There was huge excitement in Dartry Health Club on Wednesday January 30 when five lucky members, who had won a competition, got to work out with their favourite rugby stars including Michael Swift, Malcolm O’Kelly, Des Dillon, Mike Ross and many more.

We held a whopping 6 days of training for our team for our current and Exciting new water based classes. We are committed to maintaining the highest standard of classes with monthly team training and up-skill days. These new classes will begin in January and we are confident that these will add extra benefits to your current training regime. As always we ask that you book in using your Iconic Health Club app

Thank you to everyone that attended our Awards night! In case you missed anything, here are our winners:

Iconic Health Club award the National Quality Standard of ‘Outstanding’

New Equipment

We are delighted to announce that the first delivery of our new equipment has arrived. This includes 5 Octane Cross trainers and a Zero Gravity Runner.

Dartry Health Club new cardio equipment

A plyometric box and resistance bands have also been added to the Strength and Stretching areas.

plyo

 

We will have eight new Freemotion Treadmills being delivered to us at the start of December while we will also be replacing the older dumbbells at the beginning of next year.

White Flag Awards

During the summer we completed the annual audit for the National Quality Standard in health and fitness. The rigorous audit ensures that we consistently adhere to only the highest standard in management, safety, hygiene and customer service. We delighted to let you that that we the achieved an Outstanding Award which is the highest awards given to health clubs. Our sister clubs Icon Health Club and 1escape health club also achieved this standard which is a fantastic achievement for Iconic Health Clubs.

Building Management System

We have invested €20k in a new Building Management System for the club. The BMS will give us far more control over the air temperature in the club. This has been a problem during the winter months particularly by poolside and the changing rooms and began when the club operated as LA Fitness. After significant investigation by Iconic Health Clubs we are now confident that this large investment will rectify the air temperatures going forward.

Gym closure dates

A small reminder from last months’ newsletter that due to exciting upgrade works the gym will be closed from December 16 – 18th. This is to carry out a refurbishment of our reception area and also the corridors on the ground floor.  Don’t forget that you will have full access to Icon Health Club and also 1escape health club during this time to ensure that you can maintain your fitness training.

As always, if you have any feedback or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I hope that I will see you all at the members Christmas party where we toast the Christmas season together.

Yours in health & fitness,

Sean Gavin

General Manager

clubmanager@thedartryhealthclub.ie

 

We are delighted to announce that Iconic Health Clubs has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prolific Irish CX Impact Awards. The awards recognise achievements in measuring and managing Customer Experience excellence that delivers better outcomes for customers. Iconic Health Clubs are the first gym/health club chain to make the final of these awards and we are truly honoured to represent the industry and our teams.

The finalists will be judged by leading CX professionals from the most admired companies operating in Ireland.

The objectives of the awards programme are to raise the bar and promote Customer Service as the key management tool essential for delivering success.

The winners will be revealed at the gala awards ceremony on Wednesday, November 21st, at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin.

This CX Impact Awards programme has been developed by Business River, who own and operate the most comprehensive collection of business recognition programmes in the Irish market and which works with over 30 markets segments, engaging with 12,000 senior business leaders annually.

Investment and maintenance

Throughout August we continued to improve the quality of our facilities. We have invested in a new recumbent bike and have also ordered aquatic treadmills which will be used for a classes later in the year.

Maintenance was also carried out in the male showers, the studios and pool during the month. Some of the equipment has been reupholstered also.

Kid swim programme

Our kids swim programme starts this week with most all of the spots are take. We hope to add an additional on Friday afternoons later in September. Dave has taken over as our Swim Coordinator with many years experience behind him.  He can contacted at swimming@thedartryhealthclub.ie.

We will also have a new swimming pool timetable made and this can located by poolside and in each of the changing rooms.

Farewell and Thank you.

Unfortunately, we are saying goodbye to Eduard who has been part of our swimming team since 2016. Eduard has helped grow our swimming programme from the start and has set the standard we expect from our other trainers. He has finished here to become a PE teacher in Rush, Co. Dublin. He will be missed by staff and members alike and we wish him every success in his future endeavours.

Save the date

Our members Christmas party has been booked. It will take place on Friday 30th November in the new Iveagh Garden Hotel. We will have further details for you closer to the event. We look forward to seeing you there.

david doyle

 

At Iconic Health Clubs our vision has always been to inspire better quality of life, improved well-being, and the value of health and fitness in the communities we serve. With this in mind we have launched our Iconic Inspiration series to share our members stories to motivate you on your health and fitness journey.

We are start our first series with a note from our Iconic member David Doyle.

My story is, a year and a half ago I had a sudden change in my life that had an effect on my mental health and my confidence and motivation. It took a lot out of me rebuilding a new life in one sense. I joined Iconic Health Clubs to bring a start to changes and within the first month, I lost over a stone in weight. I ran a marathon to raise funds for mental health charity very close to my heart and I suddenly realized this new lease of life I started to see life a bit different. I focused on my training in the past year I have not only rebuilt myself but I have lost over 4 and a half stone in weight ran, so far 7 marathons and currently training for the SSE Airtricity half marathon and The Dublin Marathon in October 2018. I have gone onto be a motivator for others and sharing useful motivation points and stories on Instagram to help motivate others who have been finding it hard to reach goals, I have worked on my own fitness/motivation weekly target goal chart with the aim to have structure and balance that helps reach your targets and goals.

I have a motto that in life we create our own special moments to cherish that we choose our future and destiny.
I believe in focusing in the I CAN and NOT I CAN’T.
Thank for letting me share this with you.

We hope these stories, from real members will motivate you to keep going on your fitness journey. You too can benefit, from getting active and believing in yourself. From all of us at Iconic Health Clubs, we would like to congratulate David on firstly sharing his story with us but also for achieving such fantastic results. It truly reinforces to our team why we love this industry and how it can make such an impact on our members wellbeing.