Pat Divilly

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 Mick Jagger in action: Generation Jagger is described as “the great underutilised resource” by Pat Divilly,  founder of the recently launched online platform Mature Gurus, which connects experienced business people with those in need of their skills. File photograph: Simone Joyner/Getty Images

Baby boomers, Generations X and Y and Millennials are the familiar names used to describe cohorts of people born around the same time. Less familiar, (...)

“I work with my clients on what I call ‘motivational richness’,” says Pat Divilly, above.  “You need to think what impact these changes will have on your life, your confidence, your relationships, your work life, your sex life etc.”

Most people say they want to lose weight, but they haven’t really given much thought to the impact that will have on them When it comes to reaching fo(...)

Brid McGill of Fitwithbrid.ie: “If it wasn’t for courses like mine a lot of people – women in my case – would never get to do anything.”

The internet has made it easier than ever to get instruction in whatever type of exercise takes your fancy – or whoever catches your eye. Celebrity tr(...)

While physical activity reduces the risk of a range of ailments such as heart disease, dementia, some cancers and type 2 diabetes,  it does not promote weight loss, according to the research. Photograph: iStockphoto

For somebody exercising solely to lose weight, the one thing more soul destroying than the calorie counter on your treadmill telling you after 30 minu(...)

We spoke to three personal trainers who work with clients one-on-one and through group classes to get their insider tips: Niamh Fitzgerald from Lift (...)

When almost anyone can go for a calorie-burning, muscle-toning heart-exercising walk in the fresh air for free, it may seem self-indulgent to pay s(...)