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FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

At FFS, we want to ensure there are no barriers to prevent you from becoming the strongest version of yourself. If you have any questions or reservations about getting started on your fitness journey, get in touch with our helpful team.

At FFS, we want to ensure there are no barriers to prevent you from becoming the strongest version of yourself. If you have any questions or reservations about getting started on your fitness journey, get in touch with our helpful team.

Gym

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.

Do you currently have membership available?

FFS Leeson Street - currently we have a waiting list in place to join and a very limited number of memberships will be available to start within 3-4 weeks. 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 2-3 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. 

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. What if, 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 on our Nutrition Coaching page, here.  (These services are offered separate to your membership).

Physiotherapy

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 45 minutes, standard consultation is also 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 .