Gym in Ballina

Great National Hotel Ballina

Whether you fancy some light exercise or want to get your blood pumping, the newly refurbished gym at the Great National Hotel Ballina has something for you. Stay in shape on our top of the range treadmills, cross trainers, exercise bikes and on the rowing machine or build muscle and strength in the weights area. 

Each member will receive a fitness test and programme as part of their membership which will be reviewed regularly to help members reach their goals and targets.

Personal training is also available at an additional charge; if you require the extra motivation and encouragement – one of our qualified team would be excited to take you on your fitness journey.

Our gym facilities are designed for adults of 18 years and older.

Benefits of a Gym Workout

Working out in the gym gives you the following benefits: reduces the risk of many diseases, stress, depression and anxiety.  Exercising in the gym or taking part in studio classes increases energy and endurance, improves confidence, mental acuity, strengthens and boosts your immune system builds and maintains healthy muscles, bones & joints, slows the ageing process & reduces the risk of premature death and helps you sleep better.

Are You Burning Enough Calories?

How many calories you need can vary depending on age, size, height, sex, lifestyle, and overall general health. The average male adult aged 18-51+ require 2,200- 3,200 to maintain his weight, while the average female needs 2,000-2,400, again dependent on how active the person is.
Take our calorie test to find out whether you are burning off to little or too many calories during your workout. 

1.  Weigh yourself in pounds and multiply by 11 
2.  Multiply the value by 1.5 to determine how many calories you burn based on daily activity only
3.  Multiply the number of minutes you spend working out per week by 5 
4.  Multiply the number of minutes you spend doing intense workouts per week by 8 (includes playing sports)
5.  Add the total value for Step 3 and Step 4. Divide by 7
6.  Add the total value for Step 2 and Step 5.

The total is the daily calorie intake you need to maintain your body weight as per your existing lifestyle.

Want more advice? Talk to our team of professional trainers today. T: +353 (0) 96 23601