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.

November 17, 2019

Protein is an essential part of our daily diet and we should be ideally having some form of this at every meal. In her second guest blog post, Anna P talks through her favourite chicken and sweet potato recipe. This dish is a perfect option for those who want something healthy, delicious, and quick after work or the gym.

October 20, 2019

This month, we are introducing Anna Pfeifer as our new guest food blogger for the FFS Blog. We can all get into a rut when it comes to what we eat, this recipe is her go to for brunch or dinner when her energy is low. Quick, easy, and healthy - you can use whatever is in the fridge. It’s low on maintenance but high on taste!

August 18, 2019

Ever find yourself stuck for time? Constantly chasing your tail and having people wait on you to complete certain tasks? Time is the biggest barrier to anyone achieving anything, especially when it comes to body composition goals. "Take the time to make the time" is a phrase Coach Darragh often uses; set time aside to allow you stay more time efficient throughout your day. Check out his 4 tools to help stay on top of your schedule.

July 22, 2019

Failing to recover after gym sessions? Still really sore 3 days after a workout? Don't want to waste money on supplements? Sounds like you need the power of protein! Protein is the building blocks our muscles need to recover from intense exercise. In this blog, Coach Darragh outlines simple to follow hacks to increase your protein intake, which can help with your body composition goals. If you find that you can't increase your protein because you f...

July 14, 2019

Hear from 2018 winner, Kristen Maunder, on why she 'found the FFS Transformation Challenge to be particularly effective in terms of developing a balanced, sustainable, and healthy approach to eating.' The FFS Transformation Challenge is an educational program that teaches you how to make better nutritional choices in the real world. As Kirsten states, the FFS Transformation is not a diet, but a 'healthy lifestyle program that can bring dramatic re...

June 30, 2019

Coach Darragh highlights how motivation is over-rated. In this week's FFS Blog, Darragh explains how to form exercise habits and how to make the time to do your new habit. These simple tips can help you attain any of your goals in health and fitness; remember though, simple does not mean easy.

June 2, 2019

Do you find the regime and discipline during the week of eating healthily and training intensely being deteriorated by your social and drinking habits on the weekend? Do you find yourself constantly spinning your wheels without making any progress in your fitness goals? FFS Nutrition Coach Darragh Henry is here to take you through how he balances his goal attainment with socialising on the weekend and through the summer months in the first of his new blog se...

May 19, 2019

Coach Darragh Henry talks through tackling his big 3 tips for enhancing your training and nutrition. These tips are simple concepts that complement one another, however, they're not deemed "easy". Take each of them one at a time and watch that snowball gather momentum.

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