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.

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.

October 6, 2019

The pelvic floor is something that, as women, we often don’t think about until we experience a problem or until we’re learning about pregnancy and how our bodies will change. This blog gives an overview of pelvic floor muscles and a step-by-step guide to incorporating pelvic floor activation into your breathing.

September 8, 2019

Research by OB-GYN bodies state that exercise during an uncomplicated pregnancy is beneficial for both the health of the baby and the mother. Coach Sinead discusses some strength exercises that can help support your body during pregnancy.

August 11, 2019

Over the last year or so, we have had more pregnancies among gym members than ever before and Small Group Training for Pregnancy has been up and running since the beginning of 2019 with Mama & Baby Small Group Training soon to begin. Aoife MacNeill writes about strength training and aerobic training during pregnancy, pelvic floor function, diastasis and returning to exercise post-pregnancy.

February 16, 2019

Going to the gym was most likely quite straightforward prior to pregnancy, the biggest question being "Do I go to the gym today or not? In this post, I cover the main questions about prenatal exercise which have come up from our PT clients and members at FFS.

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