Emma Dowling

Emma Dowling

Emma is the creator and founder of the Empowered Mama.After having her own little boy Jacob, in 2017 she realised the lack of research backed, accurate information that was readily available for mamas who wanted to return to exercise, sports or just get back to feeling strong and stable post pregnancy. Coming from a competitive Olympic Weightlifting background she was used to a group training environment that was fun and socialable as well as challenging and she found her own return to exercise with her baby a lonely and isolating experience.

Emma's original background was Beauty Therapy.She spent 12 years in this industry caring for women and catering to their 'me time' in this aspect. She owned her own successful small business for 6 of these years. Caring for women and helping them feel like their best selves is what Emma loves to do. As well as running her business she qualified as a personal trainer in 2014.

She has been a personal trainer on the gym floor since then working with one to one clients, coaching CrossFit classes and also coaching youths weightlifting in her former club Prodigy Barbell. Since her original PT qualifications she has continued her studies most recently doing a second PT course with APEC courses.

Emma is passionate about bringing the most up to date, research backed information to her pre and post natal clients. She is one of few fully qualified Pre and Post Natal Exercise Specialists in Ireland. Her qualifications include Pre and Post Natal Exercise through NTC Ireland, Pre and Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist from Dr. Sarah Duvall. She aims to contiune her education bringing the latest techniques from the USA and Austrailia to Irish Mamas.

Above all else, Emma is a mother herself. She understands what it takes for a mama to chisel 15 minutes or 1 hour out of their day to exercise. So if you are attending one of her classes with baby in tow or doing one of her 20 minute home workouts Emma aims for it to be enjoyable and stress free as well as being a highly effective, safe workout that meets you and your body where it is at on your fitness journey.

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