Kickboxer and bodybuilder join forces to open new Coolmine gym

by Sylvia Pownall

Two Dublin firefighters are about to set the world of exercise on FYRE with their new gym.

Robbie McMenamy and Nigel Crowley, who are both based at Blanchardstown Fire Station, have already had hundreds of people through the doors.

Fyre Gym opened for business earlier this month and according to Robbie, who is a world champion kick boxer, the response has been phenomenal.

He told Dublin Gazette: “The great thing is it’s not just for gym bunnies. We have worked hard at making it a place where everyone feels comfortable and at home.

“We opened at the end of January and offered people the opportunity to come and train for free and see for themselves what the facilities we have.

“We were blown away with the response, and hundreds ended up turning up over the two days. People have been joining in huge numbers and we couldn’t be happier.

“It’s a hard industry to break into, but we believe we can offer something that all the other big name brand gyms can’t.

“We are both passionate about exercise, working out and keeping fit. I’m a world champion kickboxer and have been involved in sports all my life, while Nigel is a professional bodybuilder.”

Co-owner Nigel stressed that everyone is welcome, from beginners up, and the gym offers a wide range of classes including yoga.

He said: “Our aim is to create a gym environment where training is blended with pleasure, a place where you can be anyone you want to be.

“There are no disapproving glances, egos, tuts or sighs in our place.”

Fyre, based at Unit 10, Coolmine Industrial Estate, is open from 5.45am to 10pm weekdays and 7.30-7pm at weekends (see www.fyregyms.ie).

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