This is a dangerous figure and not because of social stigma but the health risks involved with being overweight. Too often women are more concerned with the outside, when in fact the real issue is what’s going on inside.
The human body is fantastic though and will often indicate when action needs to be taken.
One of those indicators is the size of your waist.
Why should you measure your waist?
This measurement is important to know as it indicates your level of abdominal fat which is significant to your health especially your heart’s health.
A woman’s health is at risk if her waist circumference is 32 inches or more.
A measurement of 35 or more puts you at high risk for a heart attack or stroke.
People with a high level of abdominal fat have a much higher chance of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
How to do it?
(We also recommend having someone else to help you as it will make the process easier)
You will need a measuring tape and a notepad.
Remove or raise clothing. You will need to do this as to get a correct measurement the tape needs to be resting against your skin. If your pants are in the way, undo them and pull them down around your hips.
Find your bellybutton. Use your fingers to find your bellybutton, which is located in the centre of your stomach.
Wrap the measuring tape around your waist. Breathe normally and stand up straight. Hold the end of the tape measure at your navel and circle it around your back to the front of your waist. The measuring tape should be parallel to the floor and fit snugly around your torso without digging into your skin.
Make sure that the measuring tape is straight all the way around and is not twisted anywhere, especially in the back.
Read the tape. Check the measurement on the tape. Your waist measurement will be at the place on the tape where the zero end meets the slack end of the tape measure. The number indicates your waist measurement in inches and/or centimeters, depending on the type of measuring tape you used.
Double-check your measurement. Repeat the measurement once more to ensure the accuracy of your original measurement. If it is different from the first time, measure for a third time and take the average of the three numbers.
A very good indicator of if you are at unhealthy risk is to divide your height in half.
An example of this would be a 5ft 4in (64 inch) woman should keep her waist under 32 inches for a good, healthy reading.
Want a more in depth analysis of your waist and entire body?
In Womens Fitness, our qualified nutritionists will meet you in a private consultation, take your weight, measurements and height. They will then go through the findings with you and develop a correct eating plan along with practical hints and tips will be given to you.
A good way to start is our Kickstart Plan, which involves 6 personal training sessions, a tailored gym program, 2 fitness classes per week, 1 nutrition consultation, tailored food plan, 6 weekly weigh ins, unlimited gym, member’s app and Free parking and all for the unbelievable value of €199.
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.
Let’s talk about health
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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