Galway’s Best Gyms and Fitness Classes

Galway’s Best Gyms and Fitness Classes

The best time to start on your health and fitness journey is right now and there are loads of great gym instructors, aerobic experts, fitness instructors and energetic classes in Galway to help you find your feet! Check out our top picks for the best gyms and fitness classes Galway has to offer right here and get active in improving your health and fitness levels.

No matter if you're training for an upcoming race or marathon, or simply looking to increase the amount of excerise you're doing a week, you have come to the right place. In this article, we are taking a deep dive into the top fitness providers in Galway and looking at all the aspects of getting fit and staying healthy.

If you are the type of person who loves to be working towards a fitness goal, be sure to hit the link HERE to find our all-inclusive Galway fitness events calendar which includes a combination of running events, fun runs, walks, marathons, 5k and 10k, obstacle courses, swimming races and more! 

Train day or night with Snap Fitness

If convenience is what you’re after, it doesn’t get better than 24-hour access to Snap Fitness in Eyre Square. Easy-to-use equipment, a strong member community, and a fantastic team of instructors & personal trainers make Snap Fitness a popular spot in Galway. New members get a complimentary 30-minute equipment induction with a personal trainer and receive a free exercise plan (beginner, intermediate and advanced) so you can get straight to hitting the machines. Classes range from yoga and Pilates to ‘Total Body Fusion’, HIIT and more. Your membership gets you free access to all their classes, so you get to pick and choose your workout schedule with ease.
Citypoint, Prospect Hill / more here

above: photo of Snap Fitness, by Ciarán MacChoncarraige

Crush your targets with Goals Gym

Goals Gym is Galway’s hottest destination for anyone looking to crush their fitness targets. Kitted out with all of the latest state-of-the-art equipment, Goals Gym is set in a stunning 8,000-square-foot space and has a real boutique vibe. Co-owners Ross and Gráinne and their team of experienced personal trainers are always on hand to offer one-to-one coaching while classes range from HIIT to Strength and Conditioning. Monthly membership is just €44.99 including unlimited classes and new members get a free 30-minute personal training session to help kickstart their fitness journey. We highly recommend checking out their 3D virtual tour to get a sense of how awesome this place is.
Unit 4, Terryland Retail Park / more here

above: photo courtesy of Goals Gym

Serious Support with Train Station Galway

The unreal team of fitness experts is what makes Train Station so well-loved. Their motto is ‘We don’t use machines, we build them,’ so you won’t find any complex contraptions here, just down-to-earth people and sound advice. Between trainers Jonny, Ronan, Paul, and Michele, they’ve got a brilliant line-up of weekly classes, including spinning, circuit, rhythm and ride, yoga, and personal training. Highlights include their beginners & Over 50’s, Parent and Baby, and ‘Around the House’ classes. Another highlight is their new wellness garden which includes a sauna and ice bath to aid recovery after exercising, this can be booked separately to the classes ensuring that everyone can bask in some feel good vibes.
6 Munster Avenue, Galway’s Westend / more here

above: photo courtesy of Train Station Galway

Strengthen your Mind/Body Connection at The Pilates Playroom

If the typical gym scene just isn't your buzz, The Pilates Playroom may be the thing for you! It's Galway's only dedicated Pilates studio with the industry's finest equipment taught by the most qualified teachers Galway has to offer. Lanette and her team offer group classes, private lessons, workshops and teacher training. The classes use a combination of equipment including the Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector and Pilates Mat (not a yoga mat!) to cover all the essential aspects of a Pilates practice. Whether you're already a pro or looking to try something different, you are guaranteed to find plenty of fun challenges at the Pilates Playroom.
6B Kingston Hall, Kingston Rd, Knocknacarra / more here 

above: photo courtesy of The Pilates Playroom

Enjoy all the benefits of Yoga with Pamela Murphy

Pamela Murphy is a qualified yoga teacher with 13 years of experience and is currently hosting weekly Yoga Flow classes in Bushypark National School every Tuesday from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. Her classes are a blend of flow style postures, with a deep connection to the body, breath and heart. Her emphasis on breath work enhances the mind-body connection, providing a unique and transformative journey. She strikes a perfect balance between challenge and relaxation, ensuring that every participant leaves feeling rejuvenated and centered. What truly sets her apart is her unwavering commitment to adapting to the needs of her students, making each class a personalized and supportive experience. Be sure to give Pamela a follow on her Instagram here so you never miss any of these classes. Everyone is welcome to join these classes and we can promise that you will love it whether you are a seasoned yogi or it is your very first time!
Bushypark National School, Bushypark / book a space by calling 086-8426731 or via Instagram DM see here 

above: photo courtesy of Pamela Murphy Yoga 

A touch of luxury at NRG Health & Fitness

With two Galway locations in Bohermore and Knocknacarra, NRG Health & Fitness is a real one-stop shop when it comes to your fitness needs. Choose from a wide variety of group classes a week, workout with their cardio machines or free weights, enlist one of their personal trainers, or tune in from the comfort of home with their NRG Online platform. Treat yourself after a workout with a swim in one of their pools (swimming lessons available also) or a spell in their spa suite, which includes a jacuzzi, tylarium and heated loungers. When you sign up, you’ll also get access to both Galway gyms and free parking.
Cuirt Seoige, Bohermore & Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra / more here

above: photo courtesy of NRG Fitness

Be spoiled for choice with Active Fitness & Leisure

Situated within The Connacht Hotel, Active Fitness and Leisure is open 24 hours and boasts some pretty impressive facilities. Alongside a dedicated aerobics studio, cardio section, and machine & free weights area, they’ve got a 20m swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room. If that’s not enough to convince you, their wide range of classes might. From spin and kettlebells, to body blast and heated yoga, you’ll never get bored! Every member of Active Fitness is entitled to a free fitness test and personalised programme created by the professional fitness team.
The Connacht Hotel, Old Dublin Rd / more here

above: photo courtesy of Active Fitness

Live beyond your limits with CrossFit Limitless

CrossFit Limitless have established themselves as the official home of CrossFit (the world's leading platform for health, happiness and performance). Everything they do is to help their athletes ‘Live Beyond Limits’. Run by experienced athletes, you can expect energetic, varied classes that include weightlifting, gymnastic and aerobic elements. Flexible class times - as well as open gym slots, regular speciality classes and seminars - means you'll never have to miss a workout; they also have a range of memberships to suit all needs and budgets. You won’t be long meeting your fitness goals with the help of these lads!
Unit 24, Ballybane Industrial Estate, Tuam Rd / more here

above: photo courtesy of Crossfit Limitless

Join a beer club with a running problem

The self proclaimed beer club with a running problem Galway Bay Brewery Running Club are a social beer run, free to join and all levels of runner are welcome. Just show up ready to run and everything else will fall into place. With 5k, 8k, or 10k distances available to run, all your hard work will be rewarded with a free Galway Bay beer for all runners. Check out their Facebook page here so you never miss out on one of their organised runs.

Work out in style with Sweaty Betty

Wherever you decide to go for your workout, you’ll need a high-quality kit to get you through. Head over to Middle Street where the popular Sweaty Betty stocks everything from sports bras and leggings to yoga mats and fitness equipment. Empowering women through fitness and beyond Sweaty Betty has so much to offer. A gorgeous collection, welcoming staff, and central location all make a visit here worthwhile - don’t forget to keep an eye out  for their occasional locally run fitness events too.
2-3 Middle Street / more here

above: Sweaty Betty Galway, photo by Ado Lyons 

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