Healthy low calorie option, perfect for this cold snap!

This hearty soup is perfect for the cold weather at the minute, low on calories and packed full of vitamins and minerals! What you will need for our roasted red pepper, tomato and chilli soup is… 3-4 Red peppers 1 packet of cherry tomatoes 1 Red Chilli 2 Garlic Cloves Chop everything up, place in…

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5 tips for a better 2018!

  1. Stop feeling entitled… Self entitlement feeling that your owed something, that because I did this or did that before that I’m automatically entitled to the success or things I want now or in the future. Nobody owes us anything and the world owes us nothing, the world won’t magically hand you what it…

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Kickstart 2018 with our 30 day trial!

FF 30 DAY NO RISK TRIAL, JANUARY 2018! January will be full of people signing up to gyms, that they will probably never use again! Our 30 day trial is a perfect way for you to see how we can help you achieve results, before signing up! In 30 days you get… ✅ x 12…

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How we help our members achieve longterm success at FF.

So what’s up with the term “flexible dieting” that you may hear me saying from time to time? Its not really a specific diet, it’s a form of control you have of your food intake. That’s either semi-tracking calories, tracking your calories completely or just incorporating really good habits with an awareness of calorie dense…

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Training Tips, do you warm up?

    Warm up training tip! Do you warm up or jump straight in? We love to use different variations for warm ups, mini bands are fantastic tool that we like to use, especially leg day. Here’s two you can use as part of your warm up! ✅ Lateral band walks – 3 steps over…

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Smart Coffee House Swaps that make sense this Christmas!

With Christmas fast approaching, the coffeehouse chains are already rolling out their Christmas drinks and foods. Everyone will be shopping more and stopping more often for that quick coffee and muffin or some other type of Christmas beverage and cake/bun before heading home. They can easily pack a lot of calories if you’re not aware…

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Common nutrition fat loss myths.

There is a lot of confusing and myths that surround fat loss, and the best ways that we can achieve it. One of  them is not eating after 6pm, again this is still a very common question. Johns quick explanation will hep you understand why its not important and thats its ok if you eat…

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Improve this one thing and get better results!

Sleep   The average person gets between 6 or 8 hours per night of sleep obviously this changes for a lot people, hence this blog as it could be one of the main reasons your maybe not seeing the results you want. The duration of your sleep is to a certain extent less important than…

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Start your fitness journey today with our no risk trial!

We now have 5 spaces available on our next 30 day trial! Christmas is just around the corner, why not give yourself the kickstart you need! What does our 30 day trial involve?? > x12 Small group personal training sessions > Unlimited Group Class Access > Body composition Analysis > Nutrition Plan and Coaching >…

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Avoid the hibernation trap this winter.

Staying motivated in winter can seem a struggle for some, when the winter months approach to many use it as a time to slack off. It’s probably one of the worst times that you could do it. As Christmas approaches so to does the increase in people consuming a lot more calories through more food…

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Sometimes its better to suck it up, than suck it in.

When trying to lose weight, hunger is increased due to less energy coming into the body, its only natural that your body fights back a little to stop you from dieting even though sometimes its more psychological hunger rather than physical hunger. Like seeing someone in work eating a chocolate bar and instantly you are…

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FF Games

A short video showing some of what went on at our first games, it was a brilliant day and we will announce our next one very soon. Stay tuned.

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Eating out and fat loss, how we help our members stay on track.

When trying to lose weight you shouldn’t have to sacrifice a meal out just because you have started dieting. You just need to set some rules for yourself and choose better options. Below I am using Nando’s as an example. In this example you are saving a massive 680 calories from swapping a few things…

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Love it, live it, own it!

Career in fitness – love it, live it, own it. I love my job but the fitness industry is a tough business – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s a career path that has a huge turnover of would-be entrepreneurs. So many personal trainers and coaches – who may well be among the best…

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Why can’t I reach my health and fitness goals??

Why can’t I reach my health & fitness goals?? A post for the weekend as this is the time when goals are forgotten and put on the back burner until Monday! It’s now mid way point in February at FF fitness and we have seen some amazing results so far but also there are those…

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Achieve your goals in 2017 with these 5 tips!

Another new year approaches and so to will the new year resolutions for 2017. The vast majority of these goals never come to fruition and the majority of times this is because people set goals that seem to big. Notice how I said seem to big, I am a big advocate of setting goals especially…

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FF Fitness Muscle Camps 2017- Sign up now and get 10% off!

FF Fitness Muscle Camps 2017!! Sign up now online and get 10% off our New Years muscle camps starting 9th January! We have 3 camps available to choose from Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 6am – 6.45am or 5.15pm ( Female Camp) We have invested in one of the leading body analysis scales on the market that…

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Sign up Now – FF Fitness Beginners Classes January 2017!

  At long last we have now committed to a new beginner program at FF Fitness. This program will enable the complete beginner to start exercise in a environment, that will be comfortable along with others who are at the same level. Program aim- • Improve strength • Improve Fitness • Teaching Correct exercise technique…

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To cheat or not to cheat??

The topic of cheat meals as a coach or personal trainer is one that I doubt we will ever get away from, understandably people who are going into the unknown and taking up a new training program are worried if they will ever be allowed another of their favourite treats! We all enjoy our treats…

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42 lbs lighter, fitter and stronger!

I first came to FF Fitness about a year and a half ago. It was time to make some positive lifestyle changes for my health, I’m a professional sitter (desk job!) and was the heaviest I had ever been. I saw an advert for muscle camp on Facebook so took the plunge and tried something…

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5 Quick tips to become a better personal trainer!

