Welcome to Maurice Looby Fitness

Founded in 2013, Maurice Looby Fitness is the place to go to improve your running & general fitness, to get direction and coaching advice specific to you & to bring your training to the next level, whatever your sport.


We help you structure your training so you get the results you want, from the training you do. We create meaningful relationships with the people we coach.


We exist to help you discover & realise your potential whatever that is, whatever level you are at in running & fitness.


Maurice Looby Fitness use tried, tested & proven methods to improve your running & fitness. Whatever your goal we help you achieve it.


We are doing our bit to get the world to fall in love with exercise!! We have a running community second to none & we want you to feel part of it.

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From a Mullingar classroom to 42k on the streets of Manchester – school teacher Jill Kiernan’s fitness journey with Maurice Looby Fitness

In January 2016 Mullingar primary school teacher Jill Kiernan made a new years resolution to quit smoking and lose some weight. Little did she think that just over 3 years later she would be running the full 42km Manchester Marathon. Only competitive with herself, Jill followed a personalised Maurice Looby Fitness training plan, and ran the race in a very impressive 3.28 - on her first attempt at the distance! Here follows an endearingly honest Q&A with Jill, charting her running journey...

The 5 components of fitness

According to The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine, there are 5 health related components of physical fitness: Body Composition  Cardiovascular Fitness Flexibility  Muscular Endurance  (Absolute/maximal) Strength.

Fail to plan, is plan to fail!! Why you need a plan & a coach.

For most people, running a marathon will be the most demanding physical experience of their life. For many people, building up to running a 5k will be a huge achievement that requires a lot of self discipline, perseverance, organisation, and PLANNING! Running is a great metaphor for life. You get out of it what you put into it. 

What exactly IS the core?

When the word “core” is mentioned many people might may be be forgiven for thinking of an apple core or the Earths core. It’s now one of these exercise terms Read More

The benefits of Resistance Training as we age

According to the World Health Organisation, every adult should accumulate AT LEAST 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity EVERY DAY.

Dublin City Marathon Training 2017 8th Aug 2017

I intended to start this DUBLIN CITY MARATHON 2017 Training Blog on Sunday but I was just too tired😴😴 After a Spring of ok results (not quite what I was aiming for but hey...) I decided to enter DCM. Target very simple - to break 2.40; that is; around 6.05 per mile. Simple to type not so simple to do. I've done it b4, but in Barcelona and Rotterdam. My fastest Dublin is 2.41. And they were 3, 4 and 7 years ago. I'll be 45 when DCM 2017 comes along so that's perhaps a factor for me to consider😨😤.

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