1. Pay as you go classes in Gloucester St. Gym
Mark Lacey and his team run daily classes in this gym just off Townsend St. Lacey is a super fit triathlete whose energy & enthusiasm are contagious. Try out one of his lunchtime spin classes, circuits or an early morning TRX class. If this doesn’t get you moving nothing will.
Find your local city-run gym or swimming pool. The Markiewicz is near Trinity College and has a range of pay as you go classes or individual gym sessions for about €6 a pop. There’s a 25 metre pool if that’s more your thing too.
Another pay as you go option and at €5 this one is even better value. Classes are €6.
4. Go for a run
Many joggers think Trinity College is the only city centre option for lunchtime jogging, but if you’re not keen on having an audience try Ringsend Park. It’s quieter & one lap of the main circuit is a tidy 1km, handy for keeping track of how far you’ve gone.
5. Dublin Bikes
It’s not going to get the heart rate pumping but if it’s a bit if fresh air you’re after why not grab a Dublin Bike? Head for Sandymount to the south or Clontarf cycle path to the north and get a bit of sea air into your lungs.
6. Pay as you go Spinning
This craze has taken America by storm and pay as you go spinning studios like Soulcycle charge $35 bucks a go. Luckily Andy Kenny does lunchtime spin classes for a much more modest €9. His gym is on Pearse Street, not near Trinity College. What’s more, your first spin class is free!