A tranquil experience of sound mind and body at Finn Lough

Is your mind sound, and is your body sound too?

If not, that’s nothing that a beautiful, tranquil night away at Finn Lough won’t fix. After all, if there’s anything more relaxing than an early morning mindfulness session by a lake then we’d love to hear about it. Crisp air, gorgeous essential oils, and an empowering sense of being able to take on the day.

Team VIP was recently invited to spend a few days at Finn Lough with ASICS to try out their products, enjoy the tranquil scenery with like-minded people, and of course, get moving. We arrived at the venue and were struck by the quiet of the area, the beautiful surroundings, and the buzz around what was bound to be an exciting and rewarding trip. 

ASICS believes in the power of movement to support a Sound Mind in a Sound Body, and there was plenty of that on our little trip. Not only did we slow down with a guided mindfulness exercise but we also sped up with a brisk 3k run through the gorgeous woods, led by Olympic athletes David Gillick and Mark English.

Spirits weren’t dampened by the on and off showers that drenched the group – with Irish weather you need to be prepared for anything! 

@vipmagaz Some much needed R&R, and movement! ✨ #finnlough #asics #fyp ♬ Golden Hour: Piano Version – Andy Morris

Our minds were clear and our bodies revitalised as we sat down for drinks that evening at the venue’s beautiful lake side bar. The fire burned, prosecco was poured, and ASICS were still on our feet as we took in the breathtaking views of the lake, satisfied after the day’s activities and ready for a night of rest and relaxation. 

ASICS launched their new Running Never Felt Better campaign in September, highlighting the importance of working out in a comfortable shoe that works for you.

Their personalised recommendations are based on gait analysis and comfort innovations, ensuring that you have the most comfortable run possible in their premium running shoes, including the Gel-Nimbus 25, the Gel-Kayano 30, the Gel-Cumulus, and the GT-2000 12.

I was kitted out in the Gel-Nimbus 25. The cushioned running shoe’s PureGEL™ technology and soft FF BLAST™ PLUS ECO foam meant each step was as comfortable as the next from the moment they were on my feet. In fact, they may have been the most comfortable running shoes I’ve ever worn. 

But it’s not just those training for their next marathon (go you!) that ASICS want to support – it’s everyone. If you’ve just started a Couch to 5k, or enjoying a nice walk is more your speed, the positive benefits of movement cannot be ignored.

After all, in 2022 ASICS conducted global research that showed that it takes only 15 minutes and 09 seconds to benefit mentally from any form of exercise.

You can buy ASICS on and at Elverys. 

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