100 Sit-Ups And 10 Minute Planks Aren’t The Answer…

We all know that we need to work hard to reach our dancing goals, but what’s even more important is that we work SMART. The judges don’t care if you do 100 sit-ups every morning, or whether you can do a 10 minute plank, what matters is how the work you do translates to your dancing. If you aren’t slowing …

Seven Simple Nutrition Guidelines For Irish Dancers!

There is nothing I despise more than super rigid eating rules, that turn eating into an overly complicated science project leaving people with questions of what’s good or bad, what diet they need to jump on next, what expensive new supplement they need to buy, etc. I am a true believer in intuitive eating: trusting your body’s wisdom to know …

Why You’re Running 5ks But Still Dying In Your Treble Jig!

If you were to sign up for a 100 meter dash how would you train? Would you go outside and run 10 miles?! How about a marathon? If you were to sign-up for a marathon today, would you run a few sprints up and down your block? What about a high jump competition? Would you do the same training for …

The Art of Proactive Practice

What you do when nobody is watching is what separates a champion from everybody else.   Why do you practice and what are you practicing? How are you push yourself forward in your dancing? I don’t mean what dances are you running through, but rather what elements are you working on in your dancing? What separates you from the dancers …

Developing The “It Factor” With Hills and (Plyometric) Drills!

Several of the more advanced dancers that come to Feis Fit have beautiful technique, but we are still working on the “It-Factor” in their dancing. The It-Factor is that “thing” that makes everyone stop in the practice room before a competition and go “oh my gosh, watch that girl, she’s so good!!!” The “It-factor” is sometimes referred to as “attack” …