What is Fitness?

CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman wrote an article “What is Fitness” in the CrossFit journal in 2002 attempted to define what fitness is. In this article he summed up the requirements for world class fitness in 100 words. Many… Read more »


Stress. Something that affects everyone as some point in their life, for some more often than others. Sometimes life can get on top of you, too many things to do, not enough time!  Worry and anxiety start to creep in…. Read more »

The importance of Sun Salutations

Sun Salutations are important at the beginning of a yoga practice. They create heat in the body which helps prevent unnecessary strain on the muscles and ligaments. Claudia demonstrates the sun salutation yoga sequence in this video.  

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French Vanoli Tips – Magnesium

What you need to know about Magnesium Most sportsmen and women know that magnesium is required for health but few really know its importance for sports performance. Magnesium plays a pivotal role in energy production by reducing the accumulation of… Read more »

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Jude Donnellan

I joined CrossFit at French Vanoli in November 2013 and I’ve never looked back since – I enjoy every single minute of it.  I always had a regular gym membership but never made much use of it. I was mostly… Read more »

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Sean O’Connell

I’m Seán O’Connell, I’m 17 years old, and I’m from the great fields of Athenry. I’m currently in transition year in Coláiste an Eachréidh in Athenry. How long have you been attending French Vanoli? It’s been about 6 years now… Read more »

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The Marchant Family

CrossFit – It’s a Family Affair… Can you tell us how you got started at French Vanoli and with CrossFit? Audrey: I started in French Vanoli in December 2013 after hearing of Tom’s Strength & Core classes through Tracey Valentine…. Read more »

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David Murray

This month’s Guest Spot is French Vanoli member David Murray. David is involved in many programs here at French Vanoli including Strength and Core, Reformer Pilates and Power Yoga. Why did you choose French Vanoli? I have been a member of French… Read more »

Louise Geoghegan

Louise Geoghegan has been an active member of Strength and Core here at French Vanoli for the last 8 months. Louise is a triathlete and we caught up with her last week to see how her training is going. Tell… Read more »

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