5 Things To Do if You Hate The Gym

Gym Floor
Photo Credit: Danielle Cerullo

If you, too, find it nothing short of soul destroying trying to maintain coordination and keep to the beat of a dodgy remix of Snaps!’s “Rhythm is a Dancer” pumping through your eardrums under blinding LED lights, then we’re here for you, hun.

We’ve put together some alternatives that might make you actually want to exercise.

  1. GalzGoneWild

    Galz Gone Wild
    Photo Credit: Facebook @GalzGoneWild

GalzGoneWild is an Irish community set up by Melissa McDermott, with the vision of connecting women with nature and the outdoors, to make new friends and escape to the scenic countryside. Sunrise hikes, yoga adventures, sauna trips and pub crawl hikes in the Wicklow Mountains are just some of the adventures from 2018 and we are promised even more  for 2019, with even a yoga retreat in Portugal on the itinerary.

Check out @galzgonewild_ on Instagram, or @galzgonewild on Facebook to see upcoming adventures.

  1. Taking Flight

Taking Flight Dublin
Photo Credit: TakingFlight.ie

Have you ever found yourself hours deep in YouTube, or even been lucky enough to see live, the wonderment that is Cirque du Soleil? If you’ve experienced it, then there’s no doubt you thought to yourself “I bet I could manage that”.

Well, now’s your chance!

Learn to climb and fly on fabric, rope, trapeze, and hoop in Dublin’s City Centre. With loads of classes to choose from, you’re definitely going to be in for a full body workout.

For more information and Class schedule, check out TakingFlight.ie

  1. JumpZone

Photo Credit: Jumpzone.ie

If you haven’t ever been to a JumpZone, then you haven’t lived. The ultimate funzone with wall to wall trampolines. You are guaranteed to have a cardio workout here, even if you don’t attend an actual fitness class.

JumpZone offers fitness classes for all levels, all you have to do is bring or buy Grip Socks.

Check out JumpZone Santry or Jumpzone Sandyford

  1. Barre

Platinum Pilates Barre
Photo Credit: PlatinumPilates.ie

The instagrammable alternative to gymming – and you get to live out your childhood dream of being a Ballerina, for an hour or so.

The classes are taught by professionally trained dancers so they speak, look & move like dancers but we’re assured that we need not be intimidated by that because you don’t need any dance experience to take a barre class.

Check out Platinum Pilates Barre

  1. Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others

Gaelic4 Mothers and Others
Photo Credit: LadiesGaelic.ie

Who doesn’t love a good kickaround after a brutal week? Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others is an initiative established for bringing women together through Gaelic Football. G4M&O gives you the opportunity to meet new people, get out into the fresh air and most importantly, get your body moving.

Find a team near you at LadiesGaelic.ie


Any other suggestions to add to the list?

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