I’m delighted to share that The Dartry Health Club were awarded National Quality Standard Outstanding award at this year’s annual White Flag ceremony which were held in Johnstown Estate.

Get ready to fall in love with a new form of fitness. The world’s best aqua classes are now exclusively available at Iconic Health Clubs. We are delighted to introduce, Aqua Jump, Aqua Run and Aqua Combat to our class timetable.

There was huge excitement in Dartry Health Club on Wednesday January 30 when five lucky members, who had won a competition, got to work out with their favourite rugby stars including Michael Swift, Malcolm O’Kelly, Des Dillon, Mike Ross and many more.

The country’s best gyms, trainers and health clubs were honoured at the inaugural National Health & Fitness Awards on Friday in a gala luncheon. With more than 400 entries from gyms, trainers, experts and health clubs nationwide the event really signified the size and importance of the fitness industry in Ireland.

Sponsored by fitness nutrition brand NUTRAMINO®, the awards recognised top performers in the Irish health and exercise industry.

The awards, hosted by fitness blogger and TV presenter Vogue Williams, took place at Mansion House Dublin.

The big winner of the day was Iconic Health Clubs who won an impressive five awards including the award for Group Operator of the Year;  Gym Team of the Year (Icon Health Club in Dublin 2); Leisure/Health Club of the Year (The Dartry Health Club in Dublin 6);  Personal Trainer of the Year (Dominika Wolek) as well as Regional Club of the Year (Dublin) for 1escape health club, D7

Pictured Sue Langley, and Sean Gavin from Iconic Health Clubs, The Dartry Health Club winner of Leisure Gym / Health Club of the Year, at the NUTRAMINO Health & Fitness Awards 2018 hosted by Vogue Williams.

Pictured Sue Langley, and Sean Gavin from Iconic Health Clubs, The Dartry Health Club winner of Leisure Gym / Health Club of the Year, at the NUTRAMINO Health & Fitness Awards 2018 hosted by Vogue Williams.

Gary Twohig, General Manager of NUTRAMINO® said the awards reflected the best of the best in the fitness industry.

‘The winning facilities, teams, programmes and content are setting the standards in the health and fitness industry in Ireland and serve as a great fit with our brand which has raised the expectations of consumers for active nutrition products.’

The Dartry Health Club part of the Iconic Health Club Group wins Leisure Gym / Health Club of the Year

The Dartry Health Club part of the Iconic Health Club Group wins Leisure Gym / Health Club of the Year

Ciara Lefroy, Director of Iconic Health Clubs said “We are over the moon to have won so many categories at the National Health and Fitness Awards.  We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted for us.  We are so proud of our teams who work so hard every single day to encourage people to make health and fitness part of their lives.  I know this truly means the world to them”

The Iconic Health Club Team celebrate their success at The National Nutramino Health and Fitness Awards

The Iconic Health Club Team celebrate their success at The National Nutramino Health and Fitness Awards

In addition Iconic Health Clubs also won:

Silver Award:  Customer Service, Iconic Health Club Group

Silver Award:  Gym Team of the Year, The Dartry Health Club.

Silver Award:  Club Manager of the Year, Gabrielle Finglas of 1escape health club

Silver Award:  Guinness World Record Social Media Campaign for 1escape health club

Bronze Award:  Club Manager of the Year, Sean Gavin of The Dartry Health Club

Winners also Included

    • The Best Hotel Facility (sponsored by Fitdist Sports): Breaffy Club & Spa in Mayo
    • Best Leisure/Health Club: The Dartry Health Club, in D6
    • Health & Fitness Blogger of the Year:  The Healthy Tart
    • Best Local Authority/Community Health & Fitness Club (sponsored by Expert Leisure Supplies): Coral Leisure Monaghan.
    • Gym Team of the Year: Icon Health Club on Camden Street, D2
    • Best Corporate Health & Fitness Category (sponsored by The KeepWell Mark): Alexion Ireland.
    • The Industry Contribution Award (sponsored by Ireland Active): Susan Grady, CEO of K Leisure
    • Regional Gym of the Year winners: 1escape Health Club (Dublin), The Breaffy Club & Spa (Connacht/Ulster) Clonmel Park Leisure Centre (Munster)
    • Personal Trainer of the Year: Dominika Wolek of Icon Health Club, D2

Looking for some new swimming strokes? We all know that swimming is a fantastic low impact calorie burner. But if you know what to do, you can use your time in the pool to hit those target areas you’re wanting to improve.

Our December challenge is now live and a great way to keep you motivated over the festive party season!  You can register via our mobile app and track all your workouts.  You will then be in with a chance to win some great prizes and earn points!

Is there somebody who you feel deserves recognition in the club? Is there an ICON amongst us? Have they achieve amazing results or just made your day when you see them? Now is your chance to vote…

‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year and we would love it if you could join us for our Annual Members Christmas Party. Celebrate with your team and enjoy some festive fun, mingling and drinks as we host our Christmas Party.

IHRSA Conference 17

This month I attended (IHRSA) Conference in the Clayton hotel where I had the opportunity meet and see many of the leading operators in the fitness world. The keynote speakers and panels discussed the latest trends and innovations as well as promoting the importance of staying active to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

While we hope to introduce some of these ideas towards the end of this year and in to 2020 we have been moving in the right direction. Group fitness class will continue to grow in 2020 with a demand in shorter 30 minute classes. We have just added Les Mills Grit classes in September and have been slowly adding 30 minute HIIT spin into the timetable. Expect to see more of these in our first timetable in the New Year.

Coffee machine

We have invested in a new Nespresso machine for our reception area. There a number of strengths and flavours to choose from while there is also a hot water function for herbal or black tea. We have also reduced the price with a coffee just €2 while a cup of tea is €1.00. These will also be added to the rewards scheme from November.


Have you checked out our new rewards items? You can now redeem sports bags, cotton glute bands, earbud earphones, resistance bands and cotton towels. You can claim these and many more rewards via our mobile app, Iconic Health Clubs.

Save the date

Come join us on December 14th for our annual members Christmas Party. We will be hosting the event in The Iveagh Garden Hotel on Dawson Street. Feel free to bring a friend with you to introduce to the team. Ask the team at reception for further details.

Congratulations to our member Joy Tracy.

In April this year, Joy was approached by a friend who suggested that she take part in a charity cycle in aid of Little Blue Heroes, on 1st August from Dublin to Cork, with an overnight in Templemore.  Joy had some reservation about agreeing but she felt that she needed a challenge, so she signed up.   To help her prepare Joy increased her training at the Dartry Health Club to include more spin classes, with a mix of Body Pump, core strength, Pilates and yoga.

As the date got nearer, Joy’s friend became concerned that she was not doing any road training, but Joy assured him that her training at the gym was sufficient, and so she completed the cycle on her trusted hybrid, drawing attention from the other cyclists, who were convinced that there was a battery on her bike.

“I can say, without reservation, that thanks is due to the trainers at the gym for their encouragement and motivation to my training, in helping me to achieve my goal”, said Joy

Congratulations Joy!  We’re all very proud of you and your fantastic achievement.


Time for another challenge. Our Novemberthon challenge is now live. Get yourself moving at the club before the festive season and feel the difference. Sign up via our mobile app to be in with a chance to win some great prizes.

core classes in dublin 6

We are delighted to announce that our new class timetable will start next week.  We have added some really great classes including the world’s best HIIT class, GRIT. We have put together an article all about this class which you can read in our news section.