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That moment when the pre workout kicks in ⤴
All jokes aside everyone in the local community is devastated this has happened to Flyefit Coolock.
Located in an industrial estate in a rough borough of north Dublin this 24/7 gym was something to be proud of in terms of new businesses opening in the vicinity, creating a positive atmosphere that everyone can enjoy.
I was a member in Flyefit before yhe Coolock branch opened. I travelled into the city (Macken Street) in the early hours before college or work to beat the morning rush.
Anyway – for the two months Coolock was up and running it was busy but it was a huge warehouse with plenty of equipment. Until (as the reports suggested) somebody drove a car right smack bang into the front door, poured petrol and set it on fire.
Fortunately nobody was hurt as it happened in the very early hours of the morning.
Unfortunately for now, many people including myself have to travel roughly 30 minutes by car to another branch in order to workout.
Although the 30 minute commute sucks, it’s not the worst part of having to travel to another branch.
Gyms located in the city centre are always packed, therefore getting in early (5:30am) in order to get a machine, weights or treadmill is a must.
You can forget about going between 5pm-7pm unless you have a class booked or willing to ignore the que of tight spandex and nipples glaring at you to hurry up.
My routine, although only more than two weeks old has been interrupted. Instead of heading home after a morning session to get food ready etc. it means that I have to lug around an extra bag of clothes and lunchboxes (the tupp life isn’t for all of us) for the day ahead.
But whatever about that. It’s been a week since “our” gym was taken away from the community and I genuinely miss the convenience of having a gym on my doorstep. Get in, get done, feel the burn, go home.
You only really appreciate what you have until it has been taken away.
Hopefully last week’s incident does not deter the owners from reopening, sooner rather than later is the general consensus.
At a glance, it seems like a lot of damage and with no sign of renovations being mentioned for anytime soon the wait goes on.