PAURIC GRIMES: Surround yourself with positivity


ON Monday evening I was invited to deliver a workshop for a community group running a six-week health and fitness initiative. I was more than happy to oblige and help them in any way I could. If any group, club or business has a desire to educate and support the people within it around how to […]


PAURIC GRIMES: How much time do we really have for self care?


By Pauric Grimes AT the weekend, I chatted with a man about getting started on a new training regime in January. He was keen to get plans in place to hit the ground running come 2023. Man talked a good game, I’ll give him that. He did leave me one loose thread hanging in front […]


PAURIC GRIMES: Part Two – Tips to help better yourself


FOLLOWING on from last week’s 15 thoughts worth exploring I’ve got part two for you. Wrap your head around these. 16. The Two-Minute Rule – If it takes you less than two minutes to perform any given task, do it there and then. Close any open loops instead of letting them take up mental bandwidth […]


PAURIC GRIMES: Deadlines drive decisions


AS you may have caught in last week’s column, we had the second Reignite Challenge Day on Saturday past. I’m chalking it down as a massive success. Twelve men, four teams of three. Four blocks of eight minutes of hellish work, and huge sense of achievement at the end of the session. Achievement combined with […]


PAURIC GRIMES: Community and connection is key


THIS Saturday morning, October 29, the second Reignite Challenge Day kicks off at 10.30am in Level Up Home of Coaching Augher. We’re currently sat at 12 brave souls who are ready to step into the fire. If you follow my on my socials – pg_levelupcoaching – you might have caught the videos of the team […]


PAURIC GRIMES: What do you want to be known for?


I WAS over in Glasgow at the weekend attending a coaching conference. For the most part, these weekends are business development mixed with a little personal development. There are young coaches who barely look like they’re out of nappies then there are guys like myself who are 15 years plus in the game, but we all […]


PAURIC GRIMES: Don’t get caught in retirement limbo


I WATCHED a fair bit of football at the weekend. Tip of the cap to all the county streaming services up and down the country, it’s done wonders for getting eyes on games. A potentially unintended consequence of that, is that it’s in turn multiplied the “better in my day” crowd. After being treated to […]


PAURIC GRIMES: Don’t scroll into retirement


By Pauric Grimes WE’RE approaching the business end of the club championship season, and without kicking men while they’re down, there will be some of the boys who togged out over the last week or two for their final time. It’s not all doom and gloom though. In fact, as any of the men on […]


PAURIC GRIMES: Stop going on the defence


LAST week I suggested that some of those in the retired athlete camp  might have allowed the good habits they had in place while playing the game to be replaced by more self-destructive ones after hanging up the boots. I even gave a trigger warning. And for some reason, those  warnings weren’t taken on board […]


PAURIC GRIMES: Choose the gym instead of pints


I WILL give you a fair warning on this week’s article. The following seven hundred or so words have a huge triggering potential. So if you’re on the irritable side of things I’d maybe give just skip onto something else. It’s funny where the origins of different ideas and thought processes can come from, and this […]