FLYEfit to open four new 'super gyms' as part of €10 million expansion
120 new jobs will be created as part of the expansion.
FLYEfit is set to open four new 'super gyms' as part of a €10 million expansion which will see 120 new jobs created.
The gym chain said that the expansion is in response to the "new era" of hybrid working which has led to unprecedented "booming demand" for exercise facilities during the pandemic.
The first of the four new 20,000 sq. ft. super gyms will open at Dublin’s Northside Shopping Centre later this month, meanwhile, the next three gyms will also open in Dublin.
The location of the three gyms will be revealed in the coming months, however, we do know that they will be located somewhere in the city centre, northside and southside of the city.
As part of the expansion, FLYEfit is also extending their flagship gym in Blanchardstown from 20,000 sq. ft. to 30,000 sq. ft. just two years after it first opened, making it the biggest in the FLYEfit chain.
A spokesperson for the company said that the expansion strategy is focused on strengthening their presence in cities and expanding into suburban areas.
“The Covid-19 pandemic and the new model of hybrid working has changed everyone’s attitude to fitness," the FLYEfit spokesperson said on Tuesday.
"Thousands of people used the lockdowns to take up exercise and to get fit and the switch to hybrid working has helped workers to free up more time for exercise and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
As part of the expansion, they will also be introducing MYRIDE bikes to provide an "immersive on-screen experience", giving users the ability to change from over 500 routes through the world.
The chain will also be adding Official Hammer Strength Training Centres with plate loaded machines and knocking off their €25 joining fee for 10 days from 15 - 25 October to celebrate their 10th birthday.
“We are delighted that more people than ever are prioritising their health and fitness," the spokesperson continued.
"We are responding with the opening of four new gyms which will create 120 new jobs across all operations including roles for gym managers and personal trainers."