We are both passionate about empowering women to achieve the body, lifestyle, and family they deserve. In the world today, there is so much conflicting information out there about what you should eat, how you should exercise, who you should listen to, when should you have sex and even where you should have it! We wanted to create a space where women could come together in a safe environment without pressure to do or say or take anything. So in March 2017, on the summit of Croagh Patrick, Food Fitness Fertility was born.
Love yourself. It is important to stay positive
because beauty comes from the inside out.
Siobhán qualified as a primary school teacher in 2009. While working abroad, she was inspired by the Australian fitness culture and qualified as a Personal Trainer. She noticed quickly that women especially struggled to lose weight and control hormonal issues. She knew that a big part of it was due to the food they were eating and that there was a world of conflicting advice out there. On returning to Ireland, she began a 3-year course in Nutritional Therapy. Siobhán discovered the ‘healthy’ food she had been eating all her life was, in fact, causing inflammation and fatigue. Through changes in nutrition and lifestyle, she took back control of her body.
Siobhán became interested in fertility during her first pregnancy in 2015. Following a conversation with her doctor about the difficulties some couples have when trying to conceive she began researching the topic further. She found that many of the causes of infertility can be reversed with nutrition and lifestyle changes and these adjustments could really change people’s lives. Her main goal is to share this information with others and help them achieve the healthy family they have always dreamed of.
Emer is a nationally certified Personal Trainer and Gym Instructor with ITEC and has a NTC certificate in pre and postnatal training. A background in accounting and finance but with a lifelong love for fitness, after giving birth to her first child, she set up her own personal gym studio. She specializes in exercise for women who are trying to conceive, that are pregnant or in the postpartum stage
Getting pregnant for the second time was not so straight forward. It took some time and Emer had to make some lifestyle adjustments. She learned to slow down and manage stress. She tuned into what her body needed which included modifying her diet and relevant for her – lowering her exercise intensity and frequency. Emer gave birth to her second healthy baby in 2016. She strives to help women achieve the same success she did when trying to conceive and to highlight the importance of being active every day.
Meet Our Fertility Experts
Nutrition & Fitness
Meet Our Fertility Experts Siobhan & Emer of Food Fitness Fertility. Welcome to this new section of our website where we hope to bring you an insight into all things fertility from a wide range of experts in their field including Acupunture, OBGYN, Psychotherapist and Sexual Health, Authors of fertility books and many more.
We wanted to start with a brief video from us to share with you why we started Food Fitness Fertility, our own stories and how we want to use these to help other women.
Meet our first Fertility Expert Mary Lally of Element Acupunture. We caught up with her recently to talk all things fertility and we even got to sample some amazing treatments. Mary shares with us the reason why she was drawn to acupuncture. She explains fertility acupuncture and how she treats the body in its entirety. Mary also vividly describes how tuning in to your own body, listening and responding to it is the most powerful tool you can possess in your fertility journey. Please take the time to watch the video with Mary
Mary’s clinic is located in Urban Wellbeing on the Tuam Road in Galway.
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