Dominic and Gráinne are a husband-and-wife team who understand that, although health and fitness are largely sold to us by younger people, they are not the preserve of the young. Being healthy is fundamental to every stage of life. Their holistic approach integrates all aspects of wellness: mobility, exercise, sleep, nutrition and stress management.
By the time they met, Gráinne had tragically lost her first husband to sudden adult death syndrome. In the aftermath of this trauma, she moved to Rome to study cooking and rekindled her love of yoga. By reconnecting with her body, she slowly began to heal her soul. Meanwhile, Dominic’s devotion to education and training had left him well read and in great shape but lacking the emotional intelligence needed to give him balance. When their paths crossed, they brought harmony to each other's lives.
They both bring their own passion, life experience and expertise to this sensible, balanced guide to physical and mental well-being. Explaining why mobility is the foundation of fitness, they provide key stretches that will allow you to act as your own physio, regaining your childhood movement pattern so you can get the most out of the clearly illustrated workout plans. Showing that healthy eating doesn't have to be something you do until you fall off the wagon, they teach the fundamentals of good nutrition and provide healthy recipes that will allow the whole family to enjoy tasty food while eating well for life. From improving your sleep to developing resilience to stress, they also share tips for self-care to help you cope in times of pressure and feel calmer every day.
This is a book for everyone who wants a complete guide to moving well, training well, and nourishing your body both inside and out.
Dominic and Gráinne live in Dublin, where they are passing on their passion for good food and exercise to a growing daughter. Dominic has a degree in Sports Science and has devoted twenty years to getting hundreds of clients of all ages, shapes and abilities fit and healthy. He is widely respected for his compassionate approach and regularly appears on TV and radio. Gráinne, who runs the food blog oliveoilandlemon.ie, spent most of her working life in business consulting, and deeply understands the challenges of juggling a career, motherhood, and health and fitness. She is qualified as a health and wellness coach with the Institute of Health Sciences and has studied at Dublin Cookery School.