As a personal trainer who works with athletes over many disciplines I frequently hear non-performance excuses like “My head was just not in it”, “I was on for a PB at half way, But…”, “it wasn’t happening for me”, “We’ve never beaten them before so we won’t do it today…”.

Generally there is always someone else to blame!

Is physical training the most important part of your training plan? How do you train to maximise performance or to perform consistently?
Many athletes would never enter an event without physical preparation, yet very few prepare for the event mentally.
To perform better does not always mean you have to train harder or longer.

If this is the way you feel at every event then nothing is changing with experience.

This Sports Performance Psychology Workshop will be delivered over two nights by Dr Cíara Losty

Dr Cíara Losty is a lecturer in applied sport and exercise psychology in Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. Cíara is accredited as a Professional Member by Irish Institute of Sport Professional Quality Assurance Committee in the area of sport psychology. She served as Team Ireland’s holding camp sport psychology support at the London Olympic Games in 2012 – a role which involved working across all sports with athletes, coaches and team managers.
She worked with a range of Olympic athletes in preparation for Rio 2016.
Currently she works with Modern Pentathlon, Badminton, Track and Field, Jump Jockeys and various Gaelic Athletic Association teams.

Topics covered will include

  • Understanding your personal mind set
  • Your mind, how it can be your biggest asset or your worst enemy
  • Maintaining your training motivation
  • How to control your thoughts
  • Performance strategies
  • Performance lifestyle
  • Performing under pressure

Workshop Information
The workshop will be hosted by Martin Kirwan of Focus on Fitness and delivered over two nights in WIT Arena. Thurs Jan 19th 2017 and Thurs Feb 16th 2017 from 7pm to 9pm.

The cost is €50 (both nights inclusive) and limited to 30 places.
For further information please contact Martin on 083 118 5564 or through

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