West Wood invests €300,000 to allow members exercise in outdoor areas

Fitness chain boss believes there may be restrictions on how many people can train inside once gyms are allowed to reopen

Alan Leach, chief executive, West Wood: expects restrictions to last for months Pic: Fergal Phillips

West Wood Club, the Irish fitness chain, has invested more than €300,000 to create new outdoor exercise areas as it believes that some gym goers will want to train outside when the businesses reopen.

The firm has six fitness clubs in Dublin, including a 250,000 square foot venue in Clontarf. All have been closed in recent months due to pandemic-related restrictions, and as yet there has been no indication of when gyms might be permitted ...