Limerick club is home to four world champions

first_imgWhatsApp The Learning Hub Limerick Kickboxing team following their success at the Unified World championships in Italy.MEMBERS of the Hub Limerick Kickboxing Club returned home from Italy weighed down with medals after their impressive performance at the Martial Arts World Championships.Seven Limerick competitors from the New Road, Kileely-based club brought back 12 medals from the Unified World Championships in Carrara. Over 28 International Federations and 5,000 athletes participated and the Irish competitors put in a hugely impressive performance, with four new Limerick world champions among them.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Learning Hub Limerick Kickboxing Club scooped five gold, five silver and two bronze across several disciplines at the world championships in Italy.Interestingly, coach and competitor Paul O’Brien (37) and his son Tyrone Cronin O’Brien (19), as well as Paul’s girlfriend Sarah Howard (31), and Tyrone’s girlfriend Hayleigh Kiely (18), all won medals at the games.Hayleigh Kiely, already an Irish and Five Nations Champion, as well as a student at Mary Immaculate College, won two gold medals — one in Kickboxing and one in K1 rules.Tyrone Cronin O’Brien, a first year student at LIT, also claimed a gold medal and became full contact kickboxing champion of the world.Robert Maloney and Michelle Fitzgerald both had the performances of their lives to clinch a gold medal apiece. While Liam Purcell, Sarah Howard and Paul O’Brien, who travelled as both coach and competitor, all gave their utmost and did very well to take silver medals.All seven athletes represented the Learning Hub Limerick Kickboxing Club, which is open to everyone regardless of age or experience. Classes take place on a daily basis at the Club’s gym in Kileely, on the north side of the city.“The club started up over ten years ago after my own coach PJ Bennis passed away. This left an empty space in my own life and soon after a couple of lads approached me and asked me to teach them martial arts. It was a slow process. We started with one punchbag, but now we’ve gone on to produce four world champions,” Paul told the Limerick Post.“The club has changed a lot of people’s lives. Some kids were going down the wrong road and it gave them a new focus. For other’s, it some place to blow off steam, and it’s also good for the mental health.”For more visit Learning Hub Limerick Kickboxing Club on Facebook. Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSCommunityLimerick City and Countymartial artsNewsSport NewsCommunitySportOtherLimerick club is home to four world championsBy Alan Jacques – November 30, 2018 1761 Facebook Email Previous articleTreaty Treats label launches in LimerickNext articleReview of The Producers by Cecilian Musical Society Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Printcenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

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Garmin Brings Pregnancy Tracking to Its Wearables, Offers Kegel Reminders and Weight Gain Recommendations

first_imgGarmin has introduced a new feature helpful for pregnant women. It enables pregnancy tracking for its wearable lineup, allowing users to track their pregnancy on a weekly basis and the baby’s growth patterns. It also offers educational content on nutrition and exercise. This feature is available through the Garmin Connect IQ app and can be enabled in the menstrual cycle section. Once enabled and set up, users can easily alter their training goals, and get Kegel practice and hydration reminders.The wearable company has announced this new feature via a blog post. The company notes that the pregnancy tracking feature is available on the Vivomove wearable range. But it could also come to other Garmin wearables, at least those that offer menstrual cycle tracking.- Advertisement – Which are the best truly wireless earphones under Rs. 10,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Pregnancy tracking will have to be enabled in the Garmin Connect app by heading to User Settings > Women’s Health > Cycle Type > Pregnancy. Users will have to offer details on their last period and other information to assess the current status of their pregnancy. After the information is filled in, users will have to download the Pregnancy Tracking Connect IQ app to start using the feature on their wearables.As mentioned, this feature allows for tracking pregnancy week by week. It brings the ability to manually enter and track baby movement and blood glucose levels. There are customised reminders for Kegel practice and setting of hydration goals. This new feature also offers weight gain recommendations, and tracks sleep and ‘Body Battery’ to ascertain weekly body changes.Furthermore, this new Garmin pregnancy tracking feature offers educational content related to exercise and nutrition. It also offers an approximate gestational age of the baby and offers you a visual representation of how big your baby is — by comparing it to fruits and vegetables. These features are similar to what other baby tracking apps like Baby Center offer, but you can get reminders on the wrist with Garmin and the measurements of body changes by a wearable may also be a little more accurate.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Lamar Odom leaves LA hospital for private facility

first_imgFormer NBA star Lamar Odom has been transferred from a Los Angeles hospital to a private facility. But there’s no word on his condition, three months after he was found unconscious and in critical condition at a Nevada brothel.Family spokeswoman Alvina Alston says Friday that Odom was released from the hospital earlier in the week.Alston says Odom’s family is proud of what’s termed his “miraculous and continued improvement” but isn’t providing details of his condition.Odom was found at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada, in October. Investigators believe he overdosed on cocaine and other drugs during a three-day stay. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error When Odom was transferred from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in October, the family said he was undergoing therapy, was more responsive and had increased use of speech.last_img read more

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