Updated: Aug 15th

Some snippets of relevant info

Credit: Author

My interests run the gamut. From the stock market to fitness, I like keeping up to date on what’s going down. My main passion is health & fitness, I’m a qualified Personal Trainer and I like to help people work on being a better version of themselves.

I also have…

fat loss

Look better on the outside and feel better on the inside

Photo by CHU Gummies on Unsplash

Being overweight or even obese are not optimal options for a healthy and active lifestyle. Excess weight can lead to numerous health complications including diabetes and heart disease to mention a few. …

Muscle. Fitness

Focus on these 3 areas for optimal results

Photo by Alora Griffiths on Unsplash

Building muscle isn’t necessarily easy, it can be a complex process. It’s true that there is a role played by genetics and some people will find it easier to build muscle as compared to others. The more type 2 muscle fibres you have, the more real estate there is to…

Updated: May 13th

Here are some points to consider

Photo by NMG Network on Unsplash

Welcome to The Gist, and thanks for stopping by! As mentioned before, the topics covered in The Gist include health, fitness, personal development and travel. So, if you have a story to tell, then by all means, send it over!

The vision is to grow the publication throughout 2021, having…

West coast location on the emerald isle

Credit: Author

This edition's pic with story finds us along the west coast of Ireland, in County Clare, at the seaside town of Lahinch. It’s a trip down memory lane every time I visit this magical part of the country. …

Because it’s all too easy to get caught up in all the noise

Photo by Nathan Cowley from Pexels

Sometimes we need to look for those trusty lighthouses to guide us through all the murky fluff flashing all over social media and elsewhere. Lights that guide us back to safer waters and remind us that more often than not — the simple advice is the most effective.

Eating Healthy is Not Expensive

You can’t…

Cycling through the picturesque Austrian countryside, with the odd tipple of wine

Credit: Author

I was intrigued by the possibility of doing a wine tour in the Austrian countryside on my visit to Vienna. For me, it definitely sounded like a fun way to spend a day. The cycling element of the tour was the major selling point, and I excitedly signed up.


From those pesky bots to a worrying drop off in platform performance

Photo by Siavash Ghanbari on Unsplash

I began to notice some problems back at the end of August, when my earnings for a couple of days looked lower than normal. Fast-forward a couple of weeks and I received a mail from Medium, apologizing for a ‘system-wide issue’ for the days I had noticed something wasn’t right…

If you are looking to join the Guns of Anarchy, try these!

Photo by Norbert Buduczki on Unsplash

Looking to build some sleeve fillers? I got you covered, but before we get to those exercises, it’s important to get a better understanding of the biceps muscle. Let me start by stating that the biceps is a two-headed muscle.

Both the long and short head attach on the scapula…

It’s a long way down at the Cliffs of Moher

O’Brien’s Tower to be precise, which was built way back in 1835, by local landlord, Sir Cornelius O’Brien. The story goes that it was built as an observation tower for English tourists to admire the stunning views. When you visit in person, it’s easy to see why.

On a clear…

Patrick Duane

I’m a fusion of finance and fitness. Background in financial services, certified PT, blogger, world traveler. Blazing my own trail. Blog: https://pdfitness.net

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store