Fit2Go Club at DIT Kevin Street is re-launched

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5 June 2013: The Fit2GoClub fitness facility at DIT Kevin Street has been officially re-launched by DIT President, Professor Brian Norton.

The newly refurbished sports centre was celebrated with a barbeque with members of the DIT community and local community joining together to mark the occasion.

Fit2Go re-opened its doors for fitness in October last year with the addition of a new dedicated spin studio, an elite free weights area and high quality modern showering and changing facilities.

Since its re-opening, more than 1,500 people have visited the facilities on a weekly basis, 550 membership packages have been purchased and more than 1,300 visitors have used the facilities on a pay and play basis.

The Fit2Go Club is used by DIT students and staff and is also used by the community, including local schools.

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Niamh O’Callaghan, Sports and Recreation Officer at DIT, said, “Our new fitness facility development is a significant and welcome addition to our existing on-campus sports facilities that will ultimately provide increased opportunities for students and staff to participate in sport and physical activity.

“As a main facility provider in the area, we will also contribute to local community development through the promotion and development of new community sports and participation initiatives.”

Professor Norton paid tribute to the co-operative spirit that had led to the re-furbishment and re-launch of the Fit2Go Club.

The facilities at the gym, located at DIT Kevin Street, include world class techno-gym equipment, an 18m four-lane swimming pool, a strength and conditioning studio, spin studio and multi-purpose sports hall.

Exercise classes include TRX, kettlebells and spin classes.

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On the day of the launch, the sports facility hosted the final leg of an Ironman Challenge.

In total, 55 DIT staff members participated in and completed the Irish Sports Council Ironman Triathlon Challenge, which took place over a four week period.

The combined distance of all individual participants who took part in some or all of the elements – the swim, cycle and run – was 6,000km (which in reality would have taken them to Russia!)

Prizes were awarded at the launch to the Ironman participants who had recorded the fastest individual times and who had really embraced the spirit of the challenge. They included Brian Nolan (fastest 650m swim time), Des Hayes (fastest 30km cycle time), Peter O’Farrell (fastest 5km run time) and Noel Boland, Liam Gill and Daireen Caffery (for embracing the spirit of the challenge).

For more information on Fit2Go, visit http://www.ditsports.ie/fit2go or the Fit2Go Facebook page.

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