| Fitness Clubs|
| Greater Dublin, Ireland Liverpool, UK, Manchester, UK|
Ben Dunne, Mark Dunne, Conor Troy, Judy Eivers, Sandra Delaney, Patrick Whelan, John Gunnigle
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Ben Dunne Gyms Wikipedia
Ben Dunne Gyms is an Irish chain of Gyms, with nine locations in Ireland and the UK. The company was founded in June 1997 when they opened their first gym in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Originally a mid to high end full service health club chain, the company reevaluated the market and is now focused on providing no frills gym facilities at affordable prices.
A typical Ben Dunne Gym has facilities such as freeweights, resistance machines, CV machines and functional training zones. They also offer a range of group classes free to members and Personal Trainers at additional cost. Some of their larger and older locations also have 25 metre swimming pools, steam rooms and hot tubs. Although they have stated that they will no longer be including such facilities in any new clubs going forward.
By 2012, the group has over 40,000 members and the Carlisle location is reputed to have the largest gym membership in Europe.