Who is Alannah FitBod
I am a Mum & a Health and Wellness Coach. With 20 years experience working in health and competing in races around the world.
Having always been into fitness, I started FitBod 11 years ago teaching Fitness, Personal Training and Pilates to clients from all walks of life.
‘I am a Health and Wellness Coach, Pilates Teacher & Trainee Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a love for healthy living, sea swimming, healthy eating, the outdoors and adventure. I believe movement and nature can help us heal our deepest wounds.’
FitBod.ie was set up in 2007, after returning home from living in Australia for ten years. I combine fitness with my love for the outdoors, I went from Triathlons to Adventure racing in Australia, Scotland then Ireland, I now help others through counselling, meditation techniques, exercise and living well. I combine my work with clients offering tools to support the health of the body with the health of the mind.
From my work as a Fitness Coach and Personal Trainer, I realised there was so much more to fitness, movement, and mindfulness when it comes to grief, it allows us space to heal, grieve, find hope and grow. I wanted to offer this to my clients, everyone has suffered loss and grief in their lives, and I have found through my own experience of loss and trauma, having lost my parents and a baby girl, the power of movement, breath, strength, and wellness in the body.
I am qualified in Exercise Health Studies and Personal Training, Certified Mindfulness, mindfulness-based approaches and third wave interventions, Sports Psychology, Pre and Post Natal Fitness, TRX, Stability Ball, Pilates and Pre and Post Natal Pilates. Integrative Trainee studying a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
One of my favourite races in the West of Ireland. Gaelforce West Adventure Race in 2009 – 65kms, Mountain Run, Cycle and Kayak.
Positive Mental Fitness, Positive Mental Health or mental fitness is the connection between body movement and the mind. Movement helps the mind find clarity, helps to recover after times of grief or loss and helps the body to deal with stress and anxiety. Movement improves mental focus and clarity, offers emotional strength and personal wellbeing. Fit Body Fit Mind.
Why Pilates?…..Because it works, and is great when combined with physical fitness and exercise, Pilates is strength and flexibility with control. It is important for the mobility and flexibility and wellbeing of the body and clears the mind. We live in a fast, stressful world, there needs to be a time in the day when we stop, breath, look around, and be present.
“Your Health is your Wealth!”