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Operation Transformation in our local communities

Thursday, 9th January, 2014 11:00am

Operation Transformation in our local communities

The new series of RTE’s popular Operation Transformation got underway this week, and communities all over Ireland are embracing the project. Ratoath’s Operation Transformation programme begins next Monday, while in Ashbourne a new group in launching its healthy initiative tonight, 9th January.

Organised through Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA Club, OperationTransformation Ashbourne will be launched tonight, with a group weigh-in followed by community walk. Anyone interested in shedding some pounds and improving their fitness is encouraged to come along at 7:30 to the GAA clubhouse.

The group will meet every Monday and Thursday night. Participants can avail of a weekly weigh in to help monitor their progress. The programme is open to people of all ages and families are encouraged to take part.

After a very popular Operation Transformation in 2013, OT Ratoath has plans for an even better year in 2014.

The programme will begin on Monday, 13th January and continue for eight weeks. The challenge includes two weekly group walks or jogs, a weekly weigh in plus an exercise class each week.

Walkers and joggers will head out on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7.00pm, meeting at the Ratoath GAA Club. Different walking routes of 3km, 4km, 5km and 6km will ensure there is something for all fitness levels.

Those interested in running can take advantage of advice from the Fit4Life running club, whose members will be on hand to help participants prepare for the Operation Transformation 5km run in the Phoenix Park at the end of February.

The private weekly weigh ins will be on Wednesdays, starting on 15th January in the Ratoath GAA Club from 6:30 - 7:15pm. Following this, every Wednesday evening in the GAA club for the eight weeks will be an exercise class from 7:30 - 8:30pm. The class will be suitable for men and women of all fitness levels. See

So time to dust off your runners and dig out your high-viz vests and take part in a fulfilling community challenge!

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