Wednesday April 1, 2020

Gyms and beauty salons give urban retail centres a health boost

Greater Dublin area experiences a 67 per cent rise in gym numbers between 2010 and 2019

8th March, 2020
Michael and David Price of Perpetua gym, which is looking for extra premises. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Health-conscious and Instagram-savvy consumers are helping to keep retail precincts and shopping centres alive.

According to the latest survey by GeoDirectory, over the past ten years there has been a dramatic increase in numbers of gyms and grooming service establishments across Ireland’s main urban areas.

The Greater Dublin area saw a 22 per cent increase in numbers of grooming and beauty services to 4,721. Even more dramatically, the number of gyms more than...

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