Meet Our Models – Sanita Puspure, Rowing

Sing it with me “We got Sanita Puspure on our team, we got Sanita Puspure on our team, we got the best team in the world!!!!” Ok, I’m gonna get all name-droppy here but I’m proud to say that Sanita is our friend…well, to be more accurate Brid’s friend but I do have big plans to stalk her, make her …

Meet Our Models – Kate Parfrey, Gym

Here at Queen B HQ we have a very special list. It takes a lot to get onto it and once on, you are never removed. We have had the list since we started this adventure and add to it as and when we see fit. We don’t usually share who is on the list, we like to keep it …

Meet The Models – Cliodhna Sargent, Hockey

So we did a little digging on the talented and stunning Cliodhna Sargent and a few things kept coming back to us –  “Nicest girl EVER”, “Total commitment” and our personal favourite “You wouldn’t want to be up against her on a hockey pitch”! As a member of the Irish Hockey Team Cliodhna is at the top of her game, her …

Meet Our Models – Yoga, Lisa Fahy

Picture the scene, we get the photoshoot proofs back from @jorgkoster (genius, photographer extraordinaire and person you need to be following on twitter immediately..go follow him now, it is okay, I will wait. Done it? Great, lets continue), so proofs are back. We gasp at Sanita, we cheer for Katie P and we are in awe of Cliodhna. Then we …

Our Christmas Gift Guide…Pay Attention…This is Important

Christmas time at Queen B HQ and we are really getting into the swing of things! The eggnog is flying, the naff Christmas jumpers have been slapped on (over our leggings, natch!) and the office has been decked with so much mistletoe that no one stands a chance of getting out kiss-free! With Mariah Carey ringing in my ears I …

Our Evening with Highfield Ladies RFC

A challenge was issued to Katie P by Heather O’Brien, Irish International Rugby Player to come and train at her club Highfield RFC. To say Katie bit her hand off saying “yes!”, is frankly an understatement! This year we watched the Irish Women’s Rugby Team power their way through the World Cup and a part of us was always hoping …

Once upon a time in a land far, far away…

Once upon a time in a land far, far away there were two brave princesses. Both princesses ruled their kingdoms with love in their hearts and a fairness of mind. They also enthusiastically participated in all the many sports the kingdom had to offer. But still they yearned. Whilst their beautiful princess tiaras and gowns glistened and swished, their sports …

When a Basketball Training Session Blew Us Away

Katie P here reporting on a recent basketball challenge. The results of this training session were a bit different to what I was expecting… So, as part of my challenges, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Rachael Vanderwal, Team GB and Gernika basketball player. I cannot tell you how excited I was about meeting Rachael, an athlete at the …

Reformer Pilates Challenge with International Athletes (like it aint no thing)

Wassuuuuuup Queen Bs? Brid here, greeting you with a fairly dated reference. Soooo, when Katie P was challenged to attend Reformer Pilates with Sinead Murphy, owner of Performance Physiotherapy in Cork’s City Centre I simply couldn’t help myself. I mean this lady is physio royalty with a client list that reads like the ‘who’s who’ of the Irish sports world …

Katie’s Hour of Power

When I was challenged to join the Carrie Skinner, Hour of Power I couldn’t have been more excited. This was right up my street! I have a little phrase that I like to throw out there every now and then – if you are not sweating you are not winning. You can possibly blame my years of rowing for this …

Namaste

There I was, minding my own business, working away like the busy bee that I am, when Brid comes bounding over. This can only mean one thing. Nothing would put that mischievous glint in her eye, other than a challenge. “Katie, great news!” Okay, now I am 100% skeptical. “You have been challenged to a Yoga class at Himalaya Yoga …

Bend It Like Katie P

So, first challenge under my belt! Broken the seal, done the deed, challenge accepted and fulfilled. Feeling pretty good right now, even if my ball control needs a little work; but more on that later! So, challenge number 1 was not something I saw coming. The ladies of the Irish Examiner/Evening Echo Women’s Soccer Team challenged me to attend a …

Bringing out the Queen B in Katie P.

We frequently get asked “What makes you a Queen B?” It is a tricky one to answer, it is something different for everyone. Brid is all about the power of kindness, Aedin swears it is about hanging in there through thick and thin and one of our favourite consultants Nick (yes, there are some boys at Queen B!) fervently believes …

It’s a New Year…And I’m Feeeeeeling Good

So, we have well and truly taken down the tree at Queen B Towers, packed up the twinkly fairy lights and even the orange and strawberry creams have been eaten…begrudgingly.   To say we suffered from the post Christmas/New Year blues would be an understatement. Having made (and broken) most of our new years resolutions and with bleak weather ahead …