Things are always bubbling away at G+C but Summer is a particularly busy time in our community. If you’re new to the crew or are only just getting into the active summer vibes, then you are probably due a refresher on all the awesome events we have going on and resources we have available. Check out the goodies on offer below - get involved in our events or plan a few of your own and we’ll see you outside!
Make Life Richer Map
This is an awesome resource if you’re looking for anything from a short walk through to a few days away in the Irish wilderness. We built this hub as a resource for our community - there’s so much that Ireland has to offer and our aim is to have some of these options all in one place for you to explore at your leisure!
Included in the MLR Map are some of our favourite hikes, cycling routes and climbing activities as well as some really unique things like the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve, Dursey Island Cable Car and the Dzogchen Beara Buddhist Meditation Centre! We’ve also added some of our favourite independent cafes along the way because let’s face it, mental and physical wellbeing can’t be achieved without a bit of socialising over good food and hot coffee!
Two Retail Locations!
That’s right, we have two permanent pop-up locations: our flagship store in Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin and our latest addition in Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork. Both of these locations stock our full range of athleisure and merch and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon!
Come in and see us, try some new things on and have a chat with our awesome teams - they’re the best in the biz and are always eager to answer questions and guide you through our collections!
Summer Stretch Series: Battle of the Capitals!
This is the third year of our annual Summer Stretch Series and we’re shaking things up a bit in 2019! Summer Stretch has been so popular since we launched in 2017 and we’ve held these events all across the country. This year we are bringing the series to our two favourite capital cities, Dublin and Cork!
Every weekend in June we are hosting concurrent events in Cork + Dublin - we kicked off with Pound Fit classes on June 1st and registration is open now for the next three events coming up! We’re also very excited about bringing you our first-ever Make Life Richer Day happening on Sunday, June 30th - more details to follow! Join us, our community, plus some awesome instructors for the best in outdoor exercising and socialising!
Head of Community
Rugby legend and an all-around good guy, Brian O’Driscoll recently joined our team in a brand new role as our Head of Community! Brian has come on board as a Make Life Richer advocate to encourage our community to get outside, try new things and socialise around exercise!
He just completed a monumental Make Life Richer quest of his own, with the Laureus Sport For Good - Challenge Africa expedition where he led a team of 100 people from all over the world on a 4-day, 100km fundraising trek through South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains. You can read more about that here and don’t forget to sign up and follow us on social to keep up to date with all the latest Gym+Coffee news.
Join G+C and Brian O’Driscoll this Summer as we get active, get outside and Make Life Richer!
We’ve now gone on two Adventure Weekends, exploring regions + activities on our MLR Map. We went to Waterford first, where we cycled the Waterford Greenway, stopped by Coach House Coffee and then hiked the Coumshingaun Loop in the Comeragh Mountains.
Our second Adventure took us to Co. Down for mountain biking, hiking in the Mourne Ranges, a yoga class plus coffee and a snack at Urban Cafe.
We’ll be planning a new one very soon so stay tuned for our next Adventure Weekend location!
Hoodies in the Wild + Pic of the Week!
This has been running since we launched Gym+Coffee. Every week, awesome people from our awesome community tag us in photos of themselves doing all sorts of amazing things. And every week we showcase these legends on our social media and in all honesty its one of the things we get the most joy from.
Seeing all of you out there in Gym+Coffee gear climbing mountains, sailing seas, scaling walls and making life richer, makes us, very, very happy! Tag us using #gympluscoffee and #makelifericher to be featured!
ADVENTURE SNACKS! Recipes for the Road
One of the new blogs we introduced this year is our ADVENTURE SNACKS! recipe series. There are so many people in the Gym+Coffee Community who have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to good, healthy, delicious food and we wanted to be able to showcase them and their creations to all of you guys. Most of these recipes are perfect for making the night before a weekend adventure - just pack ‘em in the backpack and away ye go!
So, there’s our round-up for now though there’s still more to explore on our community hub so head on over, sign up for the latest + greatest and stay in touch!