The Warehouse Gym opens in Gateway Shopping Park, Galway

28 Jun

The Warehouse Gym, a leading state-of-the-art gym, has just opened in Gateway Shopping Park, Galway. With a floor area of 18,000 sq. ft, it is the biggest gym in their chain and one of the biggest gyms in the west of Ireland.

The Warehouse Gym was founded in County Galway in 2013 and has exploded in popularity due to its large selection of strength equipment, free weights, machines and cardio equipment. As their community grew, they expanded out of the city centre to Oranmore in the outskirts of East Galway, where they continue to serve their loyal members. The new gym in Gateway Shopping Park, Knocknacarra, has Galway's largest selection of free weights, squat racks, cardio equipment and resistance machines. Services offered include personal training, InBody scans, virtual coaching software and nutritional consultations which are all bookable through a mobile application. This is The Warehouse Gym’s third gym in Galway.

Paddy O’Connor from Sigma Retail Partners, the asset management company for the shopping park, said: “Finding the right fitness offering for our shopping park in Galway was a key strategy for us when we were planning the right types of occupiers that would be ideal for the Phase 2 extension. We wanted to ensure that we selected the right gym operator to provide the local community and the surrounding areas a very well-run and technologically advanced fitness centre. The Warehouse Gym ticks all the boxes and their fit-out is of an unbelievably high standard with a range of other services on top of the state-of-the-art gym. We are delighted that they have joined our shopping park.”

The new shopping park extension is the first provision of retail space outside of Dublin since 2008 and the first in Galway in more than two decades. The development provided over 150 jobs during construction phase and is expected to create over 300 jobs in Knocknacarra and Galway when fully occupied. It will have open-use retail units and food and beverage units.

Gateway Shopping Park already has an impressive line-up of retailers including Dunnes Stores, B&Q, New Look, Next and McSharry Pharmacy, with new tenants recently opened in the Phase 2 extension like Harvey Norman, Boots, Carraig Donn, Petstop and Sonas Childcare, and now The Warehouse Gym.