As soon as we are born, food and comfort become permanently intertwined with who we are. Think about it, from the moment we are held in security by our mothers and fed snug in their arms, food is immediately connected with being held, being safe and comforted.
This connection and want for comfort stays with us for the rest of our lives.
Throughout the years our milestones are marked by celebrations and parties all based around food. From Christmas, birthdays, Easter, romance, friends over and so on, food is nearly always celebrated with the occasion.
This is often how the role of nourishment and ensuring our survival can be outweighed by an occasion and habit.
While some of us use food as comfort or reward to a greater or lesser extent, for some of us it can become the main comfort in our lives. This can put us at serious risk for over eating, leading to weight gain, obesity and a variety of conditions which are listed further down in this article.
A food lifetime habit
The habit of over eating is something that was born out of love. We all remember being told and taught from a young age that you do not waste food and “not to leave a single morsel on the plate”.
Times have changed though. Food has actually decreased in price over the years when you contrast it to the average national wage, but that bread and butter habit of not wasting anything has stayed with us. Twenty five years ago a loaf of bread was 0.7pc of the weekly wage and now it is less than 0.2pc. The growth of commercialism and advertising has also played a big role with why and what we are eating with daily messages being bombarded on us to keep buying and keep feeding.
This has led us astray from what the real purpose of food is – Fuel – and most of us are not fuelling our own or our children’s bodies correctly.
We also need to factor in our activity levels. As children, we were all outside, playing and moving our bodies every day for hours!
How many of us now, be it ourselves or our children, stay still in front of screens for the majority of the day?
The maths is very simple – To stay fit and healthy, you must burn off what you consume. That consumption needs to fuel your body correctly. Vitamins, iron, minerals, fibre and hydration are essential.
If you don’t move and you keep consuming, you will put on weight.
It’s a Fact!
According to Safefood.eu more than half the women of Ireland are overweight or obese. This fact is very concerning as the risk of contracting the following is significantly increased.
High blood pressure (Hypertension)
High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia)
Type 2 diabetes
Coronary heart disease
Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint)
Sleep apnea and breathing problems
Some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver)
Low quality of life
Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders
Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning
What to do?
If you have fallen into this habit, don’t scorn yourself and as you can see from the figures above, you are not alone. The first thing that needs to be done is acknowledgement. By doing this, you can reach out for help. A problem shared is a problem halved and having gained a lifetime habit, breaking it on your own is achievable but very difficult. If you have a broken leg, you would not try to mend it yourself. You would want a trained professional, who knows what they are doing to help and mend you.
It is exactly the same scenario with being healthy and fit!
You need the help of a qualified nutritionalist. This does not have to be a daunting process and a good nutritionist will help, guide and support you always.Our friendly, non judgemental nutritionists have over 25 years experience between them. They have worked with women who have started at basics, to those training for a marathon. Getting to the core of eating habits and guiding/educating women to the best ones.
Ideal Body Weight
Degree of Obesity
Customised Food Plan
There is no judgement and no guilty feeling with our nutrition consultations. The recipes and plans are easy to follow and taste amazing. We firmly believe in Womens Fitness that if you educate the woman, you educate the household. So by combating your own health and fitness, you will be able to pass this knowledge to your loved ones around you.
With correct nutrition and guidance, you are going to be fuelling your body and mind in the way it was meant to function. You have one body, one life and one decision to make. The choice and consequences are yours.
If you would like to find out more about our Kickstart Plan which will teach you correct nutrition along with fitness, please visit our Kickstart page.
We are WOMEN ONLY. Yes, our facility has ONLY WOMEN working out and feeling fabulous. We have perfected over the years a relaxed, non- judgmental, results driven environment for women to fall in love with working out and feel motivated.
For ten years, over 10,000 women have walked through our doors and changed their lives. Our place is their place for proper headspace. Women can come and be themselves and workout with no posing or judgement. Everyone from staff to the members are here to support and guide each other.
We connect women through health and fitness. Mothers, sisters, friends, cousins, brides, work colleagues, students and so many more have found themselves and friendships within our doors.
What will you find?
FULLY EQUIPPED GYM
THREE SEPARATE FITNESS STUDIOS
OVER 100 FITNESS CLASSES PER WEEK
PRIVATE NUTRITIONAL CONSULTATIONS
PRIVATE PERSONAL TRAINING AREA
Everything and everyone from staff to members are there to motivate and make women feel great.
WE ARE A GYM FOR BEGINNERS THAT STAY FOR LIFE.
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We are one of the only facilities to offer QUALIFIED NUTRITIONISTS for consultation. Our different plans and programs give women the correct instruction and guidance when it comes to food and drink because the inside is just as important as the outside.
Our friendly, non judgemental nutritionists have over 25 years experience between them. They have worked with women who have started at basics, to those training for a marathon. Getting to the core of eating habits and guiding/educating women to the best ones.
Ideal Body Weight
Degree of Obesity
Customised Food Plan
There is no judgement and no guilty feeling with our nutrition consultations and plans. The recipes and plans are easy to follow and taste amazing.
Our favourite subject! We want every woman to fall in love with being fit. With personal training, fully equipped gym and fitness studios, no matter the mood, we can cater!
We have every type of machinery in our gym and don’t worry, we understand that this can be daunting.
Fully Catered Gym
CARDIO & MOVEMENT
Every single woman that enters our doors is shown how to use all equipment and weights. We also have an open door attitude, so if ever in doubt just ask any of the team and they will come and explain everything.
Speaking of the team, we have the best personal trainers who have helped and guided thousands of women. The training sessions are catered to every size, ability and level. They are a must for really good motivation and direction.
The friendships that are formed
Well what brings new friendships? Common interests and activities and we have bundles of that! With over 100 fitness classes, slimming club and members of all ages it really is the place to get fit and healthy while having bundles of fun and connecting!
So many friendships have been made throughout the years within our doors with our amazing members.
Too easily nowadays we spend so much of our spare time online, scrolling through social media looking for connection. Our centre is not about that. Womens Fitness is about bringing women aged 18 to 80 together and loving what they are doing the same time.
It’s one of the reasons we don’t have mirrors in our gyms or fitness studios as we want women to enjoy themselves with no judgement or posing.
JUST BE YOURSELF AND MEET LIKE MINDED WOMEN
With our events, free slimming club and 100’s of fitness classes, you can get to know yourself and each other in a comfortable fun setting.
Working out can be so much fun!
We never want any women to feel that they are not enjoying working out. They should love it! All of our classes and instructors have upbeat music and positive attitudes throughout.
Our classes are Fun, Fun, Fun!!
We have over 100 to choose from every week, which can be booked easily through a free members app.
Women are moving and feeling so great, that it’s easy to forget that it is a workout too.
*Spinning *BodyPump *Yoga *Kettlebells *FatBlast *Spin & Abs *20:20:20 *BodySculpt *Legs, Bums and Tums *BodyCombat *Hour of Power *Tabata and Abs *Pilates *Zumba *Boxercise *HIIT *Colour Spin *Build Your Booty *Spin and Abs *Stretch and Core and many more
The music and instruction are all about making women feel amazing during and after. There are no mirrors in our gyms or fitness studios so forget judgement or feeling self-conscious, our members just jump right in and enjoy themselves.
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