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Athletic Club at the forefront of training technology

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Valley Athletics Club is the first track and field club in Ireland to embrace new technology that will help optimise athlete’s performances.

The club has partnered with Output Sports, a Dublin based firm that has developed software that can predict how good or bad an athlete is performing which in turn allows coaches to adjust training regimes.

While the technology has existed for a long time, previous versions of it were cumbersome and often involved a visit to a sports science clinic to download and evaluate the date.

Killarney Valley Athletic Club coach Tomás Griffin said the new technology is “like having a sports science lab in your pocket”.

“For us coaches the partnership with Output Sports is a game changer, being able to measure progress and athlete response to training. The device allows for adaptability to training plans based on immediate data,” he said.

The partnership with Output Sports has been going on behind the scenes for over two years. It was a central part of Jordan Lee’s Paralympic training process. Initially Lee and his then coach Griffin used the older technology alongside the Output Sports product. The new software worked so well they ditched the older version in the run up to last year’s Tokyo Olympics.

That success prompted Griffin to offer the new system to all club members but particularly sprinters and jumpers.

“The partnership with Output is not only going to help me in my journey to Paris 2024, but also will allow the club to further push our progression and development with all the athletes within the club, giving them in-depth and professional data like no other,” Jordan said.

Meanwhile Jordan has a new coach ahead of his Paris 2024 bid. Roscommon native and Killarney resident Alan Delaney and one of Ireland’s top High Jumpers has taken over from were Griffin left off.

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Help reduce the appearance of cellulite  

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help us look and feel better about it.

Yes, people often assume it’s down to a weight issue but it is associated with diet and exercise. It can affect all ages, male and female. There are many ways to help reduce and eliminate it.

Nothing can substitute for eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise. Just as with other signs of ageing, cellulite is best managed first and foremost by focusing on maintaining a healthy weight long term. But certain topical treatments may help it become less noticeable and improve skin’s overall appearance, if used regularly. Dry body brushing is one technique to try by brushing upwards every day towards the heart for increased blood circulation.

Using anti-cellulite products can help if you are doing regular exercise and watching your diet, but if you feel you need a boost to get you headed in the right direction, there is a few different salon treatments that can be of benefit.

The Universal Contour Body Wrap is a great treatment which results in inch loss due to the detoxing effect of the sea clay or also the Electro Cellulite Massage rollers (ECM) by CACI Machine, which is a 12-session course over four weeks, this is recommended for desired results.

Pilates is always an amazing lifestyle choice. Having the toning tables for the past 30 years in Killarney, we are lucky to hear the amazing results from our clients past and present. Some have even been with us since we started! The male and female reviews have reported reduced cellulite with weekly appointments, improved posture, increased energy and mostly reduced cellulite.

To book an appointment or to find out more information, call 064 6632966. 

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Car dealers are now hubs for Ukrainian donations

Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine. Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages […]

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Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine.

Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages that have signed up for the project.

Under the scheme, the garages will be used as collection hubs for essential equipment that will be transported to the war torn country.

“We have a very large and loyal customer base and we are appealing through them to make donations,” Adam’s of Tralee General Manager, Marcus O’Shea, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Any dealer could have signed up for this but we are one of only two in Kerry to do so.”

The garages, following advice from humanitarian agencies in Ukraine, have created a very specific list of what is urgently needed out there.

These include generators, solar battery chargers, batteries, power banks, flashlights, drones and tablets.

Medical equipment like First Aid kits (NATO standard) and other medical items are also sought.

People can assist by either dropping goods to the two garages or by making a donation via www.safeharbourforukraine.org.

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