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Pauric Grimes

Pauric Grimes: ‘Getting Fit to help the Front Line Fight’ initiative

This Friday myself and Conor, one of the other great coaches from The Edge, are taking part in a fund raising initiative supporting those working on the front line of the fight against Covid-19.

Getting Fit to help the Front Line Fight” is the brainchild of Killyclogher based trainer, Paddy McGrath. He’s done incredible work to pull together over 20 coaches who have each taken one hour slots over the bank holiday weekend, starting at 7am on Friday 8th of May through to 8pm that evening and back at it again from 8am to 3pm on Saturday the 9th.

There will be something for everybody, from yoga and pilates to bodyweight sessions and family workouts. With some well-known faces like Tyrone player Richard Donnelly contributing Paddy, and everyone involved, is hoping the weekend can not only be a successful fundraising opportunity but a platform for all of the coaches involved to show case what their online group sessions look like.

My free live group session will be at 11am, and I’d love it if you could join me. I’ll be doing four rounds of seven minute AMRAPS. Given that with these sorts of sessions the weights and equipment that people have available can vary so much I’ve found that by using rep windows, ie. Complete at least eight reps or at most twelve reps, or using timed blocks to maximise training output has worked well.

If I have ten people involved in my session and tell them we’re doing five sets of five squats, and five push press, depending on what weights they have available that could be either really, really easy or practically impossible. So, when I say you have eight minutes to do as many rounds of five squats and five push press, it means everyone is working to their maximum capacity regardless of the equipment they have available.

Once you have my 11am session on Friday over you then you’ll be ready for a 10am yoga session with Conor on Saturday morning. I couldn’t recommend joining Conor at 10am any higher, especially if you’ve never done yoga before. It’ll be the perfect opportunity to try it out and see what you think!

Of course, all of this is being done to raise funds for PPE for those on the front line fighting the Covid-19 pandemic on a daily basis, so take part in as many of the classes with as many of the different coaches as you can and if you have a few pound to spare then donate to this very worthwhile cause.

I’ll be posting links and information on my Facebook page, so if you’re interested in taking part, or just would like to donate to a great cause then search for PGthePT on social media and all the info should be at your fingertips!

For more training and nutritional advice you can catch me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook by simply searching PGthePT.

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