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.

May 12, 2019

Golfers suffering from aches and pains when playing a sport they love is all too common and can be prevented with appropriate training. Condition yourself for the requirements of golf; remove your pain and feel stronger than ever with this training guide.

March 24, 2019

In Part 1 of this two-part blog series, I spoke about how chronic stress drains our energy levels. In Part 2, I talk about the importance of training intelligently, working intelligently, and managing stress.

March 9, 2019

I used to think that training was more important than recovery, but I was wrong. In this 2 part blog series I am going to explain the importance of rest and recovery for better health, body composition and performance. I am going share tried and tested strategies you can implement in your weekly plan to help you rest to be at your best.

February 20, 2018

Mike South


"Our constant drive to improve our training system as well as how we handle our clients performance is what drives me in my daily role"

1:  Don’t fear or fret about Monday!

Just because Monday is day one in a person's eyes, don’t enter Monday with a negatve mindset, attack the day and treat Monday the same way you would treat your Friday.

2: Find joy in your job and be around positive people who empower you!

Seperate yourself from those who brin...

June 12, 2017

Many of us spend much of our day hunched over a desk which leads to weakness and immobilisation in most of the bodies joints and muscles. One of the most common complaints is that of tight hip flexors. The hip flexors (when seated) remain contracted in a shortened position for 7 hours+ of typical day for an office worker, which can lead to back pain.

These muscles including the sartorius, the psoas major and iliacus but to name a few are th...

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