Frequently Asked Questions.
Why join 1escape health club?
Your health is your single greatest asset. At 1escape we inspire people by helping them to achieve their goals through our training methods, programs and philosophies. We strive to offer the ultimate personal ‘escape’ by consistently providing a high level of service, and by making each experience personal to you and your goals.
Why choose Iconic Health Clubs?
At Iconic Health Clubs we offer more than just a gym. We offer our full support with a focus on customer service, interior design and group exercise. Unlike other gym providers we want you to use our facilities regularly and to make it a long term part of your lifestyle. With that in mind we are constantly looking at ways to encourage our members to keep coming back to us and stay motivated. As a result we only replace the numbers who leave us and our facilities are only available to our members.
When you walk through the doors of our 3 Dublin based gyms you will feel the difference immediately. Our team get to know all our members by name and genuinely want to help each person to enjoy their health club experience and feel the benefits.
What are your gyms opening and closing times?
1escape health clubs opening hours are as follows:
Bank Holidays: 09:00-18:00
The Dartry Health Club is open:
Sat & Sunday: 08:00-19:00
Bank Holidays: 09:00-18:00
Icon Health Club is open:
Sat & Sunday: 09:00-18:00
Bank Holidays: 09:00-18:00
Will I get value for money from my gym membership?
It’s a simple formula. Ask yourself how many times a week you are going to visit the club and divide that by the monthly cost. There are no negative costs to making health and fitness part of your lifestyle. Don’t forget to factor in all the benefits of membership! You control the value of your gym membership, we make sure you enjoy it. A choice of annual up-front payment or monthly subscriptions by direct debit are available.
Where are your gyms located?
We have 3 gyms in Dublin.
1escape health club is located close to Dublin’s city centre in Smithfield Market, Dublin 7.
Icon Health Club is located on Dublin’s Camden Street, close to St Stephens Green and the Harcourt Luas Stop in Dublin 2.
The Dartry Health Club is located in the heart of Dublin 6 servicing Milltown, Ranelagh, Rathmines and within walking distance of the Cowper Luas stop.
Do I need to sign up for 12 months?
Unlike other gyms, we don’t ask anyone to sign up for 12 months. You can cancel your membership at any time with 3 months written notice or you can freeze your membership instead. Alternatively, speak to a member of our team and they can recommend the best option for you including our Flexi Membership for those wanting the ultimate flexibility.
How do I cancel my gym membership?
You are not committed to a 12 month membership, you can cancel your membership in writing at anytime with 3 months payable notice or you can freeze your membership while you’re not here. Alternatively please ask about our Flexi membership for the ultimate flexibility with your gym membership.
Can I get a day pass to your gym?
In respect of our members we do not offer a pay as you go or pay per visit option. We do however invite anyone who may be interested in joining our clubs to come down and have a look around any of our clubs to help you to experience the difference and see our facilities at first hand.
Do you pay extra for classes?
All of our classes are included in our gym membership, giving our members access to over 1000+ of the worlds best fitness classes a month. These include classes exclusive to Iconic Health Clubs such as Brooklyn Fitboxing, Aqua Spin, Aqua Run, Aerial Fit Yoga and of course a full selection of the official Les Mills classes like Body Pump, Body Combat, Body Attack and GRIT.
We know that exercise is not all about sweating, its also a great way of relaxing and de stressing and our range of balance classes from Mindfulness to Yogalates will help you through difficult days and leave you feeling stronger.
Our trainers are true Rock Stars on a stage and their role is not only to get you results but to make sure you enjoy the journey and have some fun. With 11 studios across our 3 gyms, theirs a class at a time to suit everyone.
Can I freeze my membership?
Yes. We know that from time to time things come up and you may not be able to avail of your membership. With that in mind you can freeze your membership for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 3 months at a time. Simply fill in a ‘Change of Circumstance’ form at reception. Just make sure it’s before the 19th of the month to give us time to process your request.
Freezing your gym membership is free of charge for medical / pregnancy reasons and €10 p/m otherwise. Our freeze option allows your health club membership to fit around your calendar.
If you are travelling around the world, we have you covered. As a member of Iconic Health Clubs our members get exclusive access to gyms across the world at at reduced rate and they can pre book their visit online and turn up on the day. Simply ask us at reception and we can assist you.
Do you offer a loyalty scheme?
We are one of the only gyms in Ireland to offer our members an incentive to use our facilities and reward them for their loyalty. We have some amazing rewards which can been redeemed via our members points. Earn points every time you train, join a challenge, refer a friend and you even get bonus points on your birthday or for regular attendance. Choose from personal training, a free months membership, gym bags, boxing gloves, a manicure and so much more!
Do your gyms have swimming pools?
1escape health club in Dublin 7 and The Dartry Health Club in Dublin 6 have swimming pools. Both pools have been awarded a National Quality Standard every year since opening their doors. There are no deep ends in either of pools which makes them ideal for nervous swimmers or those who want to exercise in the water.
Do you offer kids swimming lessons?
Yes, our gym The Dartry Health Club offers a kids swimming programme which is endorsed by Swim Ireland. These lessons are only available to our members and once you’re in our swim programme, you’re in. No rush to renew every term, no waiting to move up a level and our monthly payment is automated for your convenience.
How do I pay for my gym membership?
Membership can be paid for monthly by direct debit or annually with our upfront option. Our annual optional offers you a discount on our monthly memberships. Unlike alot of other gyms in Dublin we offer a pro-rated refund on our annual gym memberships if you need to cancel within your first 12 months.
Is my data safe with Iconic Health Clubs?
How do I book my fitness classes online?
Iconic Health Clubs is famous for running the best and most creative fitness class timetable in the country. Our mobile app will give you the ability to book online from the comfort of your home or office 2 days in advance so you can plan your fitness and track your results as well as manage your membership and loyalty reward points!
Can I visit your gyms before becoming a member?
Iconic Health Clubs are private members clubs however we can, by appointment, organise a club tour and later a trial. We also recommend that you take the opportunity to speak to our existing members or read our member reviews to find out why Iconic Health Clubs are the preferred health clubs in Dublin city centre.