120 new jobs to be created by FLYEfit with four new 'Super gyms'
FLYEfit, an Irish budget gym, has announced it will be opening four new "super gyms" that will provide 120 new jobs.
The investment will cost the chain €10 million to upgrade their 16 gyms to 20. A spokesman from the company said Ireland is going through a "fitness boom" following fitness journeys people began during lockdowns.
Dublin's Northside Shopping Centre in Coolock will see the first of the 20,000 square foot gyms later this month, with FLYEfit saying the 3 other gyms will be located in the south, north, and centre of the city.
There will be a number of roles created by the expansion from management to personal training. The gym has over 70,000 members nationwide, with this set to increase with the new gyms announced.
FLYEfit's flagship gym located in Blanchardstown is also getting a revamp, upgrading from 20,000 square feet to 30,000, making it FLYEfit's largest outlet.
This will be happening in the coming weeks as FLYEfit celebrates its tenth birthday. The first of the gyms opened in Ranelagh in 2011, with now 15 gyms in Dublin and one in Cork.
FLYEfit has put the larger interest in fitness down to how Covid has changed how we both live and work. "The new era of hybrid working and unprecedented demand from customers who have taken up exercise during the Covid-19 pandemic," a spokesman said.
"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," he said.
Their hybrid membership offers users much needed flexibility. "Members are not restricted to one gym and can choose to fit their workout into their daily hybrid working routine by visiting whichever gym is convenient to their place of work, whether they’re working from home or the office."