RTE’s Today Show fitness guru Ray Lally says he’s no Joe Wicks

RTE’s Today Show fitness guru Ray Lally says he’s no Joe Wicks
RTE’s Today Show fitness guru Ray Lally says he’s no Joe Wicks

Proud Ray and his spouse Amanda not too long ago moved into their new house in Co Kerry with child daughter Indie.

“Indie was born on November 18 and I believe we moved in 4 or 5 days later — she got here house from hospital with Amanda. That was the primary night time we spent within the new home,” says Ray.

“The night time earlier than I used to be up portray the steps.

“Her brothers and brothers-in-law, they have been there each single night, since we received the home two months straight, each waking second they may. I used to be there, her mum and pa have been there, portray, sanding, doing the flooring, all kinds of issues.”

Ray was stunned to be taught that Today’s third presenter, Sinead Kennedy, gave her first little one the identify Indie too when she was born earlier this 12 months.

“No method, I didn’t know that,” he exclaims.

“It was Amanda that considered it. We have been attempting to think about names and when she turned pregnant, we have been like ‘we don’t know’.

“When we came upon it was a lady we have been all fully excited and we simply couldn’t consider any names.

“I used to be attempting to think about outdated Irish Celtic mythology names, or Egyptian princess or names that actually have which means to it.

“Numerous Irish names like Sarah and Fiona. Then Amanda got here up with Indie. We simply type of cherished it. Then after we met her and checked out her, ‘Yeah Indie’.”

Corkonian Ray has change into a fixture of RTÉ’s Today present, the place he usually places hosts Dáithí Ó Sé and Maura Derrane via health routines.

Ray grew up in gyms, having first received a job as a cleaner in a single on the age of 16. He turned a private coach when he was 18.

He can be a proficient footballer and has performed for Cork FC and Cobh Ramblers, in addition to captaining the Ireland Under-17s and faculties’ groups and he had trials with English golf equipment, together with Everton and Nottingham Forest.

But he chortles when requested if he’s the ‘Irish Joe Wicks’.

“It’s a stunning comparability, he’s received improbable hair,” he jokes. “I’d be comfortable along with his pockets — he’s a multimillionaire! I don’t know him personally, however he’s at all times selling good well being and wholesome consuming.

“It’s at all times about constructive physique picture and everybody will get match, which is what I like.”

As for brand new parenthood, he says: “We are completely over the moon, all the things has occurred so quick. Indie is improbable. We get to feed and cuddle her, she goes again to sleep,” he beams.

“I had by no means modified nappies in my life. We do issues collectively. I’m loving each little bit of it. She is a extremely good child.”


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