Just before summer there is always a big push from the fitness industry to ‘get that summer body’ - encouraging people to lose weight to look good in swimwear. We in Osprey Leisure Club believe fitness and health isn’t a seasonal activity and we want out members to look and feel their best all year round. We understand it’s harder to keep up a fitness routine in the Winter months so here are our tips to encourage you:
Do you feel your schedule is too busy to truly switch off? Can’t remember the last time you took time for yourself to relax without interruption? Don’t underestimate the importance of self-care and giving yourself time to regenerate your energy and release tension from your body. Relaxation isn’t always about an expensive holiday or spa treatments (although they do help!), sometimes relaxing can be done in ways you’ve never thought of. Here are our tips on how to relax no matter how busy your schedule is.
Keeping active not only improves your physical health, it can have an amazing effect on your mental health too. On top of heart strength, respiratory & circulatory regulation and weight control, regular exercise will help you sleep, relax and feel better all round. We’re not saying exercise is the miracle cure to mental health issues (you should always consult a healthcare professional if you are struggling) but it can definitely help!
Are you always looking for new ways to strengthen your body? Perhaps you want to challenge yourself to a more difficult but very effective workout that’s not only good for the body but helps to clear your mind. Lucky for you, Osprey Leisure Club has recently added a new class to our repertoire, Hot Pilates.
This time of the year it’s difficult to stay motivated. Everyone feels a bit down in the dumps looking at the rain and we’re all waiting for summer – which feels ages away! A combination of these things can leave us feeling low on energy and overall, a little bit flat. We’ve put together a list of natural ways to boost your energy, some of which may seem obvious but are easily forgotten.
Yoga is an ancient practice bringing together body and mind. It focuses on breathing and meditation while stretching, using a huge variety of poses to strengthen the body and increase. The best thing about yoga is, it can be worked into virtually any lifestyle or schedule. If you haven’t tried it yet and are looking for a good reason, read on for some of the main physical and mental benefits.
Christmas and the festive season is a very tough time. Its cold, wet and dark when we’re leaving for work and the same coming home. It’s very tough to stay motivated and keep up our regular workout routine or to start a new one but now is an important time of the year to look after our bodies. Here are our top tips to stay motivated.
Winter can be a tough time both mentally and physically. The dark mornings and bad weather can leave us feeling tired, listless and uninspired. It’s difficult to be motivated to do anything but lay on the couch, but remember that prevention is better than cure when it comes to your health. Here are our top tips to keep yourself physically well this winter.
Forget fad diets and vibrating plates, we all know the tried and trusted way to keep our bodies in their best shape is working out and eating well. Working out is great for your muscles, vascular system and even our mental health, but nothing worth having comes easy! Anyone who has done an intense workout knows the pain of recovery. Here are our best natural recovery methods:
We are delighted to confirm that members of Osprey Leisure Club will enjoy a brand new sauna and steam room located at deck level adjacent to the swimming pool. Works are due to commence in the coming weeks and the new facilities will be available in March.
As part of the new spa development, the existing thermal suite will be closed from Wednesday 24th January. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
This blog focuses on mental awareness, a topic which has risen to the forefront of popular discussions, I believe this should continue, so… let’s crack on.
Whether you train at the gym due to sporting commitments, for looking good or just to stay active, we all have our own personal fitness goals. These goals tend to be self-centred personal desires; Increasing glutes size, having a thigh gap or training to be able to complete a marathon. I’m definitely not suggesting this is a bad thing!
Come and get your endorphins flowing at Spin. We offer daily sessions with a sole mission of increasing your fitness and motivation levels; you will attend feeling tired and leave feeling revitalised. We do not design our classes for those wanting to compete in the Tour De France, we make them challenging yet accessible, suitable for the Sunday cruiser or to those who are partial to a little bit of lycra. Though we do caution that our instructors will be giving 100% which can be exceptionally contagious. Our Spin classes are known for making stairs especially difficult the next day, but then again, no pain no gain!
Osprey Hotel + Spa Manager, Peter Brennan introduces former Kerry superstar, Paul Galvin at the launch of the recently renovated Osprey Fitness & Leisure Centre.
Our WOW Week ( Week of Wellness ) has officially kicked off on Saturday the 7th January and will continue to run throughout the week, until the 14th of Jan. There will be free classes each evening and a full day of activities on Saturday 14th with the Kildare GAA team making an appearance and taking part in some of the fitness challenges on the day.