1. Attitude – This is paramount to having a lasting career as a trainer or coach. A wrong attitude in life won’t get you far at anything but especially in the public sector. Anyone who comes to pay you their hard earned cash should not have to listen to your problems and complaints about other…

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Student Classes at FF Fitness 2017.

Are you a student aged between 16-18?? In January 2017 we are trying to encourage the younger generation to build a better healthier version of themselves. We are offering all students between the age of 16-18 to start their fitness journey with us next year. All students will go through our new beginners program before…

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FF Fitness Beginners Classes starting January 2017

At long last we have now committed to a new beginner program at FF Fitness. This program will enable the complete beginner to start exercise in a environment, that will be comfortable along with others who are at the same level. Program aim- Improve strength Improve Fitness Teaching Correct exercise technique Improve mobility Advance you…

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The never ending topic of cheat meals!

The topic of cheat meals as a coach or personal trainer is one that I doubt we will ever get away from. Understandably people who are going into the unknown and taking up a new training program are worried if they will ever be allowed another of their favourite treats! We all enjoy our treats…

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Great training results rely on good goal setting

Getting great results from training and running a successful business have one common denominator – good goal setting. This will come as no surprise to the those who have undergone body transformations, posted a personal best in athletics, lifted a record weight in powerlifting or ran a business well. This weekend the streets of Derry will…

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Beach body for the holidays – not easy, but not too late

Summer has arrived and all of a sudden you’re wishing you had have started some kind of beach body training programme back in January. Fear not though as all is not lost. A crash workout may not be the best way to shape up for summer but it is an option when you’re four weeks…

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Recovery holds the key to training success

Athletes and sportspeople who perform best are often not the ones who train hardest but those who recover well. Structured recovery is as important as your planned training sessions and should – along with proper diet – be factored into to any good fitness regime. Health, fitness and high performance rely on a holistic lifestyle…

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FF Fitness transformation

Body transformation’s new poster girl – Leona Connolly

If ever there was a poster girl for spectacular body transformation it’s our very own Leona Connolly. Leona is one of most dedicated people we’ve come across at FF Fitness. Her constant and burning desire to achieve has resulted in her personal health and fitness revolution. In just over two years her devotion to turning…

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Rest and recovery is vital for training success

Athletes and sports people who perform best are often not the ones who train hardest but those who recover well. Structured recovery is as important as your planned training sessions and should – along with proper diet – be factored into to any good fitness regime. Health, fitness and high performance rely on a holistic…

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Should I exercise when sick – yes and no

You’re midway through a tough training block and you’re achieving fantastic results – then wham, the dreaded sickness strikes. Panic sets in. Your head spins with torturous thoughts of ‘will I miss training, will I gain weight, will I lose fitness, how long will this last, will it get worse . . . ?’ The…

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FF Fitness Carndonagh gets ready to rock

FF Fitness Carndonagh is getting ready to rock as excitement builds ahead of the official opening on May 9. The countdown is well and truly on to the long awaited arrival of our unique brand of health and fitness in Inishowen. “Feedback around the peninsula has been fantastic,” says Seanan McColgan, the latest franchisee to join…

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Classes

Training buddies – two’s great company, a crowd’s even better

Training with buddies leads to better performance – if you’re alone when working out, you may be losing out, according to research. Studies have shown that working out with a partner can boost results significantly. Research commissioned by a UK fitness provider in 2013 found that 64 per cent of women who run, attend the…

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‘Day for Daithi’ charity Errigal climb

FF Fitness has launched a charity drive in memory of Derry infant Daithi O’Doherty who lost his battle with mitochondrial disease last month. A Day for Daithi is planned for Sunday May 15, when FF Fitness members and their friends will take on the might of Mount Errigal in a charity climb to raise awareness…

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Personal trainers save pain and boost gain

A good personal trainer can not only help you achieve health and fitness gains but also save you wasted hours of unnecessary pain and injury. I’ve seen some scary, ill-informed exercise routines in a long career which has been centred in gym environments. Those performing the eye-popping routines often become accustomed to injuries while making…

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Seven reasons to use a personal trainer

Everyone with health and fitness goals can benefit from the expertise of a good personal trainer. Whether you’re a novice or a veteran; whether you love running, powerlifting, bodybuilding, cycling, swimming or anything in between – there is always a personal trainer who can help you get the results you desire, and then some. There…

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Love it, live it, own it!

Career in fitness – love it, live it, own it. I love my job but the fitness industry is a tough business – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s a career path that has a huge turnover of would-be entrepreneurs. So many personal trainers and coaches – who may well be among the best…

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SIGN UP FOR MARCH NOW!

We are now taking names for our buddy up deal this March. You can register anytime between now and the start of our next 4 weeks! Bring a buddy for £30 each for the month, or £45 on your own! We specialise in and guarantee.. •Weight loss •Fat loss •Improved health •Improved strength •Motivation •Variation…

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Why can’t I reach my health and fitness goals?

Why can’t I reach my health & fitness goals?? A post for the weekend as this is the time when goals are forgotten and put on the back burner until Monday! It’s now mid way point in February at FF fitness and we have seen some amazing results so far but also there are those…

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Motivation

Motivation for fitness and why consistency is key

Lack of motivation has consigned millions of New Year’s health and fitness resolutions to the bin. The feel good buzz of week one may have been motivation enough to ensure the diet plan worked well, the exercise programme was adhered to and the bad habits were dropped. But just as the Christmas sugar rush fades…

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