving into a swish love-nest in Dublin's Southside, the couple will make a further commitment to one another when they open the doors to their new gym and beauty salon complex in Sandyford next week.

And despite the tough economic climate, Sara is adamant that working together, as well as living together, so early on in their romance, won't prove to be a strain.

The beauty queen (23) insists there will be no room for disagreements over the running of the new business, given that the pair will each have their own areas of responsibility.

"No, there's definitely nothing to be worried about," she told the Diary.

"We'll both be working on very separate things as there's going to be three different sections to the business.

"I'm going to be overseeing the running of the beauty salon and the hot yoga area and Alan will be looking after the gym.

"We'll actually be working apart quite a lot. I'm very excited about it as it's something I've always wanted to do since I was really young."

Sara originally trained as a beauty therapist, before her sister Julie, who is also signed to the books of modelling agency Assets, persuaded her to try her hand at modelling.

However Sara has decided against returning to her roots, in favour of looking after the business side of things.

"I am qualified as a beauty therapist but I won't be doing treatments or anything like that. I'll be looking after the day-to-day running of the place instead, as there's a lot of stuff to oversee.

"I'm just trying to get the last few bits organised now and get the staff sorted. We're also getting products in from America, so we're waiting on them to arrive. We'll leave the launch party until September or October when we're fully up and running," she added.

Sara has just returned from a romantic getaway in Spain with her other half and is already planning another holiday at Christmas time.

Prior to finding love with her new beau last autumn, Sara had enjoyed a two-year high profile romance with Krystle co-manager Conor Buckley, while former male model Alan had a serious relationship with British TV presenter Jayne Middlemiss.