January 19, 2020

In this two-part blog post, Coach Sinead will lay out some things for you to consider regarding nutrition if you are pregnant or trying to conceive. Part 1 will discuss additional calories needed, expected weight gain during pregnancy, and the fundamentals of nutrition. Part 2 will discuss food aversions and nausea, foods that you should eat in moderation or completely avoid during pregnancy and some particular nutrients and/or supplements that you might consi...

January 12, 2020

Maternity Dietitians Ireland is a new organisations whose sole focus is to make evidence based recommendations for women in Ireland in terms of nutrition both during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. Aoife discusses the topics covered which relate to what she sees in FFS Gyms day-to-day working with both pregnant and postpartum clients.

January 8, 2020

The Trainer of the Month or #TOM award has become something of a legend since its inception in 2013. It is coveted by many but only a select few have attained the prestigious status.

Those who garner the unified vote of the coaching team wear this badge of honour with pride - but what exactly does it take for one to become trainer of the month? We are glad you asked.

It usually commences with Mike messaging the team:

“ToM votes in within the next 24 hours team”

Ho...

January 5, 2020

Train, Eat (to 80% full), Work, Sleep (8 hours if you’ve got that mad talent!), Repeat. But where do we fit that elusive and abstract buzz word ‘recovery’ – especially when we’re busy actually ‘doing’ all the activities? FFS Member, Jenni Burke, talks about the power of Yoga in helping her to recover.

December 29, 2019

When we hear the word ‘pelvic floor’ often what comes to mind are things like ‘pregnancy’ and ‘postnatal recovery’ but it is an integral part of our core and we need to know how to use it to make sure we are resilient and strong during exercise. Coach Sinead explains why it is important for both men and women to learn how to use theirs for a strong core during training.

Bringing FFS Gyms Home with you this Christmas. Coach Sinead and Coach Cathal bring you the 2 week Christmas Workout from FFS Gyms so that you can continue your training while away from the home of hard work.

December 15, 2019

Training for speed is one of the most under-utilised training methods out there, yet it has arguably the largest performance enhancing potential! Coach Jamie discusses the benefits of speed training for all sports lovers from hockey players to marathon runners.

"In my opinion the best thing about the gym are the other members. Everyone is encouraging, no one is judgmental, in fact in my experience other members have been some of the most helpful and motivating people in the gym. It’s a community. You can feel the positive atmosphere when you walk in the door...."- Damien Murtagh - FFS Gyms Member   It's not the equipment and space that makes a great gym. It's great people that make a gym great ! It&...

December 6, 2019

The Trainer of the Month or #TOM award has become something of a legend since its inception in 2013. It is coveted by many but only a select few have attained the prestigious status.

Those who garner the unified vote of the coaching team wear this badge of honour with pride - but what exactly does it take for one to become trainer of the month? We are glad you asked.

It usually commences with Mike messaging the team:

“ToM votes in within the next 24 hours team”

Ho...

December 2, 2019

FFS Head Of Physiotherapy, Eric Cullinane, discusses the assessment and treatment of Coach Aoife's neck and shoulder issue. The assessment included testing wrist range of motion, functional movements and end range strength testing. Myofascial release and strengthening exercises were prescribed as part of Aoife's rehabilitation programme.

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