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GymPlus

Rotunda IVF and SIMS IVF are delighted to be in partnership with GymPlus. With eight locations around Ireland, Gym Plus is now the preferred fitness club for clients who want to engage with a healthy lifestyle during the fertility process.

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As many couples are starting families at a later stage and others struggling with a healthy BMI, natural conception can be problematic. With one in five families in Ireland experiencing fertility issues, a holistic approach with a focus on nutrition and exercise, is a vital first step for couples engaged in the fertility process. Optimal nutrition with a focus on a balanced and antioxidant rich diet along with exercise to achieve a healthy BMI, has proven to be a very positive factor for couples trying to start a family.  

Gym Plus trainers will meet with their fertility client and create a unique personalised programme. Each dedicated trainer will be aware of the client’s stage of treatment and will be able to recommend exercises to ensure no additional stress on the body whilst training. Whether the client needs to lose body fat, gain muscle mass or reduce stress levels during what is commonly a very stressful process, the Gym Plus trainers will work closely with their female & male clients in order to ensure optimal results.     The Gym Plus trainer will also provide follow-ups every four weeks to ensure the client is staying on track and the programme is a positive experience.

Anita Foote, Expert Nutritionist at Rotunda IVF & Sims says “Sims IVF and Rotunda IVF are delighted to be working with Gym Plus. We strive to provide the best possible care for our patients through a tailored and holistic approach to starting a family.  Exercise, nutrition and decreasing stress are all ways to help on your journey. That is why we are proud to say we are in partnership with GymPlus.  Exercise can be partnered with our nutrition plans and expertise to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Guided Exercise Programmes

The Gym Plus team has been trained on the fertility process in order to understand what exercises should be avoided during critical times and which exercises will benefit the client most. Common exercises which will be encouraged include swimming and Yoga/Pilates, with all classes included at no extra cost to the gym member. It is hoped that the fertility client will achieve a balanced lifestyle as well as a positive mind-set in what can be a very emotional and stressful time on the body.  

Following the announcement of the partnership, Sandra Dunne, Operations Director, Gym Plus says:   "We're very proud to support Rotunda IVF patients on their journey to creating the healthy, happy family they so desperately want." 

Gym Plus has eight gyms located throughout Ireland with highly skilled fitness trainers on hand to ensure clients achieve the results they desire.  The new partnership with IVF Fertility Clinics in Ireland will begin in April 2019.   For more information about Gym Plus visit www.gymplus.ie.   To start on your wellness journey contact the Rotunda team at communications@rotundaivf.ie