Five A Day

By June 3, 2014April 24th, 2021No Comments

Make Fitness One of Your Five A Day

There’s only ONE WAY to lose weight – and that is to create a calorie deficit. However, there are two ways to create a calorie deficit – one is to decrease your food intake so you are eating less than you burn, the other is to increase your exercise and activity so you are burning more than you eat !

Eating more of the right foods actually increases your metabolic “heat” like putting wood on a fire. Food is energy; food is fuel, and it produces (metabolic) heat.

It is important to fuel your body with the right food and one way to do this is by having five portions of fruit and vegetables a day,  this summer The Kingfisher, one of Ireland’s leading health and fitness clubs is encouraging the public to make fitness one of their ‘five a day’ by offering a 3 month membership package, this is ideal for those that want to trial the wide range of fitness programmes available and utilise the free fitness classes all summer long.


Exercise Increases Your Metabolism

Exercise burns calories and creates a calorie deficit, but the real advantage of exercise over diet is that exercise increases your metabolism, dieting slows it down.

If you eat more (healthy foods) and exercise more, you get a double increase in metabolism.The IDEAL exercise program for Weight loss has a combination of cardiovascular (aerobic) training and strength training. ‘The Kingfisher Club remain at the cutting edge of fitness trends, we have introduced new circuit stations as well as improving the current equipment on an ongoing basis,updated equipment is pivotal in creating an environment where our customers are not only safe but enjoy their workout ‘’ said CEO of the Kingfisher Mr Joe Cosgrove.

As you increase your lean muscle mass, you’ll also get a permanent increase in your resting metabolic rate. Muscle is what drives your metabolism, keeps you young and makes you look more physically attractive. Others will notice how good you look, and you’ll feel better about yourself too.

Maybe when you look in the mirror after just a few weeks and see your body start to change you’ll begin to like enjoy exercise a LOT. It can get addictive, you know. The endorphins that are released when you exercise are like opiates. Ever hear of “runners HIGH?” Ever hear of an “exercise addict?” What would YOU rather be hooked on?

So if the positive benefits of exercise don’t motivate you enough, then just picture yourself as you peel away the layers of clothes this summer and imagine a toned more taut you ! Go on start exercising today !


Kingfisher Offer

This summer the Kingfisher Clubs are offering a 3 month membership at a special rate, to find out more contact your local club or log on to or find them on Facebook.