Plans submitted for a new gym on the Headford Road

Plans have been submitted to the city council to open a new gym on the Headford Road.

Metas Grandis Ltd is seeking planning permission to convert the first floor of Unit 4 in the Terryland Retail park from a warehouse space to a gym/fitness centre.

The applicants state that their customer research has produced feedback that gyms in Galway are “overcrowded with people” which “off-putting” for beginners and fitness enthusiasts alike.

The application states that more gyms are needed in Galway, and that COVID-19 could exacerbate a lack of capacity due to social distancing.

“We have an in depth and comprehensive plan to deal with Covid from Ireland Active, who represent 350 plus public and private fitness centres.”

“We plan to indent ourselves in the community and be an integral part of the community too.”

The gym will employ an average of 8 people from the area, “along with using local builders and any local amenities to help with the entire process and project from start to finish”.

The application claims that parking will not be an issue, as the gym’s expected peak hours are before 8am and after 6pm.

Galway City Council is due to make a decision on this planning application by September 7.

Galway Daily