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Meet the farmer's daughter who is leading the countryside fitness revolution

Tyre flipping, ball slamming and rope battles might not be your typical farm activities but, for one farmer’s daughter, they are just part of an average day.


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Meet the farmer's daughter who is leading the countryside fitness revolution

Rebecca Irwin, 27, from Eglish, Co. Tyrone is a qualified personal trainer and owner of Go Fitness NI - who loves to combine farm life with getting people fit.

 

"It’s so much fun being on a farm and it’s so much fun exercising so I thought I would combine the two and bring people to a field at the back of our farm where we can all do exercise together, and depending on the weather, possibly get mucked up to the eyeballs," she told Farmers Guardian.

 

"Being the 6th generation of the Irwin farm at Eglish, we are always thinking of ways to diversifying.

 

"I want to see something different happening on the land so I have created a style of training that is outside and not in between four walls."


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Rebecca has launched a farm fit camp and, come rain, hail or shine, she will be putting exercise enthusiasts through their paces on her family farm - which started this weekend (May 20).

 

"I have used my expertise to adapt all exercises, for both men and women at all abilities, to join in on this fun.

"I have used farm equipment and used our fields to get fit, so I have brought in everyday farm equipment to adapt into fun exercises.

 

"Things to expect will be a tractor tyres, wheelbarrows and pitch forks. I’ll thrown in the cow noises in the background for free.

"After speaking to dad (Johnston) about healthy eating we came up with the idea of installing an egg vending machine.

 

"Having a balanced and healthy diet is so important so this is fantastic because people can come to the farm and get their eggs which are laid every day."

 

  • Want to give it a go? The second of 4 fit farm camps continues on Sunday, May 27 at 8.30am.
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