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The best of what’s on: Five fitness events over five months

There’s something so satisfying about making plans months in advance. It’s the perfect way to spend time doing what you love with your favourite people, because nobody can say no with enough notice. 

So if you’re looking for some fun and inspiring wellness and fitness activities over the next five months… we’ve got you covered with workouts, workshops, retreats, festivals and a plunge in the Boyne!

What’s on in February

#bemygymmate @ Anytime Fitness

Roses are red, violets are blue, after this rep can I lift with you?

Shake up your Valentine’s Day and instead of working out which candlelit restaurant to choose or which candy hearts to hoover up we’ve got an alternative workout plan for you. Get your calorie burning on and really get your heart pumping.

Anytime Fitness have a special Valentine’s gift were members can bring their partner or pal to the gym free of charge. They’ve also designed a partner workout for you to do together, so head on over to their Facebook page and give it a go.

Offer runs from 10 – 18 February and includes three visits, group exercise classes and a gym induction. To book in call 01-5136748 or email [email protected]

What’s on in March

Project Revive Retreat @ Avon Rí, Blessington

Tried and tested, this retreat encompasses our three favourite Fs… fun, fitness and food. You can expect to come away from this wonderful weekend feeling fully revived and refreshed. The retreat takes place in the beautiful Avon Rí Resort near the Blessington Lakes and combines Pilates, yoga, HIIT, meditation, hikes, healthy food, and lots of relaxation. This retreat is a great way of simply shutting off for the weekend. Spending time with friends or meeting new ones, and participating in some fun fitness activities. 

From 2 – 4 march. Visit projectrevive.ie for more information 

What’s on in April

Mind Over Matter @ The Connacht Hotel Galway

Mind Over Matter is an inspiring wellness workshop which will teach you techniques on how to get fitter, healthier and happier. The workshop will be led by Emma Murphy, a lady who used fitness to overcome a traumatic event and rebuild her life. You might have heard Emma’s name before? She’s had over 50 million views on a video which sees her share her story of domestic violence. Expect to leave this event feeling seriously empowered after a jam-packed seminar on fitness, nutrition, self-care, health and Emma’s bespoke HIIT class!

If you can’t make this event don’t worry, Emma is planning to visit Dublin and Cork.

Taking place on 28 April, tickets start at €45 and can be bought here

What’s on in May

WellFit with Aura @ WellFest

Aura Leisure is sponsoring the WellFit stage at WellFest 2018. Expect a fun-filled, jam-packed programme for the weekend, which showcases Aura’s top trainers as well as national and international fitness experts. Classes on offer include HIIT, abs, battleballs and much more. 

Make sure to keep an eye on the Aura Instagram and Facebook where the team will be giving away WellFest tickets. We can’t weight (see what we did there!) for this fun and fitness-fuelled weekend. 

Taking place from 12 – 13 May. Weekend tickets are priced at €70 and can be bought here

What’s on in June

The Aura Boyne Swim

Is this the year you want to tackle an open water swim? If so the majestic 2.7km route along the historic River Boyne in Drogheda is for you. According to Irish mythology, the goddess Boann created the River Boyne and legend has it that all those who swim in its waters will look eternally youthful. We can’t guarantee those results, but research does prove open water swimming significantly improves circulation, which reaps all sorts of benefits for your skin.

If you’re new to open water swimming, check out the training programme put together by the swim coaching teams at Aura Leisure. The programme is free to download here

Taking place on 16 June. Registration costs €30 and can be completed here


Niamh Holohan is the Group Event and Communications Manager for Aura Leisure. For more information visit auraleisure.ie