GYM FAQ'S

Do you currently have membership available?

FFS Leeson Street - currently we have Evening Only and Off Peak memberships available to start within 3-4 weeks. For other types of memberships, please email info@ffs.ie to get added to the waiting list.

 

FFS Ivy Exchange - we currently still have gold and silver available at our new location. We anticipate this will be sold out soon, please get in touch with info@ffs.ie today to secure your spot!

 

Do you offer drop in rates for classes?

No, you must be a member of FFS to attend a class.

How often do you take on new members from the waiting list?

We review the waiting list every 4 weeks.

 

Can I get more information on lunchtime only and evening only membership?

Lunchtime Only membership includes all lunchtime classes (12:30pm or 1:15pm) Monday to Friday for €120 per month. Evening Only membership includes all evening classes (5:15pm till close) Monday to Friday only for €140 per month.

Can I pay my personal training fees in instalments? 

No, all personal training payments need to be made upfront.

 

Do you have showers at the gym?

Yes, we have two showers at each gym.

 

Do you have parking or somewhere to lock my bike at the gym? 

There is plenty of paid car parking in the area and most members lock their bike to the railings outside each gym.

 

How many people typically in a class?

Depending on the class type there could be 14 - 20 people in a class.

 

Is it one or two coaches taking a class at FFS?

Two, however in some instances whereby class numbers are lower than usual there may be one coach.

 

What is your class booking policy?

Please refer to our Class Booking Cancellation & Non-Arrival Policy.

Can I train at FFS if I'm pregnant?

Yes. If you're an existing FFS member you can continue in classes throughout your pregnancy as long as you feel able. It's important that your doctor has cleared you for moderate exercise. You should let one of the coaches know immediately and we will clarify what changes need to made to ensure that you can exercise safely. Rest assured that confidentiality is of utmost importance to us.

You can download FFS Guide to Exercise during Pregnancy here. Pregnant members can do classes, 1:1 Personal Training with any coach, or contact aoife@ffs.ie (Leeson St) or sinead@ffs.ie (Ivy Exchange) for more information on Small Group Personal Training for Pregnancy.

Can I pause my membership towards the end of my pregnancy?

We offer a 6-12 week pause on memberships in advance of and following childbirth. Email Ariel or info@ffs.ie with any queries or to confirm your pause.

I have an injury that affects me doing certain exercises, can I still be accommodated in your classes?

Absolutely, we can add an injury alert to your FFS profile and provide alternates where needed. Please note personal training may be recommend in certain instances.

 

What is your membership cancellation policy? 

All memberships are based on a 12 month contract and we do require 90 days notice if you wish to cancel early. After your first 12 months all contracts are rolling month to month. 

 

How do I pay for my membership?

All memberships are paid monthly in advance by standing order. 

Can non members do the 12-Week Transformation Challenge?

Yes, keep an eye out on our social media for updates. Email info@ffs.ie for more details.

What is the Foundation Course?
The Foundation Course is your Induction to FFS Gym where we conduct a functional screening to assess your movement patterns, perform a health screening, help you understand how to set and achieve your goals and recommend what classes you should
attend to best achieve these goals.


What does the Foundation Course entail?
A functional screening assessment, goal setting, exercise technique demonstration, baseline testing. You will then receive a PDF detailing everything covered on the night as well as an FFS Foam Roller.


Do I have to do the Foundation Course?
Yes, the foundation course is essential to ensuring you get the most out of your FFS Experience. We will screen you for any mobility and flexibility restrictions you may have and prescribe relevant work on programmes to improve functional movement and reduce injury risk. We show you how to step by step set and achieve your goals, recommend what classes to attend and assess your current level of health and fitness.


I have completed my Foundation Course, what happens now?
The day after your Foundation Course, you will receive an email detailing how to set up your standing order. You will also receive a PDF detailing your Foundation Course results, the fundamentals of good nutrition and relevant mobility programmes.
 

I noticed my membership is based on a 12-month contract? I don’t want to sign up for 12 months.
At FFS, we are not about quick fixes. We have developed our culture on helping people transform their lives for good. We can proudly say we have some members who are here since the very beginning, over 5 years ago and a very low attrition rate. Typically, our members reluctantly leave due to work or home relocation. We want you to commit to changing your lifestyle and achieving your goals and this takes time. If you find that FFS is not for you, you can check out our membership cancellation policy a few paragraphs above.
 

I still haven’t received my FFS Welcome Mail?
We will contact you with the email associated with your FFS Profile log in (i.e. the one you use to create you mind-body account) Please ensure this is the primary address you wish to be contacted on.


What classes should I attend?
Based on your goals, you will receive a breakdown of what classes you should attend. For a full description of classes, please visit the classes section on our site.
 

