Palestine Community Gym Press Release (June 2019)

A Cork based gym owner is currently aiming to raise €30,000 to open a community gym for the residents of a refugee camp in the West Bank, Palestine. Ainle Ó Cairealláin, originally from west Belfast and living in Cork is the owner of the personal training company ACLAÍ (Bishop Street, Cork), and creator of the popular Rebel Matters Podcast is leading the campaign to open the training facility in the Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem.

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19 Ways To Improve Your Diet

There are many things you can do to start fixing up your diet, and it can be very confusing to try to work out where to start, especially when you are trying to get a 'fresh start' off the ground. In this article, I want to give you some solid information to get you started, and a nudge in the right direction as to what you should be doing if you really want to get the best results possible from you training.

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10 Material Things That Help My Mental Health

The following list isn't a luxurious list of hard gained trophies. More of a wee list of things that I have slowly accumulated over the years and that have stuck around with me because they offer real value to my day to day life. In fact, I would say that I am somewhat of a minimalist, and in the last 5 years or so, I have definitely got rid of many more possessions than I have accumulated.

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Thing I Do To Care For My Mental Health

Looking after your mental health with daily positive actions is a good way to keep a positive outlook and stop yourself from falling into a dark place, and here are some of the things that I try to do regularly below. I notice that when I am not feeling myself, I can call on the things below to get myself back on track, and almost always notice that when I am feeling poor that there are generally a few of the items on the list that have been missing from my routine.

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9 Lessons From 5 Years In a Start-Up Business

Here are 9 big lessons that I take from the last 5 years of the journey with ACLAÍ. Some of them I had a fair idea of before I started and others I had no clue about, but all of them have been thoroughly put to the test during the day to day running of ACLAÍ over the last 5 years. I put this post together so that they might be useful to anyone who is going through the process of starting a business at the moment, and also to give our members an idea of the road that has been travelled to get ACLAÍ to the place that it is in today.

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Negative Body Image, Anxiety, and Consumerism

Recently, I went on BBC Radio Ulster to answer a couple of questions around the issue of self body image, and working towards a ‘beach body’. To tell you the truth, it was a pretty frustrating experience. I think that the presenter on the radio show was half expecting me to come on and start promoting a diet or some sort of training regime that would help the masses get the six pack ready for the summer.

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A minimalists 3 step fitness guide to long-term weight loss

If you are starting from scratch, or pretty close to it, want to drop your body weight, and have medical clearance to start on a program of progressive exercise and nutritional adjustment,  I would like to bring you through a 3 step cycle that I believe boils the process down to the most essential and most effective elements required for long term success.

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Ep12: Clare O Mahony on Making Music and The Songs of Joni Mitchell.

Cork Musician Clare O Mahony was in the Rebel Matters Hotseat today talking about her albums, what goes in to getting a show on stage, and the upcoming Songs of Joni Mitchell show at the Everyman Theatre. Today’s show also features a Rebel Matters First. Clare recorded a song for us right here in the studio and it was just out of this world, so were going to get stuck into that before the interview to get the happy vibes going! Enjoy the show.

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