Healthy cookery workshops whipping up a frenzy

The word is out that Lorna O’Regan’s fun and enthusiastic approach to helping people get on the road to a healthier lifestyle is getting results. The dynamo behind FeelGood Health and Fitness is sharing her passion for health and fitness by delivering sociable food demonstrations and fitness classes and retreats to groups all over West Cork and people are hungry for more!

“People are crying out for connection and many don’t have any cooking knowledge or simply lack confidence in the kitchen,” shares Lorna, whose FeelGood energy is hard to resist. “I really enjoy teaching people how to cook and helping them to understand the importance of nutrition on their health and how easy it is to whip up a nutritious meal.”

Healthy eating was part and parcel of Lorna’s childhood: She can remember learning from her mother in the kitchen from the time she was knee-high to a grasshopper. A confident chef by the age of 11, she talked her way into her first part-time job as a baker at a coffee shop in Bandon. While she went on to study and earn a degree in nutritional science, Lorna never lost her passion for creating in the kitchen, drawing on her nutritional learnings to encompass a healthier approach to cooking and baking.

After a number of years working in the nutrition sales market, in 2021, after completing a diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching, Lorna decided to focus her passion on starting up her own business, FeelGood Health and Fitness, delivering one-on-one nutrition and fitness coaching to clients in West Cork.

“People tend to book a visit with me for nutrition coaching when they want to lose weight or are extremely tired and fed up,” she shares. “The pattern for most clients is the same in terms of insufficient protein consumption, poor magnesium in the diet and overconsumption of over-processed foods.”

Today, as well as providing nutrition and fitness coaching to individual clients and groups, Lorna runs cookery workshops, working with a range of community groups like Clonakilty Men’s Shed, Senior Citizens groups and local schools, demonstrating how easy and fun it can be for anyone to create nutritional and tasty meals. She also regularly runs retreats combining activities like yoga, fitness classes and meditation, catering to the retreats herself with healthy and delicious vegetarian recipes.

“People aren’t cooking regularly and this is impacting their health,” says Lorna. “I want to help people to fall in love with cooking and help them improve their health in the process.”

Lorna has a number of cookery workshops, open to adults of all ages and gender, coming up in different locations in West Cork. For more information see the advert on this page.

To book go to or feelgoodhealthandfitness1 on Instagram.

Alternatively text Lorna on 089 4058836 and she will send you a booking link.

WCP Staff

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