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Improving Fitness for All

When planning a well-rounded exercise or activity program, it is important to understand the five components of physical fitness and how your training or the activity routine you develop affects them. The components include: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. In general, achieving an adequate level of fitness in all five categories is essential to good health.

Facilitator Bio:

Mark McManus, LeisureWorld Cork; Mark has worked in the sports science, fitness and academic field for 20 years. His unparalleled understanding of the demand for performance was forged during a career the has seen him specialise in sports science support, working with professional and amateur teams and individuals. Mark’s experience in managing fitness and leisure facilities has provided him with exceptional insights into large scale and individual public exercise provision. 

Marks current role as Head of Business Development with LW Management includes program development and strategic partnerships with organisations to promote and develop physical activity opportunities for all sectors of the community. Mark has worked with Cork Sports Partnership over the last number of years to develop a number of community initatives that seek to benefit the health and wellbeing of many demographics in the community, Project Weightloss, Rebel Run Series, Couch 25k Programmes, Teen Health & Fitness to name but  few. 



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