Whether it’s doing a yoga class, sweating on a spin bike, swimming laps or tackling the threadmill, one thing is for sure…the endorphins released while exercising make us happier. No downsides to that.
Below are six Waterford gyms that all offer the facilities and classes to help you kick-start your exercise goals and set you up for a fitter, healthier summer ahead.
The Tower Hotel Leisure Centre
The Tower Hotel’s Leisure Centre is accessible to members only and is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the weekend.
The facility is fully supervised with staff to assist you in the gym or pool. The gym has a wide range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment and instructors are on hand to guide you through your workout—they’ll even provide a programme that suits your individual needs. The pool is 20 metres with dedicated swim-only lanes. There are a number of classes on offer including aqua aerobics and adult and children swim lessons. There’s even a sauna to unwind after you exercise. For more see https://www.towerhotelwaterford.com/leisure-fitness-facilities.html.
This gym caters to adults, students and youths. There is a big discount for students and for everyone else you can pay monthly or annually. As well as use of the gym there are 40 free fitness classes a week and free fitness programmes. The fitness classes include yoga, Pilates, boxercise and spin as well as bootcamps. The SETU Arena is located in Carriganore. For more, see here: https://witarena.ie.
Goldstone Gym and Fitness
Goldstone offers a selection of cardio and resistance machines, free weights areas, free fitness classes including their neon Spinzone and separate male and female saunas. As well as spin classes they offer Pilates, step aerobics, yoga, strength and conditioning…and more. You can pay monthly, every three months, every six months or annually. For an extra charge the gym has personal trainers inhouse if you feel you need some one-on-one guidance and direction. The gym is open from 5.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 5.30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays; 5.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays; and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. See here for more information: https://www.goldstonefitness.ie.
Located on the Tramore Road, Kingfisher offers its members full-size astroturf facilities, sports hall and a children’s party zone. There is also a café onsite. There is a 25-metre pool with dedicated lanes for lap swimming. They also offer swimming lessons for all ages as well as aqua aerobics. The pool area also has a children’s pool, sauna, stream room and spa pool.
The gym is staffed by qualified gym instructors who can help members with training programmes and assistance. Fitness classes are free to members and include body pump, RPM™ cycling class, and body balance—a yoga-based class, with elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Personal Training is also available.
Kingfisher is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, see: https://waterford.kingfisherclub.com.
Waterford Warriors offers group training, nutrition coaching and personal training. The group training are classes run by certified coaches and are designed to be fun and challenging. At this gym you can do Personal Training and Nutrition Coaching, Paired Personal Training and Hybrid Coaching. Located at the Six Cross Roads Business Park, it’s open from 6 a.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. on Saturday and 9.30 a.m. on Sunday. See: https://waterfordwarriors.ie.
Xtreme CSC Waterford
Xtreme CSC (Core, Strength and Conditioning), have state-of-the-art gyms across southern Ireland with the one in Waterford located in the Lacken Road Business Park. The gym welcome all levels of fitness. They offer personal training one-on-one sessions, nutrition support, a wide range of strength, cardio and functional equipment and fitness classes. You can join for a month, three months or annually. For more, see: https://xtremecsc.ie/waterford/.