Nate--IRL-- wrote: »
First day back in the Gym (Northwood) in a year and a half. Place is huge now with the pool gone, and a great selections of new equipment and new racks. Very Impressed.
One thing though I'd assumed that once Covid is behind us that there would be showers to use again, but it looks like they have been removed entirely. Has anyone heard if no showers onsite is permanent? It will make hitting the Gym before work impossible.
He's flip flopped so often, he doesn't know what business he is in!
When he opened Westpoint in Blanch, it was a 5 star, expensive gym. It didn't go well, so he turned it into a budget gym.
When he attracted a budget crowd of people into weights, he removed all dumbbells over 30kg to get rid of this crowd.
He never did classes, but saw that this was not sustainable so copied what everyone was doing (fair enough)
He then went back towards nicer clubs such as Northwood, but lost a ton of money in most of the wet clubs.
Now gone to dry facilities only and increased the price
Now, removed showers so no longer cater for his corporate members in his clubs such as Cherrywood and Sandyford.
It's lucky he has plenty of capital as his gym business would be long gone by now if he didn't.
I love the Carlisle gym but getting rid of the showers and changing rooms means I won't renew when my membership is up. I really hate getting back into my car sweaty. I was told by the manager that he has no plans to put the showers back in. They must have absolutely hemorrhaged numbers. Think he'll regret the changes in the long run.
Not much sign of dwindling numbers in Northwood
I've changed the times I go at so it's hard to tell. The car park in Carlisle was always very busy in the mornings. It's very sparse now in the afternoon.
Is Blanchardstown busy these days? I’ve passed the car park a few times and it seems emptier than usual.
It didn't take long!
All showers re-opening within 2 weeks
Not in Northwood... They are gone completely
According to their facebook page, all gyms will have showers open. Specifically mentions NW too.
Cheers. At the moment, I don't see where they will have the showers. Good to hear though.
Signs up in Northwood says the showers will reopen by today. I was there yesterday and no showers open.
I was there yesterday too. You can currently see right into the changing rooms and showers? It will be another few days by the looks of it.
Pretty busy in the evenings anyway, hard to know if its as busy as pre-covid because of the extra space with the pool gone.
Thanks! I rejoined in the end. It's been very quiet weekend mornings and lunchtimes but I walked out one evening as it was so busy. I'll stick with it a while anyway and see what the extension to Flyefit does for its crowds!
Theres a new FLyfit going up at Northside where the Blacker used to be.
Should be a decent sized gym if they used the entire space.
Is there a limit on the number of people allowed in a building now? Northwood is very busy and people are back to group training too.
I did see a one of the guys working there going around with some sort of monitor. Perhaps it was a CO2 monitor. This guy is an anti vaxxer though as I heard him proclaim to someone how he wasn't getting vaccinated.
They have scrapped the membership fee and the price is down to 25 euro per month. Fairly reasonable.
Anyone know if there are any punching bags in the gym?