Advice on cardio fitness
IT proved a memorable weekend for four Kerry teenagers, as they realised the highest achievement an Irish Girl Guide can manage: a Trail Blazer National Guide Award.
Just over 100 girls from around Ireland made the trip to Croke Park recently with their families to collect a Trail Blazer gold pin – the biggest honour that can be presented to a girl guide.
It was a particularly memorable occasion for Kenmare Girl Guides, who had two representatives – Hannah Coombs and Emer McClintock – present to accept the prestigious accolade, attained for successful completion of a series of challenges, including teamwork activities, outdoor survival skills, community service, global awareness and working with younger IGG members.
But it wasn’t just Kenmare flying the green and gold, as both Niamh Murphy (Fossa Girl Guides), Laura Kenny (Torc St Mary’s Girl Guides) also made the trip to Dublin to accept pins of their own.
“All the recipients have worked hard on their own initiative and demonstrated self-motivation, commitment and enthusiasm,” Irish Girl Guides’ President Maureen Murphy told The Kerryman of the girls’ achievements. “The girls have blazed a trail and will continue to blaze a trail – not just in their communities, but in wider society too.” AT this time of year it’s easy to give up exercise and vegetate in that favourite chair but it’s not good for your heart.
That’s why Killarney-based heart health group Heartbeat will welcome fitness expert and cardio fitness exercise advisor Edele Daly to their monthly meeting this Monday, October 30 at 8pm.
Edele will be talking about exercises that you can do indoors. Learn how to keep the circulation going and to exercise your heart. The venue is the Serenity Centre, St Anne’s Road, Killarney.