Local Fitness Champion – Jennifer’s journey begins!
In mid October, our Local Fitness Champion, Jennifer Mc Mahon met with Ant Morgan, owner and local fitness guru of AMPT Fitness – her journey has started and we are looking forward to following her along the way.
Here’s what Ant had to say:
“Over the past few months we have been working closely with local Cafe chain Relish on finding a ‘Local Fitness Champion’ we feel can help change their lives over the coming weeks. Jennifer McMahon will be that lady”.
“She is a busy mother of 3 who holds down a job minding kids and finds the time to exercise limited to the odd DVD at home. Over the next 6 weeks Jennifer will blog about her experience with her exercise regime, juggling work, kids and exercise while following a healthy nutrition plan. She is literally putting herself out there and is in the same boat as a lot of mums out there”.
“So over the next 6 weeks guys please follow her chats, videos etc. Keep her motivated while hopefully she can inspire some of you to look at your own lives and change it for the better”.
“Good luck Jennifer – We are all routing for ya”!!!
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Local Fitness Champion – Congratulations to Jennifer Mc Mahon!
In early September we launched our Local Fitness Champion search. One month later, after going through all the applications we received and meeting Ant Morgan from AMPT Fitness we selected our Champion, Jennifer Mc Mahon.
Jennifer is a busy Mom of 3 young children. Jennifer has found it very difficult to find time to look after her own diet and stay on track with a fitness programme. Jennifer is also a childminder and stay at home Mom.
Here’s what Jennifer shared with us in her questionnaire:
“I have recently begun doing 20 minute kettlebell workouts twice a week at home (dvds) and occasionally go jogging (3k). I have always been into fitness and enjoy working out. In 2010 I ran the Dublin city marathon. I have never taken part in any fitness plan including diet etc from a personal trainer/nutritionist which I feel I could benefit from to motivate me to keep up the training and achieve my fitness goals”.
“I am on a gluten free diet since February 2015. My diet would be very balanced. I have a good variety of food in my diet and I wouldn’t be fussy when it comes to trying new foods. I try to include a smoothie/juice once or twice a week to counter act the fizzy minerals and chocolate”.
“I would like to reduce my body fat, tone up and increase my energy levels. I would like to improve my diet by cutting out junk food and eating more vegetables”.
“I would hope that a health and fitness programme with the help from AMPT Fitness and Relish would give me a kick start to a healthier lifestyle and equip me with the knowledge to maintain it going into my thirties. After six weeks I would love to see myself more trim, toned and physically stronger with a more positive mental attitude to working out and eating cleaner. With my 30th birthday party approaching in November, I hope to be feeling confident and to look fit for it”.
Jennifer kept a food diary for us for a week and then had a full assessment with Ant Morgan at AMPT Fitness. Ant then put a full eating & exercise plan together for her.
We’ll keep you posted on her progress and challenges along the way. We hope you pick up lots of useful information over the next 6 weeks and are motivated to join Jennifer in her fitness journey.
Many thanks to all who put themselves forward for this programme, we really appreciate your support.
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Back in September, Relish and AMPT Fitness launched our Local Fitness Champion challenge. We were looking for one of our customers to take on a six week healthy eating and fitness programme. We wanted to follow their journey over the 6 weeks to inspire our customers to take steps towards turning their lives around.
So many of us feel like our busy life has taken over – our diets are not as healthy as they should be – we’ve fallen off the fitness wagon. Our hope is that, by following along with our Local Fitness Champion, you’ll take those steps to get back on track and turn your life around!
Here’s what our Local Fitness Champion received:
– full assessment from Ant Morgan (AMPT Fitness)
– 6 week Nutritional Advice
– access to classes at AMPT Fitness
– 1 NB Breakfast & Dinner per week at Relish (Southgate & Bettystown)
– Recipe ideas & tips from our Chefs
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Christmas Dinner Menu 2016
Relish Cafe Bettystown
€35 per person
Roasted butternut squash soup toasted pumpkin seeds, sourdough crostini (c)
Tempura of French Brie cheese, cranberry, ginger and orange chutney
Garlicky crab claws, white wine, lemon and chive cream (c)
Warm smoked chicken, crumbled blue cheese and poached pear salad candied walnuts and nutty vinaigrette (c)
Thai beef salad, seasonal leaves cashew nuts, coriander, spring onion and a lime, soya, honey ginger and chilli dressing (c)
Clonakilty black pudding, onion and sultana compote, apple cider puree (c)
Baked fillet of salmon, clogherhead crab and herb crust, lemon dill and fine caper sauce, fondant potato (c)
Turkey escalope, sausage, sage, onion and apple stuffing wrapped in bacon, colcannon creamed potato, turkey and thyme jus, duck fat roasties (c)
Slow braised confit of silver hill duck with garlic mash, chorizo and bean stew (c)
Spicy sweet potato and lentil hot pot, crème fraiche and fresh coriander, warm nann bread (c)
Garlic and Chilli chicken with crispy bacon and parmesan crust, sweet chilli and pesto dressing, duck fat roasties (c)
Tuites Beef fillet with a cracked black pepper sauce, crispy fried onions and relish homemade fries €7 supplement (c)
Orange scented brioche pudding, crème analgise
Hot fudge brownie sundae
Classic Christmas pudding with spiced plums and amaretto cream (c)
Lemon Tart with Burkes Blackcurrant sorbet
Winter berry meringue roulade with warm raspberry compote
Gourmet coffee or Tea selection, after dinner mints
Liqueur coffee €3.00 supplement
C… celiac adaptable
10% service charge on parties of 5 or more