Hi, I’m Bríd McGill, owner of Fit with Bríd. I’m a qualified fitness instructor and have been running my own fitness business for the past 8 years, instructing both group fitness classes and one to one personal training.
I began studying health and fitness through the NCEF in 2007 and gained my Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness. I continued to study over the past 8 years and am now qualified as a Personal Trainer and have a Pilates certification. I have also studied Pre and Post Pregnancy Fitness. This year I completed my Diploma in Exercise & Health Fitness and in September I will continue my studies, hopefully resulting in a Degree in 2016.
My work has brought me in contact with so many wonderful women and I’ve had the pleasure of helping them reach their health and fitness goals. I love to hear their stories and have shared in many of their most important events in life like getting married and having babies.
I got married to Dermot in March 2013 and set myself the challenge of being in the best shape I had ever been in for my wedding dress. I think it’s so important to have no regrets when you look back at your big day. I loved every minute of organising my wedding and was so glad that I gave it 100%. I’m excited to blog about all things wedding and fitness.
I had my first baby , Frankie, in July 2014. I continued to exercise throughout my pregnancy and had a lovely pregnancy experience with no complications. Throughout my pregnancy and also my studies I have researched pregnancy fitness and love to share what I learn with other pregnant women and instructors.
Making time to exercise and eat a balanced diet when you have a new baby is hard. It’s even more challenging when you have more than one child. I have found, and continue to search for, different ways to fit in quick workouts and healthy meal preparation. Through Fit with Bríd I hope to share some of these with you.
I have always loved reading other people’s blogs and have had friends and family tell me that I should write my own. People are always commenting on how I manage to balance my fitness and diet with a busy life. I have always believed that moderation is the key to everything and I don’t believe in fads or gimmicks. In the past few years I’ve seen a trend in the over-complication of keeping fit and eating healthy and that needn’t be the case.
For the past couple of years I have been considering setting up online fitness courses. There are a few reasons why I felt I should do this. Firstly I was noticing how regular clients at my classes would often have to quit coming out in the evenings after they started their families. There was just too much going on and their fitness was what suffered.
Secondly my own time became scarce as I tried to juggle looking after my son, studying and my business. I had to stop personal training to allow me to manage it all. I would get regular requests from women looking for personal training, often for their upcoming wedding or another big event, and I would have to say no. Some would ask if there was even a plan I could give them that they could do themselves and that got me thinking.
I’m very lucky to be able to say that I love exercise and eating a balanced diet. I’m not an athlete, a body builder or anything to the extreme. I’m just living a healthy life for myself and for my family and trying to help others to do the same as I go.
I hope you enjoy the blog and find it helpful and if you’re joining me on the online fitness courses well I promise if you give it your all you won’t be sorry!