Do you provide Nutrition plans?
We don’t tell you what to eat, we help you understand how to make better and sustainable healthy choices. If you would like to book a nutrition consultation, you can do so by emailing info@ffs.ie or visiting the nutrition section on our site. (These services are offered separate to your membership).

 

YOGA FAQ'S

Where is the Yoga Studio located?

We are located on the Ground Floor of the No. 47 building on Leeson Street. 

Changing Facilities?

Yes. There are two bathrooms on the second floor above the studio.

Shower Facilities?

Yes there are shower facilities in the Gym on the Basement floor. We are also working to bring you your own dedicated Yoga studio showers. 

Do I need to bring a mat?

We are delighted to offer all our students free use of our Yoga Matters mats. Please spray and wipe your borrowed mat after use and roll correctly for the next student.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable, light clothing that you can move easily in. Bring a warmer layer for Yin and Restorative classes.

What should I bring?

A sweat towel is always a good idea, and is necessary for Power Vinyasa classes. Bring a bottle of water to sip before and after class. It is not recommended to drink water during class.

How long are passes valid for?

All of our passes are valid for 2 months.

Injury/illness/pregnant? Can I still come to class?

Always ask your GP whether it is safe for you to practice yoga. It’s a good idea to email yoga@ffs.ie in advance to let the teacher know of your injury/illness. ​ There are certain stages of pregnancy where Yoga is unsuitable. Mail yoga@ffs.ie in advance and always let your teacher know that you are expecting.

What if I am late?

Yoga at FFS is a small, intimate studio. Our classes start on time and we do not have a reception. As such, it is not possible to allow late-comers into class. 

Booking and Cancellation Window?

You can book any yoga class between 30 days in advance to immediately before class starts. You can early cancel a yoga class up to 2 hours in advance. For workshops (e.g. Pilates + Chill) the cancellation window is 24 hours.  For emergencies or outstanding circumstances please email yoga@ffs.ie.

How do I get into the Studio?

All students have access to the studio 15 minutes prior to your class. There is storage facilities on the first floor landing and changing facilities on the second floor.  Once the class starts there is no access to the studio.... so be on time to avoid disappointment!

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY FAQ'S

How do I access FFS Physiotherapy?

Press the FFS Physiotherapy buzzer at Ground Floor Level at 34 Lesson St Lower, Dublin 2 and you will be met by your Chartered Physiotherapist.

 

What do I bring?

Bring a suitable top/shorts depending on area of issue e.g sports shorts for a knee issue.

 

How do I pay?

You can pay using cash or card.

 

How long will my session by?

Initial consultation is 60 minutes, standard consultation is 45 minutes.

 

Will I be treated on my Initial consultation?

We intend on commencing the recovery process by treating within your first visit at FFS Physiotherapy.

 

Will you provide a receipt for my Health Insurance Provider?

A receipt will be provided after every session, we are recognised by all major insurance companies.

When does somebody need Physiotherapy?

When they have suffered - sudden injury, experience pain on a daily basis, daily activities including sleep have been affected, if they experience weakness,numbness in their limb. Physiotherapy helps people become the best versions of themselves.

What is your cancellation policy for appointments?

We ask that you please give at least 24 hours notice in the event that you cannot attend your scheduled appointment slot. This allows another patient to be scheduled. If a patient misses an appointment without contacting the clinic, this is considered a missed appointment and a 50% fee will be charged. Contact physio@ffs.ie .

 

FFS ACADEMY FAQ'S

How do I sign up to the course?
You can go straight to the registration page by clicking this link or email info@ffs.ie.
 

How much does the course cost?
The course retails at €2,799 which includes your qualification as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer.
 

Do I have to pay the full course fees upfront?
No, you have the option to pay the fees up front however you can pay 50% of the fees as a deposit to secure a place and pay 50% before the start date of the course.
 

Is there a refund for cancellations?
You have the right to receive a refund during our cooling off period 14 days from the date of full payment or deposit to secure a place if you change your mind. This does not affect your consumer rights.
 

After I sign up, what happens next?
When the course launch date materialises, you will be provided with a unique login to access our FFS Academy Online Learning Portal through desktop/laptop/mobile. From there you will be able to start your journey to becoming a fitness instructor/personal trainer with the FFS Academy.
 

How is the course delivered?
There is a total of 9 topics that you can work through online which will be broken down into 55 smaller modules. There will be online exams for each module to complete. There are 8 practical workshops in FFS Gyms in Leeson Street in Dublin throughout the course. You will need to complete a Final Practical Assessment at the end of your course also. The 1st part is for your qualification as a Fitness instructor. The 2nd part is your qualification as a Personal Trainer.
 

How long does the course take on average?
The course will take an average of 8 weeks to complete based on somebody completing the course around a full time job and attending workshops within this time period. Recommended 1 hour per day on lessons, study and assessments.
 

Am I accredited to work worldwide?
The course is accredited by EReps and AOFAQ.