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Ethan’s holistic fitness approach proves popular




By Michelle Crean

Taking a holistic approach and focusing on what the person can do is the core belief of one local fitness expert which has helped his business take off since setting up.

Ethan Mc Grath runs The Sequel Way which offers a variety of services surrounding exercise health well-being and nutrition.

Ethan, from Kilcummin, graduated from Health & Leisure, specialising in Adapted Physical Activity, coaching people with chronic illness, disease and disability.

After graduating, he did a three-month course for start-up business ideas through Enterprise Ireland and decided to stick with pursuing his dream of running his own business.

After running fitness classes here and there he decided to take a leap of faith in the summer of 2021 and rent the Centre for Smart Ageing in Farranfore.

The businesses' main aim is to promote inclusion throughout its services by offering a class or programme to suit all ages and fitness levels.

"We have a large variety of clients ranging from pre-teens/teens, athletes, people with disabilities, recovering from injuries right up to senior citizens and people simply looking to improve overall health and well-being and improve knowledge with nutrition," Ethan told the Killarney Advertiser.

"We currently have over 28 classes running weekly which are fully inclusive and include people with a variety of fitness and health goals. If you're someone who feels that they aren’t able for a class or are nervous, each class will be adapted and tailored to your needs. We have very fit people in the classes along with people who are recovering from injuries and people who are just starting out on their journeys."

One shoe doesn't fit all

He added that a major issue in the industry today is the “one shoes fits all” approach to classes and coaching.

"I wanted to do something different by taking a holistic approach, focusing on what the person can do, not what they can’t do. We run several low impact classes too such as Flexymo and positive ageing which many clients do if they are starting out in their journey, or they have limited mobility/flexibility. The low impact classes create a foundation for many of my clients to progress to some of the more intense classes. I have worked with clients in the past on a one-to-one basis from teens to adults with and without disabilities who would have eventually progressed to these classes.

"At The Sequel Way I am committed to providing a service/ programme for everyone and I hope to continue to build over the coming years by increasing the number of classes and personal training packages available to clients. Our most popular programme at the moment is the Premium Personal training package which is very specific to the person's goals surrounding exercise, health, well-being and nutrition. Clients get unlimited access to classes along with two personal training sessions a week, access to our App along with weekly weigh-ins, support and nutritional guidance."

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Jessie Buckley to perform live on RTE this Friday 22nd September



This Culture Night, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh will present an hour-long live music and arts programme from Dún Lúiche in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht at 7pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.  

Actress and singer Jessie Buckley has been added to the list of stellar musicians who will perform with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on the night. Jessie will perform a special rendition of a Sinéad O’Connor song in tribute to the late artist. 

Jessie commented: “I am very honoured to return to Culture Night 2023 to remember Sinéad O Connor with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Sinéad was such a huge influence on so many women in Ireland and across the world, her courage, her mind, her politics and her intense beauty and soul. She was a warrior to humanity. I remember hearing her for the first time and feeling her uncompromising need to connect and affect. Recognising what couldn’t be said and speaking it out loud. I am so grateful for all her fire and all her love. It is such a privilege to return to Ireland for RTÉ Culture Night in Donegal to sing a song of gratitude for Sinéad and her family and friends.” 

Other artists performing with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra include The Murder Capital, R&B singer and 2FM Rising star Aby Coulibaly and Irish-based Ukrainian musician Olesya Zdorovetska.  

Friday 22nd September, 7pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player 

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N22 Killarney to Faranfore road further delayed

The revealing of the preferred route corridor for the construction of the new Killarney to Farranfore road has been delayed – again. Four potential routes for the N22 Farranfore-Killarney project […]




The revealing of the preferred route corridor for the construction of the new Killarney to Farranfore road has been delayed – again.

Four potential routes for the N22 Farranfore-Killarney project were identified and were put out to public consultation in May 2021. These have now been whittled down to just one.

It was previously promised that the preferred route would be published late last year.

This dragged on in to the Spring and there is still no sigh of the preferred route being revealed.

A recent Kerry County Council meeting a council official explained that there are further funding requirements to allow the council complete various reports and investigations required before the road can move to its next phase.

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